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Report - Honey Monster Factory, Southall, August 2020


Maximuscle29

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(first report)

So myself and @milestromp had been researching this factory for a while (back when the film crew was there) and had no hopes of getting in. a year later we thought we would try again, and here's the report.

The History (credit to @Landie_Man for this part)

The Quaker Oats Company itself dates back as far as 1877 in the U.S. The company started to grow and By 1936 the company had built this colossal factory in Southall, West London.

By the time Sugar Puffs were launched in 1957, it became the main focus of the factory. A portion of the factory's operation was sold to Spiller's which made pet food and mill flour; whilst the rest went to the Big Bear Group in 2006. Sometime around then, the name was changed from Sugar Puffs to Honey Monster Puffs, presumably in some sort of Health Drive.

The factory closed its doors in 2016 after low sales of the cereal product caused the Southall site to become not viable.

By 2017, plans were commissioned to convert the site into residential and business use which would see around 1,200 properties created and would compliment the upcoming completion of the Crossrail/Elizabeth Line.

The Explore

Originally we came here in the day just to scout the area out and find a possible entry point into the site which was fairly easy. We then came back at night to try and sneakily find a way in but had no luck as most entrances were blocked and secca were patrolling with dogs. we then headed home and did some research and came back during the day on the 02/08/2020 for attempt 2 and we had managed to find a way in (a tight squeeze I must say). We then headed up the levels and managed to see scout of secca fairly easily (only saw one on-site but there are guard dogs all the time it seems). Similar to another thread we caught security slacking on the job.... on his phone pissing up the side of the building (classy).

Once we were in we headed straight for the top and worked our way down. Enough said, enjoy the photos.



Nighttime scouting
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Rooftop views
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First of many machinery rooms
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Not too sure what this was but it looked interesting
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Lighting equipment which would've been used by the production crew
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Honk if you're... yeahh you get it
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hmmm acid in cereal eh?
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no, I didn't know.
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Love a good old fashioned telly.
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German cereal boxes?
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haven't seen one of these since primary school.
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doesn't need much explaining.
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somewhat eerie
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more machinery
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you can just make out the Wembley arch if you look close enough
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an interesting graph.
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cant quite remember what this is called but pretty cool nonetheless.
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a massive cereal box (for reference he is 6ft 3)
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I remember finding these in my packed lunch when I was 9.
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construction planning from the '80s... pretty cool
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if you made it this far in thanks for taking the time to read my first report I thoroughly enjoyed writing it.
 

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