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Report - The West Bromwich Spring Co. Ltd / Helical Works - June 2014



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The West Bromwich Spring Co. Ltd / Helical Works

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Following the efforts and perseverance of Speed, Clebby et. al in the Midlands, Cregg and I had travelled down to W. Brom a few weeks previously to have a nosey at some of these buildings for ourselves.

Our first stop was http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums...-dyke-drop-forging-willenhall-may-2014-a.html and we carried on later towards West Brom only to be flummoxed by this formation of different Industrial buildings. Our access suspicions were confirmed by Clebby (many thanks) and owing to it being lunchtime on a Bank Holiday Monday, we drew up plans to return at a much earlier hour in the near future.

FF> June and Geo, Derphuize and I found ourselves yet again on the A38, direction: Black Country. We also fortuitously ran into our pals Camera Shy and SammyDW, which was nice.

Enjoyed myself here, a fantastic wealth of machinery and artefacts to examine and flick through. Some really old stuff, great smells etc... Consequently, as is usual when somewhere is so good, I go mental with the camera so this report is somewhat image intensive.

Historically, the West Bromwich Spring Co. was founded in 1896 and expanded throughout the site on George St before seemingly downsizing at some point in the past two decades and then shutting up shop completely around 2006/7 leaving all tooling and press machinery in situ. Much of the site is still live and with fortunate pointers from Camera Shy & Host we were able to cover the derelict parts of the site without wandering into any alarmed parts.

Nuff waffle, Pictures: Starting off in the Cold Press Area of the works.

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Moving next door to the Tooling area:

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Signage, Storage & Warehousing.

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And the extremely elderly offices, with an unexplained abandoned mk3 VW golf almost identical to mine sitting in the entrance.

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Thanks for looking, sorry if it got boring but I couldn't help myself. C.​
 

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