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Thread: Abandoned Self Storage Site - Derby - August 2012

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    Default Abandoned Self Storage Site - Derby - August 2012


    Ok guys, I have been exploring places for a while, but never joined a forum so this will be my first report.

    This was a self storage site located in Derby, I have no history on this place, there was a huge warehouse here that some locals built a home made bmx park inside, but this got torn down.

    I'd first like to mention to not tackle this place on your own.

    Lots of junkies hanging around. Was greeted by a young girl and lad with a staffy at first. I asked him what the place was, he said it was a motorbike repairs centre and it was all legit, I was like 'oh right ok mate' thinking to my self you must be smashed, he then shouted to the people inside the building 'give me back my f***ng bike you skanks' then started singing 'if your happy and you know it clap your hands' he was completely off his face.

    His GF suggested that we didn't want to go inside. I walked past quickly had a quick peek in the open door and saw it was just 3 older pople in their 40's, so wasn't so bad. however this doesn't mean it's safe. As entered main building the 3 older junkies was sitting drinking and smoking, Said hello and asked if I was looking for someone. I said I was just wandering around. They caused me no harm. LOTS of needles laying around, cans of beer, It's just a junkie hideout. Don't attempt this place on your own, it isn't safe at all. Don't take your expensive cameras and equipment. The first lad and girl returned with another lad. A lot of people wandering around that looked dodgy. DO NOT GO ON YOUR OWN.

    All in all I was a little nervous of who might turn up, so this was just a quick wander and shoot.

    My pics aren't HDR etc, please let me know if I have spoken out of context in my report



































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    Good report mate, can see why you say don't go alone !
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    Yeah they was about a million White Lightening bottles laying around and quite a few needles and sterile wipes.

    I not sure who uses this forum (age group wise) I know a few local kids who are into exploration so just making sure that everyone is safe.

    No one caused me any harm, but who knows how people can suddenly turn under the influence.

    if taking your good camera it would be best to disguise it in a backpack etc

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    Just uploading my pics for the abandoned warehouse next door and brigstock camp now

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    Love the swan head! great photos.

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    The swan head caught my eye from some distance away, pretty neat.

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    Bloody hell, i went here last year and look at the state of it now, it used to be a call center and some bus deppo

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    Swan Head Ducting is my fav shot :-) thanks for posting!
    He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand; And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

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    this place is on great northern road it was call client logic last year squatters tryed to make a home of it but it looks like its been trashed and the squaters have moved on

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    I helped build the concrete ramps in there, its basically full of smack heads all day, every day. It used to be a call centre and a couriers depot before it got shut. Pretty sketchy at the best of times.....

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