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    Just a slight break from the Welsh reports.i had only been back from Wales a few days when I was up at a stupid hour.we tried this place exactly to the day a year ago and failed dismally.so I met up with zedstar and a none member.this time we did it.the entry was the most dodgy I have done n the dark and wet as well.but it was worth it.after been to the main industrial places now,this really was up there with them.the site has been left just how it was when it shut....robert fletcher opened this mill in 1920,employing a 1000 people at it's height,they produced cigarette papers.the whole process was done in house.from the paper pulp being put through the system.the pulp went in preparation machines.these machines were interesting in there pastel blue and yellow colours.it then went into the rolling machines.there was seven of these in the factory..the factory got into trouble in the nineties and eventually literally shut down overnight in 2001.

    Pulp basket transporter






    The toilet block



    Pulp feeding machine down to the preparation machines



    A slightly derpy office



    Workers lockers



    Office computer



    Pulping preparation machine





    Paper loading bay



    The main run of pulping machines







    The paper rolling room.











    Some random machinery from around the factory.





    This was the biggest room we found.it looked the finishing part of the factory and the packaging part as well.it was very wet and slippy in here..

















    Staff changing rooms





    The canteen..



    The massive boiler and furnace upstairs.well I presume that's what it was..







    The pulp drums..





    Just a few random shots from around the place







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    Wow you've done a great job with this place, great report!

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    Thank you both for the nice comments :)
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    The wicker transporter in the first pic I've seen one similar at a tanning works, that must have bin at least eighty years old and still in fair condition.
    You've produced another great report and pics Mikey, I enjoyed it immensely, Thanks
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    Thank you smiler.I always appreciate your nice comments
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Astounding stuff! Fave has to be the light bulb in moss. Thanks for sharing :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Thank you smiler.I always appreciate your nice comments
    Tinged with envy Mikey, Tinged with envy,
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    Nice post and superb pictures. I often wondered how they got the little cigarette papers inside those little cardboard boxes.
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    Looks like a very nice bit of industry. Well shot :)


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