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Anyone feel the need to be MOD?
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:14 pm by meanwood_monks
Been thinking about this for a while now.

Some of you guys/gals have been here since day 1. Cheers for all your support over this time.
Was wondering if anyone was wanting to keep an eye on things and have MOD rights here.



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PostSubject: Rank Hovis Flour Mill, Hull Nov 08 20 pics   Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:41 pm

Like many industrial cities, Hull suffered badly at the hands of the Luftwaffe, and Clarence Mill suffered terrible bomb damage during the months of heavy bombing on the city. Seven years after the war ended, Clarence Mill was built again on the site of the earlier mill, and ten years later became Rank Hovis McDougall (RHM).
Today the site lies empty, three years after it shut down.


Inside is virtually intact. There is no power on any more, and control panels are everywhere.


Although the ground floor is pitch dark, the rest of the levels are bathed in a wonderful light, caused by the flour which is everywhere.


The top of one of the enormous belt drives.


Operator....?


Instead of using millstones, Clarence mill used giant milling and grinding machines to mill the flour. On every floor, these machines stand silent, still with flour in them.


For some reason, many of the belts have gone.


A line manager's office on the factory floor


Because each floor can't be isolated in case of emergency, Health and Safety shut it down.


More recent hoppers


Older wooden milling machines


With all of the wood and the silence, these floors reminded me of a library.






Today this place is empty save for the rats and mice. Current plans are for a leisure complex and student housing.
Inside one of the machines


I love hand painted signs, and here there are so many.




Up on the roof


Another victim of the times, British Extracting taken from the roof.


The first aid station.
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