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  • sj9966's Avatar
    29th Jan 20, 21:27
    Well, what can I say about this place. A three story house with the ground floor used as a watchmakers & jewellers workshop. Sat unused and untouched for years, cram packed full of stuff. The house had belonged to the Mallinson family for a couple of generations, the watchmakers father was a businessman in his own right and owned a shop in the city called The Great Supply Company. Evidence of this company was inside the house. The place was a true time capsule. It was full of vintage...
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    8th Feb 20, 18:50
    Not a lot to this report really. just some old rolling stock left on an old bit of line, I walked a fair bit of it as well to find a few bits and pieces and old bridges.
    7 replies | 1103 view(s)
  • Doddy89's Avatar
    9th Feb 20, 13:07
    Hi I'm new to this site and looking forward to showing what I come across on my travels. I have taken some of this information from a website. These were at the centre of Britain's war effort, training pilots and crews for Whitley, Stirling and Halifax bombers. But now the buildings at the old RAF Tilstock airfield are about to be levelled to the ground and replaced with housing. The plans have dismayed historians, who say the site is of great historical importance and should be...
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    8th Feb 20, 14:27
    It feels like ages since I posted anything. What with time and mainly issues with photobucket resizing all my images to freezing my account up and losing all the pics for weeks. it was a worldwide problem for everyone. but all seems back to normal now. Me and man gone wrong and janovitch tried here about six years ago and lasted about half an hour without getting in a single building. So we decided to give it another crack last summer. So we made two trips over a few weeks to cover the site the...
    8 replies | 849 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 12:26
    Good afternoon all, As the title of this post suggests, this was a 5 minute recce of an incredible place I am DESPERATE to return to ASAP. We've just returned from a 3 night holiday to Torquay, and having heard about this place, I nearly crashed in shock when we drove past it, completely by accident. We literally only had 5 minutes to stop and look, sadly, so no internal shots (except through windows) and nothing particularly interesting, however, I know this place has been done before...
    7 replies | 938 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    8th Feb 20, 18:30
    Visited this beautiful large remains of a manor last year whilst me and the girlfriend were away for a few days up that way. It is like most of these old manors and castles were they became to expensive to maintain. so they were left to become derelict. The house was built by sir John McDonald in 1853 and he knocked down the old house to have it replaced with this one. It was sold in 1881 and then again in 1891 to the great grandfather of the owner now. it was used during world war two as a...
    7 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    15th Feb 20, 11:56
    Mikeymutt started a thread Rusting Hulks.. in Misc Sites
    I made a visit to this place over the Christmas period on the way to Scotland. I came across it on some very early pics. I did wonder if they were all still there, but speaking to a local friend he confirmed they were still all there. I was quite excited to see these. There is lots of old engines laying around. and old carriages. they all awaiting some sort of restoration, but as they have sat there in the same place for years I do not think that will be happening to soon. One of the highlights...
    5 replies | 871 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    10th Feb 20, 22:16
    Dudson is a British company that manufactured tableware, glassware and porcelain. It is one of the oldest brands of its industry in England, founded in 1800. It was also one of the first pottery companies to identify a need to serve specifically the hospitality market, and began to serve exclusively this segment soon after its launch. In 1891 it even developed a stronger type of vitrified china for the hospitality market and it's believed to be one of the first globally to do so. Dudson...
    7 replies | 738 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    18th Feb 20, 23:57
    I must admit I saw Hughie D's superb report on this place and quite fancied it myself. So me and Janovitch and man gone wrong were out and about and popped in here. We ended up spending far longer than we expected. there was several buildings to see here. I actually went back a few weeks later on the way to Scotland, as I had missed the clocking in area, and winding house two. I took some more shots around the place too. There is the engine house. with a winding house either end. an old loco...
    5 replies | 664 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    5th Feb 20, 17:43
    Another one that I'm sure everyone here is very familiar with, so apologies! xD Just posting some pictures as a comparison really; I couldn't find any recent reports on this place on here, certainly nothing in the last few years, so, hopefully some will find it interesting comparing the levels of total destruction in this place! It is utterly trashed now, sadly, and awaiting demolition as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong, please!) Still a good fun explore though.
