Web
Analytics
Report - - Wardley Coal Deposit Plant, 17-03-09 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Wardley Coal Deposit Plant, 17-03-09

S

Sgt. Pepper

Guest
Guest
#1
After having walked around a farm today, I decided to walk over to the Coal depot, which was unused.

I didn't get a massive amount of photos cause I'd walked quite a way and visiting this site was more of an afterthought having been to the farmhouse, also the battery warning was on my camera, so I didn't know how long I had before they went totally.

Anyway, heres the photos.

DSCF2668.gif


DSCF2695.gif


DSCF2704.gif


DSCF2707.gif


DSCF2716.gif


DSCF2722.gif


DSCF2745.gif


DSCF2740.gif


DSCF2748.gif


The rest are here
 

Northern Exposure

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#2
Re: Wardly Coal Deposit Plant, 17-03-09

From info I have gathered and been told about, back in the early 80's the NCB or equivalent tried to streamline costs and this was built as a central (geographically speaking) depot to distribute coal from the local mines to the various rail / shipping lines.

The coal would be brought in via rail then stored and sorted before being shipped out by rail.
The ironic thing is, shortly after it was finished, the mines closed. This is a big white elephant.
 

caiman

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#3
Since I was the one that complained, I suppose it falls on me...

The Wardley site was originally Wardley No.1 Colliery - this was in production prior to 1868 when it was acquired by John Bowes & Partners. It was closed in 1911 and replaced by nearby Follonsby Colliery. Wardley was reopened in 1938 by the Washington Coal Co, nationalised in 1947 and was merged with Follonsby Colliery by the NCB around 1959. This in turn was merged with Usworth Colliery in 1969 and it finally closed in August 1974.

The site was then re-used for an opencast washery named Wardley Disposal Point - this is what remains. A Disposal Point was usually a central coal washery serving a number of separate opencast sites, though occasionally was just for one long life site. Wardley DP was opened in 1989 or 1990 as a replacement for Swalwell DP, the site of which was then used for the Metro Centre. Wardley passed to RJB Mining (now UK Coal) on privatisation in 1995 and was closed in 2005. However, it may reopen at some point as UK Coal has other potential opencast sites in the area which would use Wardley.

The site now seems to be used by a container and skip hire outfit named Containers 2000.
 

Darren123

28DL Member
28DL Member
#4
After having walked around a farm today, I decided to walk over to the Coal depot, which was unused.

I didn't get a massive amount of photos cause I'd walked quite a way and visiting this site was more of an afterthought having been to the farmhouse, also the battery warning was on my camera, so I didn't know how long I had before they went totally.

Anyway, heres the photos.

View attachment 138978

View attachment 138979

View attachment 138980

View attachment 138981

View attachment 138982

View attachment 138983

View attachment 138984

View attachment 138985

View attachment 138986

The rest are here
Would like to see your pics of wardle screen I used to work they back in the 90s also seen a with my dad's wagon tipping of its erf with blue cab and yellow body thanks
 

TranKmasT

MOP cutout specialist
Regular User
#5
Would like to see your pics of wardle screen I used to work they back in the 90s also seen a with my dad's wagon tipping of its erf with blue cab and yellow body thanks
If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see "similar threads" from other people who visited the site. Those images work at least.