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    Default Millenium Mills - December 2010


    Visited with Kent-Urbex.

    This had been an explore that we had been talking about doing for the best part of a year, and on a bleak midwinter's morning it was decided that the time had finally come.

    The history has been done many times before, but here is a very quick summary:

    - Founded in 1905.

    - Made flour products, most excitingly Bonio dog biscuits.

    - Closed in 1984.

    That is the history dispensed with then. The explore itself was absolutely amazing - I was really suprised that so much machinery/pipework is still there, although I am reliably informed that it is only a fraction of what has been there previously.

    We had some grief on the way in, the security car startled us and then added to our fear by repeatedly sounding his horn. He didn't see us for snowy dust though, and we managed to get in without any more interaction. The famed access (you know of what I speak) was less formidable than expected, but still not to be taken lightly with the weather conditions. There was some fear of death, certainly.

    Once we were in, it was very relaxed; although we could see from the windows that the security had stayed in the way of our exit point pretty much thoroughout. This worried us a bit, but not a lot, and thankfully he decided to take a lunch break for long enough for us to make our escape.

    All in all, a brilliant explore of an absolutely huge building. I would highly recommend it.






























































    Kent-Urbex enjoying the view
































    These two shots are from a nearby bridge.




    Cheers for looking!

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    Great selection of pics BeGood:) it looks wonderfully bleak in the snow
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    Great report, cheers. From what I've heard about access I imagine it's even more perilous in the snow.

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    Some sweet shots there well done !

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    Wow, simply stunning photos. Beautiful light in there, only added to be the weather! Well done!
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    Very nice! :)

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    Well done guys. I especially like the first shot with the plane, nice touch.
    I'm interested to hear about the access to this place, sounds like I would sh*t myself.
    Sorry I didn't come along - woke up to several missed phone calls but been in bed with the flu for ages, woulda been rubbish.
    I do love this site though, brings back memories for sure.
    Did you see D Silo?

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    excellent visit, thank you

    The building holds great memories from the Jean Michel Jarre Docklands concert in (cough) 1988 where it was used for the projections

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    great shots :)

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    Cheers for looking all.

    Tom46 - the jump really isn't that bad, you would have been fine. We didn't try and get into D Silo, no. We'd been in the Mill itself for about 4 hours and just thought it best to get out before security came back.


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