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Report - TG Green Pottery, Church Gresley, Derbyshire - July 2019


_motionlessinmike

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The History
T.G.Green & Co Ltd originally operated from the village of Church Gresley, South Derbyshire between 1864 and 2007.
More famous for their blue and white striped 'Cornish Kitchen Ware' produced from the early 1920's (then known as 'E-Blue') the pottery produced many hundreds of patterns from Yellow wares, Victorian transfer prints, colourful hand painted Art Nouveau & vibrant enamelled Art Deco patterns, Wartime utility pottery, avant garde Retro designs and many well known Brewery wares, employing up to 1,000 local staff at the height of production. Production ceased in 2007 and the factory and land is under private ownership.

The Explore
I have a bit of history with this place myself! My cousin worked here in the mid-90s and I had my first ever job interview here in 2001 - And no, I didn't get the position. After closure and becoming interested in UE I had my second ever explore here in 2015 which last 30 seconds before being caught. And then again in 2016 and was caught even faster. So earlier this month, with much more experience and a better plan I revisited with @bmichelle and @KerzyUrbex. Third time's the charm right?

A rather cautious look around the exterior to begin

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And soon we found ourselves entering and right in the thick of it

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I was unsure if they were accessible but I was determined to get to the kilns

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Into the 'Clayside Office'

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Mould stores and a production area on the second floor

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Into the 'laboratory'

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And some miscellaneous bits before I headed down into the depths to find the kilns

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The state of the roof in places was shocking

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I cannot describe in words how long the tunnel kiln was, bloody huge!

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Litho storage area for transfers. Some (like these) were in good nick...

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Others had turned into complete mush!

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And the base of one of the glost(?) kilns

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Even had heaps of saggars inside!

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After nigh on three hours, the place had more to give but with light fading we headed out :thumb
 
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dweeb

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Jesus that's gone down hill!

To be fair I could only ever see the lions getting kept as the buildings were never going to be re-useable.
 

_motionlessinmike

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@dweeb there's been a bit of work done on some of the roofing to protect it and some work inside the long bit of the showroom.
 

Potatowaffle

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This is beautiful, I can understand why security is so tight. Adding it to the list. Think I'll have to move closer to Derby
 

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