Fish Curers


History of the Fish Curers
Unfortunately trying to find any history on this place is not very easy. I will continue to research this place and add more information when or even if I find any.

What I do know is that the building was a Fish Curing business, one part being for the offices & another for the curing of the fish. Now for those of us that do not know what fish curing is here is a very brief bit of information.

“Fish Curing. Methods of curing fish by drying, salting, smoking, and pickling, or by combinations of these processes. Methods such as these have been employed since ancient times”

As I live local I can firmly say that I do not have any memories of seeing this place up and running, however, that does not give me much of an idea as to when this place became abandoned. When we are younger we tend walk around with blinkers on and don’t really take much notice of things around us but at a guess I would say it has been empty for at least 15 years.

Unfortunately that is all the information I have for now but as mentioned above, when I find out more I will update this post.

My Visit

Please note I do not break in to any building to gain access. I use an access point that already exists or I leave, I am not a vandal.

This was my first ever explore and an enjoyable one. This place is not big so after a couple of hours we had looked around all of the buildings. Considering this place has been derelict for a good amount of time and open to the elements the damage is not as bad as other places I have been.

Unfortunately most places that are left abandoned the local youth population work their magic adding graffiti and causing general damage, this place is no exception.

Now the photos…. You can click any image for a larger view.

Corridor – Friend or Foe
Corridor - Friend or Foe
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Room Decay
Fish Curers Room Decay
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Corridor of Tags
Fish Curers Corridor of Tags
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“Smoke Weed”
As you can see in the images so far, the graffiti is everywhere.

Fish Curers "Smoke Weed"
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Mock Up Photo – Bio Break
Whilst on an Urban Explore we found the old toilet block and decided it was time for a break. This is a mock photo and we did not leave our mark.

Mock Up Photo - Bio Break
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Wall of Words
Fish Curers Wall of Words
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A Room Divided
This room looked like it had been divided into smaller rooms at one time or another.

Fish Curers >A Room Divided
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A Room Divided
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Up to the Roof
This stairway leads up to the roof of the building. The first thing i though when seeing this was the size of that skylight!

Fish Curers Skylight
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More images are available on my Flickr Page
The images above are just a small selection of the images I have edited. I have lots more photos of the Fish Curers on my Flickr page which can be found here.

Fish Curers, Final Thoughts
For my first explore it was enjoyable, also it was nice and easy going with no major worries about dodgy floors or ceilings falling in. The only downside for me was the lack of anything to look at other than the building layout. The graffiti did add a little extra and I feel that without it this place would have felt bland due to the lack of features in the rooms.

None the less a nice easy explore that is perfect for someone looking for a first explore location.

On a final note I would like to say this
Take nothing but photos, Leave nothing but footprints.

Additional information added since the explore
26th June 2014: At 7pm today Fire broke out in the main admin building which seemed to be located around the wooden staircase, damage unknown at this time.

If you would like to purchase a print of any of the above photos or any photos on this website you can contact me via the email form on my contact page for more information.

Thanks for reading,

Alan Duggan

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