I have always wanted to do an explore but never really considered actually doing one for real until the last week.
So I read a few urbex reports on Terry's (as York is my local area) and me and my friend had a look when we had a spare 20 mins to find access. Came back today, and started our first explore!
Nervous wasnt the word, but we pressed on and had an interesting few hours exploring! :thumb
Looking at previous reports from last year, wow, the place has been trashed so much more, especially the office-type block nearer the front! Seems that someones put alot of windows through and nicked alot more stuff.
Access was very simple and there were many ways in to the different buildings, something I didn't expect. We explored every part with ease, the warehouse at the back, the main 4 story building, clock tower, offices and the various storage buildings etc.
Heres some facts:
"Process info from the Conservation Area Character Appraisal about the site: Originally goods were loaded in at the top floor and manufacturing processes cascaded downwards. The blended beans were roasted, cracked and winnowed, then taken to the nibbing machine where the ‘nib’ of the bean was extracted, this being the part used for chocolate making. The nibs were ground to produce the cocoa mass, at which point other ingredients such as sugar or milk were added as required. The result was a paste which was refined several times. The next process was ‘conching’ where the mass was stirred for many hours at a constant temperature, to produce a smooth cream. In the enrober department the chocolate was added to the various fillings, and the results were then foiled, packaged and dispatched. These processes, once carried out in the factory building, were more recently transferred to the ground floor of the factory and the 1970s building opposite.
The original Terry shop in York (owned by the Berry family, which Joseph Terry married into in 1823) is now the Swarovski shop in St Helen’s Square. It has “TERRY” inlaid below the windows and engraved on the building frontage."
Pressing on, here are the photos...
I hope you liked, all photos are thanks to my mate who came along and is equally passionate about getting into this stuff more.
EDIT: Y U NO Auto RESIZE?
EDIT 2: Images resized :)