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Thread: Brookside dyers, Sketchley / Johnsons, Hinckley, May 2009

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    Default Brookside dyers, Sketchley / Johnsons, Hinckley, May 2009


    A large site which started life as A.E.Hawley and co.

    Part of the site became Brookside Dyers and finishers which closed sometime in the 90's and the other half was Sketchley Industrial dry cleaning.

    After Brookside Dyers closed Sketchley took ownership of the entire site until Johnsons Apparalmaster took over and eventually closed it down after relocating.

    There has been loads of stuff left behind such as overalls, workboots, gloves, respirators, computers, paperwork etc, in some places is does not look as though it has been empty for long.

    I spent a good 3 hours here and in no way did I cover it all. I stayed away from tha back part of the site as there was a lot of activity with workers stripping out the buildings ready for demolition, which in some parts of the site does not look as if it will be long.

    I am glad I got to see what I did



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    Last edited by sj9966; 25th May 09 at 20:20. Reason: Mispelt title

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    Nice explore, looks great.
    I hope you wrote yourself a cheque for 1 million
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    I LOVE keys and i LOVE filing cabinets!!!!!

    It's all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton View Post
    I LOVE keys and i LOVE filing cabinets!!!!!
    I thought about you as soon as I saw the keys! Some fab rusty ones there.
    Those 1945 booklets are great...hope they can be saved! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton View Post
    I LOVE keys and i LOVE filing cabinets!!!!!
    You may like this then which was also in there


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    are the trophies still there?
    nice shots btw:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    I thought about you as soon as I saw the keys! Some fab rusty ones there.
    Those 1945 booklets are great...hope they can be saved! :)
    When I was in my teens I started collecting keys, I managed to collect about 500 over the years, but havn't added much to them since then. They are still on my "Keyboard" at my parents home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    are the trophies still there?
    Yes, there was quite a few on the floor in the same place as the picture of the 1934 cricket team.

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    Good explore there mate. I like the training film reel 'Awkward customers'
    In a surreal world it all makes sense

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    i was told about this place recently and is only a very short distance from where i work so i will hopefully be visiting this place very shortly before the bulldozers finally move in.

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