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    Really like the third and fourth pics, Rm. The cafeteria looks somewhat trashed, methinks!
    Great find. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Really like the third and fourth pics, Rm. The cafeteria looks somewhat trashed, methinks!
    That was cafeteria cool Pics RM
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    This place looks awsome ! Off up to Birmingham this weekend, would love to visit this place if you have any details i could use for its where abouts ? Would much appreciate it:),

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    Loved the pics Reaperman, there seams to be something extra special about industrial sites, I love em. Would love to see more of the pics you took.

    Simon-G:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon-G View Post
    Would love to see more of the pics you took.
    Hi Simon
    Did you see the other thread of the foundry by Mr Bones and SmileySal? Some excellent pics there, plus the other industrial explores from the B'ham meet in October. Know what you mean about industrial stuff, especially the old red-brick factories. :)
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    Thanks for that Foxylady:) I just checked them out. Stunning pictures I realy get fired up with these industrial sites. Would make a good poll to see what type of site's tick everyones box.

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    Up until 2 years ago I used to work at Beans Foundry, I spent 39 years there and have many many happy memories. It breaks my heart to see these photographs, but it likewise warms it to think that "The Bean" will carry on and not be forgotton with these photos. Keep going..........

    I'm looking forward to partisipating in "Derelict Places" from now on.

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    Cheers, and welcome to Derelict Places Dennis. Do have any pictures of when the foundry was in operation at all? would love to see any historical pictures,and do a comparison with now.

    Welcome again,

    :) Sal

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    Hi dennis, its great to hear from people who worked at the places we now visit and document it really helps us get a feel for what a place was like while it was up and running. What did you do while you were there?

    I've a few technical questions about beans that you might be able to help with:

    Was beans casting Iron or steel?
    Was beans solely melting down scrap?
    What was added in the furnace? Coke? Iron ore?

    Can you tell us anything about the day to day running of beans? How many worked there? the hours? or even if pay was good! we would also be interested in any stories you might have!

    Cheers in advance

    RM
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