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Report - Volcrepe Rubber, Glossop - 11/08/07

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ThenewMendoza

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Met up with Dodge, Havoc, Saul_Son, Gibbo and R1 and headed convoy style over to Glossop to have a nosey at a couple of places. The first turned out to be sealed tighter than a gnat's chuff (see report 'rocket factory') so off we went to the other side of town to have a look at Volcrepe - Wood's Mill.

This company was involved in the manufacture of industrial cellular rubbers which had a wide range of applications in the aerospace, automobile, building, domestic appliances, oil, packaging and telecommunications industries (I just cut and paste that from their website, viewable by clicking here).

I also noticed a small note as I walked around which suggested they supplied products to Doctor Martin's, so if you've owned a pair in the last few years, chances are, the soles were made from a product that came from this factory! :thumb

Anyway, the site is entirely free from chav damage meaning most of the decay is natural, very nice. Righto, enough words, pictures.

Havoc, this one's for you mate. :D

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Rubbery things...?

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Chair shot (Obligatory).

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Natural decay....nice.

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:confused:

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A nice little explore this one, enjoyed it a lot. And it was good to meet some of the Manchester bunch again. How's your crow-inflicted wound, Gibbo?:D

:)

TnM
 

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dodgerat

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Re: Volcrepe Rubber, Glossop - Report 11/08/07

Good find this one, place was a good size with lots of character.

Inside the bridge, sauna like temperatures and a dodgy floor with a 20foot drop :eek:

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More rubber thingies

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Quite a unique room - Stained glass windows...

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...and probably my favourite shot a cart with original cobbled floor :)

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Fire at some point?

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Long dead :(

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The death slide

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Lots of light

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Could explain the section once used as a garden centre ;)


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The last meal

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Fan

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1979

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A teaser for R1, what brand hides behind the sticker!

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pipes

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One of my few exterior shots

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Ladder to heaven

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