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  • wolfism's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 21:06
    Nice shots there, you got a better day for it than the norm in the Pennines. Pity you didn't get a look inside, the way into one of the mills was clever and convoluted but apparently was eventually rumbled, and the way into the other was a matter of luck and timing. Folk say the Crowthers don't like visitors… but their mills are very photogenic inside. I was lucky but that was a couple of years back.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 18:33
    I agree with Pincheck. I think that its still a live site. I remember the clown who took photos of this site and I was surprised that our moderator allowed the photos to be shown it on this site. There is a faint chance of explosives still buried and this could be an advantage to terrorists, hence why the police presence.
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 17:59
    Lovely large buildings those. I particularly like the extra details such as cast iron signs and other bits. The tunnels linking the mill buildings are awesome - they have ships port holes in them which kinda makes sense structurally. I do hope they are re-purposed. I know they're not unique but they do look structurally sound and worth saving.
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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 17:06
    I love old industrial sites, and this was one we definitely weren't going to miss. In a beautiful location on the coast, this power station was a personal favourite explore of mine from our trip. Pigeon House Power Station
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 15:42
    A very nice set of photographs. I some respects I am glad you did not do inside. Was fortunate to hear the clatter of the looms and the chatter of the workers in both Mills in the very early '60's. Nothing like the noise of the early, founding days, but enough to make the building feel alive. Nothing sadder than the empty and still interiors of old mills. Sad about child labour, but once the various 'Factory Acts' came into force, these places employed whole families for decades.
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  • Pincheck's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 14:45
    you will find this site is different not governed by normal law unless they have lifted the classification for the area think it was section 77 of the explosives act. Certain public clown explorer a long time back got special branch coming to his door after posting all over the net. Daddy hired a lawyer to get him off !, i believe. Never piss about in these sites unless you know the consequences
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  • MrSovieticus's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 13:07
    https://www.scotways.com/faq/law-on-statutory-access-rights Unless it's an active military site or something of the same caliber, they can slap your wrist and bugger off. The only way to charge you would be prove that you have broken in to the place with wrong intentions or caused some damage. They have absolutely no legal stand if you just jumped over the fence and took photos of few collapsed walls. The law in England and Wales is much more strict. The Scottish law definition of a...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 07:32
    1. The History W.H.Shaw Ltd is located at Dobcross Works. The centrepiece is the Grade II-listed Office Building of the former Dobcross loom works, known locally as “The Cathedral”. Built in1890 for Huchinson and Hollingworth in a Gothic style, it is revered for its 4-stage clock tower. The loom works themselves date back to 1860. The main chimney was built in 1863 and was subsequently enclosed. A number of the original buildings burned down in 1875, then a larger works was erected on the...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 07:30
    1. Introduction A tale of two mills, neither of which we could get into. They are massive and dominate the skyline of this lovely Yorkshire outpost. If developed, they could bring in much welcomed income into Marsden. For now, they sit, silent reminders of the skyline of this one great industry 2. The History (I) Bank Bottom Mill This a four-storey mill that dates from 1824. It was originally built as a fulling mill and in the 1830s it was used by Norris, Sykes and Fisher. In 1834...
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  • krela's Avatar
    23rd Aug 19, 06:59
    Police talk a lot, the public order act is so vaguely worded you can be arrested for just about anything. The chances of you actually being charged are tiny though.
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • McLeod's Avatar
    22nd Aug 19, 23:08
    I returned today and things went wrong when security spotted me. They had driven through from the live side as they said they've had a lot of unwanted attention. I was taken into the live section, and after a short while the police turned up. Their attitude stunk and were very arrogant. They asked me if I knew about arson attempts in the area, suggested I delete my pictures (I won't be), and threatened me with a breach of the peace. Surely they can't arrest me for walking through the grounds? I...
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • Tbolt's Avatar
    22nd Aug 19, 17:04
    Ey up Lavino. Cheers mate and nice to see you are still about too mate
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  • Tbolt's Avatar
    22nd Aug 19, 17:03
    Thanks Mikey you are too kind sir
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  • Andymacg's Avatar
    22nd Aug 19, 13:54
    didnt know there was still anything left ,as they had begun building houses a few years back , a trip down the A82 for a nose around is on the cards
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • Scattergun's Avatar
    22nd Aug 19, 09:06
    From what I hear, the former owners have given up full stop. Excellent stuff, I've not seen anything from here in a long time. Thought it had long been cleared.
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • wolfism's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 19:58
    Good stuff, looks like there's still a fair bit to see. Have its former owners given up on fixing the fence?
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • Lavino's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 19:43
    Top pics there mate. Good to see you still out and about.
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  • Lavino's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 19:36
    https://youtu.be/7hUjw2sMCcA
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  • ocelot397's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 18:36
    Moel Fferna This was a nice little explore of a site usually famous for its underground pictures. I took hundreds of photos here, so I've tried to include more points of interest, rather than relentless exterior building shots. History from the internet below:
    1 replies | 299 view(s)
  • JB-URBX's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 10:49
    Thanks KJ much appreciated. It's a small wooded area, The church itself is not visible from the main road but walking up the track it soon becomes visible.
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  • KJurbex's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 09:43
    Amazing set of photos that, how well concealed was it?
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  • JB-URBX's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 09:39
    Thanks Glynn, there'll be more to come from me soon!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    21st Aug 19, 06:59
    Nice that one thanks for sharing
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  • MrSovieticus's Avatar
    20th Aug 19, 23:43
    Cheers, I've been to the former but I only found remains of few bunkers and a couple of warehouses, I was worried I missed something there. Nice report!
    14 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • McLeod's Avatar
    20th Aug 19, 18:22
    No, this is the one near Erskine. Thanks for the comments, I hope to return this week to see some more of the site. I'll post some more pictures up in a few days.
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  • JB-URBX's Avatar
    20th Aug 19, 13:00
    Hi all, I've been lurking on here on and off for almost a year and I've finally started to get out and about and do some explores. A recent long weekend away in Norfolk found me near this old church ruin. St John the Baptist possibly dates back to the 11th century. Upon the opening of a new church 'Christ Church' in Fulmodeston in 1882 it was abandoned. In March 1959 it became a grade II listed building. St John the Baptist, Fulmodeston, Aug 2019 by Jacob Bilson, on Flickr St John...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    19th Aug 19, 21:44
    Much appreciated mate.
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