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    With most of the former cement works now a crumbling dust we decided to pay what is our final and 3,000,667,445th visit to the site. On this visit we focused on the Clay washmill where we made some discoveries.

    The Washmill
    The structure itself consists of two slurry tanks, 2 building and several converyors, with two heading underground.

    When in use trains from the quarry would be unloaded by uncoupling each wagon and manually rolling them onto rotational tipper. The tipper would roll the wagon and unload it into the conveyor below which would take the raw clay to the wash mill. The mill would process the clay through as slurry, a liquid-like clay mixture, and clean it to the materials required for cement production. from here the material would be taken by rail or road to the cement works.

    Today, the works are under demolition but, the wash-mill is apparently due to return into operation for processing waste as the quarry is filled in.

    Photos and explore.

    Starting off we wandered through the ruined cement works.




    Eventually we made it to the washmill.

    Very little has been touched
    WashMill by KPUrbex

    We had discovered that the power still worked.
    BackToWork_KPUrbex by KPUrbex



    All the lights functioned even though they haven't been changed in 7 years.


    Even the control board lit up.
    LimitedControl by KPUrbex

    Upstairs these incandescent bulbs gave off a burning smell so they got quickly switched off.
    EngineersFloor_KPUrbex

    The fuse board which supplies the machinery in here. Gotta love them old style lights.
    LowerFloors_KPUrbex

    The area below that had been flooded prior.
    SheddingLight_KPUrbe

    Abandoned
    The Office and control board

    Anyway with that we left, nice little explore if you as me.

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    Fucking hell they are munching through the place quickly! Nice to see some more of the bits I missed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    Fucking hell they are munching through the place quickly! Nice to see some more of the bits I missed!
    Indeed they are, thankfully I got to watch the chimney demolition. There's parts here I never got to see unfortunately.
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    Gutted, another one I didnt make it to. That vid was surprisingly undramatic after all the build up lol
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Gutted, another one I didnt make it to. That vid was surprisingly undramatic after all the build up lol
    Quick go whilst the cement mill turbine is still there!
    And yes the chimney was rather exaggerated with the horns and all.
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