Norgren Factory, Shipston-on-Stour (Stratford upon Avon)
Visited in August 2012.
Prepare for some new DERP...
I don't believe this one has popped up before, so thought I'd pay it a visit. My grandad used to work for quite some time, so wanted to see what it was like inside.
Sadly, history does seem to be quite scarce on this one, so sorry about that.
MI Norgren were, by far, the largest employers in Shipston but the works closed in 2008 with the production moved to eastern Europe. The works sit and moulder. There are plans, backed by many locals, to build a supermarket on the site, but so far nothing has happened.
Possible plan for the old site
Debate between locals for a new supermarket
Access was 'interesting', but worked out all the same. There are some quite new looking cameras around the site, with some possible sensors too.
I'll be honest, it's not the most interesting place in the world... But still was a mahoosive place all the same!