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Report - United Utilities - Ashton 04/08/07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dodgerat, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. dodgerat

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    Spotted this place after having my fill of Ikea meatballs with a bootfull of Swedish chic. :freak

    The day was overcast and sticky, fuelled on mac d's cappuchino I scoured the perimeter with Havoc, TheNewMendoza and X. The site is deceptively large and has what looks to be a couple of capped underground water channels and concrete foundations from old water tanks.

    After debating whether the sleeping man in the car was security or just spending some quality time away from the missus - we were in :thumb

    It consists of a large antenna tower and two huge warehouses. The site became abandoned shortly after the nearby reservoirs fell into disuse.


    The perimeter

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    Huge storage potential

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    There were signs on most taps stating water not safe for drinking, pallets lay scattered full of mineral water

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    The kitchen had some great natural light filtering through

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    Time sat still

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    1984 no sign of george orwell

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    Possibly the year of closure

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    The inventory

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    It was :( to see all the ordanance survey maps abandoned, there were literally hundreds, stored in cabinets and scattered everywhere

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    Couldnt find the cues

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    The last cigarette

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    A treasure trove of warning posters

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    Love the negatives

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    Lots of shiny equipment

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    Dodge
     

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  2. ThenewMendoza

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    Re: United Utilities - Ashton REPORT 04/08/07

    Good find this Dodge, as previously stated this place is deceptively large with quite a lot to see once you get into the offices and whatnot. The amount of maps in this place is a sight to behold. :thumb And technically, it's in Audenshaw, but, close enough. :)

    Onto the pics...

    Stores.

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    Huge rolodex thing.

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    Map goodness.

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    Dodgerat in the warehouse area.

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    Errmm...lots and lots of paperwork.

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    More storage.

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    And a few of these lying around.

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    The clock in Dodge's post was actually still ticking and telling the right time, after I'd put it forward an hour :D

    Good stuff!!

    TnM
     

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