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Report - Brunner Mond (TATA) Soda Ash Works Jan2017

albino-jay

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
I love a good tourbex explore so why not eh.

I remember passing here probably nearly 10 years ago now with the intention of going back to have a look, that obviously never happened. Better late than never tho.

Our visit

Was sort of a spur of the moment explore the other night, thanks to @Bolts for some info. Quite a relaxed explore, was quite fun being pitch black in places. Had pretty much free roam of the place, but with it being so dark I was getting lazy with the camera
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so didn't take pics of a lot of it. With that in mind I thought "Ah it's easy enough I'll come back during the day and get pics of what I've missed"

Yeah good idea that was, went back the following weekend early morning and we were spotted by secca, within a few minutes 2 security vans had rolled up shouting at us to get down. Whilst weighing up whether to carry on and maybe play a bit of cat and mouse 2 police cars arrived (ridiculous how quickly they arrived for such a minor thing) at which point my girlfriend was having non of it. So out we went without being spotted.

So most pics are of nigh time and a few from the short lived re visit.

History

copied from @Lavino's post

The original Brunner Mond & Company was formed in 1873 when John Brunner and Ludwig Mond built Winnington Works at Northwich, Cheshire and produced their first soda ash in 1874. The company grew steadily over the next 50 years including, in 1924, acquiring the Magadi Soda Company of Kenya. In 1926 Brunner Mond merged with three other British chemical companies to form Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), a venture that grew to become one of the world's largest and most successful companies.
In 1991 Brunner Mond was re-created as an independent Company by the acquisition of the UK and Kenyan soda ash businesses from ICI. In 1998 Brunner Mond acquired the soda ash activities of Akzo Nobel in The Netherlands where Brunner Mond B.V. now forms a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Group.
In 2006 Tata Chemicals Limited - part of the Tata Group of India - acquired the Brunner Mond Group. Along with Tata Chemicals' established operations in India and those acquired through the purchase of the soda ash assets of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc. in the USA, today the combined Brunner Mond/Magadi Soda/Tata Chemicals group is the second largest producer of soda ash in the world and the only one with manufacturing and supply chain capability on four continents

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Lavino

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Nice that mate you got some great shots. I think the security are on the ball with it still being a live site.
 

Baggy trousers

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#11
Smashing set of pics that man, shame I didnt get to see this bit. I pass the live site every thursday in the early hours of the morning on my way to roberts bakery, it always seems to lure me with it being lit up like a christmas tree!!
 

Dempsey

The Human Turbine.
Regular User
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Meh security are security here, they know about 28 and generally try to keep on their toes... a lot of it is big and open so it goes hand in hand.

Amazing phots across the site, probably the best I've seen as I want to go and replicate some of them. You should have looked a bit further in, there is some neat stuff still there, kilns, turbines, etc etc.

Also does anyone know if the ICI shower curtains are still there??
 

albino-jay

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#15
Meh security are security here, they know about 28 and generally try to keep on their toes... a lot of it is big and open so it goes hand in hand.

Amazing phots across the site, probably the best I've seen as I want to go and replicate some of them. You should have looked a bit further in, there is some neat stuff still there, kilns, turbines, etc etc.

Also does anyone know if the ICI shower curtains are still there??
Cheers mate. I know I saw some of the better stuff but being late and this being my mates first time out we just opted to have a mooch grab some quick shots and to return.

I think I am due a re visit though. It was good fun.
 

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