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    Port Talbot Industrial Units - March 2012
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    Whilst out and about carrying out some recon on another location, I came across some derelict industrial units. Not too sure what the history / previous uses of the units were but by the looks of them there were many different businesses located throughout the site.
    A bloke standing close to the site made the suggestion that the units were once used for teaching the naughty boys and girls some new trades such as mechanics and brick work.

    Anyway, was a nice easy explore until about half and hour in whilst shooting around the back and as I panned the camera around, I saw a bloke walking towards me carrying a rifle...I didn't hang around to long as you can see from the YouTube video below.

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    Well documented there.
    I spent some time in Port Talbot a couple of years ago photographing what I could of the Steelworks and docks, didn't check out this place at the time as the law courts opposite were rather busy and I didn't fancy having to explain myself to two cars-full of police. What remaining signage I saw from the outside seems to bear out the training centre theory though.

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    Exellent report & video,some very nice art work on the walls.

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    The artwork is very nice. Much improved from when I was last here, 2008 I think.

    Taking your life in your own hands going there nowadays though lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain-Slow View Post
    The artwork is very nice. Much improved from when I was last here, 2008 I think.

    Taking your life in your own hands going there nowadays though lol.
    The place isn't much to look at, I know that but still made a great explore and the art work was actually cool to look at.
    I saw alot of drug evidence whilst there and when running from the bloke with rifle - a very funny moment, I ran past 3 blokes that looked like they were "shooting up". I suppose being so close to the new Justice centre, this place gets a range of people there.

    All good fun though and I do like a semi-demolished building :-) Thanks for all the comments

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    These buildings were once called Port Talbot Skill Centre. You went there on appreticeships to learn engineering, electronics, computer engineering, bricklaying and carpentry among other things. I think it opened in the 70's originally. I did my electronics appreticeship there in the late eighties. Later it became units for small businesses, there was a carpet outlet, various garages and a double glazing factory. Now earmarked for demolition in the dockland regeneration scheme. Hope this helps.

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    Forgot to say, it is now used by the local junkies who go to the local drug clinic to get their fixes, its over by the train station, who then go there to jack up. when I went there last we nearly had our camera bag nicked by a few, had to give one a slap to get it back.

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    WARNING
    Be careful around here ther's a nutter who lets his wild/mad dog go loose around here and the bloke don't give a duck about it, the dog is a rotwiler and it's a big bugger.
    Please take care around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baal View Post
    These buildings were once called Port Talbot Skill Centre. You went there on appreticeships to learn engineering, electronics, computer engineering, bricklaying and carpentry among other things. I think it opened in the 70's originally. I did my electronics appreticeship there in the late eighties. Later it became units for small businesses, there was a carpet outlet, various garages and a double glazing factory. Now earmarked for demolition in the dockland regeneration scheme. Hope this helps.
    Thanks alot for the info! It's a pain to get information on sites like this and asking the locals can get loads of different info!

    Quote Originally Posted by baal View Post
    Forgot to say, it is now used by the local junkies who go to the local drug clinic to get their fixes, its over by the train station, who then go there to jack up. when I went there last we nearly had our camera bag nicked by a few, had to give one a slap to get it back.
    I noticed! There were a couple shooting up and I found paperwork linking to drug clinics. At the first sign of drugs, I tend to make things quick and keep things very quiet. Sorry to hear about you almost having your kit nicked but very glad to hear that you still have it!

    Quote Originally Posted by bodrick View Post
    WARNING
    Be careful around here ther's a nutter who lets his wild/mad dog go loose around here and the bloke don't give a duck about it, the dog is a rotwiler and it's a big bugger.
    Please take care around here.
    ATB
    Alan.
    The reason that I am fully behind the dog licence's should they ever come out. I hate to dogs not trained and in the hands of terrors!

    Thanks for the heads up though

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    Quote Originally Posted by baal View Post
    ..... had to give one a slap to get it back.
    Tripod + Head interface = Goodnight

    If tripod is in said bag you may then resort to slapping tactics.

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