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    Havoc and I first visited the sleepy hamlet of Ambergate, Derbyshire in September last year, we had a couple of leads up that way and Bridon Wireworks was one of them (the other was Stevenson's Dyers, well worth a look btw).




    When we visited back then most of the manufacturing sheds were very doable and made for a decent set of pics, so as me an SmileySal were in the area we thought we'd pop in for a chilled out mooch around.


    It was getting on for fairly late in the afternoon when we arrived and much to our surprise a further building had opened up, so we were straight in. I don't think either of us expected quite what we actually found.




    Although the building itself wasn't huge, well, not compared to the wire making sheds, it was absolutely stuffed with labs and offices, all full of paperwork and scientific equipment. I didn't know which way to turn there was so much to look through.




    Sadly, due to the fact that we spent so long in this one building, it was dark by the time we exited, so the pics of the manufacturing sheds are from last year lol.

    Old school typewriter, nice.






    I enjoyed this place first time round, it's even better now.










    What it's all about, wire...


    A good 'un just got better.

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    Nice work guys, First time we done this I liked the place, think a return trip is on the cards now after seeing the labs

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    Those labs and offices were amazing, so much paperwork in nearly all of the rooms, filing cabinets totally full up with it all. heaven.

    And the labs, how many tubes, bottles etc were in there. I need to go back too, as my camera decided it didn't want to work at all in there. So another visit is definitely on the cards, and hopefully, very, very soon

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    As always TNM brilliant pictures and interesting stuff,good work
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Aaaahhh, nice! Top stuff, love the glass bottles and stuff
    Taken from the Book of Crashmatt 3:43 "Shall I try it? I predict however an epic fail"

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    Here's a few of some of the outside of the buildings. its a huge place, and we only did one section, definitely have to go back soon to do all the rest.

    Liked the area we walked through, except it was pitch black on the way back to the car, so ended up hanging onto TnM so I didn't slip down the steep slope in the river below











    On the way down to the Wire Works, we saw this row of 4 cottages. Quaint little places they were, here's some of the inside of one of them.



    Very old fashioned cupload, (with a huge spider living in it, wanted a better pic of this till i saw that, so i ran lol)


    Loads and loads of books in one of bedroom cupboards. Books on biology, plant anatomy and stuff like that. very interesting though.


    Lovely biscuit tin lid


    The tiny but quaint kitchen


    Cupboard in the former lounge


    Jam anyone?


    Lovely fireplace


    And the last one from me, i love this lamp joined on the top of a magazine rack.


    It was pitch black when we left here, and late, and had to go and pick little miss up and get home. So will be going back again soon I hope.

    Cheers,

    Sal
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    Wow, that site looks huge...and so much stuff!!! Liked the little cottage too. Good work guys and please go back again...would love to see more of it.
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    The labs look superb great to see so much intact glassware. The wire-making sheds are properly weathered, too.

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    Great stuff lads. The scientific gear is always good to see. Love the light and contrast in those pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLoada View Post
    Great stuff lads.
    Sally, is there something you want to tell me?

    TnM
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