Crown Maltings - Burton on Trent - June 16

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Decender

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I had't done any explores for what seemed like an eternity for one reason or another. So when someone told me that this place had opened up again right on my doorstep I thought it would be rude not to pop and have a mooch.

I can't find much history about this place other than it used to be part of a larger site of maltings in the area, most of which were demolished in the late 60's but a few remained. A few years ago more were demolished including an old brewery site, but this one still stands. Some of the site is inaccessable due to still being in use, and what is accessable is in a pretty sorry state. Woodern floors on the lower levels are not in the best condition in places, but the concrete floors higher up a solid enough.

It's not often I visit a place twice in close succession, but there were a few areas we couldn't get to on the first visit and I had a feeling there were ways in, but just hadn't seen them. Popped back about 2 weeks later and sure enough, found my way to quite a few new bits. Not sure whether we had just missed the massive gapping hole in the wall last time round that took us to it, or whether the breeze blocks on the floor has recently been knocked through by some scallies. Anyway, it's still pretty derp in there, but made for a nice few shots so thought i'd share.

If anyone else knows of any history of this place, please feel free to post.

Anyway, on with the shots. Sorry it's a little pic heavy. I got a tad carried away :)

27896827025_2f306a2950_b.jpgIMG_5509 by Darren Fitzjohn, on Flickr

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That's a stunning set - the lighting is cracking, really atmospheric! Need to tick off a brewery and a maltings from my to do list, seems silly not to considering I brew for a living. Really enjoyed your report, thank you!
 

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Thanks m8, really appreciate the comments. The light can be great in there in some parts, and in others extremely dark. Certainly a challenge :)
 

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Great report and pictures . I'm from Burton too, where abouts is this?

Thanks
 

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History of the place... if this is the same Crown Maltings it is well documented in "Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland" page 450. Google books link below. Doing a little genealogy and found I'm related to the Lewis Meakin who owned the place back in the 1800's. That's how I found your photos. Thanks I enjoyed looking at them. Nice work.

https://books.google.com/books?id=_VRHAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA451&lpg=PA451&dq=noted+breweries+of+great+britain+and+ireland+crown+maltings&source=bl&ots=dde_nzydLu&sig=BxRn0SFP16jjkKfszsiN_w-I50o&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi78-zxsqzQAhWGLyYKHVFqBG0Q6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
 

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Oh wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks for the link. I had been looking for some history but struggled a bit. Nice little read that :)
 

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