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Anglo Beef Processors, Blisworth March 2019

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Anglo Beef Processors (or ABP for short) is one of the largest meat processing companies in Europe. During the mid-2000s they scaled back operations and both this and the similar but much smaller facility up in Bathgate which I explored in 2017 were put on the chopping block.

The facility originally opened under ownership of Meade Buswell in the 1960s, after a takeover in the 1970s Dalgety Buswell, and latterly it came under the Anglo Beef Processors umbrella before it closed in 2004. Olleco, a cooking oil collection and recycling company operate out of a directly adjacent facility and interestingly are an associated company to ABP.

You'd expect abbatoirs to be pretty grim places but I actually really enjoyed my explore of this place. The vast majority of it is a maze of pitch black refrigerated rooms but part of the fun was getting totally lost in the place. At the rear of the site were the holding pens for the animals which, similarly to the Bathgate facility had the 'walk of doom' that lead into the slaughtering building. Upstairs are some small office sections, one of which is absolutely packed with porno and the other section contains a wealth of interesting material including blueprints, floor plans, old signage and banners. The light was fading by the time we got up there so couldn't spend as much time rooting around as I'd have liked, but it's not too far away from me if I ever want to go back!

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Afterwards we felt like there was nothing better to do than to tuck into a lovely Burger King meal, so we did.

Thanks for looking :)
 

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There is a lot to see there, nice pics, none from the engineering shop?
 

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There is a lot to see there, nice pics, none from the engineering shop?

Don't think I saw that part, mind you we were losing the light quick. I do want to go back at some point though considering how close it is to me.
 

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Don't think I saw that part, mind you we were losing the light quick. I do want to go back at some point though considering how close it is to me.

Its across the yard near the cattle sheds, worth a look theres some interesting stuff in there!
 
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