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    Default Mill 'L' - Feb '13 (pic Heavey)


    After failing at our first 'splore, we headed onto a spur of the moment plan B. Wow we were not disapointed and the disapointment from plan A was well and truly forgotten.

    Although this place has been named over & over again, the amount of stuff is incredible, and there is just NO vandalism and that is how it shoud stay! (hence not publicly naming this site). Every time I look at my shots, there is something else to see that i never noticed at the time. It is so overwhealming that you miss half of whats just sitting in the background.

    When comparing to other 'splores it is truly amazing how much is 'missing' and how much has generally moved and been 'set-up' (another reason to keep the chavs & metal fairys out).



    Anyway, I couldn't find much history of my own on the place, so most of it is already on here in different forms:

    Mill L, founded in 1826, became the biggest silk printing, dyeing and finishing works in the world.
    Mill L later went on to become a specialist wire wheel manufacturer for classic and modern cars. Established in 1980 the company began manufacturing the steel rim types and wheel centres, which were no longer available at that time. During subsequent years the business developed and improved its range and manufacturing methods, quickly establishing themselves as suppliers to the best restoration shops around the world.
    A new range of alloy rims was first developed in the 1990′s, which saw the company outgrow its premises, forcing them to relocate in 2009 to Northamptonshire.


    Nothing Much to See Outside

    Nothing to see Here by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Panaoramic rear view by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    workshop by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Shell, the heaviest of Oils by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Sad air vent by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    DSCF0379 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0376 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0375 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Weight for the pun by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Bleeding Pipe by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0367 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0366 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0365 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    old i-pod by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    imigrant cone by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    gaurd dog by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0359 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    phoenix nights by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    wooden electric heater, fire hazard? by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Still sewing in black by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    The Famous Light Bulbs (Top Left)

    DSCF0355 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0354 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    sub'd by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0352 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    My Fave shot, a FULL can of Black Label, can you date this?

    Black Label by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    A big Whitney fan

    Whitney by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    Seemed to Recent....?

    Recent Snacks by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    Time Taken to make sign, less or more than fixing plug?!?!?!?

    Achtung! by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Small Block by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0341 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    Homely...

    Squaters Staff Room by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Vintage Wall Art by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    A genius way of hanging xmas decorations...

    strange way of hanging the lights by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    classic by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    At the end of the day, turn the radio off, put ear defenders on table, clock off, see you tomorrow....or not.

    end of day by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    relics by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Oct 83, 70p by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    ^Oct 83, 70pence....
    How frustrating, when you knock your tool box over and it takes 10 years for it to get picked up...

    oi, pick that up by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0326 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0325 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    wall art by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0318 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0317 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0316 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr
    Th Famous Spaceman,had also moved...

    spaceman by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    wooden wheels by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Towels provided by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0306 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0305 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    DSCF0304 by Urban Rambler, on Flickr

    Hope this isn't too Pic Heavy, but there was just so much to see and share!

    And please if you do find this place, BE RESPECTFULL so that others may enjoy this in the future!

    All comments welcome, and helpfull, constructive critisism always welcomed!

    None of my shots are edited!
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    Seen the place on here before. Shame most of your photo's are on the piss.
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    ok thanks, will try square shots next time...
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    Got neck ache looking at those

    Loads to see in there. Now I don't want to appear to be a pessimist, but sooner or later this place will probably end up being trashed. Don't get me wrong......... that's the last thing we all want! But natural selection will soon have the magpies flocking?

    At least you now have the before shots

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    I'm afraid I've got to agree, those pix do my head in. I'm all for "art" where it's relevant but I didn't like this on the slant stuff at all. Sorry.
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    This place looks good.
    Agreed about the wonky pics, you need to thin the uninteresting ones out as well, why do we need to see a photo of an empty can of Carling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    This place looks good.
    Agreed about the wonky pics, you need to thin the uninteresting ones out as well, why do we need to see a photo of an empty can of Carling?
    Because the heading says it is FULL and they want somebody to date the can by the graphics!

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    That serves me right for skim reading.

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    It really is amazing just howmuch stuff, which is not related to the actual business is on site. Judged by the pictures the staff must have been musically inclined. Thanks for a very good show

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    Very interesting site.

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