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    Default Sleaford Maltings, Lincoln, September '09


    The Maltings in Sleaford is a fascinating place, having seen a handful of writeups and photosets I was intrigued enough to plan my own trip. It had also been over a year since I had met up with Simon and he was eager to get a good explore in, so with a weeks planning which included some very useful sketches, we were off.

    No thanks to the demented Sat-Nav we arrived early afternoon in glorious sunshine. The first set of buildings we came across looked in much better condition than I had envisaged. We concentrated on seeing as much of the first building as possible before progressing gradually towards the centre of the site through buildings in varying states of repair. Many of the buildings were burnt out, but still looked interesting in places where you could see remains of wheels and conveyors that would have run wall to wall. One building in particular led us to the top floor, and across an aerial walkway that looked really solid until the very last few feet where I mentioned to Simon that I could see through the floor to the ground that was 4 or 5 storeys below!

    Eventually we headed for the water tower, which was far more grand than it looked from the outside. The spiral staircase leading upto the first floor was probably the biggest and best i've ever seen, although climbing up is a bit dizzying! We eventually made our way up to the top floor where we realised the sheer scale of the maltings, and how much we were going to have to save for another day!

    After the tower we made our way out of the site, satisfied with what we had seen!

    A timeline of the sites operation and much more can be found here: http://www.sleafordmaltings.com/chronology.htm

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    This looks a very classy place, great photos too.
    I can't wait to visit it for myself.:)

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    Oooooh, gorgeous pics of a gorgeous place.

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    Nice work good sir! It doesn't seem to have changed much since I went a couple of months ago. That's good I suppose :)

    Nice photos :)

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    Looks better than some reports ive seen, im still not convinced though lol.

    Walkways look good though. :)

    Nice work chief.:) Nikon or Fuji? Id of said Nikon

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    Classy stuff MrB..those brick arches are lush as is the second from last pic..well done.

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    some good photos there mate. as james said it dosent look to have changed much and i was there back in june. its a great place and i think i must visit there again in the near future.

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    yeh nice stuffi had a lot of fun here earliuer in the year doing a solo night visit but a really impressive place to see :)

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    Thanks all for the positive comments.

    Lost - Highly recommended place for you.

    James, I saw your report and it looks as though we started from a different end of the site and missed some of the stuff you saw.

    Havoc, 'TRUST ME' :p - Fuji shots.

    Klempner, the arches are good, but hard to photograph due to glare.
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    Which end did you start from? We started from the end nearest the building where the ambulances where (near the main gate) It's a great place to visit whatever end you start from anyway

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