Web
Analytics
Report - - Pyestock - Farnborough - Nov 2011 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Pyestock - Farnborough - Nov 2011

MJS

L.L.S.
Regular User
#1
6322289526_c54d8bcb5d_b.jpg


Visited with Clough, Sammington-doublepenetration-whammybamthankyoumanIhopeyouresatisfied and my good friend Mark.



HISTORY:
Pyestock was conceptualised in pre Elizabethan times after the great world wide pork pie famine. The idea was to create and stock pile pork pies in the event of other such catastrophes happening again. Over the years the institution decided to stick with the old English spelling of 'pye' as opposed to the modern equivalent 'pie', hence the name 'Pyestock'.



PROCESS:
After the swine is delivered to site, it is blown through a series of pipes at speeds not dissimilar to the speed of light in order to tenderise the meat.

6322288898_ffeec60930_b.jpg


6322288800_d20605c8dd_b.jpg


6322289914_6115275be0_b.jpg


6321762535_5a606806c3_b.jpg



Next, the swine is de-skinned by being strapped down on this ledge...

6321763189_497a9997a0_b.jpg


6321764681_5451b2ab5d_b.jpg


6321764439_5f39c84702_b.jpg


....then air is pumped through the vast pig de-skinning tube in order to blow the skin off its body.
Here you can see some of the air inlet pipes

6322290034_3b1318b088_b.jpg


6321762631_b3bb8278c0_b.jpg


Here you can see a 'fluffer' at work in the tube. This person had to remove all this skin and fluff from the enclosure at the end of a day.

6322289650_72809005f8_b.jpg


The term 'fluffer' was later adopted by workers on the London Underground who did a similar job removing debris from the subterranean train tunnels.

Once the staff were happy that the meat was tender and fully de-skinned, the pigs had to be cooked. Each pig was cooked separately in its own rotisserie oven. There were banks of these ovens so a number of pigs could be cooked at one. The individual rotisserie ovens can be seen here both during the day and the night

6321764981_265d3e71c1_b.jpg


6321763285_7e214a2af5_b.jpg


One of the many revometers which recorded each pigs RPM while in the oven...

6321765181_512b40accd_b.jpg


Signage proving the harsh working conditions that were endured in the cooking area

6321765775_a51af7a34c_b.jpg


Quality control was paramount, and any pigs that were over cooked were loaded into these vertical canons, and discarded in space...

6322289024_025e255025_b.jpg


6322290384_d168440b57_b.jpg


Other jobs on site included the extraction of pork jelly from the pork jelly mine near the centre of the earth. A huge borehole was created, and workers ventured down each day to collect the gelatinous goods.

Due to high pressures from the centre of the earth, the borehole required substantial gates in order to stop the workers being catapulted out into space along with the over cooked pigs

6322290840_8bb4d03c34_b.jpg


6321764899_a336b02c56_b.jpg


6321765081_b04f0d2e19_b.jpg


Again, quality control was paramount, and the mined jelly passed through a number of filters before being injected into the pie (or 'pye')

6322290628_042bfd7b7c_b.jpg


Incase of another world wide pork pie famine, the institution had it's own friendly pilot who would drop pie parcels from high altitude to the worst affected areas

6322291322_b07cd9cc41_b.jpg


6321761807_29ee5cbec9_b.jpg


Pies were moved around locally by bus, but in order to protect the driver from grand theft pie, we had to conceal his identity

6321761903_ba3a333d36_b.jpg


A handful of pics from various other parts of the site

6322291566_d67c4efe43_b.jpg


6321765541_be903e6da9_b.jpg


6321765459_d035b126a9_b.jpg


6321762235_b7c87c2c56_b.jpg


6322288036_42ee086ae9_b.jpg


6321762771_2626f66c5f_b.jpg


Due to a horrific accident with a wasp soon after the first world war, the whole site had to be shut down, and has ceased making and stockpiling pork pies ever since. This is a great site with such a rich and interesting history that need not be forgotten next time we have a shortage of pies.


Thanks for looking​
 

Similar threads