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  • HughieD's Avatar
    22nd May 19, 22:12
    1. The History RAF North Witham is a former World War II airfield in Lincolnshire, England. The airfield is located in Twyford Wood, off the A1 between Stamford and Grantham. It opened in 1943 and was used by both the RAF and US Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a transport airfield. It was allocated to the USAAF Troop Carrier Command in August 1943. Its immediate task was to distribute transport aircraft and the means of maintaining them to operational groups of the...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    9th Jun 19, 16:09
    1. The History For such a big mill with a long history there is a surprising lack of information. Dobroyd Mills, in the village of Jackson Bridge near Holmfirth, dates back to the 1820s when the original building was constructed in 1829 as a water-powered mill. Historical records give an insight into the going’s on at the mill. In an 1851 Census, John Earnshaw was listed as having “31 hands” at his mill. Five years later, in 1856, John Earnshaw’s son, John William, age 2, fell into the plug...
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  • hmltnangel's Avatar
    6th Jun 19, 16:44
    A number of visits were made to this place. A fantastic Victorian era beauty of a hospital in the south side of Glasgow. A central block flanked by Nightingale Wards (which have been kept for conversion) and an A&E department. A lot of fun and games with security were had, along with cleaners and decommissioning contractors. The site below, contains some interesting news on the development of the site into 400 homes. https://thevictoriaglasgow.co.uk/ The Plan - this is what the new...
    10 replies | 880 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    2nd Jun 19, 10:12
    This is up there with some of the more unusual places I have explored, for sure. I'm sure at one point these large former chicken sheds were attached to the neighbouring, still occupied, farm house (and indeed they are storing various bits there too) however it would appear that this collection of structures - six in total - were taken over and used by a company who specialised in electrical wholesale, clearance, parts, literally anything electrical you could think of from military stuff to...
    9 replies | 1062 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    26th May 19, 11:00
    Saw this pop up almost as soon as I got back from the States and thought I'd try and get in before the tourbus inevitably rocked up, seemed to work although the amazing asylum box had already grown legs and walked out the building.... Turned out to be a pretty decent mooch, for a care home occupying a former manor house, like a less trashed and slightly less grand Westbury. In January 2016 the home was branded inedequate by the CQC and it closed in June of that year. It was placed up...
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  • UEP-Wales's Avatar
    23rd May 19, 14:22
    Tabor Congregational Chapel was first built in 1829. It was subsequently rebuilt in 1856 and again in 1876. The 1876 chapel was designed by architect Thomas Thomas of Landore and built in the classical style with gable-entry plan, two stories and a large arch in the facade. Tabor Chapel is now Grade 2 listed due to the good example of Thomasís work with the Glorification Arch, unspoilt interior and unusual ironwork. Costing around £2000 to build, the Tabor Chapel now stands in a very poor...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    26th May 19, 18:16
    I found a few abandoned houses late on in my trip, all clustered around a small area of upstate New York. One was an absolute wreck, little more than a bombed out shell of a building. The second one looked decent from the aerial view but sadly on entering it was apparent the house was half an abandoned renovation project and the living room floor had collapsed into the basement cutting off access to half the building. The third one however, as they say, was the charm. It's up there in my...
    8 replies | 669 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    26th May 19, 09:32
    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...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    28th May 19, 20:53
    When u think you know your local area & something like this pops up. It has been covered before but some years ago so dont quite know how Iv missed it for so long. There is very little other pics on the net so here goes. IMG_3178 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr The first recorded owner of the main manor, in the Domesday survey, was Bondi; he was succeeded by Henry de Ferrers, who also owned the nearby manors of Earls Barton (his chief manor), Great Doddington, Wilby and Mears Ashby....
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  • mookster's Avatar
    3rd Jun 19, 17:29
    This church in Pontypool had been a thorn in my side for at least the last two years. I'd always swing by it whenever passing the area, which has been at least four or five times and I always found it sealed tight, much to my frustration. I fully expected it to be the same story yet again on this occasion, however to my total and complete shock I had finally found it accessible. It felt so good to finally be able to shoot it after so many failed attempts. I can't seem to find a...
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  • ocelot397's Avatar
    27th May 19, 18:52
    Wontley Farm This is an derelict farm on Cleeve Common, Cheltenham (I don't mind naming it as it's named on OS maps!) No history on it, but it's been abandoned for a while and may have only been a seasonable abode in the first place; which is a shame because it's in an ace location! I was playing with the aspect ratio and (faux) fish-eye on my phone during this trip, which was novelty! 1.
