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Thread: CWS Wheatsheaf Works,leicester,april 1st 2010

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    Default CWS Wheatsheaf Works,leicester,april 1st 2010


    This is a huge site and one of leicesters last big factorys,
    ive wanted to see inside this place since the 80's (showing me age there :( )
    i had previously done some research on the site and found that it had at least four huge air raid shelters. now long gone.
    i owe massive thanks to the fella that came with me on this trip and made it all possible :thumb
    here is a link with a little history http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/s...a1948313.shtml
    anyway on with the pictures
    from the roof


    the northern lights with the offices around the edge of the factory floor


    solid oak floor




    offices overlooking factory floor with bay window

    the bay window



    some bits we found in the basements the train excursions were dated 1951..


    The highlight for me was the wheatsheaf clock


    from the ladder


    the workings running all four clocks


    the bell made in leicestershire


    Me :)


    check out the time on the west side clock we set it at 12 instead of the 9 its been set at for years!!

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    With all that guano, does the bell go "DUNG" when the clock strikes the hour? :p
    Do it safely, or not at all.

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    The first two shots are pure factory porn for me...well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahorse View Post
    With all that guano, does the bell go "DUNG" when the clock strikes the hour? :p
    better not tell the fellows down the road they will be scooping it up to use in there grow ops

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    I'm very Jealous I was outside 2 weeks ago... but I never got to see the inside!

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    Nice pics mate, its good to finally see inside the side that was used more recently!

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    Fabulous site...love the clock as well as that superb shop floor. Great Co-operative sign. :)
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    MD iv pm;d you mate.....

    btw wen you guys planning a meet up again in leicester am back for a week so wud be cool to meet up with u guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by killergibbo View Post
    MD iv pm;d you mate.....

    btw wen you guys planning a meet up again in leicester am back for a week so wud be cool to meet up with u guys
    goldie is pretty good at sorting stuff out :) your more than welcome to come along mate..

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    went here yesterday as i was driving along welford road and thought i would have alook around.....

    place is mazzive am hopin it dont get knocked down or anything would be a shame

    also dont know if MD seen this but around the back some piki's have broke in by the looks of things and strip aload of stuff out looks a mess...

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