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Wrexham Royal Ordnance Facility was a huge Cordite manufacturer during WW2 employing 13,000.
The site is very spread out which was deliberate to protect against air reconnaissance & possible attack.

Now there is quite a lot of remaining buildings dotted about & im not sure I saw them all, but thanks to the local airsoft group there is now handy maps showing the location of most of them lol.
The area is quite nice & host to some good wildlife too, I was stepping over frogs, watching long tailed tits & green woodpeckers & there was some cracking cooking apples going to waste.

My photos arnt great as I was pretty nackered after my "car farm" explore & a ride around LLadegla trail centre, but it was a nice relaxed way to spend a sunny afternoon!

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cracking set of photos
Love the second one

Thanks I didn't think they were great, was one of them places I walked away from thinking I could of done so much more!
 

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The only thing worse than not being happy with your photos when you leave a place, is being happy with them, getting home and them being terrible. What you've posted looks good to me though! Thanks Glynn.
 

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The only thing worse than not being happy with your photos when you leave a place, is being happy with them, getting home and them being terrible. What you've posted looks good to me though! Thanks Glynn.

Thanks, I do it a lot, walk away & remember all the stuff I didn't capture lol
 

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Great pictures. I'm only half an hour from Wrexham, now on my list of places to find :biggrin:
 

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Great pictures. I'm only half an hour from Wrexham, now on my list of places to find :biggrin:

Its really easy just off the Ind est & is pretty much public land.. just watch out for airsofters!
 

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Quote - Wrexham Royal Ordnance Facility was a huge Cordite manufacturer during WW2 employing 13,000.
The site is very spread out which was deliberate to protect against air reconnaissance & possible attack. - Quote

Nothing really to do with Air Attack. The site is spread out because there were specific rules in place that stated that each individual production plant and cordite extruder had to be placed a specific distance from its neighbour. This would stop an accidental explosion in one production station, producing spontaneous detonations across the whole plant. That the spread out nature of the plant did produce protective benefits was a by-product of the process. Cordite is a relatively safe explosive/propellant as anybody of my age will know. A school boy prank that was common to me and my mates, was to collect unfired rifle and machine-gun cartridges from the TA local ranges (elf and safety was none existent back then!), extract the propellant and chuck it on a fire! Happy days.
 
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Quote - Wrexham Royal Ordnance Facility was a huge Cordite manufacturer during WW2 employing 13,000.
The site is very spread out which was deliberate to protect against air reconnaissance & possible attack. - Quote

Nothing really to do with Air Attack. The site is spread out because there were specific rules in place that stated that each individual production plant and cordite extruder had to be placed a specific distance from its neighbour. This would stop an accidental explosion in one production station, producing spontaneous detonations across the whole plant. That the spread out nature of the plant did produce protective benefits was a by-product of the process. Cordite is a relatively safe explosive/propellant as anybody of my age will know. A school boy prank that was common to me and my mates, was to collect unfired rifle and machine-gun cartridges from the TA local ranges (elf and safety was none existent back then!), extract the propellant and chuck it on a fire! Happy days.

Yeah my mate used to mess about with this stuff & try to make his own cartridge's back in the day.... he now has 3 fingers on one hand!
 

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Its really easy just off the Ind est & is pretty much public land.. just watch out for airsofters!


the airsoft site that was on this land has now closed from today so you won't need to worry about airsofters anymore. As i've played airsoft on this site for years and found out 2 weeks ago they were closing it.
 

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the airsoft site that was on this land has now closed from today so you won't need to worry about airsofters anymore. As i've played airsoft on this site for years and found out 2 weeks ago they were closing it.

What is the deal with airsoft? I assume they don't actually own the land in any case? Obviously if u turned up on a day they were there Im gussing they would be everywhere & it would be difficult to keep out their way?
Only asking as there is an old raf site nearer home I want to check out but believe that's used by em too!
 

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What is the deal with airsoft? I assume they don't actually own the land in any case? Obviously if u turned up on a day they were there Im gussing they would be everywhere & it would be difficult to keep out their way?
Only asking as there is an old raf site nearer home I want to check out but believe that's used by em too!

it depends on what airsoft site and company really as some airsoft companies who the land and some rent or get permission of the land owns to play on it.

if you had turned up on the day that an airsoft game was playing and you walked onto site, the marshalls (employees of the airsoft company) would tell the airsofters to ceasefire and to lay their weapons down until you had passed. the airsofters are all told this at the beginning of the day at the safety briefing.

regarding the raf site near you the best thing i can think of is to find out which airsoft company runs the games and ask when do they play.
 

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it depends on what airsoft site and company really as some airsoft companies who the land and some rent or get permission of the land owns to play on it.

if you had turned up on the day that an airsoft game was playing and you walked onto site, the marshalls (employees of the airsoft company) would tell the airsofters to ceasefire and to lay their weapons down until you had passed. the airsofters are all told this at the beginning of the day at the safety briefing.

regarding the raf site near you the best thing i can think of is to find out which airsoft company runs the games and ask when do they play.

Cool thanks for the advice
 
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