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    Wolverton Works
    Visited in January 2014



    A spur of the moment trip to Milton Keynes with a non-forum explorer, Special K, lands us in Wolverton Works. The trip didn't go too well;
    we were spooked by the scuff of a foot on the floor above us followed by a ringing phone.
    A week later and I'm back, I climb over and in to the works. I beckon for my accomplices to pass their bags over when I hear "you go on, we've
    been spotted" Last week's visit teased my taste buds and I was desperate to get inside with what little daylight I had left.. I continued on
    my adventure alone, promising them I wouldn't be long.

    Set halfway between London and Birmingham, Wolverton works was established in 1838 and served as a check-point for safety inspections
    before locomotives were allowed to continue the second half of their journey. Over the following years, trains were not only maintained
    here but also built.
    During the first world war, train carriages were converted to ambulance trains and it was also used by the ministry of munitions. During the
    second world war all railway related works were put on hold whilst it was used to convert armoured trucks and repair various plane parts. If
    you're interested, you can read up on the site on trusty wikipedia.

    Part of the works remains active, parts have been replaced by a large Tesco's and housing development, what's remaining is right up my
    street. I'll let my photos do the talking.
















































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    Nice pics, might have to take a trip there myself as its just up the road :)

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    Yes, liking that one. "Oh my what a long pipe you have!"
    Old enough to know better

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    Aha LittleOz, it certainly was very long.
    I got to the top of the ladder and wasn't looking forward to the trip back down, thought I better make it worthwhile by taking a few photos up there! I don't normally do heights!

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    Really nice shots sir! There's some cracking light in there, and looks like a few fun things to go up / down!
    Cheers for sharing bud! :)
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    Excellent pics. Shots 6-10 almost look like a long greenhouse. Guess they needed a lot of light in there for apprentices to practice 'making stuff'.
    Some days you wake and immediately start to worry. Nothing in particular is wrong, it's just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble

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    Great photos didn,t realise there is so much still to see the cellers look very interesting.

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    Thanks all.
    flyboys, I'm sure there's more I didn't see, it really is an interesting explore. I wasn't sure what to expect as I hadn't seen a report in almost a year.

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    These are brilliant shots!

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