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  • odeon master's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:35
    Interesting to see, though this old cinema has been totally modernised inside and you carnt see anything old at all which is a great shame. The old Odeon at Burton on trent was a complete contrast to this having all its 1930's art deco plasterework and ceiling on show, non of that awfull suspended ceilings like in this one. I noticed the carpet was identical to the burton odeon that blue with the 3 diagonal lines on it, think that carpet was used in odeons up and down the country in the late...
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  • short memory 83's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:20
    More great pics. Goblin Motor Works was filmed here. I live close by. Easy splore now that the guys with the security dogs left. We just walk in. Never do any damage though as you can see its graf free. The guard is always asleep in the barrier hut thingy.
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  • short memory 83's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:13
    I live close by. Norsesecurity do this site for the council. Absolutely woeful. The times we just walk through the gate to explore!! Up until 2014/15 they had dog units through a firm called k9 security,no chance of us getting on with them there! Luckily its an easy splore now. Top pics mate. The control tower is easy,just a keypad. Easy code.
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    14th Dec 18, 15:29
    Your bog standard 35mm cinema projector. There was talk way, way back of somebody starting a 'cinema club' - possible this old and very cheap projector was going to be the starting point. When the larger format projectors for wide screen came in, you could not give these things away. Film always had to run straight through the gate; hence the two reels, one above the other - with no twisting of the film.
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    14th Dec 18, 07:54
    Awaiting the gas axe by the looks of things.. Where was the limestone being used? Cement or other products? Just asking because geology interests etc. The actual plant here is fairly small but still very capable. I'm sure I see more than one crusher - 3 perhaps? Quarries up my way are either 'dead' and empty or live and very secure. I can't even wrangle with permission trips these days (though I did annoy Banks Mining but that's another story!!) Looks to be a horrible cold and...
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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 18:22
    Travelled here with a few other explorers, in the couple weeks where it a massive attraction and we met multiple other explorers inside the building and as we were leaving. Not 200% certain but according to some local explorers, they found a body inside a few weeks after we went. Apparently it was on the news but I couldn't seem to find any articles.(?) Meanwood Park Hospital The building explored here is the final one of the once huge asylum site. It is now surrounded by a new...
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  • Rubex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:28
    Awesome! Very nice work!
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  • Rubex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:26
    Lovely stuff!
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:04
    I probably should have mentioned I was joking, I do prefer old BR stock specially over the new crap.
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:03
    Nice place. Love the sunset shits they look stunning.
    2 replies | 330 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 16:49
    I have very fond childhood memories of being on holiday in the Peak District and visiting the Crich Tramway Museum located next to here, thinking it was bloody marvellous. Of course back then in the late 1990s this quarry was very much still in use! Fast forward a couple of decades and in the dying light of a chilly December day I found myself back at the Tramway Museum once again, but this time with a completely different objective in mind - the rock crusher in the quarry. I had been...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 16:31
    Nothing wrong with the old BR units. We got many thousands of miles more between major classified overhauls, than much of the continental stock did. Did many journeys on both the Continental and BR stock in my working days. Problem in the UK was that when the post war modernisation program was drawn up, Politics and undercurrents of industrial actions stopping the Railways; meant that instead of total electrification straight away, a very badly thought out Dieselisation program was drawn up. I...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 16:06
    Quote Am I right in thinking those engine sheds and locos are trapped between brand new stuff? Is that why they still exist and have not been moved? They exist because the steel is such poor quality that the scrap value is much less than the actual cost of cutting up. As for not moving because of rust - Loco axle boxes do not rust or seize up on longterm standing; with the connecting rods removed, any modern shunter will be able to move them very easily.
    14 replies | 617 view(s)
  • mockney reject's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 12:10
    share with the class lol
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 11:33
    Yeah look excellent Mookster, wouldnt mind a gander around here as old industrial is right up my street too ;-)
    6 replies | 411 view(s)
  • odeon master's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 20:11
    i know someonw who worked here in the 1970's, he said the exhibition building was indeed a cinema, it did show the companies own films for marketing to clients, and also it was used for entertainment for workers and families. Was told it was still used in the very early 80's. Ive driven past it counless times, the building to the right of it was in use till about 5 years back, thats now vandalised too. Shame the inside of the cinemas so bad, take it no projectors were in there?
    6 replies | 411 view(s)
  • smiler's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 18:11
    I liked that, Nicely Done, Thanks
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 17:47
    Probably better quality than the BR units as well.
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 13:17
    The V Bomber disposal sites were nothing to do with 'damage to the home base' - although they would be useful for landing on, if the home base had been put out of action during an operational sortie. They were there to allow the Bomber Force to be dispersed all over the country, in an effort to prevent enemy action destroying all the V Bombers on the ground. A common practise, used many times in the early days of WW2, to protect our Bomber Squadrons and always written up in the Squadron...
