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Report - La Porte, Fullers Earthworks, Redhill - April 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by ST0RM, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. ST0RM

    ST0RM 28DL Full Member
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    I visited Fullers Earthworks with Obscurity, SpaceInvader and Wevsky… Many thanks guys =]

    The explore itself was nice and relaxed as we took a wander down to Fullers. The only thing between us and the grand old industry were a couple of fences… and we were in. My photos do not do the place justice; as I stood beside the entrance I felt like a child as we walked into this oversized playground. As our feet got stuck to the floor we ploughed through with camera’s in hand… where we parted to capture our own memories. The guys explored the many levels using the decaying sketchy ladders… I only made it up a little way due to my phobia of heights =[ (which I hope to overcome), but enjoyed taking many hand held photos on ground level. When we had exhausted the main building we ventured outside to explore the outer buildings. In a state of beautiful decay we could see jars full of samples and years of weathering throughout. After hopping over the palisade we saw other outer buildings that had been burnt to a crisp leaving only a shell and some stairs…

    This earthworks was operated by LaPorta Industries in it’s laterdays, but was formerly operated by Fullers Earth Reunion Ltd.
    Fullers Earth Union Ltd was incorporated on 21 March 1890 amalgamating a number of quarries in Surrey and near Bath, Somerset. The Surrey works included Cockley Works, Park Works and Copyhold Works, Nutfield, and Chertfield Works and Shambles Works, Redhill. The offices of the company were based at Patteson Court, Redhill.
    In 1954 Fullers’ Earth Union Ltd joined the Laporte Group. There were 780 employees at Redhill at that time. The quarry and associated works enjoyed success until 1997, when the works and associated quarry was closed. The quarry is now a busy landfill site, and the works is now slowly decaying. For a while post closure the big warehouse was used as a waste transfer station, but this operation has now also ceased and the whole place is empty. (Many thanks to Maniac for the history.) :thumb

    Time to get on with the photos...








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