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Report - Pilkington Glass Factory - Doncaster - Feb 2019


bmichelle

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
This is my first post so bare with me please!

In all honesty don’t know a whole lot about the history of this place other than it was a company that originated in Lancashire then opened in Doncaster in 1922, it shut down in 2008.

*EDIT* Stolen History:

The Pilkington Glass Factory is located in Doncaster, in the Kirk Sandall Industrial Estate, in the outskirts of the town. Pilkington Glass was founded in 1826 as a partnership between members of the Pilkington and Greenall families and based in St Helens, Lancashire. During the 1960s and 1970s, Pilkington opened factories in many countries across the world including Argentina, Australia, Canada and Sweden. The firm was taken over by Japanese company NSG in 2006. NSG have left it in a neglected state of disrepair for over 10 years now. The factory closed in 2008 with the loss of more than 100 jobs. However, during its 80 years in business, they employed many more workers and Doncaster was famous nationally and internationally as a global centre of glass making. It's a widely known place, not only among the local urbex community, which isn't surprising, meaning that it unfortunately attracts hordes of vandals. This has resulted in it being stripped of many of its features.
The factory itself is abandoned however the company next door use some of the premises to store railway sleepers. There was a few workers operating forklifts while we were there but didn’t seem bothered about us.
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little_ boy_explores

28DL Regular User
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Decant first report that lad, this place is empty but nice :thumb

you can edit your report with this history:

Pilkingtons established in Lancashire 1826. The Doncaster plant was established in 1922. Looking at the site you can when they expended over the years. Especially when you look from the roof, you can see the different sections of the factory and how they differ from one another. When walking about this is really apparent.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Pilkington opened plants in several countries including Argentina, Australia, Canada and Sweden. The firm was taken over by Japanese company NSG in 2006. The factory closed in 2008 with the loss of more than 100 jobs, not entirely sure why it closed however I'd like to say it was due to the takeover by NSG.

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Yorrick

A fellow of infinite jest
Regular User
When you said "editing" earlier, I had visions of tone-mapping or worse. These are really good. Well composed and mostly straight too. Really good first effort.

(PS Plenty of people borrow history from previous reports, just credit the source)
 

bmichelle

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
When you said "editing" earlier, I had visions of tone-mapping or worse. These are really good. Well composed and mostly straight too. Really good first effort.

(PS Plenty of people borrow history from previous reports, just credit the source)
Haha thanks man! First time with a DSLR so they weren’t the best, trying to remember how to use it!
 

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