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    Default Southam Cement Works - September 2007


    Visited here with a friend from 28DL on a sunday afternoon. Nice weather and had a good stroll about without any bother. I think this place ceased production around 1999, yet is still relatively untouched.




    View of the main part of the works


    Slurry pools






    The main control room


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    Default Re: Southam Cement Works 09/09/07


    Hi Goldie
    It's been a while since I've seen any pics from there, so it was good to see how intact it still is. Those photos of yours are excellent.
    Cheers for that. :)
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    Great first thread Goldie, great location, great pic's nice one:)
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    Default Re: Southam Cement Works 09/09/07


    what a day that was the plan was a general recce so after an hour or so mumbling around watching workers from a distance we found a different route in almost bumping into 2 other explorers

    deffinetly one for a re-visit




    i climbed to the top of a rather rickety ladder and peeped through a hatch only to be met with a drop inches from where id emerged, somehow with an arm round the ladder i got my camera out



    the colours through the water reminded me of titanic for some reason



    one can only imagine the dust



    site is totally live and active during weekdays and still people around on sundays



    before leaving the house i found my cat in my cement mixer which i found rather amusing

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    Default Re: Southam Cement Works 09/09/07


    Looks like a large site. Loving the green water :) and the amount of dust on the extractor Looking forward to seeing the pics from your next visit.

    Cheers,

    :) Sal

    ps. yes, i like the pic of your cat in the cement mixer lol

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    Default Re: Southam Cement Works 09/09/07


    Excellent pics! Wish there was a place like this local to me

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    Default Re: Southam Cement Works 09/09/07


    Quote Originally Posted by WeeT View Post
    Excellent pics! Wish there was a place like this local to me

    echo that :) super sight
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    I live about two miles away from the cement works so visit regularly. Access is easy via the old Leamington to Daventry railway line that runs behind it.
    Last time i went for a wander i was accosted by a couple of security guards. Had to pretend i was senile/lost/looking for great crested newts.

    Photos are excellent.
    Next time I go I'll take my camera - though it has to be said - they will probably be crap photos.
    The railway line taking the cement to Rugby only closed in 1985.

    For anyone living locally, this site gives loads of ideas for places to explore.

    http://www.windowsonwarwickshire.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntobemild View Post
    Had to pretend i was senile/lost/looking for great crested newts.
    one to remember

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    Good report and pics! :)
    Liking the little sheds in the middle of the tanks -great place for growing tomatoes I bet!!! Thanks for sharing ya pics with us.

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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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