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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    18th Nov 19, 22:17
    Coningsby has an interesting history, the airfield was home to the battle of Britain memorial flight & the 619 dambusters squadron no less. The main site is still live & home to typhoon jets which were operational during our visit & its indescribable how loud these were closely overhead. Anyway the weapons store are very much abandoned & I cant find much history on this, it was essentially a "off site" store for ammunition & bombs to help protect personnel on the base. Know its not...
    10 replies | 2253 view(s)
  • ocelot397's Avatar
    24th Nov 19, 14:29
    Gurney's, November 2019 This was an interesting explore of a Grade 2 listed farmhouse; although I feared for my life on the top deck! I can't really find any history on this place, but it's a big shame that it's been left to decay like this; I think it's past saving now. 1.
    12 replies | 1689 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    28th Nov 19, 17:04
    One from my long weekend stomping around Scotland with @Brewtal - this is a place we were sort of half-heartedly joking about visiting however with time on our hands we found ourselves outside the fence, and soon enough inside the building itself. Even though we had been joking around about the place beforehand, I actually really enjoyed it as it's something totally unique that I've never shot before, although I wish we'd spent some time looking for the big bank of light switches inside as all...
    9 replies | 1153 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    26th Nov 19, 14:39
    Ayrshire Central Hospital, also called Irvine Central Hospital, was designed in 1935 by county architect William Reid in the International Modernist style. It replaced the smaller infectious disease hospitals scattered across the county and was split into two halves with the maternity section opened in 1941 and the infectious disease section following in 1944. When Tuberculosis was on the decline the infectious disease parts of the hospital gradually specialised in different things before...
    8 replies | 930 view(s)
  • UrbanX's Avatar
    19th Nov 19, 16:20
    This was to be our last stop of the ‘Brown Bus’ tour. We stopped off on a miserable, grey morning on our way back to take the ferry through the Eurotunnel. I recently found out that this monastery was home to “The Order of Saint Bernard’s” which cracked me up imagining loads of those Dulux dogs dressed in monks habits. No? Just me? OK then on with the report: History: During the 1840’s anticlericalism persisted in France and this group of nuns foresaw the possibility of trouble with the...
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  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    17th Nov 19, 20:38
    Sometimes it pays off to flick through google maps looking for unusual, out of place buildings. This time getting lucky with a local spot that’s gone un noticed for years. Having a days free time unexpectedly pop up and the sun shining, it made sense to make use of the morning and climb through various muddy fields and brambles and make our way to the cottage. From the outside we couldn’t tell if the cottage was in use, but the closer we got the more obvious it became that no one had been...
    3 replies | 1633 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    26th Nov 19, 20:26
    Just a little derp cottage that I did last year but I quite liked. no history on this Im afraid, as they say it is what it is! IMG_2966 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr IMG_2967 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr IMG_2970 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr
    6 replies | 1062 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Nov 19, 10:41
    1. The History Very little history I can find on this place. Originally the building appears to have been an18th century manor house. It was then, at some point, converted into a Pentecostal Assembly of God church. Due to the lack of info on the place it’s hard to pin down when it ceased to function as a place of worship. The last reference I could find was 2013. Although, in places, it looks like it’s been left longer than that. But whatever its story, this was a really special place to...
    4 replies | 1176 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Nov 19, 10:29
    1. The History Power Plant IM was originally built in 1921 in the Monceau-sur-Sambre neighbourhood of Charleroi. After its completion it was one of the largest coal burning power plants in Belgium. Water was let into the cooling tower where it would be cooled by the wind that swept in from portals in the base of the tower, releasing billowing columns of hot air. By 1977 the power plant and its massive tower was the main source of energy for the Charleroi area and is said to have been able to...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    30th Nov 19, 11:49
    The last spot on mine and @Brewtal 's long overdue long weekender - following a couple of fails we decided to stick fairly close to the airport so there was no mad rush to catch my flight home early that evening and so this seemed like a good option. I'd had it pinned for ages but could never remember seeing anything from it so it was going in blind so to speak. The Madelvic Motor Carriage Company premises in Edinburgh is the oldest surviving car factory in the UK. They produced an 'electric...
    5 replies | 896 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    10th Dec 19, 16:40
    Standish Hospital has been around the exploring scene in the UK for years, however almost all the buildings were full of alarms until very recently, which meant any visit had in the past was always a matter of restricting yourself to the few non-alarmed buildings at the rear of the site, and if you were feeling brave, a mad dash into one of the alarmed buildings to see how long you'd last before you got removed by security who were based inside one of the buildings in the middle of the site. ...
    7 replies | 601 view(s)
  • KPUrban_'s Avatar
    30th Nov 19, 16:52
    Intro Dating back to the early 1940's this mammoth of a building, compared to the local area, was the former production plant for the Honey Monster breakfast cereal aka sugar puffs until closure in 2016. That's all I really have on it. What the building currently looks like.
    3 replies | 927 view(s)
  • wappy's Avatar
    18th Nov 19, 16:10
    The History I wont bore you to much with the history as its been reported before.St Joseph's College is a former Roman Catholic seminary in Up Holland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building was laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The election of Patrick Kelly as Archbishop of Liverpool in 1996 saw the controversial decision to close St Joseph's altogether, and the property was sold for development to Anglo International, who instructed AEW Architects for...
