Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Ravenhead glass, st helens. aug 2010

After ending up in st.helens with Over we decided to go and have a look at the old ravenhead glass factory, to be quite honest it looked part demolished but still it was worth the time and the epic climbs to get in! we didnt get any external shots as there were people on site.  :)

Ravenhead Glass was a glass works near Ravenhead Colliery, St. was founded in 1850 by Frances Dixon and John Merson, In 1852 this factory was sold to the Pilkington Brothers. Once every decade the company swapped hands until 2001 when following a series of downturns in the late 1980's it stopped production and went into administration.

In 2003 the Rayware Group, which bought the Ravenhead site announced that it would like to revitalise the brand, giving pint pots and other traditional glasses the Ravenhead name.

the office had been fairly trashed but still some interesting stuff to take pics of.

inside the furnace

i really like the colours of the glass on the walls in here.

hope you enjoyed the pics, until next time :)

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