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Thread: Cobb Slater Ltd, Darley Dale, Derbyshire - Jan 09

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    Cobb Slater Ltd was established in 1990 were a technical injection moulding company who specialised in the design and manufacture of plastic rolling element bearings and assemblies, technical custom mouldings and secuirty products for domestic electricity supplies.

    From a bit of research they seemed quite innovative aswell, and made the bearings for the wheels of this.. http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/arti...ss-wheels.aspx

    They closed in May 2007 after BNL, another firm involved with plastics bought all the shares in the company to basically, strip it of it's assets and know-how ect to make their company bigger and better. That meant the loss of 60 jobs which as was said in a news article I found, was very bad news for a small community like Darley Dale.

    When I visited the building seemed pretty secure although I think pikeys had been it at some point as there was a bit of cable sheathing outside. I couldn't do too much probing as it's overlooked on 1 side by houses, the A6 on another and fields on the other 2. I noticed a farmer in one of them paying attention to what I was doing, so thought it was best left to another day..

    I've driven past before and seen the gates open with a police dog van in the yard....


    There was a huge shipping container round the back, which was full...


    Also round the back were what looked like plastic sugar bowls, but they probably aren't




    My only shots of inside, everytime I tried taking pics through glass nothing came out






    Obligatory Chair Shot






    the remainign few are on my photobucket, http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y31...Cobb%20Slater/


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    Arr thats a real shame. I lived as a teenager in Darley Dale and your right. These closures make a big difference in a small community like that.
    Seems to be going a little down hill latey around those parts. Even the toilets had been boarded up last time I visited! We always used to comment that they had no graffiti and never got smashed up.
    I'd still move back at the drop of a hat if I could get a decent job in that area.:)


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