Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby pete75 » 7 Sep 2018, 10:50am

Tangled Metal wrote:IIRC there was a gunpowder works in the lakes too.

You're totally wrong about Lincolnshire sausages BTW. The two from what is now called Cumbria are much tastier. If you ever look at meat content too there's a much higher meat content in westmoreland and Cumberland (PGI) sausages than Lincolnshire. Makes for a better sausage. If you disagree then you've obviously only tried the fake ones that aren't made in Cumbria. Woodall's are possibly the best ones and a 175 year old company using an old family recipe from before the company started. Although it's a 500 year old origin. Traditionally uses the Cumberland pig (died out but some claim to have re-bred it but no longer recognised as such by the rare breeds association).

Just as you you can't get a good Cumberland sausage outside of Cumberland your can't get a good black pudding outside of Bury! :wink:


I've tried ones from butchers in Keswick and Cockermouth. They just don't put as much sage and pepper in the Cumberland variety so they taste rather bland to someone used to Lincolnshire farmhouse made sausages. The minimum meat content for both Lincs and Cumberland sausages is 70% . Lincs sausages should be made with fairly coarsely chopped pork which I like better than the ground or minced stuff used in other varieties.
#It all comes down to personal preference I suppose.

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Sep 2018, 10:59am

I often stay overnight in Sleaford and these Maltings are a real feature. Sadly, no-one seems to be able to do anything with them, so I guess they will ultimately moulder away.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Maltings,_Sleaford

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby pete75 » 7 Sep 2018, 11:29am

Bonefishblues wrote:I often stay overnight in Sleaford and these Maltings are a real feature. Sadly, no-one seems to be able to do anything with them, so I guess they will ultimately moulder away.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Maltings,_Sleaford


They were used as chicken raising and processing factory. This caught fire hence the lack of roofs on the three central pavilions. Unless a use is found they will moulder away. The local authority has the power to make owners of listed buildings maintain the fabric but the maltings are owned by wealthy and locally influential people against whom the council is extremely unlikely to take enforcement action.

Some pictures of the interior here https://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/201 ... uary-2014/

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Vorpal » 7 Sep 2018, 11:56am

The Snape Maltings are a success story that came out of the combination of redevelopment and the Aldeburgh Festival.

https://snapemaltings.co.uk/about-us/history/

I've been to a few concerts there and think it is a lovely music venue. I also like some of the shops and galleries. There's some good cycling in the area, as well, and the food in the cafe was good, though a bit dear.
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Sep 2018, 12:20pm

pete75 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:I often stay overnight in Sleaford and these Maltings are a real feature. Sadly, no-one seems to be able to do anything with them, so I guess they will ultimately moulder away.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Maltings,_Sleaford


They were used as chicken raising and processing factory. This caught fire hence the lack of roofs on the three central pavilions. Unless a use is found they will moulder away. The local authority has the power to make owners of listed buildings maintain the fabric but the maltings are owned by wealthy and locally influential people against whom the council is extremely unlikely to take enforcement action.

Some pictures of the interior here https://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/201 ... uary-2014/

Thanks, those are interesting photos. It's a great sadness that the vision's not currently there to develop what could be a wonderful asset to the area.

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 12:28pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:I often stay overnight in Sleaford and these Maltings are a real feature. Sadly, no-one seems to be able to do anything with them, so I guess they will ultimately moulder away.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Maltings,_Sleaford


They were used as chicken raising and processing factory. This caught fire hence the lack of roofs on the three central pavilions. Unless a use is found they will moulder away. The local authority has the power to make owners of listed buildings maintain the fabric but the maltings are owned by wealthy and locally influential people against whom the council is extremely unlikely to take enforcement action.

Some pictures of the interior here https://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/201 ... uary-2014/

Thanks, those are interesting photos. It's a great sadness that the vision's not currently there to develop what could be a wonderful asset to the area.

Google "Prora" in Germany to see how it could be done. Took many years mind, much of it was derelict when I stayed there 1994
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Sep 2018, 12:30pm

It's a very nice place in its own right, and already has some interesting things there like this:
http://nccd.org.uk/

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Tangled Metal » 7 Sep 2018, 5:11pm

pete75 wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:IIRC there was a gunpowder works in the lakes too.

You're totally wrong about Lincolnshire sausages BTW. The two from what is now called Cumbria are much tastier. If you ever look at meat content too there's a much higher meat content in westmoreland and Cumberland (PGI) sausages than Lincolnshire. Makes for a better sausage. If you disagree then you've obviously only tried the fake ones that aren't made in Cumbria. Woodall's are possibly the best ones and a 175 year old company using an old family recipe from before the company started. Although it's a 500 year old origin. Traditionally uses the Cumberland pig (died out but some claim to have re-bred it but no longer recognised as such by the rare breeds association).

Just as you you can't get a good Cumberland sausage outside of Cumberland your can't get a good black pudding outside of Bury! :wink:


I've tried ones from butchers in Keswick and Cockermouth. They just don't put as much sage and pepper in the Cumberland variety so they taste rather bland to someone used to Lincolnshire farmhouse made sausages. The minimum meat content for both Lincs and Cumberland sausages is 70% . Lincs sausages should be made with fairly coarsely chopped pork which I like better than the ground or minced stuff used in other varieties.
#It all comes down to personal preference I suppose.

