This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong?
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
Only two machines sit on the rails in the roundhouse, both oil cars. It’s not clear whether there’s anything inside either, but they have to have been placed here before 1970, when the turntable outside these numbered doors was removed.
Some of the internal staircases were fitted with cages that wound round down the stairs to deter suicidal patients from taking a dive.
I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected.
Even in monochrome, you can probably tell what colors were over Hastings that evening: Red, White, and Blue.