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    Explored here a couple of months ago. Unfortunately a large part of the site was destroyed in a huge fire in 2005, including the large 1860's mill on the main road. The remaining parts are small in comparison to how big the place once was, still a nice place though.


    A building we did not enter.


    Back of the farben works


    Sign by the stairs


    Toilets with partitions made from glass!


    Sanitary towel incinerator




    Stairs were covered in paperwork


    Bosses offices


    Paperwork


    Factory floor


    Sign on the stairs


    View of Leicester

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie87 View Post
    Toilets with partitions made from glass!
    How bizarre!

    Enjoyed your pics, Goldie. Like the chimney one especially.
    Cheers for that. :)
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    Great stuff goldie, love it those glass partitions are great and very lucky:)
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    It was really odd that those partitions were not smashed, the sinks, toilets and pretty much everything else were.

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    Cheers Goldie,

    Those glass partitions were wierd, not seen those type before. Love the Wood panelling in the office, and the wooden sign. brilliant.

    :) Sal

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    Another building I've wanted to see inside. Great shots. The toilets are bizarre!

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    A good report Golds :)

    Shame about that fire
    Perhaps those toilets doubled up as shower cubicles? ;)
    Nice photos buddy -especially the second one -can't beat a tall brick chimney!

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    Thought I would post an update as me and Mr Sam paid another visit on the first day of 2008. Since my first few visits in the summer I returned twice with different people, both times being disturbed by footsteps and voices. Then when I organized a meet some people finally got round it ok. So went back this time with a bit more confidence, only to hear people walking around again. We ignored it at first, but after the third time we left.


    Main entrance


    Scales


    Basement


    Basement office


    Office again


    Toilets


    Unused forms


    First floor reception


    Factory floor

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    Great pix, must take a trip to Leicester.

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    went with goldie on the 1/1/08 for my first explore of the year id been on a recce earlier last year and wanted to get inside so glad to have a mooch round















    we left after hearing bumps above us then footsteps on the same floor

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