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Arrow Royal Ordanance Factory Ten, Hooton. ROFTEN October 2013 - 06-10-2013, 22:14

ROFTEN was a munitions factory making Shell casings throughout WWII.
I've waited at least 4 years for this site to become empty & now it has happened.






















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Default 06-10-2013, 23:41

Sentinel works No, 9639 of 1946, a 100 HP 'BE Type' (chain-driven) vertical-boiler loco was purchased to work at ROFTEN. It still exist at Northhamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust, Hunsbury Hill, Northants.



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Default 16-10-2013, 01:51

Glad to see it open, though sad to see what's on the cards. I got chased by security and police when I tried this a while back, scooted down the wirral way and hid in a bunker, lol. Never did post them pics.

Are the console shelters still on the roof?

I recognise your icon from a building about a mile away, some nice graff in there.
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Yes the 2 console shelters are still on the roof but I did not try to climb up to them. There are some more pics on 28DL showing the one at the back.
Yes the icon graff is from the nearby building which i'm sure is a related site.
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Default 15-11-2013, 23:52

We went not so long ago.Its huge and only one building was locked.will go back again in the near future


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Drove past yesterday in preperation for another visit, loks like every building is now flattened
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Default 31-03-2014, 14:23

That's too late for me then.

Thanks for the info.
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Default 31-03-2014, 18:47

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Does that mean the firewatchers shelters have been removed? If so, does anyone know where to?

(the one at IWM North isn't a 'local' one, it came from East Midlands Electricity Depot, Robinson Way, Telford Industrial Estate)
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Default 31-03-2014, 20:09

That's right, iirc there were two consul shelters on that roof. Hope they've been saved.
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Default 31-03-2014, 22:29

Brilliant photo's, especially black and white give it an edge.
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