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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:00
    1. The History Hermitage Mill is built close to the waters of the River Maun which runs alongside the it. Built as a cotton mill in sandstone and three storeys high (with basement), it was at first part of the Unwin family's many business ventures. The Unwin family were a dominant force in the cotton and hosiery industry in nearby Sutton-in-Ashfield. In 1782 Samuel Unwin Jnr. and London banker, James Heygate, leased the hermitage site from the 4th Duke of Portland to build their mill. It was...
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:57
    Not a bad explore to be honest. Would have done with some photos/screenshots.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:57
    Can we have pictures please?
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:53
    The second place was rather special, lovely architecture made up for the lack of stuff.
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  • krela's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20
    It's taken me 3 days to get through this, and the only thing I really learnt is how shit your diet is! Seriously though, great work, and a great read. Thanks!!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53
    That 2nd one looks a beaut well done!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52
    Thats a lovely place would love a butchers at that one, nicely done!
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  • mockney reject's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29
    Don't let them scare you, go out and climb one :) They are ace and so so so so beautiful
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  • Baron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03
    Hi folks A couple of days ago I did an urbex of an old disused railway just outside of st helens town centre and recorded my first urbex video... Just found this on Wikipedia about it... "St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway, later known as St Helens Railway, was an early railway company in Lancashire, England, which opened in 1833. It ran originally from the town of St Helens to the area which would later develop into the town of Widnes. Branches were opened to Garston,...
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  • clinka's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47
    wow, an amazing detailed report supplemented with excellent photography. Well done and thankyou for sharing.
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  • Silverlight's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:44
    As a society we seem to be becoming experts in allowing closure of public facilities. There’s always an excuse, it seems, to close something and sell the land to some private developer. I guess the lure of profit outweighs any sense of public service in the minds of Townhalls these days. Grab the money and run.
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  • Silverlight's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41
    I often wonder where officialdom ends, and pettiness begins. Bureaucracy exists for our service and protection, yet how,often do we see some jumped up dickhead ruin businesses like this? As Sausage says, they see someone with a unique idea and just have to interfere. It would be interesting o research just how many brilliant ideas like this failed not because of their business plan, but because of the local Town Hall. People who have never had a creative idea in their lives mercilessly pecking...
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  • Silverlight's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26
    What a heroic report! Far and away the most detailed I’ve ever seen anywhere! Full marks, Sir!
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  • Electric's Avatar
    17th Apr 19, 22:19
    Two cups of tea later, I've enjoyed every minute of reading this. Thanks Mockney, and all the best for your next gasholder climb.
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    17th Apr 19, 19:56
    Intro Over the last few months I have stumbled across these disused hospital buildings and although too small for an individual report I'd put them all in here. The first building is part of a much larger hospital that closed less than a year ago. We struggled to find an entry and after some difficulty we were in. Once inside we stumbled across and unexpected discovery and 2 minutes later we realised the security signs were not lying, they do live inside, so that was that.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    17th Apr 19, 19:06
    Interesting report, very, VERY detailed, took me ages to go through it all, had to stop for a PNB half-way. But well done.
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    17th Apr 19, 06:00
    Sausage replied to a thread Hunters house.. in Residential Sites
    Well, the broken spectacles did me in! For some reason that photo conveys a feeling of memories and weakness in later life. So sad that. Love the feeling of the house. It still feels grand and welcoming and yet is decaying from breaks in the roof. Not sure if it's actual dust on everything or image processing but it looks good yes. It gives the place untouched age (I think I know what I mean..). I wonder if he had a shop at some point? I get a feeling he did. The furniture: Coming to an...
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    17th Apr 19, 05:42
    5 internet points for the biggest report ever. I'll be honest and admit that I'd not considered the need for (coal) gas as being one of the reasons London couldn't get enough coal from us up in the North East. I'd always assumed (should never do that!) that coal was needed more for heating houses and fueling small industry.. The demolition and removal of gas holders has been rapid. It surprised me how fast it was done. The support/guide frames in a lot of the holders are almost...
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  • BigCat's Avatar
    16th Apr 19, 23:30
    Yes, though I can't say that they were particularly happy memories! Some years ago, 2010/11?, I went there & went to the main admin block. I got speaking to the lady working there (just inside the door) & she kindly let me have a copy of the history of Goodmayes Hospital pamphlet. I believe that is the same stuff that has been posted on here. She also took me to see the great hall. I couldn't believe my luck but I didn't have any camera with me.. I went back a few years later & there was no...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    16th Apr 19, 22:03
    Back to grass-roots football ;-)
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  • smiler's Avatar
    16th Apr 19, 17:45
    smiler replied to a thread Hunters house.. in Residential Sites
    An angler I'd guess, little beauty Mikey, Thanks
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