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    Default British United Shoe Machinery, Leicester. August 07


    This is a report from 28dl I did a while ago. The picture links dont work there now so here it is for your enjoyment...

    Lots of things to see at this place and there are still some companys working in some of the buildings.

    First thing i came across was this camper van, Dont know if anyone was living in it though!


    Chemical storage shed.



    Junk everywhere, proberbly a Chavs drinking establishment



    Some electrical stuff.. the copper has not been striped yet.



    inside one of the buildings.




    The water tower


    I came across a Plant room with what appeared to be 3 huge Lancashire boilers still inside, I could not get in so had to take pictures through the window and vents.





    panorama shot of the court yard


    Wolsey from accross the canal


    This grasshopper was also exploring!


    thats it!

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    Ah memories! Remember wandering round this place numerous times ages ago. Been meaning to go back and still not got round to it! Good set :)

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    nice pictures:)
    i really want to see this place.

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    Nice report, that place in its prime was one massive site. I used to work there on some automated machinery from late 80's to late 90's. Would luv to get back n take a look at it now, any offers??
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    id come with you reddwarf9 and im sure a few of the leicester lot would come again for another look around im busy for the next 2 weekends. but anytime after that:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattdonut View Post
    id come with you reddwarf9 and im sure a few of the leicester lot would come again for another look around im busy for the next 2 weekends. but anytime after that:)
    cool, im free most weekends, pm me when you're free.
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    That's a really neat water tower. Liked seeing the external views...and fab grasshopper!
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