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    Thought i'd post up some pictures from a site myself & RM visited a while back, Mainly in use this site is still producing and rolling steel, Theres two in use coking batterys as well as a disused one, Will post more pictures when i get time.


    Coke Handling Facilities


    Cokeworks


    Charge Bunker for Old Cokeworks


    On top of the Charge Bunker


    Old Signage inside the Coking Battery


    Beam Rolling Mill - there was a cat walking around on walkway to my left!


    Old Rail loading Bay for the Beam Mill, - They seemed to be storing Iron Ore in there & lorries kept driving in & out.

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    The dvd with the rest of my photos is missing in action so untill it turns up heres a couple more off my harddrive.


    Roof of the beam rolling mill


    Electric Arc Furnace building? - cant remember!

    Question for RM: - Is this the steelworks that had "******* Steel" painted on the side of the building near the rolling mill? - or is that the one where i bought my steel toecaps?


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    Right - found the dvd (it turned out to be a hardrive)(which coincidentally was under a pile of dirty socks)

    Its pretty obvious from these photos where/what the site is, Can i please ask you all not to post the location or companys name in text on the thread - Thanks

    Theres more to this trip than meets the eye - Just getting in & taking photos will result in getting fucked! Security know what theyre doing.

    Some of these were shot in a covert stylee (fairly hard when my sigma 20-40 EX is almost as big as a dinner plate) and none were taken with a tripod so theyre not all perfect.


    Looking Out over one of the in use Coking Batterys from the disused Coal Silo


    Byproduct recovery plant for the cokeworks


    Coal Unloading Dock




    Cokeworks on far left, Sinter plant? in center & Blast Furnace on right - which is where were going next - hope your legs arent tired!


    Blast Furnace


    Blast Furnace (yellow thing on the ground center is a locomotive)


    Gas tank blast furnace building


    Gas Holder Cokeworks


    Coke/Coal Stocking Ground


    And now we'll head back to the Beam Mill - heres the Offices & Canteen


    Think this is the right building


    Wait for a locomotive to get out the way then step inside the door..


    On the way up to the roof - Beam Mill


    And a final shot of some bit of rusty pipe on the roof (security had been standing below the mesh catwalk i was on for the last 4 minutes so i took a photo of the closest thing to hand!)

    Thats all i've had time to resize & edit - might possibly put more up next week but knowing what i'm like with getting round to doing things i wouldnt hold your breath!




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    Wow the site looks massive, nice pictures. was there lots to find? what was security like?
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    Hi WOTS,
    Superb pics as always.

    Quote Originally Posted by worldoftheshadows;11450;
    Mainly in use this site is still producing and rolling steel, Theres two in use coking batterys as well as a disused one,
    - They seemed to be storing Iron Ore in there & lorries kept driving in & out.
    It's nice to see that some of the industry is still happening, and even nicer to be able to see inside it. Amazingly huge place!
    British Steel reminds me of some graffiti I once saw in the Art College I went to. We used British Steel rulers, and some joker had scribed 'British Steel Rule, OK?'
    (Sorry, just repeated what I'd posted beneath one of your pics.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al;11451;
    Wow the site looks massive, nice pictures. was there lots to find? what was security like?
    For the record I have to stress to anyone and everyone DO NOT TRY this.

    Its an active site, Vastly more dangerous than a derelict one. The whole endeavour was hard work but one of the most worthwile explores I have ever done. You would not want to get caught here as the consequenses would doubltess not be pleasent.


    While on site we had several close calls. at one point we got ourselves shut in by site security and locked in and had to find a different point of exit.

    We are deliberately not saying the name in this thread to prevent the likes of google etc picking up on this post. As we dont want this explore to attract the attention of the powers that be. That said we wanted to share the pictures as there really are very few photos of this sort of thing out there.

    Hopefully dave will add some more photos as all the pictures were taken on his camera apart from some video clips I've got.

    RM

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    Fair enough, makes sense, I look forward to more picís
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    What an Explore, looks amazing. Nice one Guys thanks for posting the pictures!

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    Awesome infiltration skills, where abouts in the country is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaperman;11453;
    While on site we had several close calls. at one point we got ourselves shut in by site security and locked in and had to find a different point of exit.RM
    Were you there during the working hours of the place? Does security patrol during the day?

    Just interested, ether way thatís one of the craziest explores Iíve ever heard of, an active site with active machinery with active security

    Now thatís dedication.
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    Like most steelworks it runs 24/7,
    Theres a specialist in house security division whos job is to man the gatehouses check cctv and perform patrols - as with all the steelworks owned by this company its pretty well guarded (the gatehouses even have numberplate recognition systems )
    I'd have to second what RM says about going here - Please dont try it the consequences of getting caught wouldnt be at all pleasent!.

    There was a incident whilst we were on site when several of the security check points locked there barriers and started doing in depth paperwork checks on everything trying to get past. we had to find an alternative route to a differant part of the site before we could exit.

    As RM says could we try to keep the name of the place & the company that owns it out of the thread, Thanks,

    Dave

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    Wow, I don't plan on going there or any were else like it any time soon but i take my hat off to you
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