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    In classic Harry style; this forms part of another explore backlog! I visited here in November 2018 with Mookster. It formed part of a little Midland Roadtrip we did that day.

    We all know what to expect with this place; its pretty pillaged now, access was a doddle and it was full of other explorers; something which seems to be a much more frequent occurrence these days!

    We met some really nice people here and had a relaxed half hour or so before moving to the next site.



    The Typhoo Tea Factory, founded by John Summer in 1903 and was known a local landmark in Birmingham.

    Tea production began here in the 30's; and survived bombing by the Luftwaffe in WW2. in 1968; Typhoo merged with Schweppes and with Cadbury the following year, forming Cadbury-Schweppes.

    The factory eventually closed in 1978 as a tea making facility; but remained open as a clothes warehouse until around 2008.

    The grounds, which are currently being used as a 148-space pay and display car park (very handy for exploring!), have been granted planning permission as part of a £14 million project to turn the site into a brand new university campus for the Birmingham City University.

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    Thanks for Looking, more at:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie...57704773968425

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    Do like that place, need to pay it a visit. Has Shredded Wheat Factory feel to it looking at photos.
    Nice Report.
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    Nice report and pics there Landy! I do like a nice bit of industrial every now and then :)

    Cheers for posting them up!
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