Enough time had passed since the Slightly Cross Tunnel trips with memories of roof collapses, unstable walls and wader-sucking gloop. The second tunnel section of the long-forgotten Taunton Chard canal had to be investigated. Styru and I supped a pint in … Continue reading
Maybe the best industrial explore of 2009 / 2010. I covered the whole site over several visits, both solo and with various accomplices. This was the most memorable of the visits, an 8 hour marathon with Bukowski Jr. Somehow we walked … Continue reading
The chemical storage area of the utterly photogenic British Cellophane plant.
“Dancing on the pier start the weekend here Friday best, no Sunday dress and bring your dancing shoes” (The Men They Couldn’t Hang) Birnbeck Pier opened in 1867 and enjoyed a chequered existence, coping with fire, storms and accidental … Continue reading
That began in the 18th century and ended with investment from a Dragon. Surviving machines in the Spinning Block, Tonedale Mill, Wellington.
The brilliant medical centre at the former British Cellophane plant, Bridgwater, now demolished.
A circuitous access route to the plant on a cold January morning resulted in an unusual view of the site, and the demolition team getting ready for a day’s work below. A long day of “proximity exploring” followed. More from … Continue reading