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Torrington Creamery (Taddiport) Aug 2010
Thanks to Electrician for his guidance on this explore, my first proper one. This site has been featured quite a lot but still a very interesting site.
The site of the Rolle Canal Companyâ€™s stores was leased to Messrs Robert Sandford and Son, and there in 1874 began the Torridge Vale Butter factory, later to become the much expanded, highly mechanised Milk Marketing Board, Dairy Crest plant. The closure in 1993 left the structure of the plant remaining to dominate this part of the town and a huge deficit in employment opportunities.
The site has been stripped of most valuable metals but worked stopped around 18 months ago due to the company going into liquidation, the site is now in the hands of the official receiver.
The pictures, as you can see iâ€™m no photographer but captured some half reasonable shots.
1 Can't have an explore without a little danger lol
5 The bridge that interconnects the two areas of the site
6 The use of glass bricks was abundent
7 This area has suffered fire damage in recent times, seeing otheres reports on this area is very different
8 control room
9 Outside the control room, and by the looks ofit Bat nesting area in the roof
17 Drying tower where dried mils etc were stored originally
18 Someone has a head for heights, no access up there now though
19 Looking upto the roof of the drying tower now with just a few lonely stairways left
20 Shows a gantry at the very top of the roof