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Report - - Eva Brothers/Crabtree Forge - Clayton, Manchester - April 21 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Eva Brothers/Crabtree Forge - Clayton, Manchester - April 21


MK83

28DL Full Member
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History - Established in 1898 Eva Brothers Ltd was a traditional Forge specialising in the forging of stainless steel, nickel and other alloys. Their Manchester base was known as Crabtree Forge, and was one of the last traditional forge works to remain in the area. The piston con-rods for the Titanic were forged at this site. After the demise of Steam locomotives in the 1960s, traditional work slowed down and the company began focusing on the automotive industry. They made various car equipment, and blanks for forging car parts. In 1960, Eva Brothers changed its name to Eva Industries. The company eventually closed down in 2005.

Explore - Access to this place is easy. The site is fairly big and there are 3 different buildings to look around, all in all we found this an enjoyable explore with nature now taking over the remnants of the industry left behind.


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Thanks for looking.
 

Mikeymutt

28DL Regular User
Regular User
I have quite fancied this site myself. You covered it well
 

Shaun

28DL Regular User
Regular User
It's a good site, only annoying part is there was kids everywhere when we went!
 

MK83

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
I have quite fancied this site myself. You covered it well
Thanks, It's worth a look round.
It's a good site, only annoying part is there was kids everywhere when we went!
It was deserted when we went, although we did go early morning midweek while we where both off work so all the kids were in school. Can see evidence of kids hanging round all over the place. All the nearby businesses where open so we did have an audience when we went in.
Nice big hulking industrial explore. You covered that well mate...
Cheers, Industrial explores are turning out to be our favourite. Always a lot to see and cool history.
 

Down and beyond

The true source of englands wealth is coal
Regular User
Cheers. We're quite new to the whole photography thing and have been trying to improve the quality of our shots.
Their easily acceptable mate , I always say it’s all about enjoying what you do if you enjoy taking good photos crack on ! I personally don’t so my iPhone is good enough
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
You've picked out some really photogenic bits there. Lovely old industry. Nice connection to an historic event . Rods for the Titanic that's a fantastic piece of history right there. :thumb
 

MK83

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
You've picked out some really photogenic bits there. Lovely old industry. Nice connection to an historic event . Rods for the Titanic that's a fantastic piece of history right there. :thumb
Cheers. This is the second place we've explored with a historical connection to the Titanic, the first being Lightoller mill. We had no idea until after the explores, seems we've started to collect Titanic related explores by accident. Digging up the history does improve an explore.
 

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