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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 #149: The Blue Power Plant, Charleroi, Belgium – October 2015

Explore #8 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ The final explore of our packed weekend was this mammoth derelict power plant, nestled in the middle of the industrial heartland of Charleroi. The whole area is a fascinating mix of long and recently disused and still-live power plants, cooling towers, and factories. This one was used to power a huge local factory, before being decommissioned and usurped by a more modern and efficient replacement. Our Explore I love exploring industrial locations such…

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