Fisher’s Seed Company, May-2008

Posted by thirtyfootscrew On May - 22 - 2009

Bridge Between SilosThis was just a quick trip, I had some bits and bobs to pick up from the town and I thought I’d leave early to get some urbex in before too many people were up and about. I skirted around the edge of the site on what I presume is a disused railway line (it certainly had that feel to it), carrying on until I saw a clear hole in the fence that was easy enough to fit through.

Once on to the site I had a mooch around the silos, there’s not a great deal to see but they’re pretty impressive and very large structures which are quite a sight to behold if you’ve not seen that sort of thing before. There were a few bits of graffiti around and some wooden boards laid out as though some skaters had been around, though nothing looked overly vandalised which surprised me for a site in such a built up area. One cool and unexpected part of the site as what seemed to be a petrol station, complete with a petrol pump, I guess this must have been used to fuel the delivery trucks but I’ve never worked in a place like this so I can only make assumptions.

Spot the RatI had a little poke around the rest of the compound and saw a rat scampering into a warehouse, unfortunately I just missed getting a decent shot of the flighty little bugger but I managed to get his tail and some fur in frame. I didn’t really make it into any of the warehouse areas but got a quick look into what I presume must have been the offices which was utterly wrecked with collapsing ceilings and smashed up walls – the reasonably intact boiler and a set of drawers were the only things that gave a clue to its original purpose.

46.5 GallonsThere’s quite a bit of exploring to be done at the site, though I’m not sure these days since this mini site-report is almost a year out of date, I may attempt to return at some point in the next few months and see what it’s like. In the end I abandoned the explore part through lack of time and also due to a mild suspicion that I wasn’t alone, in all likelihood it was probably just the wind or cat but my head was telling me that it could’ve been a chav or a crack addict so I decided not to venture into the huge dark warehouse and exited the site the same way I came in.  It might seem overly cautious to some but I’ve always been a fan of following my instinct, tens of thousands of years of evolution have made it what it is and I’m not one to argue with that!


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3 Responses to “Fisher’s Seed Company, May-2008”

  1. Compound Eye says:

    Fisher’s was always a sunday afternoon favourite of mine… Walk in access and a great variety of junked machinery on open ground, as well as the buildings and silos themselves. I have very fond memories, and quite a few photos, on top off and inside the silos themselves as well as up the gantry staircase and on the various floor levels inside the main factory.

    However, Fisher’s is no more – it was completely flattened by G.B.M. Demolition earlier this year, using gas axes to carve up the girder based buildings, and a giant excavator fitted with a ripping claw to literally tear down the silos. Although I was lucky enough to get official access during the destruction and as a result got some quite nice and unique shots as it was being taken apart.

    I am now waiting to see what becomes of ABM, as there is a chance I will be authorized to officially document that one also…

  2. I had a quick look at ABM on the same day but gave up quickly as I was under a time constraint so I went over to Fisher’s which was wide open. It’s a shame that it’s all gone, I wish I’d made more time to get a good look around the place, I didn’t even make it half-way across the main courtyard area or inside any of the warehouses.

  3. Compound Eye says:

    I doubt you would’ve got into ABM, as May ’08 was when some idiot teenagers decided to set fire to the machine shops on the 3rd floor. After that it was sealed up tight… Although the rubble piled up against the ground floor doors made it very easy to get into the 1st floor instead! Now, everything has been bricked up properly though.

    It’s a shame, since prior to the arson attack the place was wonderful to spend a leisurely afternoon exploring – I have photos that just could not be reproduced now, due to the damage… Back then, it was almost understood that people liked to explore the place and it was tolerated, but now it is under close watch.

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