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Explore #131: Perseverance Mill, somewhere in the North of England – March 2015

The final target for our UK exploring weekender was this huge disused Mill, nestled amidst rolling hills in the North of England. History I’m not going to give much history in order to protect its location. The Mill dates back to the 1820s, and was a very large producer of woollen cloth, with nearly seven hundred looms by the early 1900s. The Mill eventually closed at the start of the 21st century, and has laid disused ever since. Plans for…

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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 #129: Wallerscote Island Soda Ash Works, aka The Snow Factory, Northwich – March 2015

After our quick explore of the House of the Soldier’s Widow we were in the mood for something larger and more industrial, so pressed on to this huge Soda Ash works… History Founded by industrial chemists John Brunner and Ludwig Mond, whose partnership began in 1873, the Winngton Works soda ash factory was built in Northwich due to its situation on a 600-foot thick bed of salt and proximity to the Buxton limestone quarries. Soda ash (sodium carbonate) is a…

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