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Explore #130: Fisons / Sanofi Aventis adminstration building, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire – March 2015

The next stop on our whistlestop UK exploring weekender was the battered remains of this art-deco former admin building… History Originally opened by Bengers Ltd in 1937, the site was purchased by Fisons in the 1960s and used for pharmaceutical research – the drug Intal (an anti-inflammatory, used to treat/prevent asthma attacks) was developed here. The site closed circa 2004, when Sanofi Aventis bought the site and built a new factory next door. The site was sold for £13m in…

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Explore #75: Greenbank Drive Synagogue, aka The Ark, Liverpool – July 2014

Explore #3 of the Quality>Quantity aka Crimes Against Photography Tour After our successful explores at Tower X and The Royalty Cinema our intrepid gang then hit the exploring doldrums for a few hours, as we failed to gain access to the next site, and found the one after that to still be very active and had to be aborted for another day. But we pressed on through the fatigue, and by mid-afternoon we had made our way to Liverpool and…

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Explore #74: The Royalty Cinema, Harborne, Birmingham – July 2014

Explore #2 of the Quality>Quantity aka Crimes Against Photography Tour Fresh from the euphoria of our success at Tower X we pressed on through the night, and arrived at the outskirts of Birmingham to explore this abandoned cinema just as dawn was breaking. History The Royalty Cinema was built in the Art Deco style for local independent company Selly Oak Pictures Limited, and opened on 20th October 1930. Built during the early years of cinema exhibition with sound, the Cinematograph…

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