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Report - Springfield Brewery - Wolverhampton Sept 20


Bikin Glynn

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The brewery first opened in 1873 when the William Butler and Company needed bigger premises than their existing site in Priestfield. Springfield had an abundance of water and the land had remained fairly undeveloped as the ground was quite marshy in places. The company acquired the seven acre site, and built a new brewery with maltings, cooperage and stables. Production started at Springfield during the following year. With the new brewery located close to the canal and railway lines, the company could begin to trade outside of the local area. The good communications also made the acquisition of public houses in other areas a viable proposition. This opportunity was improved when the Great Western Railway extended a siding into the site which was continually expanding to cope with the success of the company. Between 1881-3 a new brewing tower was constructed, enabling William Butler and Company to increase production from 400 to 1,500 barrels a week. In 1960 Mitchell's and Butler's acquired the company and the Cape Hill brewery kept the Springfield Brewery open. Brewing stopped around 1990 and the site was used simply as distribution centre. In 2006 a fire destroyed much of the site.


The explore.
Once again in an attempt to prove to @Down and beyond that that fun can be had without getting mud down your trousers we did a few topside things at the weekend.
Iv had this pinned for a while, didnt know what to expect or if it was even still there as I havent seen it covered for an age.
Turned out to be quite nice really. Dont think Iv been anywhere more overrun by nature either, I felt like David Bellamy trying to get through parts of it!
It was quite photogenic so again its heavy on the pics Im afraid























































Told ya there was a lot. Thanks For Looking

 

chills

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I genuinely thought this was fully gone as they've started work on the site for the University! May have to take a gander! Nice report and photos, good job as usual Bikin!
 

derelictth92

Has a weak spot for staircases
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Totally trashed and to most I'd say not really worth it but time and time again with your shots they give such great detail and really make the report I specifically like photo 7 and 15

Top work :thumb
 

Bikin Glynn

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I genuinely thought this was fully gone as they've started work on the site for the University! May have to take a gander! Nice report and photos, good job as usual Bikin!
Thanks Chills I belive the other half is completely gone but this smaller triangular piece remains
 

Bikin Glynn

28DL Regular User
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Totally trashed and to most I'd say not really worth it but time and time again with your shots they give such great detail and really make the report I specifically like photo 7 and 15

Top work :thumb
Thanks dude, yes there is not much there really but we spent quite a long time there, mainly bashing our way through to every corner to ensure we hadnt missed anything lol
 

Down and beyond

From the land of the pillar and stall
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Very nice report mate ! Was a good place have to admit !, will have to get you down a real nice muddy mine I no some people That no some cracking places ! That am sure you will enjoy ;)
 
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Even though its very trashed, I really enjoyed these shots. The nature taking control is lovely. Great decay too. That opener with the window buckle is quite mesmerising for some reason.:thumb
 

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