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Report - Volcrepe Mill, Glossop - 23/04/2010


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Volcrepe ltd. Was formed in 1931 and started its beginnings manufacturing rubber solings for footwear. In its later years it began producing specialist equipment to the Ministry Of Defence including Gas Masks for horses and the Home Guard as well as radio equipment.

In the 1950s the company whilst still producing footwear soling concentrated its efforts into cellular rubbers which it pioneered.

The company then produced rubbers for the aviation industry, oil, automobile, domestic and communications industries also.

The factory closed around 2000.

Volcrepe is split over in two sections with a road dividing it. The only connecting point is a small walkway high above the road with the company logo proudly painted on it. Although now some what faded and decayed.

After accessing the main site many years previously, unfortunately this was not recorded. Now, the main entry point is bricked up and after a full recce around both sides the only way in would be through the roof. The second site is around 6 stories I assume would have been used possibly for storage.

The first view whilst on site of the second building:

Sliding door to gain access to the ground floor:

Nice old school electronics:

Door to nowhere:


Love a nice sofa pic:


Standard Volcrepe pic:

Stairs to a more secluded attic area which was quite small (connects to stairwell to reach top floor):

Entry from stairwell to 4th floor:

Top floor, pigeon heaven:

Or hell?

The upper floors got more and more dilapidated:

Not quite St Helen's, but this glass still has the class:

Recce of main building:

Refueling shed - possibly for some internal machinery:

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