1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report (Permission Visit) Ogdens Tobacco Liverpool - Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Camera Shy, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    859
    Visited with @host who managed to sweet talk the right people into allowing a permission visit, glad we did it this way for a change as it is covered in camera's and pir's.
    I have put it in NP purely out of respect for them who let us have a wander as I think they would be pissed if it went too public. Host did all the groundwork on this, but he's allergic to doing reports these days so here is some images of the place.

    9.jpg

    Ogden's Tobacco Company was founded by Thomas Ogden in 1860 when he opened a small retail shop in Park Lane, Liverpool. Within a short time he had established several branches throughout the city and in six years his own factory in St James' Street.
    In 1870 additional premises were acquired in Cornwallis Street and by 1890 Ogden's had six factories in Liverpool. The present factory at Boundary Lane was built in 1899 and all operations were concentrated at this site when it opened in 1901.

    The former Ogden’s office building on Boundary Lane dates from between 1899-1901 and is believed to have been designed by the company architect Henry Hartley. It includes a clock tower with spire that acts as a landmark within the local community.

    At one point it had over 2,500 employers but had less than 200 when Imperial Tobacco ceased operations at the factory which closed March 2007 when production was moved to other UK plants.​


    Undoubtedly the icing on this particular cake is the pair of 430 horsepower inverted vertical compound steam engines built 1923 by Browett, lindley of Patricroft. These were stopped by 1974 but remained on standby in to the 1990s.


    1.jpg

    12.jpg

    2.jpg

    25.jpg ... 27.jpg

    14.jpg

    Associated controls and boiler house were pretty sweet too.

    8.jpg

    3.jpg

    4.jpg

    5.jpg

    15.jpg ... 13.jpg

    Onwards we have the listed office block and clock tower.......

    22.jpg

    23.jpg


    4_1.jpg


    40.jpg

    Moving to the manufacturing floors, still with the smell of pipe tobacco in places....

    St Bruno pipe tobacco was first marketed by Thomas Ogden in 1896.
    In 1996 its centenary year it had a market share of 23 per cent and sales of 235 tonnes a year.

    2_1.jpg


    1_1.jpg

    Cont............​




     
    #1 Camera Shy, Jun 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
    A-Plevin, CureForPain, myke and 14 others like this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    859
    Some of the building is used for airsoft.....

    34.jpg


    33.jpg


    37.jpg


    38.jpg


    36.jpg


    32.jpg


    31.jpg


    18.jpg


    17.jpg


    21.jpg


    28.jpg


    16.jpg ... 41.jpg


    35.jpg


    29.jpg


    19.jpg


    20.jpg


    6.jpg


    10.jpg


    7.jpg


    The onsite social club was still in one piece although not as dated and interesting as we had hoped...


    5_1.jpg


    30.jpg


    3_1.jpg
     
    A-Plevin, AJ, Dave W and 16 others like this.
  3. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,352
    Likes Received:
    1,159
    I remember we tried this a few months back. Got to the corridor thinks it's your picture 5 and got ambushed by the airsoft swat team.
     
    GK_WAX and Camera Shy like this.
  4. Bugsuperstar

    Bugsuperstar Irresponsible & Reckless
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    178
    Home Page:
    Very nice mate.
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  5. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    995
    Very nice and an Arc Rectifier in there :thumb
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  6. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    1,994
    About time you got these up :)
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  7. dweeb

    dweeb Super Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    806
    Wow, incredibly intact!

    A clock and a rectifier = epic :)
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  8. ZerO81

    ZerO81 Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    426
    Home Page:
    That is nice is that, very nice indeed!
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  9. jST

    jST LLS.
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    606
    100% splendid and tremendous.
     
    Camera Shy and Saul like this.
  10. Boba Low

    Boba Low ____/
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    124
    Amazing, really nice to see such an indulgent piece of industry in such good nick. Beautiful photography too.
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  11. Saul

    Saul Basterd
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    88
    Home Page:
    Was only talking about this place the other week. Top work!
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  12. host

    host 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    251
    Top notch report mate, sorry for been such a lazy git getting reports up. Better that one does it than non..Mostly gone now i understand.
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  13. Mr Beady

    Mr Beady Over 8
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    120
    smashing. Always nice to get permission for places like this
     
    Camera Shy likes this.
  14. The Kwan

    The Kwan Easily Led
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    748
    Really nice mate, so much stuff and check that roof on the social club, cheers for sharing it.
     
  15. Yorrick

    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    419
    Stunning as always mate. That rectifier :thumb

    @host Please? Pretty please with a special internet cherry on top can we see yours?
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in