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Report - Pyrex glass factory Sunderland march 09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dave, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    First i must say a huge thankyou to Northern Exposure for inviting me to this epic site and also acting as a first class guide around the more or less remaing building left on site as the demo men are rapidly moving in. I was amazed how big this building is and really needed a lot longer in there to appreciate just whats there. I wont bore you with any history as i'm sure Northern has done this already on his original thread, so here's some pics from my perspective on the day.



    The view from the roof of the Queen Alexandra Bridge

    An office with some interesting paperwork left

    as you can see demolition is very much underway.


    A girder fabricated by the great Dorman Long co of Middlesbrough i reckon this dates from the late 60s early 70s.

    One of the many maps plans etc left in the plans room and what a place that was we spent a long time in there sifting through the various drawings etc.

    the control room

    The workshops and left over paperwork another fascinating part of this place i could have spent hours in here alone.

    A canny looking vice in the workshops

    final pic of the many storerooms on a lower level stuffed with equipment stores motors electrical items etc etc etc. What a great time i had in this epic place and once again many thanks Northern for the guided tour and interesting commentries on route i would love to go back but it depends how quick the demo proceeds as Northern said it looks as though its going to be a lot sooner than later.

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