Machinery

machines obsolete West Bromwich Spring Company Helical Works Springs industry industrial Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #138: West Bromwich Spring Company ‘Helical Works’, West Bromwich – August 2015

Next on our mini UK road trip James, Jade and I met up with our good friend Mark for a slice of semi-abandoned UK manufacturing heritage… History The ‘Helical Works’ of West Bromwich Spring Co. Ltd was at the forefront of precision manufacturing from 1896. The business’ website once offered precision springs made to order: Any Design. Any Quantity. Any Time. The more recent history of the site is less clear. Rumour has it that the owner suddenly abandoned the…

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Explore #137: TG Green’s Pottery, Derbyshire – July 2015

First stop on a mini UK road trip was this nicely decaying semi-abandoned pottery factory… History (amended and abridged from here) The factory as it is today began life in 1864 following a chance meeting in Scarborough between Thomas Goodwin Green (who was on his honeymoon!) and Henry Wileman who owned a small pottery in Church Gresley, near Swadlincote. Wileman was intending on selling the pottery which had been built in 1790 and Green, who had made a lot of…

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filing cabinets Williamsons Fire and Rescue equipment Oldham Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #136: Williamsons Fire and Rescue Equipment, Oldham – July 2015

“It’s like a mini George Barnsleys” someone once said (apparently). Turns out it was nothing like the size or calibre of GBs, so we made this a very quick explore! History Williamsons was a private family business which had traded since 1920, and from 1969 had become a major supplier of Fire Fighting and Rescue Equipment. Much of this equipment was to Home Office Specification and was available in both new and refurbished condition. Since 1975 they were also suppliers…

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