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    Dudson is a British company that manufactured tableware, glassware and porcelain. It is one of the oldest brands of its industry in England, founded in 1800. It was also one of the first pottery companies to identify a need to serve specifically the hospitality market, and began to serve exclusively this segment soon after its launch. In 1891 it even developed a stronger type of vitrified china for the hospitality market and it's believed to be one of the first globally to do so.

    Dudson went into administration on 4 April 2019. blaming "A deterioration in sales and increased costs" as a reason for the closure.

    However, local pottery company Churchill China bought the rights to the brand and two of its most popular ranges - Harvest and Evo in April 2019 and began manufacturing immediately in its own factory. On 6 June 2019 Churchill relaunched the Dudson brand with the Harvest and Evo collections already in stock.

    Ian Dudson of the Dudson family has served as the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire since 2012

    Workers received the bombshell news after turning up for their shifts at Tunstall's Dudson factory that morning and being directed to a meeting in the canteen.

    They were told that administrators have been called in and were asked to leave the premises.

    A total of 318 of Dudson's 390 employees were made redundant with immediate affect, while the remaining 72 staff were retained to support the closure of the business.


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    Bit of a weird one for me this walking round a fully lit factory with forklifts still on charge waiting for the administration crew to come in at any time.

    Didnt so much jump on the tour bus rather just happened to be up there at the right time so thought we would have a go & it was unbelievably easy explore.

    Felt quite at ease too with the only slight fright being literally bumping into Pretty Vacent in there at 5am. (not sure who was the most scared lol)

    Those who have visited will notice my pics only cover a fraction of the place, unfortunately this was the day I suffered a corrupt card & lost the entire rest of the day but thought what I had may be worth sharing so hope you enjoy.







































































    Even Had time for a quick cuppa ;-)



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    That's a cracker! Would liked to have got a look at this. Great photos. Loved the sepia shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmtrees11 View Post
    That's a cracker! Would liked to have got a look at this. Great photos. Loved the sepia shot.
    Thanks palmtrees, just a shame I lost the other 50 or more I took ;-(
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    Nice selection, did you try using software to recover the corrupt card? It can be pretty successful at rescuing images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfism View Post
    Nice selection, did you try using software to recover the corrupt card? It can be pretty successful at rescuing images.
    Yes I tried everything bar paying someone to do it.
    The trouble is all the software I could find was "image recovery" which was not the issue as I still have the images, they just wont open on any device in any program, comes up with file not recognised.
    I could view them on camera immediately after taking but if I turned camera off & back on it wouldnt view any other than these first ones posted here ;-(
    Annoying I lost the whole day & this place & the collage in derby are 2 I wont be getting back in, the other places I can revisit so not too worried about them tbh
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    It sounds like the file data headers have been corrupt. Your images are still there but there is a code inserted in the header to tell the image program what type of image it is. I had that problem on a CD and I think I used the REPAIR CD section in Nero to repair my CD. I managed to retrieve about 99% of the CD. But there is a program (used by hackers to erase passwords) which can write to the data file header.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Also might be worth trying a programme called Graphic Converter - it can open and save to dozens of file formats so it might recognise the files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfism View Post
    Also might be worth trying a programme called Graphic Converter - it can open and save to dozens of file formats so it might recognise the files.
    Good idea but the problem is the data headers are corrupt. Graphic Converter needs to identify the type of image first then it will convert that image.
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