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    The steel mill was established in 1972, designed to recycle scrap steel into rods and coils. It survived a number of closure threats and changes of ownership; from 2003 it was operated by Thamesteel , Thamesteel went into administration in January 2012, with the loss of 350 jobs. Six months later, the plant was bought back by the former owners Al-Tuwairqi Group. As of October 2014 there are plans to reopen the plant as a rolling mill. After seeing Mikeymutt's fantastic report, I had to go and see this incredible place for myself, with the able bodied MO2W, To date this is the biggest site I have ever explored. Txt taken from wiki. The pics

























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    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Nice report there..that is quite a collapse in there..glad I just missed that
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    Nice place....on my to do list....looks vast! Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Nice report there..that is quite a collapse in there..glad I just missed that
    Thanks Mikey, yes it's a very recent collapse.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by brickworx View Post
    Nice place....on my to do list....looks vast! Thanks
    It was vast Brickworx, much more than I thought!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Very nice Shuckie,I was born on the Island and remember the place being opened.What I remember of the place is the noise as tons of scrap steel at a time was dropped into a chute to be fed to the furnace,the racket coild be heard half a mile away:)
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    Ah nice one! I was only just reading, there were special Sheerness scrap trains laid on to bring scrap from all over the UK!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    What a huge site!Superb shots thanks for sharing.

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    Nice One Shuck, The shot of the light bulbs with the aerosol can in the background confused me for second, I was thinking what the feck are those tower's, Should have gone to Specsavers, I enjoyed looking, Thanks
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    Not a problem Smiler. The aerosols were actually in one of the control cabins.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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