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Default Abandoned Ravenhead Factory - April 2011 - 12-05-2011, 20:49

So, another report from me! Sorry, just thought I'd post the two that I've done already.
This is the old Ravenhead Factory. Located next to Pilkingtons in St. Helens.
This factory has been abandoned since 2001, and plans keep getting remade and sacked off about demolition of this place. Now, since 2010, parts of it have been getting demolished and slowly but surely, the place is becoming less and less. One building is partially destroyed, so we didn't want to risk going in there.
The main factory space still stands, well, I think it is. We found the design room, the showers, darkrooms and a few other bits. Definately worth an explore if you're around there!
I ended up using the first 3 as final prints for a photography assignmment. Sooo, yes! Enjoy!
























We managed to get onto the roof, this is looking over towards Pilkingtons


One of the demolished buildings


The partially demolished building


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Default 12-05-2011, 23:46

great set of photos
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Default 12-05-2011, 23:53

Nice Craneage..


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Default 13-05-2011, 03:24

Great report & nicely captured.
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Default 13-05-2011, 09:29

Very nice, reminds me of the old Greenings Wire works in Warrington.


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Default 13-05-2011, 14:20

Thanks for the compliments guys!

@Gibbo: I've never been there... I take it thats demolished now, too?


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Default 13-05-2011, 15:53

really liking that second shot
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Default 13-05-2011, 20:27

Ravenhead glasses look pretty ornate I thought they just made institutional crockery type stuff.
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Default 14-05-2011, 00:16

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Thanks for the compliments guys!

@Gibbo: I've never been there... I take it thats demolished now, too?
Yeah, sadly. Some pics here though:

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1561


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Default 14-05-2011, 05:06

Great set of pics! Love that old blackboard, you've captured the place really well considering there's not much left of it. Nice report.


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