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Report - Marconi, Chelmsford - 11/10/09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by DubbedNavigator, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. DubbedNavigator

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    Marconi, Chelmsford 11/10/09
    Visited with AndrewB and Layz.
    History;
    There is a ridiculous amount of history on this place. So much so from a variety of sources that i will go into a simple “generalisationâ€￾ of its history
    The Marconi Company opened the world's first radio factory on Hall Street in Chelmsford in 1898 and was responsible for some of the most important advances in radio and television. English Electric acquired The Marconi Company in 1946 which complemented its other operations; heavy electrical engineering, aircraft and its railway traction business. It was involved in many government projects for defence. The huge company soon saw its demise when new bosses Lord Simpson and John Mayo took the helm.
    The plunge in share prices came when the duo spent all of the reserve money that the predecessor had saved up on dead assets
    This place is deceivingly huge, it took us 6 hours to get through it and it was awesome 
    Im hoping that i havent posted too many pics. apologies if i have

    This is part of the main production line, by part - i really do mean part

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    Some more of the production line
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    HUGE corridor running through production
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    Rather posh first aid box
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    One of the many schematics we found. nice treat these :)
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    Sod bad investments.... drinking on the job was what caused Marconis demise!
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    "De-ferreted" LOL
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    Makeshift lock
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    Bolier anyone?
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    Bloody loved this!
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    Generator for that room
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    There were lots of these dotted about the place
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    Interesting bit of machinery
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    Gotta have an old switch pic
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    No idea what this is - but its not meant to be there!
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    Underneath the water tower
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    Goods in. boiler directly behind
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    Mentioned bolier

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    Layz is one fat fecker!
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    Gotta have a paint peeling shot
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    Old school!
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    One of the many tannoy speakers - i was going to try and document them all but there are too many!
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    Keep out!
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    Essentials!
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    Love this pic
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    Generator
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    Found this corridor hiding away in the generator room..
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    Big ass fuse
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    Leaving our mark
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    There are so many more that i want to put up, but i dont want to make an overkill on the pictures, so if you want to see the full story please visit my photobucket page : http://s754.photobucket.com/albums/xx185/steve87_bucket/
     

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