Industrial & Commercial Sites

Zeche P Mine Germany Deutschland Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #154: Zeche P (Polsum), Germany – February 2016

Explore #1 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ It had been a very quiet start to 2016 on the exploring front, so I was itching to get away for a long weekend of euro exploring japery. My usual exploring buddy James and I managed to grab some super cheap Ryanair flights to Cologne (hence the naff tour name), and after a middle-of-the-night start by about 11am on a sunny Saturday morning we were in Germany and making our way…

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Rotary dissolvers Tata Chemicals Soda Ash Winnington Industrial Industry infiltration Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #151: Tata Chemicals soda ash works, Northwich – December 2015

Having explored ‘The Snow Factory’ disused soda ash works earlier in the year, this was a welcome return to explore more of the the huge Tata Chemicals site. History Founded in 1873, Brunner Mond & Co became the UK’s largest soda ash (sodium carbonate) producer. Expansion continued until it merged with three other companies to form chemcials giant ICI in 1926. In 1991 the works were hived off to a separate company as part of wider cost cutting and business…

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Turbine Lostock Power Station Plant Northwich Industrial Industry infiltration Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #150: Lostock Power Station, Northwich – December 2015

When visiting the in-laws for Christmas, I took the opportunity to duck out on what turned out to be a cold and rainy Boxing Day for a couple of nearby explores – complete with a turkey sandwich packed lunch! First up was the decaying remains of an old coal-fired power station… History (amended and expanded upon from others’ reports on urbex forums, apologies but I haven’t been able to trace the original author) The Site was originally owned by Bowman…

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