Now demolished, the British Celanese complex in Derby was established in World War One to make acetate dope that was used to stiffen and waterproof the fabric covering of early aircraft. In the Thirties, it fed the haute couture market for acetate drape and in World … Continue reading
Pyestock visit no. 6. Getting the place pretty wired now, but there’s always something new to see. This is a detail from the Air House. Two of the eight giant Parsons turbine sets used to generate the air supply for … Continue reading
The Plant House, Pyestock, August 2010. Not a blue pipe in sight. My favourite building of the entire site. More from the Plant House… Our exit from the building was timed to perfection. 10 seconds earlier and the visit would … Continue reading
The brilliant medical centre at the former British Cellophane plant, Bridgwater, now demolished.
A pristine fulling mill built in the early 19thC and in continuous operation until the late 20thC. The initial explore was a delicious revelation, every turn revealing yet another machine of obscure purpose.