Sunday, 22 July 2012

Peeling Paint

No visit to Bankside would be complete without an image of the Reckitt chimney. It is simply huge (450 ft) and dominates the whole area but it,  like much of the area, is now standing idle and slowly decaying.

The chimney was used to remove sulphur dioxide produced in the making of ultramarine which has many uses not least in paint manufacture some of which could be applied to this wall. There's more, much more, on the history of this site and the production of this useful product  here, this link was written when the plant was still operational, it closed in 2007.

1 comment:

  1. Would be fun with a series of photos where you could see this impressive old chimney.