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    Default British UNited Shoe Machinery - Leicester - May '08


    having been here almost a year ago (on another very wet day) and not been back since i was keen to see some more access was a little easier althuogh totally pointless stelthaly walking in, walked past one factory unit an saw some fella working away door wide open

    anyway off to the disused part and blimey its propperly trashed :( glass everywhere water dripping in

    managed to get into the building i had previously been in a year ago to find it now full of grafiti and alot worse for wear, and unfortunatly roof access was no longer possible :(



    quick trip to the boiler house.....GOT to see them in the day then we found the medical center

    evning visit with Goldie87, appologies for the rather grainy HDR'ish images was shooting on mega high ISO to try and get away with quicker shutter speeds and reduce blur



    must get up there!



    trashed factory floor



    i quite liked this window for some reason, possibly because it still had glass in it



    retro toilets







    old skool signage



    sprinkler valves



    another floor



    blueprint for a worm gear



    real shame about the damp getting to this book was a right little gem with some lovely pictures and diagrams 'morris conveyors Loughborough'



    ship lift FTW



    reminded me of the melenium mills reports



    dials for the boilers



    and the complete control panel, speat ages faffing around trying to get a decent shot of the boilers to no avail so must get back in better light



    without roof access i had to put up with gingerly leaning onto the fire escape staircase to try and pull off a nice shot of wolsey/the space center.......and failed miserably



    still some more to be seen here and with rhumors of so slightly secret parts im itching to see more just a shame parts of it are still very live, think it was my first propper live infiltration :)

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    the last pics a good un:) i like it

    i know what you mean about the tower i really need to get up there.
    what are the secret bits??

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    Was good to get out for the evening. :) Good pics Mr Sam, all mine turned out awful due to my crappy camera and the fact I couldn't see what I was aiming it at lol











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    Cracking pictures there.

    I went back to Wolsey the other day and had a look to see if I could get sneaky access to BUSM once I'd crossed the canal, but no joy. Will have to pop back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celestialjen View Post
    Cracking pictures there.

    I went back to Wolsey the other day and had a look to see if I could get sneaky access to BUSM once I'd crossed the canal, but no joy. Will have to pop back.
    Some of us are hoping to get back there next week, if you fancy joining us send me a pm :)

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    Cool, have done :)
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    Really nice stuff to look at. Absolutely love the book with the old photos and diagrams in. Great blueprint...can't have too many worm gears, imo.
    Nice one chaps. :)
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