Joyce Green fireworks factory
Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:36 PM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:05 PM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:18 PM
I wish these factories are cleaned out a little and made has some type of heratige site for the public to see just waht the factory was like instead of destroying them all or letting them rot.
Edit: Here is an arial view of the old grounds from google search http://img256.images...dartford5ri.jpg
Edited by pyrotechnist, 28 June 2006 - 11:25 PM.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:32 PM
The buildings are equally and safely spaced. Wouldn't mind some closeups of that!
Posted 29 June 2006 - 03:39 PM
Do you think it would be too hard to rent a couple of the sheds? Maybe a good place to begin looking for a home for "us types"?
Posted 29 June 2006 - 04:45 PM
I wish this factory could be re used instead of wasting away.
Edit: just to see the size of this place look at the below images.
http://img195.images...=sheds133lq.jpg (notice the burnt cars)
What looks like grass is dam trees lol this factory is massive.
Edited by pyrotechnist, 29 June 2006 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:02 AM
The day I went there, they were burning off thousands of thunderflashes and paintball effects. It was a very big site in it's day.
Posted 30 June 2006 - 01:43 PM
MortarTube do you know if this site is still up to what i can see 3 years ago all the sheds were fine bit trashed but were standing. Though they may have gone now i am hoping not. England own nout to there name anymore this sucks how each factory is just being built over with houses.
Edited by pyrotechnist, 30 June 2006 - 01:56 PM.
Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:17 PM
The guy who owned the factory that I used to work in, started at Joyce Green Lane when it was Wells. Apparently, they had to notify the nearby hospital whenever they wanted to test maroons, as they performed vasectomies there and didn't want any mistakes. lol!.
The saddest thing is that when Wells was cleared out, before Astra moved in, they dumped 100 year old setpiece frames and the original limelights that Wells started their business with, before they ever got into fireworks. They all lay at the bottom of a Kent landfill somewhere. R.I.P
Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:28 PM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 05:02 PM
Im hoping to go there tomorrow, then I'll upload some pics and show if its worth a return visit.
Edited by NoName, 14 July 2006 - 05:06 PM.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 05:31 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 06:29 PM
Just to make this clear this place is still standing.
Sorry for the long post
Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:13 PM
Wouldn`t it be great to have a pyro club here at Dartford, perhaps with enough investment shared between 6 or 8 of us, we could consider paying the land owners some peppercorn rent for its use to make fireworks again?...........I can`t see why we can`t make our own fireworks for our own display company?
Edited by crystal palace fireworks, 10 July 2008 - 02:33 PM.
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