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Default Clwyd Alloys Aug 2012 (pic heavy) - 08-08-2012, 16:03

Headed here to see what there was to see, should have brought a torch to have a proper look inside. as it was I was only able to see inside those areas that had some natural light.

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The site was originally the Gem Brick Tile and Terra Cotta Works Company and locals still refer to the site as the 'Gem'. In 1901 it was voluntary wound up and the Alyn Brick Tile & Terracota Company took over. The chimney was added in 1911 (built by Ephram Jones). By 1916 the plant had closed and it was then refitted as a silica works by Colin Steward Ltd. Local hard silica sandstone was taken from a quarry above the site and transported in trams down a cable tramway (there's still the remains of the winding houses up in nearby fields) The stone was then ground down to powder that was used by Lever Bros as the scouring agent in 'Vim'. The plant produced 600 tons of powder per week which was transported by rail from a private siding. The silica dust by-product was diverted to the chimney where it was captured by a water spray and piped to a nearby pond where it solidified and reclaimed the pond and marsh back into land. Colin Stewart Ltd closed when Levers ended the contract in 1959, More recently, the site was acquired by Clwyd Alloys, and was used as a foundry for the reclaimation of scrap metal. The site closed in 2002, and outline plans for housing have been submitted.
scrap metal


some form of barrier


Windows has crashed I mean smashed








Help water the weeds






For those who like bricks








fuse boxes


close up




more fuse boxes


wonder if these still work?


mind your step! hole to the culverted stream under the site, looks like it's brick lined with a concrete cap, might be worth a look in itself.


somone has been here


controls

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could not find the mens


offices


The phone is off the hook


coffee anyone?


Clocking off


no sinks to wash your hands


office


other end of the phone






anyone for some Toshiba T-44P?




weighbridge








more power control


inspection pit good place to watch bats though here!




conveyer


chute






Thanks for looking.

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Default 08-08-2012, 17:37

looks like there is some cool stuff to see here mate, like the time clock.
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looks like there is some cool stuff to see here mate, like the time clock.
Very much so! I just wish I had brought a bit more kit (torch and tripod) especially for those places that were too dark to see around. oh and suitible clothing for the culvert

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Very much so! I just wish I had brought a bit more kit (torch and tripod) especially for those places that were too dark to see around. oh and suitible clothing for the culvert
get back there man
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i can't believe the pikeys have even taken the curly wire from that phone!
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The culvert underneath is well worth a look
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i can't believe the pikeys have even taken the curly wire from that phone!
Challenge for the next visitor/s find the curly wire from the phone
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