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Dramatic pictures show the last days of lost Liverpool tobacco factory

These dramatic photographs taken by an urban explorer show the iconic Ogdens Factory site being demolished.

Captured in 2016, Toc66 was given permission to access the site as the landmark ‘witches hat’ chimney was pulled down by demolition workers.

The tobacco factory was once a major employer in the city before it was knocked down to make way for a residential development.

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At the time, the ECHO shared footage showing the moment the chimney at Ogdens Tobacco Factory was demolished.

Imperial Tobacco operations at the factory ceased in March 2007 when production was moved to other UK plants and bulldozers moved in early 2016, with the factory site being almost completely cleared for work to begin on building 133 homes.

And these photographs show the last days of the former factory.

Some images show what remained of the inside of the factory, including the packing hall and boiler house.

The former Ogdens office building on Boundary Lane is Grade II* listed and was retained and converted into 19 apartments.

The office dates back to between 1899-1901 and is believed to have been designed by the company architect Henry Hartley. It includes a clock tower with spire that acts as a landmark within the local community.

The listed office building retains many of its historic features including outer and inner vestibules with mosaic tiles including the Ogden crest, an inlaid marble foundation stone, oak panelling, a Jacobean stair case and carved timber fireplaces.

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When converted into apartments, a number of these original features were retained.

Here are 15 photos that offer a glimpse into the last days of the Odgens factory.

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