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    More than 50 staff have lost their jobs after a centuries-old Derbyshire engineering firm was forced to call in the administrators. Butterley Ltd, better known as Butterley Engineering, has appointed administrators Grant Thornton UK. The historic firm, which has been operating since 1790 and is one of the largest employers in the town.

    The company was famed for building the roof at London's St Pancras Railway Station, in the 19th century; its work on the Spinnaker Tower, in Portsmouth; and for the 1,200-tonne Falkirk Wheel.

    "Unfortunately it's a sign of the times and the economic downturn doesn't seem to be showing any signs of letting up. In the short term there doesn't seem to be anything that can be done. It's very sad."

    Butterley Ironworks was established in 1790 by Benjamin Outram and William Jessop, partners who manufactured cast-iron rails at the site to replace wooden tramways. The pair engineered the Cromford Canal in 1793 and an underground canal still passes through the Butterley Engineering site.

    The steel viaduct at Millers Dale and the 9,096ft long Godavari Bridge, in India, are among several cast-iron bridges around the world that were made at Butterley.

    Being in engineering myself i really enjoyed this one, loving the bright colours of the cranes a the blues that are painted around the factory and how the decay is slowly creeping in. Was a nice relaxed solo visit.


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    thanks for looking:D

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    Good selection of shots jsp, Proper Job, Thanks
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    Lovely photos JSP, thanks.

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    Wonderful set of photos! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Stunning set there mate, some beautifully composed pics. I'd love to pay this place a visit but its just a bit too far.

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    Nice work sir
    That spiral staircase is nice init?
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Love that second shot jsp with all the draws, and you climbed inside the crane, I'm not too good with heights on solo trips;)

    I must get back as I've missed abit...you know what I mean lol
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    Really nice set of photos. Looks a big place
    And nice to meet you yesterday :)
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    Epic stuff JSP. And that spiral staircase!

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    Cracking bit of industry. Always love the high up overhanging foremans offices in these places.

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