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Bellite Factory Ruins

The story of these curious ruins starts around 1890, when a group of Swedish businessmen decided to build a bellite factory near the small fishing cove in Cornaa, on the east coast of the Isle of Man.

The plan was to capitalize on the island’s recent mining boom by manufacturing bellite, a popular explosive used in mining, right there on the island so that it wouldn’t have to be shipped over. However, the business operating license was withdrawn due to safety concerns before the factory was finished, and the shell of it has remained much the same ever since.

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