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Report - Orrell brick tile works Sept 2013



winchman

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Me and Aqua Crazy did this in the pouring rain a couple of weeks ago. ( Sept 2013)
Brief history, thanks to a friendly local who was walking his dog, he worked in the factory until the 70s when it closed, much of it has been demolished apart from the big long building that was used to house the machinery to make the clay pipes for drains etc, the fitters work shop, now looks like its about to fall down and one kiln used for firing the stuff is now a bat roost.
No signs of the pit head of mine workings or possibly we didn't look hard enough.

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Grade two listed I was told but I cant see why? Local chap did tell me development was halted due to Asbestos? We didn't see any but you cant always see it?

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The floor has lots of big machine size holes in it roughly filed in, so could possibly be hollow?

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Fitters shop ( engineering workshop) in the far right, its in very poor order
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Still has an overhead crane and looking at the gable end its only a matter of time before the crane falls down

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The old kiln is now some sort of bat haven thing, no obvious entrance any more unless you are a bat
 
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