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  1. mastermind21970

    Report - ICI Factory, Surrey- September 2020

    History: ICI Plant Protection Division is a British company founded in 1926 and developed a wide range of Paints (Crown, Delux etc) and 'Specialty chemicals'. They were a very large FTSE100 company at their peak. In 2007 the acquisition process of ICI by AkzoNobel began, eventually being bought...
  2. Tom Ellis

    Report - Shoreham Cement Works, West Sussex- August 2020

    History The site of the Cement works has been used in limestone and cement production all the way since the 18th century and was the first location in the UK to use Vickers Armsrong Kilns. The earliest recording, I could find, of the quarry's existence was from 1725 where it was only a small...
  3. Urbex_NI

    Report - Irlandus Circuits Factory Nov 2018, Co Armagh

    This is an old explore from 2018 of the old Irlandus Circuits Factory in Craigavon/Lurgan This site was opened in 1972 and closed in 2005 (According to Company House). I know they made passive electronic components and printed circuit boards for the higher end of the market and they were used...
  4. Urbex_NI

    Report - RR Factory, Co. Down June 2020. PIC HEAVY

    This factory originally opened in 1966 to make aircraft enginges, the company got into financial difficulties in 1971 and the factory finally closed in 1977. In 1979 the site reopend under a different name to make car seat belts, it stayed open until 2004 when production finally ceased due to...
  5. M

    Report - Honey Monster Factory, Southall, August 2020

    (first report) So myself and @milestromp had been researching this factory for a while (back when the film crew was there) and had no hopes of getting in. a year later we thought we would try again, and here's the report. The History (credit to @Landie_Man for this part) The Quaker Oats...
  6. Conkz

    Report - Pilkington Glass Factory, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster - July 2020

    Apologies for the lack of quality, this is my first post here. History (creds to @urbexrebel67 for this) - The Pilkington Glass Factory is located in Doncaster, in the Kirk Sandall Industrial Estate, in the outskirts of the town. Pilkington Glass was founded in 1826 as a partnership between...
  7. Yoshimitsu93

    Report - New Hawne Colliery - Halesowen - Feb 2020

    This is only our second thread (myself & @Narg1992). We thought we may as well post while we are in lockdown due to the amount of photos we have lying around! So as we are local to Halesowen we thought we might as well check out the New Hawne Colliery. Unfortunately we dont have much history on...
  8. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Textile Factory FVC - Belgium - Jan. 2020

    History: The history of this former textile mill began at the end of the 1800s. At the time this whole area was booming due to the growing textile industry. When operating this facility expanded throughout the years to become the second largest textile mill in this town. The customers which...
  9. Mr Sam

    Report - Longbridge Tunnels - Birmingham - December '15

    I think nearly everyone and his doggo went here so i never posted a report at the time. The first 2 shots are of the last Mini to leave Longbridge which I'm sure some of you photographed in situ about a decade before. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_sam/albums/72157713876836322
  10. F

    Report - Abandoned Factory Ebchester March 2020

    First time exploring and found this abandoned roof tile factory that sits just to the North of the River Derwen on the hillside above Ebchester, County Durham. It was previously owned by Marley Roof Tiles and we found some paperwork dated from 2015 but don’t know when it ceased operations as...
  11. U

    New to urban exploring from Plymouth

    Hey can anyone help me with some sites in Devon and Cornwall I have a car I currently live in Plymouth is there any abandoned places what so ever if so pm me I’ve started a YouTube channel and need help finding some places cheers look forward to hearing back from someone
  12. WilsonTheHuman

    Report - Stewartby Brickworks, Bedfordshire - August 2019

    An unplanned explore on a sunny August bank holiday evening led to a return the following weekend fully armed with our cameras! These are shots from both visits. Stewartby Brickworks has stood in the small village of Stewartby since the 1920s. Stewartby, then named Wooton Pillinge, soon became...
  13. LashedLlama

    Report - CEMEX Floors Cement Plant, Rochester - January 2020

    "There's a camera up there, wonder if it's live?... oh yep! it just swivelled around towards us!" ... That soon sent us running. The CEMEX Floor Cement Plant in Halling, Rochester, was once one of the largest concrete production firms in Kent, creating a variety of concrete floors, bricks...
  14. Five.Claws

    Report - Glemsford Silk Mill, Suffolk - September 2018(ish)

    I'm back again, catching up on all the reports I've not got around to putting up in the last year and more! This time around, it's an interesting little place tucked away in rural Suffolk. Unfortunately I don't know the history of the place, when it closed and why. It's clearly been abandoned...
  15. Dead-Drop

    Video Report - Semi-Abandoned Brick Factory - Kaunas, Lithuania - July 2019

    This is an edit of a livestream I did from a half abandoned brick factory in Kaunas, Lithuania. The outside of the site has been turned into a scrapyard, but the buildings have been left mostly intact. My friend and I attempted to sneak around and see as much as we could. Hope you enjoy. :)
  16. Abandoned-Sheffield

    Report - Rutland Road factories, Sheffield - July 2019

    Although there isn't much left here and a lot of the site is pretty bare, this is still a nice easy explore - especially for anyone looking for somewhere who is particularly new to this! The site is pretty big and offers a range of wall art to be found. You can check out all my photos from...
  17. GRONK

    Report - 10 Shop, Crewe Locomotive Works, Crewe - August 2019

    August 2019 The Visit I’ve had my eye on this one for longer than I care to admit and had all but given up on it, however driving past one morning I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted a way in, a few hours later I was back and inside the building, spending nearly 5 hours wandering around...
  18. Frostjbite

    Question - Abandoned factory locations in Lancashire

    Hey guys I’m new to this. Anyone got any locations for abandoned factories, warehouses etc in Lancashire area? Closer to Lancaster the better! Cheers
  19. spiralstatics

    Report - Molins Cigarette Making Machine Factory, Princes Risborough - July 2019

    History Molins are a leading cigarette making machine manufacturer who built machines to manufacture and package cigarettes. The site was originally developed for weapons manufacture during World War II but in 1950 Molins built their factory on the site, they owned and operated here from 1950...
  20. L

    Report - Permanite Asphalt Matlock - June 2019

    This is my first report so please feel free to let me know if I've done anything wrong or what I can do to improve. I'm also well aware my photography isn't the best...I'm still learning! I know this place has been done a lot but there's something about it that I fell in love with after first...
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