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  • Lochlan McIver P's Avatar
    Today, 00:37
    I was out on a cycle with my mate ethan and we came across this old Farm House Thing? From what we know, it was operational till around 2018-2019 as it was set on fire and the family had to escape quickly. It was really cool walking around the place but sad knowing that we were walking in some poor peoples house. We were saying that we couldn't believe that it was actually still standing as our council loves flattening history and putting horrible council houses in it. These are Some Of The...
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  • Pezza1995's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:15
    Wow what a beautiful house!! Good find and amazing photos!!
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  • Fluffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:14
    O_o You what?! This fire sustained severe fire damage? Just winding you up :tongue-new:
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    3rd Jun 20, 21:06
    Actor Trevor Howard is best known for his role in Brief Encounters & while I wont pretend he was a name I was particularly familiar with he has appeared in an unbelievable 90+ films. Trevor & actress Halen Chery were Wed in 1944 & brought this place in 1950. They were according to the sales blurb "known for their flamboyant parties" which may explain the rack of whips & tickling sticks we found in the corner of the room! Trevor died in 1988 & Helen (who appeared in nearly 30 films...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    3rd Jun 20, 07:27
    Must try & go here. Yeah I like the lamp, shame glass is all broke, Id still give good money for it, would love one as a dining room light!
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  • Electric's Avatar
    2nd Jun 20, 18:10
    Nice report Jenal. Such interesting little features that still remain.
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  • The_Derp_Lane's Avatar
    2nd Jun 20, 12:47
    It's a lovely place, love the pics on this report
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  • KPUrban_'s Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 21:34
    That lamp is looking worse for wear these days. Something about old Hanaulux lamps which is cool as.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 19:44
    Timing is everything...
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  • Jenal Urbex's Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 17:21
    St Joseph's Orphanage was funded and built on behalf of a wealthy widow named "Maria Holland" in 1872 who was frequently donating £10,000 at a time to build the structure as Preston had one of the worst mortality rates in the UK at the time due to poor housing and low paid mill workers. In 1877 "St Joseph's Institute for the Sick and Poor" was opened. The chapel was added in 1910. The hospital could accomodate around 25 patients at a time and was run by Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of...
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 16:18
    That place is just a mess. Just goes to show how much devastation a fire can do.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 16:14
    Nice photos, well done for a firsr explore. I'm glad the house is up for sale as it's not vandalised so it will be taken over by someone who will look after it.
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 14:06
    It's a nice house. Done it myself recently. Nice snaps
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  • AdeyM's Avatar
    1st Jun 20, 12:37
    My first report here and the 3rd location I've done in the last 2 weeks. I'll post reports to the other locations soon. I shoot on film so great care is taken in taking these shots! This farm house is also known by another name which is how I was able to locate it so to protect it somewhat, I've renamed it. Things I found out during my explore: The last person living here was an elderly woman called Violet and she passed away in early 2018. The house has been relatively untouched since...
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  • Jenal Urbex's Avatar
    31st May 20, 22:37
    Couldn't find much history on this place, however this fire sustained severe fire damage during an arson attack that occured at the site in July 2017 resulting in most of the building being an open ruin. We guessed that the building was last used in 1990s/2000s. During our explore we encountered that the site that the building occupies we discover that the building was extremely vegetated. The former driveway that used to lead to this once luxury had been taken over by plants, nettles,...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th May 20, 23:53
    As did the lagging on the piping!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    30th May 20, 17:31
    Was actually pretty safe the tower once u got past the gate at bottom of ladder, Iím not sure if it was newer than the military buildings! Was pretty high though
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    30th May 20, 12:38
    I have paid a couple of visits to Snailbeach during May to photograph the remains of the Snailbeach District Railways, once part of the Colonel Stephen's railway empire. The final section closed in 1959 but had relied on a road tractor hauling trains on the remaining section for around a decade due to lack of funds! For anyone wanting to explore this line a copy of Snailbeach District Railways by Twelveheads Press (2017) must be considered the definitive history of the railway and...
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    30th May 20, 12:24
    During May I have had a good mooch around Snailbeach Lead Mine in Shropshire. There is a lot to see and one can download a trail leaflet on the web. In normal times the restored buildings are open and underground tours are available on selected dates - but at present they are suspended. It is well worth a visit: https://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Mines-of-Shropshire/Snailbeach-Lead-Mines/
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  • ocelot397's Avatar
    30th May 20, 07:51
    The tower looked a sketchy climb!
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    30th May 20, 06:46
    Interesting location and a nice history write up. That vehicle BSE413S was registered in 1978 and is described as a yellow and green agricultural tractor. A lot of derelict tractors and a Perkins engine but the tractor in your first pic has ceased to be a tractor, it is an ex-tractor.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    29th May 20, 21:40
    RAF polebrook is all but invisible on google now but there is still a few secrets to be found! The airfield was built on Rothschild estate land starting in August 1940. It was from Polebrook that the United States Army Air Forces' Eighth Air Force carried out its first heavy bomb group (Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress) combat mission on 17 August 1942, and from which Major Clark Gable flew combat missions in 1943. looming out the woods the first thing you come across is a lovely old...
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