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Thread: Ashpark Brickworks, Plaistow, West Sussex - Summer 2010

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    Default Ashpark Brickworks, Plaistow, West Sussex - Summer 2010


    I stumbled upon this place whilst on a drive in the countryside. It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere, slap bang in the middle of quite a large area of woodland.

    After doing a bit of research, it seems that this site was undeveloped woodland until sometime in the period 1957-1975, when structures associated with the brickworks were first built. I don't know how long it was operational for but is seems that a number of structures, including a tank and a hopper, were removed sometime around 2004.

    Large areas of the site are unoccupied by structures and a fairly large (and possibly quite deep) water filled clay pit is present to the rear of the site. The main structures, which contain the kilns, are present fairly centrally.

    This is my first effort on here so please excuse me if this is dull.

    1. External view of the main structures, taken from near the front gate


    DSCF3303 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    2. Main structure and associated electrical substation


    DSCF3277 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    3. Internal view of the main structure


    DSCF3274 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    4. Part of the kilns




    DSCF3268 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    5. Inside a kiln


    DSCF3269 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    6.Rear view of the main structure


    DSCF3278 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    7. Clay pit


    DSCF3287 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    8. I love this sign


    DSCF3286 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    9. Clay pit and rear of structures


    DSCF3283 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr

    10. Dessicated clay surface


    DSCF3282 by EasyLuckyFree80, on Flickr
    Last edited by EasyLuckyFree; 18th Feb 11 at 13:38.

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    Really good for a 1st report!

    Think the sign shot is my fave.

    Welcome to DP :)

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for the encouragement. I liked that sign too. It made me chuckle. I wasn't really considering taking a dip anyway but it's nice to be warned :)

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    Nice first report fella, like that sign:)
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    Nice pics easy... Dessicated clay surface should have tried putting you camera litterally on the floow and shot across it would have been a great shot I reckon...bit like this one on a less grand scale:

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-...ide-lenses.htm

    But great shots all the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyLuckyFree View Post
    Hi there,

    Thanks for the encouragement. I liked that sign too. It made me chuckle. I wasn't really considering taking a dip anyway but it's nice to be warned :)
    You're welcome Easy. Yes random warnings are always handy! Here's one we found on the floor of a house we was exploring



    :)

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    Welcome to DP,agree with the above comment on the clay..great potential.

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    Nice first report, but I'm sorry, I would have had to roll up my jeans and have a paddle, just for the hell of it!!!
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