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    Default GE, Thorn Lighting Leicester Jan 2011


    The Melton Road factory opened in 1946 - at the time being owned by British Thomson-Houston - later becoming part of AEI and eventually Thorn until GE bought the lamp division in 1991. i think it closed in 2006,


    loading Bay

    stairs

    strange lights but funky doors

    Gents

    From the roof

    some more on http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattdonut/sets/

    some shots from a daytime visit

    _MG_2165 by MD Matt Allen, on Flickr


    _MG_2135 by MD Matt Allen, on Flickr




    stairs2 by MD Matt Allen, on Flickr


    left-overs by MD Matt Allen, on Flickr


    _MG_2153 by MD Matt Allen, on Flickr

    Huge thanks to Boothys mates for showing us around


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    Good photos mate. Love that roof top pic. Will be my background pic I reckon. Shame I missed today

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    cheers
    yeah its a shame you missed out mate
    youve got to check out the canteen !! its mint

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    Seen it afford when we went mate. All the ovens and stuff are still In there

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    Great find and pics MD, some very interesting features in there
    Aversos Compono Animos

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    Excellent stuff - I worked there for a bit before I went to work for BUSM where we used to use the shelter for a sly tab
    If its not broke, give me a minute and it will be

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    The place looks mint condition!
    I like the shot of the road at night, Nice!

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    Been waiting to get in here for years, so after a visit one night recently I couldn't wait to get back in the day! Its been pretty well cleared out, but its a huge site and theres plenty of buildings to look around. Some nice retro 50's style in the main buildings, plus a medical centre that looks like it has hardly changed since it was built.

    Pic of the site I found in an office


    Nice 50's features throughout


    One of the huge buildings


    Old skool phone


    Mens toilets


    Stairs


    One of a few dark rooms


    Labs


    Warning


    Old packaging


    Clinic

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    Great pictures lads the place is even better in daylight. Sorry didnt make it. Didnt wake up til mid afternoon doh.

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    Yep was good to finally see it in the daylight. We must have been in there just over three hours, managed to cover most of the place I think.

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