Cumberland sausages are supposed to be course cut meat too. It has herbs and spices in it too which in the pgi protected status Cumberland sausages I've tried gives loads of flavour. Get yourself to booths supermarkets to get authentic sausages or to Waberthwaite for Woodall's. BTW iirc the Cumberland sausages I buy have something like +90% meat content. All personal preferences but the Cumberland sausages I've eaten had me flavour than the Lincolnshire ones I've eaten. I guess the nearer the region of origin the better the food.

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 5:14pm

Sausage thread :wink:

There is or was a big explosives plant at Penrhyndeudrath, not sure if it is wise to produce explosives near homes

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, became very rich, it was used for bad purposes as well as good plusminus
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby pete75 » 7 Sep 2018, 5:38pm

Tangled Metal wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:IIRC there was a gunpowder works in the lakes too.

You're totally wrong about Lincolnshire sausages BTW. The two from what is now called Cumbria are much tastier. If you ever look at meat content too there's a much higher meat content in westmoreland and Cumberland (PGI) sausages than Lincolnshire. Makes for a better sausage. If you disagree then you've obviously only tried the fake ones that aren't made in Cumbria. Woodall's are possibly the best ones and a 175 year old company using an old family recipe from before the company started. Although it's a 500 year old origin. Traditionally uses the Cumberland pig (died out but some claim to have re-bred it but no longer recognised as such by the rare breeds association).

Just as you you can't get a good Cumberland sausage outside of Cumberland your can't get a good black pudding outside of Bury! :wink:


I've tried ones from butchers in Keswick and Cockermouth. They just don't put as much sage and pepper in the Cumberland variety so they taste rather bland to someone used to Lincolnshire farmhouse made sausages. The minimum meat content for both Lincs and Cumberland sausages is 70% . Lincs sausages should be made with fairly coarsely chopped pork which I like better than the ground or minced stuff used in other varieties.
#It all comes down to personal preference I suppose.

Cumberland sausages are supposed to be course cut meat too. It has herbs and spices in it too which in the pgi protected status Cumberland sausages I've tried gives loads of flavour. Get yourself to booths supermarkets to get authentic sausages or to Waberthwaite for Woodall's. BTW iirc the Cumberland sausages I buy have something like +90% meat content. All personal preferences but the Cumberland sausages I've eaten had me flavour than the Lincolnshire ones I've eaten. I guess the nearer the region of origin the better the food.


Supermarket? We get ours from friends who make them on the farm with meat from pigs raised there. They also do brilliant stuffed chine and acelet though I suspect people from outside the county are not familiar with either of those.

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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Vorpal » 7 Sep 2018, 7:20pm

brynpoeth wrote:Sausage thread :wink:

There is or was a big explosives plant at Penrhyndeudrath, not sure if it is wise to produce explosives near homes

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, became very rich, it was used for bad purposes as well as good plusminus


Being mostly vegetarian, I'm not especially interested in a sausage thread. I'd rather read about industrial sites.
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 7:31pm

Vorpal wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Sausage thread :wink:

There is or was a big explosives plant at Penrhyndeudrath, not sure if it is wise to produce explosives near homes

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, became very rich, it was used for bad purposes as well as good plusminus


Being mostly vegetarian, I'm not especially interested in a sausage thread. I'd rather read about industrial sites.

Wrong thread but here is one for you

Ole Bull was a very popular Norwegian musician, just read about his fantasy villa on an island near Bergen, he had 13 km paths laid on the island and was involved in the establishment of the Norwegian nation, doubtless many streets carry his name
He was a showman, did 300 concerts a year in the US, paid young girls to pretend to faint from emotion, then he revived them with a magic solution from a bottle :wink:

Have you been there? Does everyone in Norge know him?
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Vorpal » 7 Sep 2018, 7:34pm

brynpoeth wrote:Wrong thread but here is one for you

Ole Bull was a very popular Norwegian musician, just read about his fantasy villa on an island near Bergen, he had 13 km paths laid on the island and was involved in the establishment of the Norwegian nation, doubtless many streets carry his name
He was a showman, did 300 concerts a year in the US, paid young girls to pretend to faint from emotion, then he revived them with a magic solution from a bottle :wink:

Have you been there? Does everyone in Norge know him?

I think most people have heard of him. I havne't visited his island, but there is a street named after him near me. Steet in Norwegian is 'gate' (pronounced gah-teh), so it looks kind of funny to an English speaker:
Ole Bulls gate
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 7:37pm

Vorpal wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Wrong thread but here is one for you

Ole Bull was a very popular Norwegian musician, just read about his fantasy villa on an island near Bergen, he had 13 km paths laid on the island and was involved in the establishment of the Norwegian nation, doubtless many streets carry his name
He was a showman, did 300 concerts a year in the US, paid young girls to pretend to faint from emotion, then he revived them with a magic solution from a bottle :wink:

Have you been there? Does everyone in Norge know him?

I think most people have heard of him. I havne't visited his island, but there is a street named after him near me. Steet in Norwegian is 'gate' (pronounced gah-teh), so it looks kind of funny to an English speaker:
Ole Bulls gate

"Gate" is common in Yorkshire Street names
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Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Postby Vorpal » 7 Sep 2018, 7:46pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Vorpal wrote:I think most people have heard of him. I havne't visited his island, but there is a street named after him near me. Steet in Norwegian is 'gate' (pronounced gah-teh), so it looks kind of funny to an English speaker:
Ole Bulls gate

"Gate" is common in Yorkshire Street names

Damn Vikings :wink:
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