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    The Bristol suburb of Bedminster changed dramatically with the
    discovery of the Bedminster/Ashton Vale coalfield in the mid
    18th century. The transformation of Bedminster was both rapid
    and traumatic, the population jumped from 3,000 in 1801 to
    78,000 in 1884 as people from depressed Somerset flocked
    to the new coalfields for work.

    Almost overnight Bedminster became a power-house of heavy
    industry manned by a huge workforce packed into high density
    terraced housing. Coal mining and smelting generated other
    industries: engineering, tanneries, glue works, paint-factories,
    glass works. Large factories were built in the 1880's for paper
    bag manufacture, numerous large red brick tobacco factories
    were built in the Bedminster/Ashton area.

    Theres very little left of Bedminsters industrial past so I was
    pretty chuffed when I found this small engineering works.








    More photos here. https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/gall...p?c=53&userid=

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    [Great pictures!

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    some of those graffiti's are very banksy-esque, really quite cool!

    can you pm me a location for this place please??!!
    milk can go sour in one second!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkymonkey View Post
    can you pm me a location for this place please??!!
    Clicking on the map link by the name of the place up top can often give you quite a big clue ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Clicking on the map link by the name of the place up top can often give you quite a big clue ;)
    oh yeah, silly me!!!
    milk can go sour in one second!

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    Nice one mate, great photos!

    :)

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    Interesting place, not just structurally but the surreal graffiti too. Interesting to read about it in its wider context too.

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    Thanks chaps, got to say I was quite surprised by this place
    I really didn't think it would be that interesting inside, perhaps
    its the bland exterior that made me think it would be a bit crap?

    Norman.



    Bishop of Bedminster




    ;)

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    Really good location for sunny days as there is so much light in there, plus lots of nice colours! [metal work reminds me of ABM Chemicals a bit]

    Some Photos . .

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    more. . .

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    Your fetish for decapitating people worries me norman... I'll have to keep an eye on you next time I see you ;)

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