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    Farley's Health Products Ltd, Plymouth [1893-1972]

    It was an early start, we need to be ‘on site‘ before sun up. We met at the rendezvous at mega early and started our short walk of about 4 mins to the building.
    This would be my first Urban Exploration experience!

    It was heavy with typical Plymouth mist, which hung in the air like film! The building came in to view from the mist and looked very sinister to say the least.



    Scotty had surveyed the building at least twice before during the week so he knew good entry and exit points.

    Good news, solid concrete floors would help with the safety aspect. After I got in we proceeded up the metal spiral staircase to the second floor to be greeted with pretty much the floor full of Farley baby cereal tins stacked neatly. These were opened, unused tins, which appeared ready to fill and ship out.





    We moved to the back of the 2nd floor to find a huge pile of tins thrown in a pile. There was some order here though with colours being separate.





    Next floor up we go. This one was filled with what appeared to be rubbish. Of course on closer inspection there was a toboggan (how random), some chairs (comfy sofa types – missing cushions) and number plates of the models of old Ford cars. Scotty found a lovely brochure offering various Ford and Motorcraft items which one could purchase, in the late 80’s/early 90’s.













    Next floor up and we were met with more Farley cans. Ah, there is the other Sofa chair to match the others on the second floor. Phew.







    Roof time now, and what great views. Mist had cleared a bit and it was getting fairly light now. A few panoramic pics of Plymouth and no sooner we did that the mist started again.



    We checked out a couple of lift motor rooms finding various machinery and a full intact lift motor, cable still in place.
    There were two lift shafts in this building. One lift had been removed, the other still in-situ.
    Very random item was a half empty bottle of mineral water.






    Ah, there are the cushions for the sofas we have been seeing. Complete set!



    Time to exit now. Getting pretty light and Plymouth would be waking up soon.


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    Excellent report and photos, Scrub. Some really interesting and quite bizarre things left in there. Good stuff! :)
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    this building was being surveyed last week, we are hoping to go back to get some more pics and better ones.


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    Excellent report and photos, Scrub. Some really interesting and quite bizarre things left in there. Good stuff! :)

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    Very nice pics Scrub, like the shot of all the jars (Pic 4)
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    Since this was the 1st explore me and scrub ever done together.
    i wanted to go back see if it changed and see if my picture taking skills has improved.

    i did not think there was going to be any thing new and i was limited to a hour to explore.
    so i ran around looking for something missed. a couple of things but nothing that sparked my interested. not as much as a room that i have not been in.

    getting to the room involved lidding down the spiral shots (i loved every min of it) to get to the entry.

    when i got in to the room, i was meet by a very sorry, abused, on its back AMI XJDB-200.

    here is the pics.











    Bits of jukebox and records


    Wonder if i could recover the mech for mine :D



    this is what it should look like

    i think it was put away in a fully working order with all the bits but over the years as squatters, chavs and vandals got in to the building they completly fucked it.
    wish i had room to take it home and restore it.

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    Cool


    Looks like a valve amp built into that sucka
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    Looks like a valve amp built into that sucka
    yup.

    1962, such a sorry sight :(.
    going back soon and i'll have more time to look at it :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    yup.

    1962, such a sorry sight :(.
    going back soon and i'll have more time to look at it :D
    Just love the tone of those amps, shame to see it like that.
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    wud love to check out among others.
    see if u can see this, found this from a mate on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...2&id=509032629

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    This building maybe going soon.

    Get in if you still wanna see it. Demo crew are clearing the contents and one building has already gone to the side of Farley.

    All the tins are being removed and other scap value is being removed!

    ABP is also being cleared!

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