Isisbridge

Isisbridge

Posted on 06/17/2017


Photo taken on May 24, 2017


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Wallerscote Island
Winnington
Northwich
ICI
Tata
Brunner Mond
demolition
England
English
Britain
British
UK
May
2017
Cheshire
bus window shot
soda ash
chemicals
industry
factory
Wallerscote Works
snow factory


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Brunner Mond Winnington Works 1928:
britainfromabove.org.uk/image/EPW021584
4 months ago.
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www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2013/10/14/urbex-soda-ash-works-wallerscote-island-august-2013

Founded by a couple of chaps named John Brunner and Ludwig Mond in 1873, they began producing soda ash about a year later. They used brine solution, ammonia and limestone to produce sodium carbonate in pure form. I understand that at its peak the factory produced 200,000 tons of soda ash a year, meaning that the Brunner Mond company became the largest producer of the product in the country and the worlds largest alkali exporter.

Wallerscote Island Works was completed in 1926. the construction consists of silos and huge metal sheds, although all were integral parts of the original structure. The company later became part of ICI, which is now owned by Tata. Sodium Carbonate is a widely used in industry for casting and glassmaking. It is commonly used in chemistry as a base and an electrolyte. It is also used domestically in detergents, dyes and toothpaste, as well as tasty sherbet sweets!
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.