Industrial & Commercial Sites

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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Explore #9: George Barnsley & Sons, Sheffield – September 2013

Dora P and I explored this wonderful place one sunny Sunday morning on the way back from a visit to a friend in Leeds. We bumped into two local explorers when we first got in, but otherwise had the place to ourselves for the next four hours until hunger finally got the better of us. Walking around it really felt like we had stepped through a portal back in time, yet with present-day Sheffield still visible outside and the sounds…

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