Isisbridge

Isisbridge

Posted on 06/17/2017


Photo taken on May 24, 2017


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

ICI ruin
Winnington, Cheshire

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Isisbridge
Isisbridge
Brunner Mond Winnington Works 1928:
britainfromabove.org.uk/image/EPW021584
2 months ago.
Isisbridge
Isisbridge
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!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Isisbridge
Isisbridge
Winnington skyline
2 months ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Good shots and information about its history and products. I'd love to take a wander around this place before it's all knocked down. There is a massive amount of metal in that construction, the contract to demolish it must be worth millions they'll make money too from recycling a lot of it.
2 months ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Frank Roolooth
It does rather put you off sherbet lemons, though.
2 months ago.
Frank Roolooth has replied to Isisbridge
I prefer sherbert fountains but it's ages since I've seen any. I've not had any of the flying saucers with sherbert in them for years either.
www.45spaces.com/confectionery-sweets-chocolate-bars/r.php?r=sherbet-fountian

www.amazon.co.uk/Sherbert-Flying-Saucers-Sweets-Fillers/dp/B00IARHNVE
2 months ago.