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Report - Croda chemical plant brombrough September 2015


Lavino

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visited the croda chemical plant myself @woopashoopaa @Telf @The Kwan and thanks to Kwan for giving us the tour of this huge site. Covered the whole site apart from the one with the clock tower and it did look rather good. We had heard that security patrolled the site on a motorbike we did here one but never saw one. But we did see the metal fairies who were so busy they ran past us in one room and didn't even see us lol. So here's some history and some of my photos...


THE HISTORY
Croda was originally owned by Price's Patent Candle Company. In 1853, Palm oil was brought into Liverpool and so the company needed a site to use the palm oil closer to Liverpool than taking it to London by boat. The company build what is now Bromborough Pool village and opened a new factory in Bromborough. The factory opened in 1855 and the company went from having 84 staff in 1840 to a remarkable 2300.

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The Kwan

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Still plenty to see here, enjoyed seeing your pics, sorry about the secca scare and for volunteering you to go into the secca lodge first ...you prolly gathered by now that I aint no hero :D I didnt realise that it is over 3 years since my last visit here and it was a shame that we didnt get into the clock tower.
 
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Lavino

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That was funny when you ran out that security room haha. Then we had to go back for another look. Glad we did was some good stuff in there I liked the stores place the all that weired stuff in tubs..
 

Bolts

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Looks like an awesome site, good pics to go with it too :thumb
Cheers for sharing
 

dweeb

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Reminds me of Cabot Carbon a lot.

Nobody mastered the clock tower yet?
 

The Kwan

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Reminds me of Cabot Carbon a lot.

Nobody mastered the clock tower yet?
Unfortunately the main building is well secured thanks to the efforts of a firebug but the clock is electronic now and a little underwhelming, this one was from about 3 years ago.
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The Kwan

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Never noticed that before, good spot, I was sad to see the grey MK box instead of a mechanism but I can imagine that this building will be a focal point if the site ends up as a housing estate, complete with Greggs and boozebuster :D
Seriously though, I that this is the only building worth saving here.
 

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