Wednesday 22nd May
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Torringtons Dairy Crest Creamery

Robert Sandford originally founded a milking parlour at this site in 1874. Over the years it grew and grew until the original buildings were not adequate for the scale of the operation.
A lavish art deco factory was built in their place, with no expence spared at the time. These are the same buildings that survive on the site today, along side some further fairly modern additions such as the drying tower and recent warehousing.

The drying tower was damaged by fire in 1993, and this halted operations on site for a short time, this coupled with the goverments de-centralised milk collections, finally killed off the creamery with a loss of many local jobs. A huge blow to the local economy.

Kids and vandals have been at work as can be seen in nearly every photo.