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    Intro
    After changing a few weekends around we noticed that we had a spare weekend to explore. ExplorerX found this unusual site and we decided to head over here. From what we had been told entry was easy and there was no security. At the time we had no idea what this place produced, all we knew is that it was fairly big.

    The Explore
    After an hour or so of train travel we made it to the station. We headed straight to the fence line thinking that this was an ordinary easy explore. Instantly, we saw a man walking hastily towards us in an orange shirt. we left site and he kept coming to us, on meeting to locals they said he was security. Eventually we made it to some of the marshland and he was still following us. Pretending to be rail enthusiasts, we tried to hide. Yet again he was coming for us and was now running, so we ran, being chase through the industrial estate of another town. Eventually we lost him and tried again, this time going the long way around.

    On our second attempt we instantly made a beeline for a stairwell and ran to the roof of the 4 floor building. We then began exploring.

    The factory was unusual to us. With chemical warnings and rooms with pipelines for fresh oxygen which breathing masks would be attached to the environment was rather unusual. Eventually we found a machine which stated the production of Plastic Packaging. Which was slightly boring. To make the things worse the building's lighting was a pain. At one stage I was taking a 15 Second exposure to get a remotely acceptable photo.

    History
    The Factory was ran by a subsidiary of British Xylonite Company (BX Plastics) for the majority of its life and then was sold to British Industrial Plastics in 1966. The site finally closed and decommissioned in 2007. The factory produced Xylonite, a celluloid, used within the film of older cameras.

    Anyway enough boring stuff.

    The Photos
    And now in no order really...


    The roof.


    The 3rd floor.


    Darkened Hallway.


    The Blue Machine


    Staff Lockers on the second floor.


    A difficult to access room on the roof of the building.


    A darkened Machine room which required a 10 Second Exposure to take.


    One of the boxes which housed lethal gasses requiring a respirator to enter, the Gas chamber.


    Some Lockers on the Ground Floor.

    Abandoned Packaging Factory by KPUrbex
    The area below the rooms with the lethal gas. The shot was orange as I had to have my light on slightly whist using a 15 second exposure.

    This was the main building on the site. We moved to the next one which was empty. There was also an office block and a second factory which we had no time to explore.



    Later on, after the explore, we discovered that the plastic in the factory was also for camera film. This probably explains the high tech machines and endless safety warnings.

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    Hopefully the next explore should be a little less industrial......

    Video


    Window hang for good measure.

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    Last edited by KPUrban_; 6th Sep 18 at 21:19. Reason: History Section and Video. added.

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    Looks like an interesting place.

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    A good nose and a game a tag with secca, makings of a lovely day, I liked it, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    A good nose and a game a tag with secca, makings of a lovely day, I liked it, Thanks
    Indeed so. We did miss a large section of the factory so another game of Tag is in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Looks like an interesting place.
    Alot more interesting than the average empty shell of a factory

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