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Report - Pre Retail Services - Castle Mill - Oldham - 15/05/10



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Pre Retail Services - Oldham - Castle Mill - 15/05/10

Visited Solo this morning.

I've been wanting to do this for a while, so decided, amongst other things that I'd do it today.

The history on this place, of which I am a very small part of, as I worked here briefly a couple of years ago.

Pre-Retail Services were/are effectively a storage, packaging and distribution company, with two sites, this one at castle mill, and another (Live) in Ashton Under Lyne.


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Im unaware of its past use before PRS, but since being vacated the place has deteriorated quickly, with lots of leaks but very minimal vandalism. Its strange, because it's how I remember it, dull, cold, smelly and wet.

Reception

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As a returning guest, this made me feel unwelcome.

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Its funny, I always remember spirits being high in this place.

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A typical pre-fab corridor, lots of paperwork and computer bits left behind.

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Including this piece of futuristic technology...

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Also left was this rather large double doored safe.

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Upper Mill floors


These pictures might not really show it, but this was a really dirty and desolate mill, damp was present, floorboards were brittle and paint was peeling, even whilst I worked there.

So lets carry on upstairs...

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This may also be known as a water closet.

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Paint also hung from the ceilings

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And another flight...

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!!BUT THEN OH NOES!!

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Panic ensued, I thought they were to seal me in, because I know NIC undertake a variety of tasks. Im alone, its about 6 in the morning, shit.
So I heard them enter the mill and decided to confront them, anyway, turns out they were just doing asbestos removal and were actually pretty ok, I think I scared them more than they scared me;)

Anyway...

Most of the mill floors are similair, unfortunately I cannot remember which floor is which but here we go...

Upper Mill floors (Continued)

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Plenty of stock has been left behind.

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These racks would have held hundreds if not thousands of garments.

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Perspective

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Stickers, there's plenty of these in this place too, which would all have been used to stick on clothes hangers.

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Continued...