Rear side, locked doors. There's a tree
growing through the roof.
Crates of army hats, I think German.
Hey, it's me. (I actually wanted to make
a picture of the inside.)
A car left the neighbouring house and briefly stopped. The
good citizen might have called the police so I decided to leave. I left
the same way as I came in, over the fence. Lucky timing, because as I
walked away from the fence I just had climbed over, an elderly couple
just came walking down the street.
Plans are to build houses in this place, they include keeping
some of the buildings intact as industrial monument.
Only a few days after I put this report online I got an email
from Maarten. He told me they had squatted the officebuilding and were living
there now. They even made it to the local newspaper with this.
In August 2003 these posters appeared around the
remnants of the old brewery. It's an attempt to keep the brand and the
brewery in memory. Hengelo Bier Lives!
Most buildings have been demolished. The oldest part of the brewery, the brewinghouse
which was intended to be renovated, burnt down in july 2005. The grounds are
being redeveloped for housing, though plans are to rebuild the brewinghouse
and restore the silobuilding and give them a new function, so some industrial
heritage will be saved. For more information, check www.debrouwery.nl