Wednesday, 28 January 2009

arla foods, bamber bridge. jan 09

forgot to post this when i did it, only remembered the other day! so here we go! firstly the externals where done last september when i didnt get in but went back at start of january and got inside! arla foods shut in bamber bridge 4 years ago, as far as i know im the first explorer in there, its got security on site and cameras in and out! so had to take it slow! did most of it but ran out of time! as i expected it was almost bare inside but glad i did it in the end as i did live around the corner from it for a while! and its somewhere i wanted to see!

abit about the company:-Arla Foods is a cooperative based in Ã…rhus, Denmark, and the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. Arla was formed as the result of a merger between the Swedish dairy cooperative Arla and the Danish dairy company MD Foods. Arla Foods is owned by approximately 10,600 milk producers in Denmark and Sweden. The name Arla derives from the same word as the English word "early" and is an archaic Swedish term for "early (in the morning). Arla was the name of a local Swedish dairy industry in the end of the 19th century which was one of the founders of modern Arla Foods.

these outside shots where done around the back as security are around the front!

thi one of the switch room was in total darkness, had to reflect the light of a pannel cover on the otherside of the room and it took about 6 go's before i was happy with it!

this is my first pic of the inside that i took, very empty but worth getting in.

this was the only machine left inside the lab!

one of the docking bays

the only spare part left inside the maintenance workshop, a plastic fan.

this door way is great! it leads from one chiller to another, dont have a clue why its that shape but i like it!

there was plenty of holes in walls with cameras on the other side of them so it took some time getting around them but overall i think it was worth it.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Weston POW camp, jan 09

had a bit of a mini meet here some time in january, its only a small site,but worth the time to have a look around. In WW2, Weston POW camp was a camp for ‘trusted’ prisoners of war. It was later used to house Polish refugees. It is currently scheduled for demolition for the building of a road.

first pic is in one of the blocks if you could call them that! it stil got all original fetures intact.

of one of the buildings, this one was a bit different in the chimney it had a water tank at the top

one of the overgrown buildings done in black and white.

a few arty ones looking through the windows from inside one of the overgrown buildings.

st joes, wigan 31st december

went along on the hope of meeting the caretaker, but after a while we decided he had more sense and stayed at hope! lol it was a cold morning and very foggy, but here are a couple of pics from outside!

looking from the lake to the main entrance, the next 2 are of a fency next to the lake!