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Report - Lafarge Cement Works, Westbury, June 2010

Maniac

rebmeM LD82
Regular User
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This was another part of the recent roadtrip myself, Muffie and Frosty have been on. Thanks to Clebby for suggesting this to us, we didn't know it was in the area. :thumb

Partially live still, we accidently ran into the live section without realising it. How the guy driving the forklift we were in clear view of didn't see us I'll never know.

The Works is still used as a distribution centre, the equipment in the silos seems very much active as does the railway siding. The cement production facilities however have been idle now for more than a year, and are practically decomissioned now - asides from the odd light on here and there, most of the rest of the power is now off. However there's still a few panels buzzing away to themselves.

A great explore, spent several hours here and we still know we missed bits.

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8. Check out the insane pressure!
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11. British engineering at it's best. If it can't be fixed, wrap it in PVC tape - that usually does the trick! :thumb
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13. Some parts still look live.
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Everything on this site, as you'd expect, is covered in massive layer of dust.
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17. Equipment under the silos seems very much active, things clicking away and buzzing at us.
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Thanks for Looking,

Maniac.
 
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Frosty

28DL Regular User
Regular User
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Re: Lafarge Cement Works, Westbury, Dec 09

This was a truely awesome site, so nice to have a mooch around!

Oops! Live!
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Self Portrait...lol

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Thanks for looking,

Frosty.
 

Collingwood

The quiet one..
28DL Full Member
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Re: Lafarge Cement Works, Westbury, Dec 09

Nice, I popped back on weds , to make the most of the better lighting in the evening.
It's a stunning place, not sure how long the live bit will remain live though, as all the cement I saw there was 3 months out of date!

Apparently the site has been sold to a developer, who is going to flatten it, and build a hotel/sports complex?:crazy

Anyway, hope you don't mind if I tag a couple of my shots on...

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To give an idea of size of that cog below, yes that's a truck tyre next to it!

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