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Explore #212: HFX Blast Furnaces and Steel works, Hayange / Florange, France – August 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Day Two was the centrepiece explore of our long weekend – the other sites we had lined up were all great in their own ways, but this one was an absolute beast – a huge decomissioned steel works which once boasted no fewer than six blast furnaces… History (translated and rewritten from here and here) The presence of iron ore in the region was exploited back to Roman times, if not earlier. The…

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Explore #134: Battersea Power Station (Control Room ‘A’) – some time in 2015

Now that I’ve finally finished editing all my shots from my Easter 2015 trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, I thought I’d follow those reports with something equally special from closer to home… I first got into urban exploration in mid 2013. Around that time until early 2014 many explorers successfully managed to penetrate the huge building site which is Battersea Power Station, as security was relatively lax. Unfortunately I was still very new to the scene and had not…

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Explore #125: Thamesteel Steelworks, Sheerness, Kent – March 2015

After our unexpected success in exploring Finsbury Park reservoir, fellow explorer Nick and I continued our drive South, and rolled in to Sheerness just before dawn. History (amended and abridged from here and here) Thamesteel is a large former steel foundry and steel rolling site in Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. Construction was given the go-ahead in 1971, and completed in 1972 at an initial cost of circa £10m (over £100m in today’s money). The works, owned…

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