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Filature Badin

Spinning till the end.

Normandy, France.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

The filature's very famous boiler-face up close and personal.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Virtually all machinery has been sold off or scrapped.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Left over yarn rolls in otherwise empty halls.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Rolls thrown about in the crumbling halls.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Electrical housing compartments.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Spinning hall remains.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

The very famous boiler-face. A bunch of explorer namnes scribbled on the walls here.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Electrical hardware in the power station.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Electrical housing installation 1.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Electrical housing installation 2.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

Spinning machine parts and growth merging.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

A few tiles missing.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France.

View from the boiler room.

 

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Yours truly

This enormous spinning mill originally covered an area of some 42 acres (17 hectares) and was founded in 1830 by Auguste Badin. It produced yarn from cotton, jute and hemp. For more than a 100 years business was expansive but international competition eventually took its toll. In the early 1980s the company filed for bankruptcy and an Italian textile manufacturer bought the remains. As late as in 2008 business was closed permanently. Considering how recently it was shut down the degeneration of the site was striking.

During summer of 2015 demoliton and sanitation of the area began. A few of the central and most characteristic buildings will be spared but their future use is still uncertain.

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