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    Default Ooo Typhoo July 2014


    Thanks to fellow explorer Elusive UE for meeting up with to visit this place.

    A brief history.........
    "The Typhoo site was one of Birmingham’s most prominent landmarks for decades, with tea production continuous from the 1930s until its closure by then owners Cadbury Schweppes in the late 1970s.

    The factory, well known for its predominantly Irish workforce, enjoyed a proud industrial history in Birmingham, surviving bombing by the Luftwaffe in the Second World War.

    Founded by 1903 by Birmingham grocer John Summer, Typhoo merged with Schweppes in 1968 and the Digbeth factory closed in 1978.

    Workers led an unsuccessful campaign to stave off the closure, with the Transport and General Workers Union calling a work to rule. Demonstrations and protests by MPs eventually led to a settlement which resulted in improved cash terms for redundancy.

    Former convenor Tom Burke, who organised a reunion of ex-workers in May 2004, said at the time: “There used to be a great spirit at the place. You could say it was a delightful place to work. It was more or less a family.”


    I loved exploring this building, it is huge and although is fairly empty has a few gems and plenty of peely paint to satisfy my love of it!




    Untitled by jodeeonekenobi, on Flickr


    Untitled by jodeeonekenobi, on Flickr


    Untitled by jodeeonekenobi, on Flickr


    Untitled by jodeeonekenobi, on Flickr

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    Untitled by jodeeonekenobi, on Flickr
    Oooo I do love a bit of peely paint!


    Retro relics by jodeeonekenobi, on Flickr


    There are few more pictures here

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    Wow look at that computer! It's like stepping back in time : )
    Thank you for this

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    Guess the turntable is the same age as the computers.Great report thanks for sharing.

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    Great report!

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    Some lovely shots! What a bit of history!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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