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  • mookster's Avatar
    Today, 10:31
    Whilst up in Scotland on our way to do a collection whilst heading back homeward bound I spotted this hulking great lump of a factory off in the distance and knew immediately that we'd have to come back to it after getting the work done. From the road it looked very inviting and after some quick consulting with the lord of knowledge that is Google I quickly found what it once was. The Arrol-Johnston Company operated originally as Mo-Car Syndicate Ltd., a joint venture between George Johnston...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Today, 10:30
    Anyone thinking of heading here might want to delay their plans a bit. The preservation people caught a load of pikeys burning plastic off cables and cutting stuff up in the shafts the other day, the fire damage is pretty bad and it's not a place to be right now.
    8 replies | 1117 view(s)
  • Newage's Avatar
    Today, 06:31
    Hi All A nice little solo trip to this mine south of Bristol, getting out of the heat of the day and in to the cool. Sandford Levvy is a horizontal adit. 450m long, running south into the hill. Two crossroads provide short but interesting detours and some difficult climbing in excavated upward extensions, In 1830, a Mr. Webster, dug the adit in an attempt to locate a worthwhile ore body. A find of galena was reported and small veins of blende can still be found. The above info is from...
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  • Belfry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:00
    Thank you :) I was looking up the stained glass to see if I could find out more information and I came across a scouting history blog with a recent picture of the scout piece. It seems to have had quite a lot of work done and the scouts uniform is now a strong dark blue - the author of the blog noted it was strange to have a blue uniform(!) I’m happy to have a reasonable record of the windows before they had the work done.
    2 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Scaramanger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:29
    Great work... went a couple of years back slogged up to the top sheds and weather came in like from hell itself..Beat a retreat down.. Going back within the next couple of months to try again..
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  • Tbolt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:41
    Lovely shots, those windows are beautiful
    2 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Tbolt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:39
    That's a nic elooking place sir. Nice one
    1 replies | 380 view(s)
  • Gromr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:52
    Looks like you had fun exploring a Twatt.
    1 replies | 200 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:50
    Recently I was given the chance to go up to the furthest far reaches of Scotland with one of my friends to do a delivery and of course the plan was to get all the work done and then do a few explores afterwards and on the way home whilst collecting other things. On the drive up I lost count of the amount of derelict buildings I pinned on my phone to check out but unfortunately due to the timings and having to do collections we only got around a few places. It was an incredible roadtrip though,...
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  • Belfry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27
    This little chapel is part of the Crawfordton estate. The present house in the estate was built in the 1860s as a private residence. In 1940 it was converted for use as a prep school, taking in pupils evacuated from Belmont House school in East Renfrewshire during the war. It was run as Crawfordton House school until closure in 1995. At this point Cademuir International School for high ability and high potential learners purchased the estate. The school was forced to close in 2006...
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  • fluffy5518's Avatar
    6th Aug 20, 16:38
    Super report Hughie, this is one of my all time favourite explores. North Wales is littered with places like this but none are as big or as heart poundingly good as Maenofferen. It literally takes your breath away, from the walk up to the Mills, the sight of the Rhiwbach No 3 incline up to the Rhiwbach tramway and the mine itself. The underground section you walked was the mills level and has been abandoned for many a year. If you had walked a tad further you would have come to the top of an...
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    6th Aug 20, 08:08
    Still has a lot of art deco features but needs some TLC.
    1 replies | 355 view(s)
  • shaun that kid's Avatar
    5th Aug 20, 22:34
    History As an overview: "The theatre officially opened 10 December 1900 and was last in use as a bingo hall in 2008. The original capacity was 2,000 seated, this was increased to 3,000 in 1910. It has been placed on the market by its current owners Palatial Leisure Limited" Less than a year after opening, in 1901, the theatre began showing films and in 1913 it was granted a cinema licence. The owner/managers, Messrs J. P. Moore & Montague Beadyn, also increased the capacity in 1910 from...
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  • Tbolt's Avatar
    5th Aug 20, 11:46
    Tbolt replied to a thread Margaret Beavan School in Misc Sites
    Cheers Glynn
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    5th Aug 20, 08:21
    1. The History Taken from the Cadw Listing database: “The church lies in the central section of the valley, set within its large, rhomboid churchyard on the low-lying valley floor, set back from the road. The church is perhaps seventeenth century in origin, and the centre of a separate parish centred in the Pennant valley. It was considerably altered in the nineteenth century, to designs of Henry Kennedy, architect, of Bangor; its restoration scarcely influenced by gothic revival...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    5th Aug 20, 08:19
    Cheers chaps. Much appreciated!
    8 replies | 1117 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    5th Aug 20, 08:17
    Great report there fella...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    4th Aug 20, 20:20
    Oh I do like that, well done!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    4th Aug 20, 20:08
    Cool that, love the stained glass
    2 replies | 402 view(s)
  • shaun that kid's Avatar
    4th Aug 20, 13:07
    History Located in the Sefton district of Southport at the corner of Lord Street and Court Street. Originally built in 1923 as a garage and car showroom, it was converted into a luxury cinema in 1938 by architect George E. Tonge. The Grand Cinema opened on 14th November 1938 with Arthur Tracy in "Follow Your Star". The cinema was designed for and operated by an independent operator throughout its cinematic life. Seating was provided in a stadium plan with a sloping floor at the front (known...
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    4th Aug 20, 08:04
    There's still a few bits of art deco here. I couldn't find any references to Cliff Richard and The Shadows playing there in 1961. But they played at two other Liverpool cinemas in 1962. The Shadows is my favourite band of the 1960s.
    1 replies | 413 view(s)
  • shaun that kid's Avatar
    3rd Aug 20, 23:45
    History The Gaumont Cinema is situated on Park road Dingle in Liverpool it was built and opened in 1937 and housed Britain’s first Gaumont projectomatic system. This is a cinema system that automatically changed film reels and controlled the lights. The 1,500-seat Gaumont was designed by WE Trent, the chief architect for the Gaumont-British group, with a specific curved frontage to follow the shape of the corner of Park Road and Dingle Lane The art deco building was built to replace the Dingle...
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  • Tbolt's Avatar
    3rd Aug 20, 15:46
    Tbolt replied to a thread Margaret Beavan School in Misc Sites
    Wasn't a lot of anything left really
    8 replies | 726 view(s)
  • Potter's Avatar
    3rd Aug 20, 13:11
    Fantastic stuff. "there were a lot of photos taken, so this is a meaty post. If you have a vegan internet connection, turn away now" Well I don't eat meat, and I liked it! :)
    4 replies | 1310 view(s)
  • Potter's Avatar
    3rd Aug 20, 13:03
    Potter replied to a thread Margaret Beavan School in Misc Sites
    I remember from somebody's previous report there being stuff lift over from the filming of the Young Dracula series.
    8 replies | 726 view(s)
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