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    Default Rockwood Pigments, High Tor Works, Matlock Bath January 09


    Rockwood Pigments, High Tor Works, Matlock Bath. Former site of the Via Gellia Colour Works. Visited with Lucy91

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    Such a delightful site with the red brick contrasting against the stone. Lovely setting too. Great footbridge. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Such a delightful site with the red brick contrasting against the stone. Lovely setting too. Great footbridge. :)
    Hi Foxylady, Yeah I really like the brickwork. Here`s two more of the bridge





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    Yeah that looks to be a great old site...Nice pics.
    someones flickr sets..

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    I love the access via the bridge :) the site seems to be in quite good nick too. Is it just me or do some of those pics seem to show a lot of the surfaces to have a reddish-brown tinge?

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    Nice site and good pics.

    Any idea when it closed? I ask because I drive through Matlock Bath to Matlock an the way to see the dragon and when i've been through in the week in working hours i'm sure i've seen activity recently-ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85 Vintage View Post
    Nice site and good pics.

    Any idea when it closed? I ask because I drive through Matlock Bath to Matlock an the way to see the dragon and when i've been through in the week in working hours i'm sure i've seen activity recently-ish.
    I Really wasn`t sure whether it was or not when we visited mate I haven`t managed to find anything out yet either

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pirate View Post
    Yeah that looks to be a great old site...Nice pics.
    Thanks mate:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinpaul View Post
    I love the access via the bridge :) the site seems to be in quite good nick too. Is it just me or do some of those pics seem to show a lot of the surfaces to have a reddish-brown tinge?
    Yeah great bridge :) I noticed the red/brown covering, couldn`t make my mind up whether it was rust from the old framework or what they`d been working on

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    Splendid! I used to spend quite a lot of time in Matlock Bath, lovely place. Always had my eye on this gaff with it's interesting access, you have really captured it well. Well done for getting in and showing us around. I would be suprised if this remains intact for long, it's quite prime land I would have thought?
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