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Report - Aida Bliss Foundry / Union Foundry, Derby - April 2017


Yorrick

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History from the Internet somewhere
(complete with poor grammar)

The Union Foundry, which the Aida Bliss factory was formerly known as, was begun with a staff of 20 in the mid-19th century.

It was used to build refrigeration units to make possible the import of frozen meat and carcasses from New Zealand. In 1906, it was taken over by a firm specialising in the manufacture of tin cans.

By 1939 hydraulic presses were manufactured there as well.

In 1996 it was bought by Aida Engineering which was making very large stamping machines used in the manufacture of body parts for cars. It closed in early 2004 and has been empty since.

Miller Homes applied to Derby City Council in December 2004 for permission to build 147 new flats on the site, in new buildings up to six storeys high, and use the factory for 15 homes. But councillors failed to make a decision on the plans within an eight-week period and the developers lodged an appeal.

In December 2008, Aida Engineering UK Ltd applied to create 156 houses and flats on the site. But the Environment Agency said the scheme was "inappropriate'' in terms of how it fitted in with the flood defence plans.


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After three hours in Flo Selecta myself and @Urban_Tomb_Raider felt the need for D3RPS! After a quick look at the backup list in the car, we picked this first.

A pretty chilled half hour in good company with one moment of excitement – a yoof coming through a window.
I told him to smile for the camera and he was nearly back out before I focused.

This was the first time out (after Flo) with my replacement £12 off Ebay film camera and I’m quite pleased with the results. I think my scanner might need a clean though. Some film then some digital.


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Hello yoof, smile for the camera

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Nick0

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28DL Full Member
History from the Internet somewhere
(complete with poor grammar)

The Union Foundry, which the Aida Bliss factory was formerly known as, was begun with a staff of 20 in the mid-19th century.

It was used to build refrigeration units to make possible the import of frozen meat and carcasses from New Zealand. In 1906, it was taken over by a firm specialising in the manufacture of tin cans.

By 1939 hydraulic presses were manufactured there as well.

In 1996 it was bought by Aida Engineering which was making very large stamping machines used in the manufacture of body parts for cars. It closed in early 2004 and has been empty since.

Miller Homes applied to Derby City Council in December 2004 for permission to build 147 new flats on the site, in new buildings up to six storeys high, and use the factory for 15 homes. But councillors failed to make a decision on the plans within an eight-week period and the developers lodged an appeal.

In December 2008, Aida Engineering UK Ltd applied to create 156 houses and flats on the site. But the Environment Agency said the scheme was "inappropriate'' in terms of how it fitted in with the flood defence plans.


Explore

After three hours in Flo Selecta myself and @Urban_Tomb_Raider felt the need for D3RPS! After a quick look at the backup list in the car, we picked this first.

A pretty chilled half hour in good company with one moment of excitement – a yoof coming through a window.
I told him to smile for the camera and he was nearly back out before I focused.

This was the first time out (after Flo) with my replacement £12 off Ebay film camera and I’m quite pleased with the results. I think my scanner might need a clean though. Some film then some digital.


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Love the weighing scales, designed for me !!
 

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