October 8, 2018 4.01 pm This story is over 63 months old

Look inside historic Lincoln factory set for demolition

The factory was iconic before it was sold

Eerie photographs show what’s left of a 100-year-old Lincoln factory before it is demolished.

Ruston Factory opened in 1918 and was the country’s largest producer of aircraft engines during WW1 before it was put up for sale by developers.

The 231,000 square foot warehouse space was last in use as a fertiliser manufacturer in 2015 when it was the former home of William Sinclair Horticulture.

Developers have flagged the property as a potential area for hundreds of homes or as a commercial space.

Before it is demolished, a reader of The Lincolnite decided to take a look inside and take a series of dramatic photos.

The photographer said: “Anyone can just walk in. While wandering around I saw two teenage girls skipping in there.

“Numerous fires have been started in there evidenced by the ground scarring and I would not be surprised if the building was being used by homeless individuals and addicts.”

Since the premises were vacated, the building has suffered from fire damage.

Watch this video below from MACE Archives of when Ruston Factory was still in use in 1952.