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Report - Permanite Asphalt, Matlock, Aug 2017

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by robmcc83, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

  1. robmcc83

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    This is my second report from the matlock area i was in a couple of months ago.

    This one is a great way to spend a hour, had a mooch round here on a lovely warm day which is rare in england.

    Again not a lot of pics just just a few pulled from lightroom for you all to look at.

    The history is a pure copy and paste from member tarkovsky not sure if this is allowed but please shout up if so :)

    Permanite were an Asphalt contractor based in Matlock. The process of creating asphalt involves the combination of aggregate, bitumen and sand.

    The plant took powdered limestone, from several of the local quarries and mixed it with hot bitumen emulsion that was brought down from the refineries of Ellesmere port - this being a by product of the fuel oil refining process.

    Mixed the tar / limestone solution was poured into metal moulds on the floor of the big shed and allowed to solidify, then the back breaking process of manually separating and stacking the cooled blocks could begin. I cant remember how many blocks were produced on each shift, but always remember the men that split and stacked these blocks worked incredibly hard.

    During the late 80's part of the process was mechanised, from memory Permanite spent alot of money on a shiney new plant that would replace the labourers, but it kept breaking down. Eventually the whole operation was sold to a firm called Ruberoid
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    There are currently plans to build houses on the site.

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  2. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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    I like this. Looks a nice bright day. Still a fair few bits of interest there. Love that last shot, cracking photo. The looking straight down shots would have me wobbling lol. Nice report :thumb
     
  3. robmcc83

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    Cheers for that :)
    Yeah me two mates seen them and said you gotta get a shot of us up there.
    The looking down shot I felt safe because the wife was at the bottom waiting to catch just incase haha.
     
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    Calamity Jane i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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    hahahahaha, my hubby wouldnt be within miles of me exploring lol. brave stuff. I can do look out photos, not look down photos ;)
     
  5. robmcc83

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    They don't bother me tbh I'm more concerned about dropping the camera over the edge one of these days.
     
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    Good effort peeps, looks like a decent Sunday stroll :thumb
     
  7. tarkovsky

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    Yeah, you defo had nicer weather than I did. Good to see your pics.
     
  8. robmcc83

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    Yeah was quite lucky really I don't normally get nice weather when out for a explore lol.
    It's usually wellies and a poncho :)
     
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