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Report - Pilkington Tiles / Poole / August 2011

LJC

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Well here's my first post on the forum, hope it's alright.

After searching around for a few weeks for new places to explore we heard rumours about an old tile factory in Hamworthy, Poole which had been shut down for a fair amount of time.
Pilkington Tiles seems to have been closed earlier this year going by the copious amount of paperwork we found in some of the offices. It's a huge find and definitely one to go explore, but has been abused and isn't in the best of condition due to decay. Going back for a full day trip soon to have a decent look around but here are a few of pictures out of the load that I took.


This is the first thing we say as we entered the main tile making plant, as you can see it's a pretty big place!

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One of the larger "hangers" where they would have kept all the tiles ready for shipment, going by the shipping papers we found in the office in the far right.

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This is the tallest part of the factory where all the pipe work and industrial turbines would have been kept. Seems that everything has recently been stripped out.

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Many of the hangers are loaded with old tiles and rubble that have been cleared from the kilns and off the floors.

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The factory also has some classic graff, this personally is my favourite.

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There is still a fair amount of safety apparel lying around the place, consisting of fire suits, respirators, helmets and hi-vis jackets. This seems to be a mask of some sort of protection suit.

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Gotta get a picture when your in these places too.

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There is so much more to explore as it's a huge place. I'll post another update after we go back in a few weeks with some more intricate photos of the stuff there.

Hope this info is helpful.

LJC.
 

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