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    Default Ambergate Wireworks, January 2016


    Intro:
    From a freezing cold start to the day the temperature soon warmed up while I was here and it was surprising how muggy and damp it became in these buildings. There are five or six areas to look at, some are just empty shells while others have a few bits and bobs left in them. There's some amazing graffiti on the walls though. You get quite a few people walking by as its a busy area for dog walkers and mountain bikers. Quite a nice way to spend a morning if you're in the area. (non-HD people should press the back button :p)

    History:
    This area has been covered quite a bit but a brief background on the place is as follows.



    In 1876 Richard Johnson and his nephew, Thewlis Johnson, opened the wire works by the river in Ambergate. This provided many jobs to residents in the local area and the population rose to 1794 in 1951 compared to just 901 in 1931.

    The wireworks closed its doors for the last time in 1996.





























    Explorer from Derbyshire. Always willing to meet up with anyone in the area :)

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    Not normally a fan of HDR but you reigned it in and created a great atmosphere. Great set...

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    Very nice again Sime, thanks.

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    Stunning set of images.

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    This one has been really popular recently but you captured it in a different light- nice report.

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    Loved all your photos of this place :) nice one!

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    great pictures pal - would love to go here with betty

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    Nice one! Thanks for sharing :)
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