Industrial & Commercial Sites

Explore #19: Thorpe Le Soken Maltings and King Edward VII pub, Essex – November 2013

After explores at Severalls (busted) and the former Wardle Storeys Industrial site, there was just time to give this site a flying visit before sunset. We were only intending on exploring the Maltings, but upon arrival the façade of the former King Edward VII pub also caught our attention – although internal access sadly evaded us. King Edward VII pub This pub was built in 1901, and was so named to commemorate the King’s coronation year. My cursory googling hasn’t…

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Explore #18: British Xylonite / former Wardle Storeys Industrial Site, Brantham, Suffolk – November 2013

After getting busted by Michael at Severalls (see the epilogue to that report) our group of explorers decided to have a look around this old industrial site. The site has certainly seen better days (not helped by a fire earlier this year), and is definitely in the “derp” category. However the company was excellent, the weather was gloriously sunny, and we were still able to find enough remnants of interest to get a few shots. A brief history, as abridged…

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Explores #15, and #15a, #15b and #15c (3 x revisits): Jeld Wen timber yard, Lowestoft, Suffolk – November 2013 and March 2014

My first visit to this interesting industrial site was also my first solo explore – and also happened to be on my birthday! It went well in that I didn’t get spotted by security, but the only bugger was that I managed to leave my tripod mount at home by mistake, so I had to make do with handheld shots, which both my camera and I were rather grumpy about in the predominantly low light conditions so my shots weren’t…

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