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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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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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Explore #142: The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City – September 2015

A very short report here from one of the my least successful explores ever! History (from wiki) The Queen Elizabeth II hospital is located in Welwyn Garden City and run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The first full hospital to be built by the NHS, the QEII had some 100 beds. All inpatient and emergency services were transferred by October 2014 to the Lister Hospital (Stevenage), which has had £150 million invested in major new facilities. Since October…

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