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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    Today, 17:24
    Hulme Hall Grammar School Hulme Hall School was established in 1928, with a pre-school, junior learning centre and senior school on site. It has an average of 50 new pupils per year and specialises in grammar but teaches the typical modern day subjects. This property was built in the 1950s and abandoned in 2017 when the school relocated to the old Hillcrest Grammar site, originally Stockport's High School for Girls. The school's motoo is 'Seek Truth.' A science classroom
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Today, 14:34
    Sadly; the Merry-go-Round or HAA wagons were designed by a committee and were an utter disaster in winter conditions. The original idea was to supply coal on an 'as needed' basis to the boiler hoppers and have no coal stocks put to ground. Worked fine in summer months, but due to the design of the door closing mechanism, the doors would not open when the contents of the loaded wagons froze solid in freezing winter conditions. Wagons would not empty and had to be put into sidings to thaw out and...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 13:37
    OK. That puts a different spin on it...
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  • Lost In Decay's Avatar
    Today, 12:51
    I was working on building project across the road from that place so I thought to take a look .
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  • Toadious's Avatar
    Today, 12:41
    Makes you wonder though. Does the graffiti actually help prevent corrosion and deterioration. Generally I'd say that site is in dire state, no idea how any 'conversion' could happen without a bulldozer. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 12:39
    So why are you still going out exploring then?
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  • Lost In Decay's Avatar
    Today, 12:34
    None of the above ...
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  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    Today, 09:59
    Okay - I think after much investigation I *might* have worked out roughly where the house might be, though I can't 100% pinpoint it yet. I guess when I'm able to, I'm just going to have to comb the general area and see if my sleuthing worked out.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:31
    I'm sorry to be the giver of bad news but so many pictures are blurry that this post gets a no-no and a thumbs down from me. You can still create the "spooky" feeling with an ordinary digital camera.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:27
    Looks like nature is making a come back. Some of the buildings still can be identified but the graf spoils it.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:23
    Looks like nature is making a come back. If you do find rails try to look for a date stamp on the side of the rail, if it's there.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:19
    1. The History The first coal-fired power station at Willington was built in the 1950s. When first commissioned in 1957, Willington A’s four turbines could burn around 1,000 tonnes of coal a day each. The second power station, Willington B, was commissioned in 1962 and has two turbines that could both each burn double that amount. Hence when running at full capacity the stations typically got through 8,000 tonnes of coal a day. This was brought in by rail, delivered by ‘merry-go-round’ trains...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:10
    1.The History Hidden in woods near Chellaston, South Derbyshire is Chellaston Quarry Locomotive sheds. It became home to both the Railway Military Training School of The Royal Engineers and the Melbourne Military Railway in 1939. The section used by the military was between junctions near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire and Chellaston and Swarkestone. It was named the No. 2 Railway Training Centre (No. 1 being at Longmoor). The engine sheds/wagon repair depot were immediately south of...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:07
    1. The History Not too much info on these substantial remains of a WWII decontamination hospital (with water tower above) which also includes a stand-by set house and blast trenches. Decontamination hospitals were constructed during the Second World War, for both military and civil use, in anticipation of chemical or gas attacks. The stand-by set house housed the stand-by generator, set in a tall 4.5m room with flat roof. The site is situated behind Harlaxton manors in its grounds. The...
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  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    Today, 07:00
    Spotted. Thanks so much for the tip, time to get researching...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 06:59
    Probably best not to advertise explores during the lock-down period. Just a thought...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 06:57
    Which bit of the following are you struggling to understand? "Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)"
    5 replies | 418 view(s)
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  • Foxylady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18
    I really like the outside pool area; would love to have a good meander around there. Good stuff, Fluffy. :)
    4 replies | 837 view(s)
  • blackylad83's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 22:39
    This little gem is only round the corner for me and has been on my bucket list for ages. Tonight, I decided to go and explore. I am not 100% sure of the history of this place, but it looks like the owners were doing it up and ran out of cash; thus abandoning it. Last year, the front of the building became dangerous and the council has to close the road, while the building was made safe. However, I think with this was why they abandoned it. The Explore The Urbex gods must of been in my...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 15:28
    There's a good clue sitting on the mantle piece!
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  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 07:22
    Salton Sea is definitely one of my top "to visit" destinations. The history of the area is fascinating too, such as Salton City, which was planned out and all the roads put in place, but then never built. When viewed on Google Maps it's truly the oddest thing. Love just how much Desert Shores is Sandy Shores... did you dare step into the liquor store?!
    4 replies | 1349 view(s)
  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    8th Apr 20, 06:48
    This place is beautiful. I adore retro furniture, so I'd happily move in and take care of all these fantastic items tomorrow! Can't get over how well preserved everything is, I hope at the very least they someday find a good home.
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  • Nuka-Yena's Avatar
    7th Apr 20, 22:47
    This place looks wonderful! What a treasure trove of a life left behind. Seeing those cars like that breaks my heart though; I love old motors and have a very soft spot indeed for Eastern European cars especially. If anyone could let me know the right place to start looking on a map to track this place down, I'd love to see how things are looking there now!
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    7th Apr 20, 07:18
    I did wonder when this Fluffy requested to become friends with me as I thought Fluffy was a female, so I got a little confused. I thought if you sign up to this site and enter a nicknake then the site would tell you if it has been used before.
    5 replies | 1042 view(s)
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