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Chinnor cement works

Closed in 2000, has been used as a film and TV set, the torture scene in the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royal' was shot here.

comments (15)

  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 29 Mar 2011, 01:28
It is a great angle on the factory John..with the B&W you have made it look as though the smoke stack had caused the clouds....petersmile
John Prior: Thanks a lot Peter
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Mar 2011, 01:51
Good industry photo,I like the angle
John Prior: Thanks a lot Vintage

You mean that testicle scene was shot in a cement factory? Ha ha...

Even that phallus-like chimney cannot stop laughing. grin
John Prior: I was told it was used in the film, that's the only scene I can fit with it. Also used for Dr Who, Scrap heap challenge were keen to use the railway nearby.
Great picture, I like the HDR feel!!
John Prior: Thank you Marion
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Mar 2011, 08:07
A fine shot: I'm surprised it's still there John I remember the chimney is certainly a feature of the landscape around there - just along from the Motorway and those lovely Kites
John Prior: Thanks Chris, I heard it was going to be demolished to make way for houses, that was in 2010, so had been unused, apart from film crews since 2000. A youth fell to his death there in 2004.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 29 Mar 2011, 09:18
the angle is amazing, well done
John Prior: Thank you Chantalsmile
Having worked in the quarrying industry most of my life I'm quite surprised this place hasn't been taken down if it is closed, they usually are.
John Prior: Chinnor opened in 1908 and shut in 2000, in March 2010 it was announced it would be demolished to make way for a housing. It is/was also next to a railway run by enthusiasts, this was shot from a siding when I was given free access to the railway one saturday afternoon.
We are very good at closing industry. Like the angle of this shot which works well in b&w
John Prior: Yes that's because the powers that be wanted banks and service industries smile Thanks Bill.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 29 Mar 2011, 20:27
cool place. did you get a chance to explore inside?
John Prior: Thanks Otto, It was out of bounds, I later learnt that a youth had fallen to his death their.
Well framed, John. I like the way the factory lurks behind the undergrowth.
John Prior: Thanks Graeme smile
B&w works very well in this image. A lovely angle and natural framing in image. Well captured.
John Prior: Thanks Laurette smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 30 Mar 2011, 19:03
This place is fascinating. The sky in this one and your latest are both gorgeous. I like the choice of greyscale here.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Sherri.
Lovely industrial image.
John Prior: Thanks a lot for visit and comment.
Nice BW! I like pictures of old factories. This one is great!
Good industry photo,I like the angle

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