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Report - Terry's Chocolate Works Admin - York - July 2014


RichPDG

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The History

Terry's was a chocolate and confectionery maker in York, England. Its history stretched back to 1767, but in 1993 it was taken over by Kraft Foods. The company's headquarters, later renamed The Chocolate Works factory, was closed by Kraft in 2005, and products using the Terry's brand name are now produced in other Kraft facilities in Poland, Sweden, Belgium, and Slovakia. The Terry's name eventually became part of Mondelēz International.

In 1767 as Robert Berry opened a shop close to Bootham Bar, York, selling cough lozenges, lemon and orange candied peel and other sweets. Joined by William Bayldon, the partners renamed the business Bayldon and Berry confectionery.

Born in Pocklington, Joseph Terry came to York to serve as an apprentice apothecary in Stonegate. On gaining his certificates, he set up as a chemist in Walmgate. But after marrying Harriet Atkinson in 1823, he met her elderly uncle Robert Berry. After William Bayldon left the business, Terry agreed to become a partner in the confectionery business, and after closing his chemists shop joined the confectionery business in St Helen's Square, York.

In 1825 after the death of Robert Berry, Terry agreed a new partnership with Robert's son George, renaming the business Terry & Berry. In 1828, George left the business and it was renamed Terry's of York. Using his skills as a chemist, Joseph developed new lines of chocolate, confectionery, sugared sweets, candied peel, marmalade and medicated lozenges. He began using the developing railway network of the North Eastern Railway, to distribute his products over the North of England and as far away as London.

In 1923, Frank and Noel Terry joined the family business. They revamped the company, launching new products and bought a site off of Bishopthorpe Road, York on which to develop a new factory known as Terry's Confectionery Works. Built in an Art Deco style, the factory included a distinct clock tower.

Opened in 1926, new products including the Chocolate Apple, Terry's Chocolate Orange, and Terry's All Gold were all developed and produced onsite.

In 2004, Kraft Foods decided to absorb Terry's, switch production of remaining products All Gold and Chocolate Orange to their own factories in Belgium, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, and close the plant. The factory closed on 30 September 2005, with the loss of 317 jobs.

The Explore


Whilst on holiday in Yorkshire, I happened to keep noticing road signs with York on them which got me thinking about places to explore and soon I found myself here. My first visit was more of a recce than an actual explore as security was only 30 seconds away at any given time and didn't want to get the access sealed up. Having spotted my way in, I retired back to my holiday home to return in due course. So picture the scene, I return and check on the security cabin and to my disbelief, the whole lot was locked up and not a guard in sight! Being aware that there were active alarm and camera systems in place, I quickly made my way inside.

What can I say about this place but WOW! This place is spectacular and has definitely stood the test of time well. Must say a massive thanks to a few people for the hints and tips given to me. (You know who you are! ;)

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Upon leaving and whilst grabbing a few external shots, Who should turn up but secca! Hats off to the guy as he was actually very nice towards me.

Well I hope you've enjoyed reading through my report and don't forget to look out for my next explore wherever it may be! :thumb
 
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The_Raw

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Fair play you've nailed the place, I always love the look of this site and the fact that it's a real life Willy Wonka factory makes it even more amazing :thumb
 

Session9

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Sure is a special building. Great pics mate :)
 

ACID- REFLUX

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Top stuff :thumb

Great impressive building ( as were the others ) loving the details brought out in the pics of the woodwork & obviously the stairs& Dome

Should really have visited here by now being fairly local :rolleyes:

Did you offer Secca a pic of his car in HDR ? :)
 

RichPDG

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Cheers for all the comments and positive feedback everyone! Really appreciate it :)

Top stuff :thumb
Did you offer Secca a pic of his car in HDR ? :)
Believe it or not, The pic of secca's car looks like it but it isn't actually HDR! Just heavy editing I suppose. I'd defo get this done whilst you can. Being local and all that ;)
 
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ACID- REFLUX

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Cheers for all the comments and positive feedback everyone! Really appreciate it :)



Believe it or not, The pic of secca's car looks like it but it isn't actually HDR! Just heavy editing I suppose. I'd defo get this done whilst you can. Bring local and all that ;)
Not knocking it :) I"ve done a few for the local boy racer using the in camera setting on my Sony A77, gives an effect as your pics. great for highly reflective surfaces like cars.....not so good for green mold :)

Have to get my finger out i suppose and grab a partner for this one :)
 

Punk

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Nicely done mate, you've got some awesome shots of this place. :thumb
 

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