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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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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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Explore #112: Sinks Army of Xi’an ceramics factory, Italy – November 2014

Explore #1 of the Wet, with excitement Tour Winter may well and truly have been upon us, but that didn’t stop James and I from squeezing in one last euro trip (my 6th of the year) at the back end of 2014. It was daft really – the weather was freezing cold, rained almost incessantly, and we had hardly any hours of daylight to shoot in. It got light(ish) around 9-10am and was dark by 4pm – a far cry…

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