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Report - Funton Brickworks - Lower Halstow, Kent - August 2017



Grom

Camera Drowner
Regular User
#1
Heading out to Funton Brickworks I thought, that looks like it could be a cool little explore, could be a ton of fun. However Funton Brickworks in only a little bit of fun, not a ton.


History

Not a huge wealth of history other than it is a former Ibstock Bricks site that closed in September 2008 due to the credit crunch.

Its decayed quite quickly but is surprisingly free of vandalism.


The Explore

As I approached I could hear the sound of shotguns behind the site. I held back for a bit until a saw a guy wander around in a High Vis jacket and a dog. I pondered about giving him a shout and asking if I could take some photos, but before I could pluck up the courage, he had disappeared.

As access was walk in, I thought I'd go find him and ask. Sod it, why not, he could only tell me to clear off.

However when I found my way into the site he just vanished. I called out a few times but he seemed to have dissapeared. There was still the sound of shotgun shooting echoing down the hill, but no-one about on the site.

So I thought I might as well start taking photos, and be polite if I do eventually bump into them. I didn't want to piss off a security guard, but I really didn't want to piss of a security guard with a shotgun.

I took my photos, but never saw the security guy(s) again.

The brickworks is quite a cool little place, although I'm not gonna hype it up to be anything amazing, it was alright.
It's pretty stripped out, nothing like Clockhouse or Tower Bricks with all the machinery left in situ.
I didn't really cover as much of it as i'd wanted too, partly due to time constants, but mostly due to the cottages at the other end of the site that were quite active.

Still, it was a nice end to my afternoon out in Kent.


Photos

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MattyMcDoodle

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#5
Love your photos mate!

I see your report is from last year so was wondering if you know anything about the site today, Like is it still accessable, security status or even if it’s still there?!

I know the exact location but yeah, was just wondering if you know what it’s like today?
 

Grom

Camera Drowner
Regular User
#8
There's quite a few local places to there that work as Plan B's if it is a fail. There's that Horse riding place in Gillingham and quite a few places round Maidstone. I don't often travel far to somewhere Unless I'm either certain it's doable or I have plan B's in place so its not a wasted trip.
 

MattyMcDoodle

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#9
There's quite a few local places to there that work as Plan B's if it is a fail. There's that Horse riding place in Gillingham and quite a few places round Maidstone. I don't often travel far to somewhere Unless I'm either certain it's doable or I have plan B's in place so its not a wasted trip.
Ahh okay mate! Thanks for the help!
I’ll have a look at the horse riding place and see if I can find a few others.

Thanks again!
 

Greene2

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#10
Ahh okay mate! Thanks for the help!
I’ll have a look at the horse riding place and see if I can find a few others.

Thanks again!
I went up there last week, parked in a lay-by right by it as there was a hole in the fence, went in but was wary as I wasn’t sure about security. Saw a lot of cctv to start with but no sight of pikeys
 
#13
Nice photos man ! i went to go and do this with someone the other day but there was Vans parked in the site and people walking around with dogs was unsure if they was security so left it.
 

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