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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:13
    1. The History The history on this place is well documented but I’ve done an overview of the quarry’s history, mainly to help me get my head around the place. Dinorwic quarry is located between Llanberis and Dinorwic, in North Wales. It covers more than 700 acres of land and at its peak, was the second largest producer of slate in the world (nearby Penrhyn was in first place). The first attempts to extract slate here commenced in 1787 when a consortium took out a lease on the site from...
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  • JNoake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:38
    I found a couple of other posts with interesting information about this site and thought a drone view would help put the site ground images into context.
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:27
    This was a totally unexpected success on a recent trip to the Peak District, one of my favourite areas of the country. I'd stumbled across it on Google Maps and pinned it as a 'go and see' as I had no information about the place at all, and much to my surprise we managed to find access into it. Servo Computer Services (also known as Phoenix I.T.) is located in an old manor house, formerly known as Darley Lodge, on the outskirts of Matlock. They were a computer systems and software...
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  • withindelain's Avatar
    21st Sep 20, 23:58
    when I did this place at the weekend....spotted lines of coke on the kitchen table - decided it was time to get out at that point
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    21st Sep 20, 23:28
    Exactly what you just said...
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  • verdigris's Avatar
    21st Sep 20, 09:23
    it was nice inside too - I used to stop off there for a meal (always good) on my way Up North. It was an iconic staging post on the A1. A sad loss.
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  • Potter's Avatar
    20th Sep 20, 20:34
    Absolutely stunning. I love that loft bathroom and bedroom.
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  • B W T's Avatar
    20th Sep 20, 18:58
    Hydro Power Plant #40 It is the struggle of our time: Human nature versus Mother Nature. Will we ever understand that nature will outlast us, no matter what? What seems like some kind of landscape garden is actually what is left of a power plant once filled with machines and technical equipment. 50 years ago, this Art Deco structure somewhere in Italy was abandoned, and today, Mother Nature is reclaiming what is hers. Join us as we explore the huge compound and make several unexpected...
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    20th Sep 20, 16:00
    I had a lengthy mooch around the former Foggintor Granite Quarry near Princetown earlier this month. Here are some photos: View along the track which leads from the Tavistock Road towards the quarry. Beyond Yellowmead Farm sleeper blocks from a branch of the original Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway are in evidence from the branch which served the quarry. View towards the quarry and the Big Tip
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    19th Sep 20, 14:04
    Excellent - I worked there as a supply teacher during the Spring term of 1987. When it eventually closed the pupils from Margaret Bevan along with the remaining permanent staff moved to Bank View High School previously Meadow Bank School then in Sherwood's Lane Fazakerley where I spent most of my teaching career!
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    19th Sep 20, 13:56
    Earlier this month I was finally able to do something which I have wanted to do for years and that was have a good mooch around the site of Devon Great Consols for almost 5 hours. Though I am not a stranger to the Tamar Valley various factors have precluded me from spending much time exploring sites particularly remote from the nearest parking. As some may know the extensive DGC site comprises a large part of the Tamar Trails network of cycle tracks, bridleways and foot paths. Some of...
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  • Newage's Avatar
    19th Sep 20, 09:38
    Hi all Love this place, as I was in Wales for a few days and in the area myself and a few mates went back to the underground slate quarry of minllyn just above the village of Dinas. This time a different way in for me as I`m getting to grips with SRT rope work, my mates went in via the lower drainage adit and I went in via the top incline shaft (just had enough rope 97ft). Picture time...... Looking up at the slope of dead`s towards the incline shaft.
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  • Richard Davies's Avatar
    18th Sep 20, 21:06
    I've passed though the village many times on family visits but near had the chance to see what was there.
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  • tigger23's Avatar
    18th Sep 20, 09:36
    Sorry to correct you but that's not Ensors abbatoir. You're a bit late to explore the abbatoir, that was the other side of Valley Road a bit further down, it was turned into a new housing estate probably 6 years ago now. It used to stink when you drove past so probably best that you didn't explore it lol. Ensors relocated to a new, much bigger plant on the industrial estate. I don't actually know what the premises were that you explored, those buildings have been derelict for at least the last...
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  • Prof Julian Beer's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 21:23
    Thanks all for highlighting the artefacts in the Belmont Works in Birmingham - they are saved.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 20:39
    Think it's either destined for the wrecker's ball and a long slow decay...
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  • Catweazle64's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 18:35
    Do you have any idea what their plans are for the place? Probably not a 'fixer upper' now :distant:
    2 replies | 1571 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 17:01
    New Parliament House The Old Royal High School, also known as New Parliament House, is a 19th-century neoclassical building on Calton Hill in the city of Edinburgh. The building was constructed for the use of the city's Royal High School, and gained its alternative name as a result of a proposal in the 1970s for it to house a devolved Scottish Assembly.
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  • krela's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 08:33
    Love that, cheers.
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  • Electric's Avatar
    16th Sep 20, 20:03
    Looks excellent and hope it was a good holiday!
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  • Miss Luna's Avatar
    16th Sep 20, 13:32
    Such a lovely looking building on the outside. X
    4 replies | 873 view(s)
  • Miss Luna's Avatar
    16th Sep 20, 12:59
    Love those broken windows with ivy coming and the peeling paint. I much prefer places like this as they have a lot of character
    5 replies | 616 view(s)
  • verdigris's Avatar
    16th Sep 20, 09:23
    Many of these pics would grace an art gallery. I particularly like # 4, with its peeling paint, encrusted surfaces and what looks like an oven in the corner; and # 25, almost totally abstract except when looking closer, it appears to be a map.
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  • Newage's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 23:36
    That’s different mate. Cheers newage
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  • Tbolt's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 16:51
    That's bloody nice and well shot sir
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 16:49
    1. Background The Derbyshire village of Stoney Middleton located in the White Peak can be traced back to Roman times. It’s famous for its proximity to the plague village of Eyam and its location just due west of Middleton Dale meant it has also become a major centre for Peak District rock climbers. The valley of carboniferous limestone (calcium carbonate) has meant that Middleton Dale has been quarried for hundreds of years to produce lime and to provide stone for the construction industry....
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 16:45
    1. The History Not sure there is much history on this place. The former farm is in a predominantly agricultural area to the south west with of Grantham. The two-storey house is constructed of grey rendered block work with concrete tiles is of no visual merit and was the farmhouse for Spittlegate Farm. The house and the accompanying farm buildings are shortly going to be demoed as there is a proposal to develop the site with 11 freehold single storey dwellings of varying sizes. Previous...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 13:37
    Thanks its a great place
    7 replies | 914 view(s)
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