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  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    Today, 09:59
    Okay - I think after much investigation I *might* have worked out roughly where the house might be, though I can't 100% pinpoint it yet. I guess when I'm able to, I'm just going to have to comb the general area and see if my sleuthing worked out.
    12 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:31
    I'm sorry to be the giver of bad news but so many pictures are blurry that this post gets a no-no and a thumbs down from me. You can still create the "spooky" feeling with an ordinary digital camera.
    2 replies | 245 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:27
    Looks like nature is making a come back. Some of the buildings still can be identified but the graf spoils it.
    1 replies | 74 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:23
    Looks like nature is making a come back. If you do find rails try to look for a date stamp on the side of the rail, if it's there.
    1 replies | 71 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:19
    1. The History The first coal-fired power station at Willington was built in the 1950s. When first commissioned in 1957, Willington A’s four turbines could burn around 1,000 tonnes of coal a day each. The second power station, Willington B, was commissioned in 1962 and has two turbines that could both each burn double that amount. Hence when running at full capacity the stations typically got through 8,000 tonnes of coal a day. This was brought in by rail, delivered by ‘merry-go-round’ trains...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:10
    1.The History Hidden in woods near Chellaston, South Derbyshire is Chellaston Quarry Locomotive sheds. It became home to both the Railway Military Training School of The Royal Engineers and the Melbourne Military Railway in 1939. The section used by the military was between junctions near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire and Chellaston and Swarkestone. It was named the No. 2 Railway Training Centre (No. 1 being at Longmoor). The engine sheds/wagon repair depot were immediately south of...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:07
    1. The History Not too much info on these substantial remains of a WWII decontamination hospital (with water tower above) which also includes a stand-by set house and blast trenches. Decontamination hospitals were constructed during the Second World War, for both military and civil use, in anticipation of chemical or gas attacks. The stand-by set house housed the stand-by generator, set in a tall 4.5m room with flat roof. The site is situated behind Harlaxton manors in its grounds. The...
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  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    Today, 07:00
    Spotted. Thanks so much for the tip, time to get researching...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 06:59
    Oh deary me. Another one. Tell me...which bit of the UK government's COVID19's advice do you want me to explain to you? Stay at home: Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
    2 replies | 245 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 06:57
    Which bit of the following are you struggling to understand? "Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)"
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  • Foxylady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18
    I really like the outside pool area; would love to have a good meander around there. Good stuff, Fluffy. :)
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  • blackylad83's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 22:39
    This little gem is only round the corner for me and has been on my bucket list for ages. Tonight, I decided to go and explore. I am not 100% sure of the history of this place, but it looks like the owners were doing it up and ran out of cash; thus abandoning it. Last year, the front of the building became dangerous and the council has to close the road, while the building was made safe. However, I think with this was why they abandoned it. The Explore The Urbex gods must of been in my...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 15:28
    There's a good clue sitting on the mantle piece!
    12 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 07:22
    Salton Sea is definitely one of my top "to visit" destinations. The history of the area is fascinating too, such as Salton City, which was planned out and all the roads put in place, but then never built. When viewed on Google Maps it's truly the oddest thing. Love just how much Desert Shores is Sandy Shores... did you dare step into the liquor store?!
    4 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 06:48
    This place is beautiful. I adore retro furniture, so I'd happily move in and take care of all these fantastic items tomorrow! Can't get over how well preserved everything is, I hope at the very least they someday find a good home.
    4 replies | 724 view(s)
  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    7th Apr 20, 22:47
    This place looks wonderful! What a treasure trove of a life left behind. Seeing those cars like that breaks my heart though; I love old motors and have a very soft spot indeed for Eastern European cars especially. If anyone could let me know the right place to start looking on a map to track this place down, I'd love to see how things are looking there now!
    12 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    7th Apr 20, 07:18
    I did wonder when this Fluffy requested to become friends with me as I thought Fluffy was a female, so I got a little confused. I thought if you sign up to this site and enter a nicknake then the site would tell you if it has been used before.
    5 replies | 671 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    7th Apr 20, 07:01
    Not too bad condition. Hasn't seen much vandalism except for a little grafitti. The urinals are still intact.
    4 replies | 462 view(s)
  • Electric's Avatar
    6th Apr 20, 22:18
    Cheers Fluffy, nice to see it's keeping well. I was there last summer and it hasn't changed. All the best.
    4 replies | 462 view(s)
  • theartist's Avatar
    6th Apr 20, 14:36
    the green urinals are gross.
    4 replies | 462 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    6th Apr 20, 13:45
    History; I can't find too much out about this place. I think it closed in 2009, although I find it hard to believe that it's been 11 years due to the lack of destruction around the place. It appears to be a cross between a hotel and a self catering motel type thingy. The main building houses a bar, skittle alley, kitchen and a large upstairs restaurant. Outside, there's an outdoor pool, and indoor pool and several large buildings containing the rooms. Some self catering, some not. In its...
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  • Fluffy's Avatar
    6th Apr 20, 12:43
    I know :P I didn't realise I'd stolen someones nickname 'till I'd signed up. Sorry!
    5 replies | 671 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    6th Apr 20, 08:49
    Thanks mate, glad to of ticked this one off it is a gem
    7 replies | 441 view(s)
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