Old Dalby Army Base 2022

Derelict Places

Help Support Derelict Places:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

Stealthstar79

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2012
Messages
1,345
Reaction score
2,276
Location
Leicestershire
Thought I would take a look at the old Dalby Army Base as I was in the area. I was collared by a neighbour iliving in the area who wanted to know why I was going into a fenced off area with abandoned buildings. Explained I like to photograph and take pictures of historical/ derelict buildings , but like alot of people looked at me gone out! 😆.
Only a couple of buildings left now. The buildings have been demolished and a industrial site now resides on the land.
Whilst working as a community carer, alot of my clients would telll me stories of their time working here when they were younger..
Some history .-
Built as a large army vehicle depot which quickly developed into a storage depot for machinery, associated spares and tools.
In 1942 with the formation of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) Old Dalby was used not only for storage but also building, maintaining and repairing vehicles, machinery and equipment. Known as 35 Base Workshops, Old Dalby, this brought expansion of the existing railway sidings and a great increase in traffic for the line. After the war the Technical Stores Depot (TSD) retained its role in supporting the REME workshop but following a new management structure and the formation of agencies in the mid-1990s, the Army Base Repair Organisation (ABRO) took over the REME workshops and the Army Base Storage & Distribution Agency (ABSDA) became responsible for the stores depot.
In 1996, ABRO Old Dalby closed. The Old Dalby Station (not railway) was divided and the ABRO workshops buildings and real estate sold off. The workshop buildings have been occupied by a variety of private businesses and the former ABRO site is now known as the Crown Business Park.The remainder of the former Old Dalby Station continued as a sub-Depot in the Stores Division of ABSDA. However in 1997 a Storage Rationalisation Study recommended that the ABSDA Sub-Depot at Old Dalby should close. The closure of the Old Dalby Sub-Depot was announced in November 1997 and confirmed in April 1998.
 

Attachments

  • images-1.jpeg
    images-1.jpeg
    16 KB · Views: 5
  • 2024-04-03_02-18-15.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-18-15.jpg
    3 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-18-11.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-18-11.jpg
    2.5 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-18-06.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-18-06.jpg
    2.1 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-17-50.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-17-50.jpg
    2.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-18-02.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-18-02.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-17-43.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-17-43.jpg
    2.3 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-34.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-34.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-30.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-30.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-27.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-27.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-24.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-24.jpg
    2 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-21.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-21.jpg
    1.5 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-17.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-17.jpg
    1.5 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-13.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-13.jpg
    1.9 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-10.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-10.jpg
    1.6 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-14-04.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-14-04.jpg
    1.9 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-59.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-59.jpg
    1.9 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-55.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-55.jpg
    3.4 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-51.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-51.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-44.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-44.jpg
    2.1 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-48.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-48.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-37.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-37.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-41.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-41.jpg
    1.9 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-30.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-30.jpg
    1.7 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-33.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-33.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-24.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-24.jpg
    2 MB · Views: 0
  • 2024-04-03_02-13-20.jpg
    2024-04-03_02-13-20.jpg
    2.3 MB · Views: 0
Last edited:
Back
Top