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  1. AlikaiCoxy

    Report (Permission Visit) *Pic Heavy!* Shredded Wheat Factory - Welwyn Garden City - June 2021

    History Henry Perky invented the product we know today as 'Shredded Wheat.' After a while of selling his product, the formed a company called 'The Cereal Machine Company.' When building the Welwyn Garden City site, they decided to stick to the name 'The Shredded Wheat Company.' This site was...
  2. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Synthetical nylon factory - Italy - Aug, 2021.

    History: This former synthetical nylon factory was established back in the mid 20s by a German textile entrepreneur. At the time the factory location was chosen due to the close proximity to a lake and the Swiss border. After the opening the factory got into hard times due to sanctions and the...
  3. MK83

    Report - G Yorke and Sons Broom St Works - Stoke-On-Trent - August 21

    We spent a day mooching around Stoke and while this place has been covered loads we've had it on our list for a while so decided to have a look while we were there. History - There's very little to be found on this place. G Yorke and sons manufactured brushes and brooms. It looks like it was...
  4. TheBackpackExplorer

    Report - Holdings Pottery - Oswaldtwistle - August 2021

    First time newbie post - the fear is real… so be gentle! The History Founded in 1842 by James Holding on a large clay deposit in Lancashire, Holding's Country Pottery dug & processed its very own Clay prior to production. Originally located in Gaulkthorn during 1842 before a move in 1860 to...
  5. DE-eVOLVED SS3

    General - SHORTS TUNNELS, AIR RAID and FACTORY TOUR : Rochester, Kent : JULY 2021

    SHORTS TUNNELS KENT : JULY 2021 Attended as a guest upon invite. I will add the History blurb shortly... Please don't comment until after I have written some information about this place. I did manage to film most of it and have a 4 part youtube video covering most of the areas within.. But...
  6. MK83

    Report - Tarmac building materials - Little Lever, Bolton - July 2021

    History - Not really much history on this place. It was a factory that manufactured concrete construction goods. It looks like it was opened around 1948 and closed in 2019. Explore - We noticed an article about houses being built on the site of this place so we went for a quick look while in...
  7. DTFreedom

    Report - Ogre Heating Plant - Ogre, Latvia - October 2020

    Once upon a time during the year 1965, a big factory was built, at that time one of the largest buildings by footprint in the world. People moved from all across the country to work in this factory, but they needed a place to stay so Mālkalne was built - the first neighbourhood of what would...
  8. MaltedMilk

    Lead or Rumour info - Pilkington Glass Factory - Doncaster Demolished

    If you are local to Doncaster or the surrounding areas, we all know the one. I had heard that earlier on this year demolition had started on the workshops end of factory so I decided that before the year was out I was going to take one last venture into the red floored legend. Sadly, upon...
  9. MK83

    Report - Springside Paper Mill, Belmont, Bolton - December 2020

    History - Original built in the early 1800's as a dye works it was converted into a paper mill by Charles Turner & Co in the mid 19th century. It was sold to Canadian company Kruger after 150 years of operation to be used as a tissue factory. It eventually closed in 2007 after almost 200 years...
  10. _Tylermarkjones

    Report - First spot, Factory North Wales

    Hello everyone, first time posting after many years of lurking with no account! Finally got round to visiting this site in north Wales, didn’t stay too long as I forgot to bring a torch an it was getting dark. Anyone have any ideas of what it use to be? Looking forward to being apart of this...
  11. K

    General - Dairy Crest factory Torrington.

    Dairy Crest factory at Torrington Devon November 2020, a very interesting set of buildings abandoned since 1993. Love some the graffiti in there, some real talent. Next time I visit I’ll put the drone up and maybe explore more of the place.
  12. UrbexSuffolk

    Report - ICI Imagedata, Brantham, Essex, October 2020, nighttime explore

    First Report here! This has already been covered many times on 28dl. However it is still a proper explore and was fun to see. It is, as said before; heavily vandalized and there is a looming feeling that demolition is near. History of this site: There is a lot of confusing history around the...
  13. TrippPhotography

    Report - Pine End Works - Lydney - Forest Of Dean - Gloucestershire - 12/17 Explore - 2020 Update

    Hi all, new here so this is my first actual thread (apart from the newbie intro one). Got it on Pine End Works in Lydney. Unfortunately i havent been able to explore it since 2018, but i do have some images i would like to share and also give an update which has only happened 2019/2020, so just...
  14. UrbexTreasure

    Report - Liverpool Factorys - September 2018

    My friend and I were up in Liverpool visiting a friend who had recently moved up there and went for a stroll along the docks. Not entirely sure if the warehouses are complelty abandoned but from what I could see they were empty and unoccupied. Due to nearby construction workers we could not gain...
  15. UrbexTreasure

    Report - Sheffield Factory - October 2018

    Unfortunately could not gain access to the inside of the factory so heres some pictures of the outside... UrbexTreasure
  16. AbandonedEssex

    Report - Brantham BX Plastics Factory. Essex/Suffolk Border. September 2020.

    My first report, feedback is welcome of course. The Brantham Factories have somewhat of a legendary status in the area, very popular for exploring even as a one off. The factories were built in 1887 and were abandoned in 2007. The company named "BX Plastics" manufactured, you guessed it...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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