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    Hay folks well todayís little explore was a good one and also a case of three birds and one stone as I was itching to have a mooch with my camera this morning and secondly the urbex mutt wanted a walk and thirdly the mrs wanted to find out what urban exploration is about so she joined me (fair play glad she never wore her flip-flops).
    Well the site we visited was Thrapstonís Iron stone and lime stone works.
    Well Thrapston has become a bit of an obsession as it is rich in the history of mining and quarrying as most of this part on Northamptonshire for these minerals.
    Well the site which was next to the old midland station was used for the preparation of the lime stone and iron stone ore for transportation and played a big part in supplying the local steel works (Stewarts & Lloyds) Corby works and the last freight was in the 60ís.
    Well I will be further exploring this side of Northants as it still has so many hidden secrets hiding in the woods and the mines are my goal so on with my photos and hope you enjoy
















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    nice work mate
    there is quite a bit to see and over the road ;)

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    Fantastic find! What's that old cylinder thing with holes in it. Look like a walkway, but I doubt that?

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    interesting looking place and not that far from me. Must be interesting trying to piece all the remains together.

    I'd have had that wheelbarrow. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by anpanman View Post
    Fantastic find! What's that old cylinder thing with holes in it. Look like a walkway, but I doubt that?
    Itís where the stone was sent down to the crusher most likely on a conveyor type system. me dog thought it was a walk way though way running up and down it
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    Quote Originally Posted by borntobemild View Post
    interesting looking place and not that far from me. Must be interesting trying to piece all the remains together.
    Itís a good one though mate so much more to see just with this time of year itís so overgrown makes it that little harder and getting bitch slapped with a thorn bush is never pleasant :twitcy:
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex76 View Post
    Itís where the stone was sent down to the crusher most likely on a conveyor type system. me dog thought it was a walk way though way running up and down it
    Thanks Mate! I wonderd if its application would have been something like that, but I tend to doubt myself hence the stupid question. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by anpanman View Post
    Fantastic find! What's that old cylinder thing with holes in it. Look like a walkway, but I doubt that?
    It's a grader of some sort, the big particles can't get out the smaller holes.

    I like this site a lot, lots of old metal work left which is unusual as the scrappies normally have had it years ago.
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    they are brilliant pics thank you. i didnt know they were there even tho its just down the road. lovin the urbex dog did he get a bone.
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    Great site and loads of interesting stuff left remaining. Echo Oldscrote about the grader.
    Nice explore. :)
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