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Friday, 16 March 2012

Wilkinsons of Elland - Blackley Brickworks

September 2011

You can see this place as you drive down the M62 motorway.

On my journey up to Halifax the weekend before I spotted this place as I pulled off the motorway, a brief meet with the Judderman the week before and I had this one on my list, after a mooch ont'tinernet I soon found this is an old favorite of many an explorer and is totally buggered.

The challenge was to make this one look bloody good and spark Urban Spaceman into stop messing about with his motorbike in his shed.

Blackley Fire Clay Works, Wilkinson's Brickworks, Blackley. The chimney at the works was built in 1894 and is a local landmark, the factory itself dates back to about 1883, the factory closed in 1985.

I set off a little concerned after reading a recent newspaper article stating the owners had been reviewing security at the site, it was obviously not on any kind of priority list, given the state of the place and the lack of security and on site parking.


So welcome to Yorkshire !!!

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 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Some nice graffiti at this place

 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Now this was a new one on me, a collection of paints on site for graffiti artists to use.

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 Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Bit of urbex paint porn !

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Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Grumpy Octopus !

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Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


 The obligatory spooky stairs picture


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Wilkinsons of Elland/Blackley Brickworks


Anyway I'm sure you have had enough of this set of pics, if not head on over to my Flickr page for some more of the delights of Blackley Brickworks.

Moving forward to this year, 2012, a housing developer wants to flatten the site and build 120 houses.


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