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    Im struggling to find exactly how long this site has been derelict for, but it is pretty much as long as I can remember. Originally It belonged to John Ellis & sons who were a lime /cement manufacturer & distributor in the 19th century. Later in its life it was used by Watson Petroleum wholesale petrol & gas oil supplier that are still trading.


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    Front - used by Lafarge occasionally to park up vehicles, across the road from their site.


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    A couple of googled images relating to the old company.


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    Round the back of the office part of the building




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    Welcome!


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    You tell me...


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    By the main entrance


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    The enquiries office were not very forthcoming....


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    Main corridor


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    The ubiquitous circuit board shot


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    Reception


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    Watson Petroleum tidied up well before they left...


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    Australia! looks nice


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    Nice solid stone staircase for once


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    Upstairs rooms


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    Time had been taken to loot most of the copper & cabling though.


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    Any guesses?


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    The main workshop (?) area


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    The foot prints aren't mine, so it has seen other visitors very recently.


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    There was surprisingly little tagging in there.


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    The last two are in the workshop area again, a good section of the roof has collapsed & so has
    the suspended ceiling. Im still surprised that there weren't any pigeons in there!

    Thanks for looking.

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    Thats a nice Deco styled building pity about the inside except the Aussie posters which I think are great,thanks for sharing.

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