    3 replies | 1126 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    12th Feb 20, 21:58
    1. The History The original house Manor was a stone mansion built on a wooded hill. This was then nearly all rebuilt circa 1819. A spring near to the house was said to possess medicinal and healing powers. In 1842, a local monied family, the Welby’s, took over and between 1879 and 1884 Sir William Welby-Gregory rebuilt the house based on the designs of architect Sir Arthur Blomfield in a Tudor style. Engraving of the original house: Hall engraving_1 by HughieDW, on Flickr The house,...
    3 replies | 1054 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    5th Feb 20, 21:56
    Not very exciting this one really but dont recall seeing it reported before so thought I would share what few pics I have from a quick visit in rapidly deteriorating light. Only bit of info I could find on this place was the following:- The Wheatsheaf was a former coaching inn, the traditional stone building with collyweston slate roof dates back to the 17th century. The hotel had 19 individually furnished, en-suite rooms & was licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies. Three...
    4 replies | 951 view(s)
  • One eyed Spaniel's Avatar
    8th Feb 20, 19:41
    This is my first explore upload so I apologize if its poor. This is a very local property that I have been looking at for many years, 15 maybe? but have never visited. Not much history on this except the building has been owned by one of the large local farming families how have a farm on the opposite side of the road. The explore was on my own, with no torch and a cheap point and squirt camera. I only got a few rooms into the first floor before wimping out. If any local explorers can do...
    4 replies | 814 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    8th Feb 20, 22:22
    Been done before so the history in short The Wellington County Infant's School was built in 1893, becoming Hanley St. Luke's C of E Aided Primary School in 1982. The school closed in 2001, when a new extension was added to the adjacent junior school and was used by Peggy Davies Ceramics until 2010. The building is listed & is in fairly good shape at the moment so could be saved & put to different use quite easily. The biggest problem it seems to have is Pigeons! Iv honestly not seen...
    4 replies | 770 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    1st Feb 20, 20:09
    1. The History Searched high and low for info on this one and couldn't find anything. All I know is that it was a former Methodist Church which was then sold off and bought by a man who was a car enthusiast and he used the chapel as his workshop and kept his cars and tractors in the grounds. It appears he passed away and the place has just been left. The church has holes in the roof and its days are surely numbered while the assorted vehicles gently rust away. 2. The Explore Nice little...
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  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    20th Feb 20, 00:03
    I have visited this place twice before in 14 and 15. I know its been getting hit heavily last year but its such a beautiful place that when I got a tip off it was the easiest it had been. So me and man gone wrong decided to give it another look for one last time as I had not seen the bottom floor much. so literally the night before we changed our plans and went on what was of the hottest days last summer produced. We had a nice seven hours wandering about the place and it was nice to see it...
    4 replies | 537 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    2nd Feb 20, 19:49
    Pałac w Bożkowie by Tobi_urbex #01 Hands-down, this castle in the South of Poland is one of the most splendid palaces in the whole country. Leading figures from all around the world came to see this mansion but suddenly it all stopped when the site was abandoned more than 20 years ago. What happened to the former residents? From a distance, it still seems like a real-life fairy-tale castle. But take a closer look and you see that the facade is crumbling and that this is place is full of...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    1st Feb 20, 19:54
    1. The History The detached multiple-bay five-storey mill was built circa 1790. The former corn mill is an imposing feature of the town and retains much of its original form and structure but is in a ruinous state. It serves as a reminder of the industrial past of Killeagh. The mill may also have served as a bleach mill given the River Dissour was renowned for its bleaching properties in the nineteenth century. It ceased operations around 1942 and is included in the National Inventory of...
    4 replies | 692 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    9th Feb 20, 10:11
    It's been a while since a nice large residential property reared it's ugly head in my back yard, this one was found by a friend of mine and I made sure to hot foot it over there before it was sealed or whatever. Althought the house is largely empty, with only a random selection of junk left behind, it was actually pretty nice inside with a large central entrance hall and staircase with a wrap-around gallery level and all the rooms branching off that. It looked like the house was in the very...
