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Report - Ambergate Dye Works 02-03-13

Derelict_Derby

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#1
I've been endeavouring to go back through all my old collection of photos and post some historic reports..

First up is the old Dye Works at Ambergate..

HISTORY

The factory was constructed by the Stevenson family in Ambergate in the late 19th Century.
At its peak in the 1970's the factory employed almost 1500 people.
The site remained under family ownership until 1966, when it was purchased by Coats Viyella Clothing and in 2002, and it became part of the Quantum Clothing Group.
It was forced to close the plant soon after due to financial difficulties.

Demolition began sometime in 2014 and the land is now being prepared for regeneration.

VISIT

This articular visit was one of about 4 we made over a month or so, trying to document as much of the site as possible before it was lost.


NOTE

As a graffiti artist of 15yrs it's just dawned on me how many photos are mainly documenting the art in these places...That said, I have thousands of photos of scores of sites in Derbyshire, so I'll endeavour to keep the art pictures to a minimum as I realise it's not why 99% of you go exploring :)

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dgoa2018

28DL Member
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#4
How old are these photos? I live near and never been there (I guess it would have been demolished by), I've been to Ambergate wireworks and Oakhurst house but the inside of this looks more interesting.
 

Dieselkid 63

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#5
I remember this place well around 2003/2004, it was sort of half-demolished and then left for years in a right state. Such a strange place. Funnily enough I never realised how close to Ambergate it was - I came at it from Crich way but never went past the big railway wall - just too far from home.
 

dgoa2018

28DL Member
28DL Member
#6
From what I've heard it is demolished now, don't go past it enough to visit, wireworks and Oakhurst house are still there. Don't know of anything else.