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Arrow John Summers & Sons Internals - 29-08-2011, 22:35

It is here, tonight, that I make my official return to posting reports on locations.

Tonight I return with a much-loved building, the John Summers & Sons offices and one of the labs.

I posted up a report featuring externals roughly about a year ago here - http://www.nwex.co.uk/showthread.php...t=john+summers


Info shamelessly stolen from my own external report last year.
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John Summers & Sons Ltd was a major United Kingdom iron and steel producer, latterly based at Shotton, Flintshire. The company was absorbed into British Steel in 1967; British Steel became Corus in 1999 and this company was taken over by Tata Steel in 2007.

The founder, John Summers, was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1822. While working as a clogger, he visited the Great Exhibition in 1851, where he bought a nail making machine, and commenced making nails with which to fasten the iron strips on to the soles of clogs. In 1852, Summers moved into Sandy Bank Iron Forge at Stalybridge, where he successfully concentrated on the production of clog irons and nails. He then purchased land near the forge, and built a new ironworks, known as the Globe Works.

John Summers died on 10 April 1876, at the age of 54. Three of his sons, James, John and Alfred, carried on the business, and they were joined by another brother, Henry Hall Summers in 1869. Space for expansion at the Globe Works having been exhausted, the firm opened the Hawarden Bridge Steelworks at Shotton in 1896.

In 1898 the firm became a Private Limited Company and in 1908, on completion of new offices, the headquarters were transferred to Shotton. By 1909 the company was the largest manufacturer of galvanized steel in the country, and probably the largest manufacturer of steel nail strips and sheets.


Explored this lovely building with Minxy, Sloth and Gannet.

We start the guided tour tonight with some doors, everyone loves doors.



Here we have a door to an internal phonebooth, sadly the phones long gone now.



I know you all want to know about the staircase, so here are some lovely pics for your visual pleasure.





I know a large majority of you also like corridors so enjoy...





This place has been mainly stripped and is now used for Airsoft, but there are still some features left, some of them rather nice, too.







Signage





Some of whats left of the rooms












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Now, what do most rooms have? WINDOWS!!!





Kitchens and Bathrooms







Tiles and Radiators time!







This place even had its own Jail....I mean saferoom.



Now its TIME we went to the clock tower....time, get it? GET IT?!?!!!







I even found the light switch for the clock light, took some shopping to bring out the faded ink on the switch.



Now its time to go visit one of the labs, but before we do, heres some randoms.









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Time to have a little walk around the grounds before heading to the labs.





Only a small visit to the labs, but these are trashed, water ingress everywhere, and sounds like the tiles are lifting in the breeze too.























Thanks for taking the time to look at this rather heavy report.


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Default 30-08-2011, 01:38

best report ive seen on this place

i must visit here as theres a large culvert underneath
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Thanks Georgie, I love this place and have been wanting to do it for ages. I saw the massive culvert underneath, looks interesting, but rather fast flowing.


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Default 04-09-2011, 00:18

Cheers mate! appreciate the replies


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