    1 replies | 1062 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    4th Feb 20, 10:59
    1. The History Site of the former Nationwide Boat Sales Yard located on Sheffield Road at the southern edge of Unstone and 5km to the north of Chesterfield town centre. Nicknamed “Ocean village”, the business appears to have been established around 1984 and then closed down in 2005 with the site remaining abandoned since then. While open it boasted “over 300 boats for sale” with “one of the biggest boat sales yards in Europe”. The site which was predominantly used for the storage of boats was...
    0 replies | 1194 view(s)
  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    10th Feb 20, 19:22
    Explored with Mookster a few weeks ago on our Essex Trip, which involved me falling into the mud spectacularly. A Re- doubt (historically redout) is a fort or fort system often consisting of an enclosed defensive's outside a larger fort, mostly relying on earthworks; although others are constructed of stone or brick. A Re-Doubt is meant to protect soldiers outside the main defensive line and can be a permanent structure or a hastily-constructed temporary fortification. The word itself...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    18th Feb 20, 23:11
    1. The History In 1806 an Act of Parliament was passed to allow the building of a new Cork City Gaol. It was designed to replace the old Gaol at the North Gate Bridge in the heart of the city. It was nearly 100 years old, on a confined site, overcrowded & unhygienic. This wonderful piece of Georgian/Gothic architecture was the work of Sir Thomas Deane, and from the outside, it looked more like a castle than a purpose-built prison When it first opened in 1824 it was reported as being “the...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    24th Feb 20, 18:57
    I bet you've all been dying to see what a sad mess the inside is now after the local morons had their way over the course of the last week, it shows just how quickly something can be ruined by loose lips that sink ships when it comes to Facebook. Hopefully the police presence there yesterday gives the owners a kick up the arse to secure it properly as it was an absolute joke until that point. It would seem the neighbours are quite rightly fed up of the sort of unsubtle morons that seem to...
    4 replies | 433 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 08:47
    Been done a lot I know but its quite a nice place so heres my take The Wavertree church (also known as The Memorial Church of the Protestant Martyrs) was built in 1902 to designs of Thomas H W Walker, to serve the area’s burgeoning Methodist community. The church closed in 2004 and last year a planning application was submitted to demolish the church for replacement with student accommodation.
    3 replies | 507 view(s)
  • mallllias's Avatar
    4th Feb 20, 10:18
    hallo to everybody! A trip with my Tenere xt660z and my camera in my bag. This is a video from abandoned village since 1980. Placed at Greece ,at Kavala city. Ruins from houses ,a completely desert place,liked some war that happened, but with the church at center that is open and service. Enjoy the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zExi43Fms4
    3 replies | 593 view(s)
  • Wakey Lad's Avatar
    2nd Feb 20, 18:31
    Solo visit in the rain. The hillside was shall we say, very slippy! About 100mts into the mine there appears to be some fairly substantial roof falls - Not wanting to die, i thought it best to turn back but i would imagine the workings beyond this point could be vast. Bit of history stolen off the web During the 1800s Sheffield became an important producer of refractory bricks for the steel industry. The bricks were made from ganister and fire-clay from the Stannington pot clay...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    8th Feb 20, 11:44
    1. The History The artillery barracks in Kildare town date back to 1900. They were built on the site of the Lock Hospital. The construction crew of 65 carpenters and joiners and 26 plasters and painters took just over a year to construct them. The first military units stationed in the barracks were the 31st and 33rd Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery, consisting of five batteries of artillery, all of which served in the First World War. Later, following the war of Independence and...
    3 replies | 557 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    27th Jan 20, 16:55
    I finally got out on my first explores of the new decade and quite by accident managed to finally visit North Weald Redoubt, a place I had assumed was on the 'wrong' side of Essex for me (read: the very far side) for years so had never actually factored it into any of my occasional trips out that way. The place has been done many many times so I will briefly skim some history - Thirteen were built as part of the London Defence Scheme between 1889 and 1903, with the one at North Weald...
    2 replies | 652 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    15th Feb 20, 12:22
    I had visited this place quite a while back but always fancied going back. It is such a beautiful place and all the old machinery and stuff overgrown. So on the way back from Scotland on what was as stupidly hot summers day I stopped by. and was pleased to see nothing had changed at all. The company was founded in 1842 by James holding. it moved premises in 1860, then eventually set up the current site in the 1890s. The company used the local clay to make there wares, the work continued in...
    3 replies | 516 view(s)
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