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  • RedX_unleashed's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 08:36
    Superb report, thanks! :)
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  • Splorex's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 04:37
    Reminds me of Newton Abbot in the 70's!
    14 replies | 617 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:55
    Gorgeous stuff mister. Lots and lots of interesting sections - so many different ones. I think what strikes me most is the lack of relics left behind. Not a single photo and not a single aircraft part. Was that so when you visited?
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:43
    Oh blimey a right old mix that lot! The photos at the beginning had awful carpets and wallpaper! Took me back decades that.. Is the open internal tower thing actual accommodation? Do doors open out-over to rooms?? It reminds me of a prison. Actually being stationed somewhere like that would be torture for me! Lots of interesting bits to that place. Hopefully the buildings and land are put to use - I hate to see useful stuff ruined and lost. Did you smell any pipes to check for fuel?...
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:42
    Thanks From what I am aware the locos are probably held for preservation. They probably couldn't be dragged out by a shunter due to the amount of rust.
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:39
    Thanks. Definitely worth a visit. The red star is still on the loco I was just too lazy to make it stand out in editing.
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:37
    It's pretty good. I may add more photos over time.
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:31
    Hey I've been and done that before. You'll always be welcome here and I do understand how life becomes much harder. We wish you well and remember - come back if you want it doesn't matter when. I really like this cottage. The quirkiness of how the door hits a beam! It's random construction like that which brings character. I often find myself wondering about the past residents life. With this one I'm thinking a woman who once traveled the seas. A cook on a ship or even a maid. Her grand...
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:22
    Surprised to see this one still standing. Even more surprised to see some equipment inside too. Kinda annoys me to see our industries gone now but glad you've managed to grab some pics. Yes that's a massive heavy lathe - I wonder what they were repairing with something so big? Only other large lathes I've seen were train wheel ones. The pillar drill is actually a mill - a milling machine. The style smacks of 1970s though I can't be exact. It appears freshly used but in filthy condition!...
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:10
    Bah those places must be stinking! Actually I think Scarborough stinks but that's my opinion!! Good that you used some skillz and poked a lens through - yes it appears to be a big old projector. I'm unsure of the make and it does seem right out of place there. I'll give you two internet points for the targets you've posted. :)
    7 replies | 453 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:04
    Ahh you found the Strategic Reserve.. That control room - amazed it's still there. The ceiling is to die for and always looks stunning. I'd love to see more of the actual controls in there or perhaps even inside the cabinets. For machinerys sake that is. Am I right in thinking those engine sheds and locos are trapped between brand new stuff? Is that why they still exist and have not been moved? It's make for some excellent night photos inside those sheds! Thanks for sharing :)
    14 replies | 617 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 20:45
    A couple of nice old churches there hughie
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 20:44
    Thank you all..the sergeants mess is deffo the poor man's version off the officers mess
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 20:43
    Thank you all for the comments.the cartoon graffiti is always a favourite for me
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 20:41
    Very nice.always fancied that train.i think it use yo have a red star on it
    14 replies | 617 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 20:13
    "just a train shed" that's a pretty epic train shed! loving that, some more pics wouldn't go a miss ;-)
    14 replies | 617 view(s)
  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 20:01
    Haha. I only got shots of the control room and a couple crappy phone shots elsewhere.
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  • ExplorerX's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 19:17
    Cool location. Had no clue it existed. Thanks for posting.
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  • mockney reject's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 18:50
    Fuck the train sheds, show us more of the power station please
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 18:31
    Cheers Hugh...that was my initial though. But wouldn't they have two reels side by side?
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  • smiler's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 18:03
    Excellent report and the usual high quality pics, Loved It, Thanks
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  • smiler's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 17:58
    Love the shot of the blast walls and you're right, the graf is a bit good, Proper Job, Thanks
    13 replies | 1741 view(s)
  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 17:26
    Intro After a visit to a slightly more unusual site (Photo below) we made our way over to this location which I knew little about apart from "it's a train in a shed" so it came a surprise to find more than just one or two locomotives. We_Have_The_Power_AbandonedControlRoom by KPUrbex The Explore We found our selves out side these main sheds. lines of coaches and even one or two kettles (Steam engines) in the mix littered the outside of the site looking as if they had escaped being...
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  • Rubex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 17:13
    Loads to see, excellent report Mikey!
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  • Rubex's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 17:10
    Lovely place, great report!
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  • mookster's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 16:52
    That's a massive shame. I hope things work out for you.
    5 replies | 1591 view(s)
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