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Report - Volcrepe Mill Oct 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Cloth Head, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Cloth Head

    Cloth Head 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with Sammy Double Whammy on the way back from somewhere else. Really liked this place think someone had been brushing up and I heard recently there's not much left.


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    Volcrepe Ltd. was formed in 1931 and started its beginnings manufacturing rubber soles 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 company closed down in 2002, to merge with another company, St Albans Rubber.

    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.



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    Some very nice photos there!

    It's a place i kept meaning to get to, but never got round to, by 'there's not much left' do you mean its mostly been demolished?
     
  3. Cloth Head

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    yes unfortunately mostly demolished
     
  4. Camera Shy

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    Nice one Cloth Head
     
  5. Will Knot

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    Nice to see an update of this one mate..... great pics :thumb
     
  6. BrainL

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    Some lovely shots there mate!!!!
     
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    Excellent stuff mate..yep i went and its almost gone now.
     
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    Yeah we went a couple of weeks ago and it's pretty much gone now :-(
     
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