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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:28
    1. The History "Forte Taille", located in Montigny-le-Tilleul, Charleroi is a former coal-mining colliery. Coal was first extracted in this area in 1755, initially via open-cast mining. Underground mining commenced at the site the next century, around 1865, when the first mines were sunk. The SA Franco-Belge coal mine was created in October that year and was a modest colliery, which adopted the production of "balls" of coal (agglomerates). Company share certificate: Company Share by...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:21
    1. The History Located in Roux, in the region of Charleroi, Belgium, the workshops at Remise Monceau are a former SNCB locomotive traction maintenance depot. Monceau housed a number of different locomotives including diesel Class 73 shunters and Class 52 locomotives and electric Class 22 locos. These were used to service the many heavy industrial sites in the region. A combination of the closure of many of the steel works and coal mines, along with many of the locomotives being downgraded...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:17
    1. The History The gothic manor is located in the village of Hampole, near Doncaster. The building dates back to the early 19th century, although some parts of the house are thought to be much older. Few places have such a sad back-story to them becoming derelict as this place. Known as both 'Manor House' and 'Ivy Farm Manor', the manor belonged to psychiatrist Neil Silvester, who practiced at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. He shot into the news in 1991 when he discharged a sectioned mental...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:45
    I hate to disappoint you but they had actually had some sort of twine woven across the faces of each tyre - very weird.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:42
    Cheers Smiler. Went past it today and it looks a lot different now. At least the facade survived.
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:42
    A nice local wander for once. I had originally made plans to head further north with Landie_Man but with the impending demolition of this place looming large, felt it better to not miss out on a big local site like I have done in the past through my own silliness. Cox & Wyman had operated a printworks in Reading since 1777, and although this factory is nowhere near that old, parts of it still date from the early 1900s. Cox & Wyman are the oldest printworks company in the country and...
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  • smiler's Avatar
    5th Dec 19, 22:18
    A bit good that Hughie, Thanks
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  • smiler's Avatar
    5th Dec 19, 21:58
    Great shot of the boardroom KP,
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    5th Dec 19, 14:22
    Always did start my explores on the roof or top floor - you get an idea of what the building is about as you go up and tend to see more if you are noticed/discovered. Nice set of images KP.
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  • King Al's Avatar
    4th Dec 19, 22:23
    Like the look of this one KP, the boardroom & canteen have a great 80/90's vibe :) Nice one!
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    4th Dec 19, 15:43
    So make sure whilst you are still alive, that you have thrown out all the junk of a lifetime - that is of no interest to anybody else in the family and the rest is clearly mentioned and disposed of in a properly worded Will. As one gets older, you will realise that your younger relatives will not value your lifetimes collection of 'stuff' in the same way as you do. Let them chose items they really want and turn the rest into cash and treat yourself to one final lasting memory. A nice world...
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  • ryedale rodent's Avatar
    3rd Dec 19, 21:13
    The provisions of LB repairs notices are there to tackle the neglect (deliberate or otherwise) of LBs. I’ve frequently used them to good effect (and have also successfully prosecuted where buildings have “collapsed”).
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  • Cjlockers's Avatar
    3rd Dec 19, 14:41
    It could be looked into, I mean I live pretty close to this location, its possible to look into local records as i don't think the care home would've tried to particularly hard to find the next of kin.
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    3rd Dec 19, 13:29
    What on Earth has someone been sewing tyres for?[/QUOTE They haven't - The tyres have been filled with twigs or straw, set fire to the straw and roll the flaming tyre down floor. Kid's game, as old as tyres have been abandoned, around these parts anyway.
    5 replies | 643 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    2nd Dec 19, 21:58
    BikinGlynn replied to a thread Alloy manor` in Rural Sites
    I know a bit about buildings & thought the same. Stairs are deff modern & it even has plastic down pipes! as u say it could of been cobbled together & most likely without planning as its in a small cluster of houses in a semi rural location!
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    2nd Dec 19, 19:51
    Interesting site that. Stripped but still shows some older bits such as the riveted girders. What on Earth has someone been sewing tyres for? A site I don't think will last much longer?
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    2nd Dec 19, 19:39
    Sausage replied to a thread Alloy manor` in Rural Sites
    What a strange building? Kinda looks old and a bit industrial but on closer inspection the whole thing looks as if it's made from recycled materials? Internal lintels hint at it. The stairs are modern and made of steel not cast iron like the older type were. Looks to have become a bit of a workshop and not a residence too? Finally fire put it all to rest! I laughed at the trumpet thing - what instrument is it? Such an odd find that! The actual site though, sorta reminds me of travelling...
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