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Report - George Dyke Forgemasters, Willenhall - November 2014



TranKmasT

MOP cutout specialist
Regular User
#1
Came to this wonderfull site over two visits. The the second time right after an emergency standby shift. An "all nighter", well that's what I'm booking anyway.;) It was great watching the sunrise and varying lightplay coming through the windows of the workshops, onto the array of machinery. The guys who worked here certainly loved their nudey calenders. Loads of jazz mags littered around and 70s (hairy)porn playing cards scattered about.
As I say this was my second visit. I wanted to come back and have a play with a 24mm prime I just treated myself to. Except I suffered an epic resolution fail. The night before I took some shots for an ebay sale. I'd selected the lowest res on my camera 720x480 and forgot to switch it back FFS so apologies for the varying quality of the shots. Although upscaling them to 1024x638 with a smidge of sharpening didn't make them turn out as bad as I thought.


The original site in Willenhall at Doctors Piece was once a piece of land belonging to Doctor Richard Wilkes, which eventually passed into the ownership of the Chapel of Ease estate. During the cholera epidemic in 1849, the land at the side of the forge was hastily turned into a burial ground and some 211 victims are believed to buried there.

George Dyke has produced metal forgings for nearly 200 years and during this time it has been able to establish itself as a major name working at the forefront of the metal forgings industry.


Looks like Magneto had a go at these gates since Speed's visit.
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ACID- REFLUX

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#2
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhal, November 2014

Nice ones mate :thumb

Always fancied this place (even though it reminds me of work somewhat) but never seem to make it when in the area FSR oh yeah short days :)
 

Oxygen Thief

Admin
Staff member
Admin
#5
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhall, November 2014

Damn I forgot about this place. Still worth a look?
 

Speed

Got Epic?
Staff member
Moderator
#6
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhall, November 2014

Yes its still good as places like this go! The hammers are worth hopping over the wall for on their own.
 

TranKmasT

MOP cutout specialist
Regular User
#7
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhall, November 2014

Tip top mate, you don't post enough these days, good to see something from you again.
Cheers chap. Loving your euro stuff on flickr at the momment. Keep it coming.

Echo.. and yes to the Chad :thumb

Get some more stuff up as Industrial always needs a boot up the arse!
I keep on looking but my 22 month old has restricted the flow. Not that I'm complaining.

Damn I forgot about this place. Still worth a look?
Definately. I'm not 100% but I think theres a few more buildings on the same grounds that might be worth a look.
 

jST

LLS.
Regular User
#8
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhall, November 2014

Excellent little group of buildings, shame about your res fail doesn't seem to have made too much of a difference though.
 

Will Knot

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#9
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhall, November 2014

Certainly looks a mint explore....nice pics and report there :thumb
 

Oxygen Thief

Admin
Staff member
Admin
#11
Re: George Dyke Forgemasters. Willenhall, November 2014

Excellent little group of buildings, shame about your res fail doesn't seem to have made too much of a difference though.
I didn't read that bit above, and never noticed until you said.
 

Derphouse

"fella"
28DL Full Member
#14
Very nice I did like this place some good solid machinery with just enough of that black residue and color contrast that's always mint in photos!
 

trailboss99

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#15
Nice site that. I hate to see good tooling and equipment go to waste tho, such a shame when someone could be putting it to good use.