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Report - - Typhoo Tea, Birmigham - May 2015 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Typhoo Tea, Birmigham - May 2015



Oxygen Thief

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#1
Explored with @dweeb

The Typhoo site was one of Birmingham’s most prominent landmarks for decades, with tea production continuous from the 1930s until its closure by then owners Cadbury Schweppes in the late 1970s.

The factory, well known for its predominantly Irish workforce, enjoyed a proud industrial history in Birmingham, surviving bombing by the Luftwaffe in the Second World War.

Founded by 1903 by Birmingham grocer John Summer, Typhoo merged with Schweppes in 1968 and the Digbeth factory closed in 1978.
It was good to see in here at last. Tricky but fun mission getting in.

I was actually surprised there wasn't more Typhoo memorabilia and stuff knocking about. Apart from a few murals and scraps of paper, you would never guess what this place used to be.

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Dweeb...

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Offices / sunlight...

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the canteen didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the factory. It was more like an aircraft hangar. maybe this was repaired during the war?

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Dweeb rummaging about...

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Basement shots...

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olson

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#2
Bombing a tea factory, they knew where to hit us where it hurts.

Enjoyed the post, great photos, especially number 2! :cool:
 

Eight-Seven

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Great report. Was dying to have a pop at this last summer but was too late. You have inspired me to return