    4 replies | 785 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    1st Dec 19, 20:19
    BikinGlynn started a thread Alloy manor` in Rural Sites
    Just an old destroyed manor house with a number of cars & bizarrely more lawn mowwers than I have ever seen in the grounds! would of been quite nice once but I cant figure out how old this is? not very by the looks of the metalwork on the spiral! 9O5A6795 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr 9O5A6783 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr 9O5A6765 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr
    4 replies | 861 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Nov 19, 10:37
    1. The History The Priory is a monastery in the county of Lincolnshire, situated 4 miles north-east of Sleaford, just under a mile south-west of Anwick. It was founded in 1139 and was home to the only English order of the Cistercian monks or ‘Gilbertines’. Initially given to the monks by Alexander (The Bishop of Lincoln), it was the later then sold to Gilbert of Sempringham who had initially formed the order of monks. The order was dissolved under Henry VIII in 1539 and the house bought by the...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    7th Dec 19, 23:28
    1. The History "Forte Taille", located in Montigny-le-Tilleul, Charleroi is a former coal-mining colliery. Coal was first extracted in this area in 1755, initially via open-cast mining. Underground mining commenced at the site the next century, around 1865, when the first mines were sunk. The SA Franco-Belge coal mine was created in October that year and was a modest colliery, which adopted the production of "balls" of coal (agglomerates). Company share certificate: Company Share by...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th Nov 19, 23:30
    Not so much a explore report as a documentary record, so popping this in “Other”. Sheffield City Council allow people to continue knocking lovely pre-1900 building down rather than refurbish them and this development is no different. Pinstone Street connects the two shopping areas of Fargate and The Moor in the centre of the city. Originally called Pinstone Lane, its eastern side contains Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens. It’s now in the process of being developed via a...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    7th Dec 19, 23:21
    1. The History Located in Roux, in the region of Charleroi, Belgium, the workshops at Remise Monceau are a former SNCB locomotive traction maintenance depot. Monceau housed a number of different locomotives including diesel Class 73 shunters and Class 52 locomotives and electric Class 22 locos. These were used to service the many heavy industrial sites in the region. A combination of the closure of many of the steel works and coal mines, along with many of the locomotives being downgraded...
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  • ocelot397's Avatar
    30th Nov 19, 17:59
    Bwylch Farm, November 2019 Another farmhouse gone to ruins from me. Not much in the way of history, but it was lived in up to around ten years ago. The explore was a bit ropey due to proximity to main road (plus where I'd parked), with a potentially unfriendly landowner about. 1. 2.
    2 replies | 571 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    29th Nov 19, 18:07
    After a harder success where only half of the four us exploring got into the location, we were looking for something close by that would be a nice spot for all of us to check out together. We ended up here, and it was a lot more interesting than anticipated. Protestant Martyr's Memorial Church
    2 replies | 563 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th Nov 19, 23:22
    1. The History Close to Junction 29A of the M1, near Bolsover, the former Coalite site covers a huge 120 acres. Coalite is a brand of low-temperature coke used as a smokeless fuel. The title refers to the residue left behind when coal is carbonised at 640 degrees C and the fact it lighter than coal. It was invented by Thomas Parker in 1904. It was popular as domestic use due to its attractive flame. The downsides are that is burns quickly, it produces a lot of ash and gives of sulphurous...
    2 replies | 543 view(s)
  • ocelot397's Avatar
    1st Dec 19, 17:23
    Confluence Cottages, December 2019 This one is a real shame, a pair of workers cottages that are going to ruin for no good reason. This was another ropey explore, with dogs and farmers in close vicinity, I could only get into one of the cottages too. 1. 2.
    1 replies | 712 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    7th Dec 19, 23:17
    1. The History The gothic manor is located in the village of Hampole, near Doncaster. The building dates back to the early 19th century, although some parts of the house are thought to be much older. Few places have such a sad back-story to them becoming derelict as this place. Known as both 'Manor House' and 'Ivy Farm Manor', the manor belonged to psychiatrist Neil Silvester, who practiced at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. He shot into the news in 1991 when he discharged a sectioned mental...
    1 replies | 702 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th Nov 19, 23:25
    1. The History Situated between Cotton Mill Row, Cotton Street and Alma Street, Sheffield, Falcon works were built in the 1930s for light industrial use after the site was cleared as part of a 1931 Clearance Order. Originally standing three storeys tall, the premises were reduced to one storey between 1948 and 1950. Prior to this the site was used for a number of purposes. In 1896 the Alma Street end of the site played host to a rag warehouse. Due south were ten houses facing onto Cotton Mill...
    2 replies | 546 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    7th Dec 19, 18:42
    A nice local wander for once. I had originally made plans to head further north with Landie_Man but with the impending demolition of this place looming large, felt it better to not miss out on a big local site like I have done in the past through my own silliness. Cox & Wyman had operated a printworks in Reading since 1777, and although this factory is nowhere near that old, parts of it still date from the early 1900s. Cox & Wyman are the oldest printworks company in the country and...
    1 replies | 562 view(s)
  • jhluxton's Avatar
    17th Nov 19, 13:05
    I have passed this mine countless number of times since I was a youngster in the 1960s. However, the only time I even photographed it was from a train around the end of the 1970s. I finally put that omission right in October 2019. I had tried last year but as the mine site now appears to be a landscape feature in an embryo Industrial Estate access was not possible as the gates were closed. However, when I visited this year the gates were open and I was able to drive down and take some...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    29th Nov 19, 16:45
    Myself and Brewtal stumbled across this large grain farm near Dundee by accident whilst heading to somewhere else nearby - after we'd finished there we popped back to see what was what, as you do. You never know what these places might hold so it's always worth checking them out. I checked the plate on the back of the horsebox trailer whilst there and found the tow vehicle's tax ran out in 2010, so presumably that is when the rest of the site was vacated. There are a few huge barns (two of...
    1 replies | 496 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    13th Dec 19, 21:45
    Although the lesser of the two main asylums in this area, I was still very attracted to the excessive decay at Our Lady's and when we visited on our trip in Summer it was more than worth it. Our Lady's Asylum
    2 replies | 289 view(s)
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