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Report - Pilkington Glass, Kirk Sandall. July 2017



Ferox

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#1
I was not really sure what to expect from this place. It turned out to be a huge industrial playground with loads to have a look at. The size of this spot is awesome and I could not have asked for a better place to give my wide angle lens it's first outing. The workshops where another nice section in here. Some nice old machinery left to see. I really enjoyable explore this one and having a wide angle with me was a great bonus. Visited with Paul 2129.
HISTORY
Pilkingtons was founded in 1826 as a partnership between members of the Pilkington and Greenall families, based in St Helens, Lancashire. It was originally named Greenall and Pilkington up until 1849. On the departure from the partnership of the last Greenall in 1845, the firm became known as Pilkington Brothers.
The Kirk Sandall site came into existence in the early 1920's when the firm looked to establish another site in the UK. Kirk Sandall was an ideal situation. Its excellent waterway and railway facilities were conveniently sited, especially since the Great Central Railway Company had doubled its line in the area.
After 76 year producing glass, the factory finally closed its doors in 2008. Not much has changed since it closed, most of it has remained abandoned but some of the site is used by Trackwork for training and storage.

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Thanks For Looking :)

More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/135648593@N02/albums/72157684315511034/with/35460637944/
 

Ferox

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#5
Great pictures, and it’s still a nice place with plenty to see, isn’t it?
Thanks mate. Yep, still loads to see. Really enjoyed it :thumb
Nicely shot mate. Always meant to combine a visit with one of many trips to Thorpe Marsh down the road but never did get round to it...
Thanks you mate :thumb
Like the poster about sharing the load remember seeing it when it was immaculate... nice pics too.
Cheers bud :thumb Yep, i believe the workshop has had a beating.
 

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