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    Another one from my recent trip to Surrey was this place, which I loved!
    Cant believe how completely accessible this place is despite a lot of inherent dangers & enough asbestos to wipe out a small island. There were several vehicles parked in the entrance but I saw no one in 2 or 3 hr visit, I explored just about every inch with the only limitations being my aching frame.

    Fullers earth was known for its absorbent properties which was mainly used as cat litter.
    In 1954 the works, now employing 780 men, were bought by chemical company Laporte Industries.
    Interestingly in the 70's the quarried land at Redhill was used for several alien landscapes in the Doctor Who series (sorry I didnt get any pics of that)
    The quarry is now being used as landfill & the complex has stood empty since 2004.

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    Loads more pics here
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/149212...h/34925825791/

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    This is a rare example of somewhere that has been given up on. Security seems to have gone a few years ago and its become a bit of a no-mans land. It's a surprise considering how dangerous it is. Between the vast amount of asbestos, fall hazards and encounters with undesirables, you would think that there would have been a a lot of accidents/incidents here by now.

    Makes for a great explore though, great photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gromr123 View Post
    This is a rare example of somewhere that has been given up on. Security seems to have gone a few years ago and its become a bit of a no-mans land. It's a surprise considering how dangerous it is. Between the vast amount of asbestos, fall hazards and encounters with undesirables, you would think that there would have been a a lot of accidents/incidents here by now.

    Makes for a great explore though, great photos!
    It's just going to fall in on itself eventually.

    The landfill owners (Biffa I think) own this as well, and they wanted to expand the landfill site but were shut down by the residents living very nearby. Nobody would want to buy a house there so it can't be sold for that, and so it's just going to sit there getting rustier and more dangerous as time goes on.

    It was my third ever explore on my first ever explore weekend back in June 2009, back when it wasn't half demolished, there was almost no graffiti and the production area hadn't been absolutely stripped of everything by metal fairies. I went back a few times, I think my last visit was at the end of 2011, and it still holds some appeal to me.
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    Beautifully photographed, some of nicest industrial dereliction images posted, personally​ I wouldn't go near the site now you've mentioned the asbestos problems, but I enjoyed your post, Proper Job, Thanks
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    I like this place, visited there myself...nice pics, different take on the place, thanks!

    As for the secca not being there anymore? Awwww that's a shame, such warm and friendly types as well....this vid demonstrates that love at 1:25 in :)

    https://youtu.be/qi0dtODwtFQ
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    Ooo this is very nice, nicely captured BikinGlynn :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brickworx View Post
    I like this place, visited there myself...nice pics, different take on the place, thanks!

    As for the secca not being there anymore? Awwww that's a shame, such warm and friendly types as well....this vid demonstrates that love at 1:25 in :)

    https://youtu.be/qi0dtODwtFQ

    Ah yes, this classic gem. He was rumoured to have got the sac over this if I recall.

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    Great stuff BikinGlynn, this was one of my first explores, good to see the place is still there! You have captured it well :)
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    Nice photos combined with nice angles.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Security visit everyday and hang around for an hour or two.
    I have been here a lot shooting models and I have had security there at 7am on a Sunday morning and 2 in the afternoon. It is potluck but you can usually wait them out.

    Self plug - a lot of these are at Fullers DerelictHeart

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