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  • mookster's Avatar
    16th Jun 19, 10:13
    Decided to stick this in it's own thread as technically it's a different location to the adjacent St. Peter's Hospital. The area of the site run as Botleys Park Emergency Hospital became St. Peter's Hospital in 1947, and the colony plan Botleys Park Hospital continued operating until it closed in the early 1990s like many similar institutions. Much of the site was demolished, some of it was reused as parts of St. Peter's Hospital and the manor house became a care home, however there is...
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  • khurbanx's Avatar
    19th May 19, 21:58
    The explore : we set out at 7am and got into Chertsey at 8:30 ( made a few stops on way ) we hit up 5 location in total - You can possibly guess what ones - First explore we did was Mortuary - This was my Fist ever Explore in a mortuay - Place is hella trashed though :( History : https://www.theurbanexplorer.co.uk/st-peters-mortuary-chertsey-surrey/ The mortuary, built in the 1940s, is a small, rectangular building on the outskirts of the main Hospital site and closed in April...
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  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    1st Jun 19, 11:54
    Iím alive and back on the urbex game, or at least when I get a chance! So given the opportunity to check this place out with another local explorer, how could I say no? I had actually known about this spot for quite some time but never got round to it with other locations higher on the list and other enjoyments of life getting in the way. So a quick random conversation with a fellow explorer escalated very quickly and we quickly found ourselves standing inside the affectionately named...
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  • Lhiannan Shee's Avatar
    20th May 19, 15:07
    The building dates back to 1926, but before it was named the Bay Queen, it was formerly known as Ballaqueeney Hotel. Part of the hotel was demolished in 2001 following its closure in 1994 and subsequent dereliction. It was used to help house internees during World War II. There are plans to convert the hotel into flats and a restaurant. Postcard circa 1946: It was a nice surprise getting in here as I'd tried in the past and there was no access, and I'd pretty much accepted I'd never...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    19th May 19, 17:14
    BikinGlynn started a thread HMP Holloway in Misc Sites
    Im sorry to say I jumped on the bandwagon with this one again last year thanks to Pretty vacant, but was just saying to her the other day that I had not posted anything from here so thought why not. I wont do the history as its been covered before but there is plenty here if you are interested https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Prison_Holloway This also is a fascinating read & gives a really good impression of life inside both the old & new prison. Holloway Prison Stories ‚ÄĒ Holloway...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    2nd Jun 19, 18:49
    Thanks to UEP-Wales for bringing this one to my attention in perfect time for a little South Wales trip. Tabor Welsh Congregational Chapel, latterly part of the United Reformed Church, was first constructed in 1829, rebuilt in 1856 and this, the chapel as it stands today, was built in 1876 by Thomas Thomas of Landore. Built in the Classical style with a gable entry plan, a two-storey layout and large arch in the facade. It features a Glorification arch, an unmolested interior and unusual...
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  • khurbanx's Avatar
    20th May 19, 19:18
    The explore : After parking soooo far away and then walking alway down to the house - Wow I was shocked how big the place was - Yes it been a bit trashed inside but all the minors was in one bit still - very easy to get lost in the house though so many rooms. History : Not much could be Found on this place it apparently went on the mark in 2013 and was up for £6m that just going by all reports i have read on the place
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th May 19, 20:29
    1. The History Magpie Mine is just South of Sheldon in the Peak District, Derbyshire. The mine is located on the junction of the Magpie, Bole and the Butts veins, and was only one of several mines exploiting these three veins. The first records of the mine date back to 1795 the workings here probably go back much further than to around the 1740s. It finally ceased operations relatively recently, back in 1958. The 1950s saw little lead mined and a far cry from its heyday in the mid-19th...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    26th May 19, 08:54
    Now Flickr has stopped having huge issues after the server migration I can post stuff again! Whilst on my travels I was lucky enough to be able to shoot this lovely power station, which as it turned out was a sister station to one I explored last year however overall this one I felt had more to offer. I'd known about it for some time, but the opinion I always took away whenever speaking with people about it was that it was a stripped empty shell that had been derelict for years and not worth...
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  • khurbanx's Avatar
    20th May 19, 17:05
    The explore: pretty easy explore to be hosted we did not spend long in there pretty trashed but another one off my list History :
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  • Lhiannan Shee's Avatar
    30th May 19, 19:34
    Glentramman Abbey is a former hotel, which lay empty for many years before being sold in 2015 for £650,000, although renovation work started, it was soon abandoned. The property now sits empty and gutted. When we first approached from the driveway it looked like it was going to be a good place, but as soon as we looked inside, it was obvious there was nothing left, which is a shame. It would have been a much better explore had they not started the work on it. It did have some unusual patio...
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  • ocelot397's Avatar
    27th May 19, 18:25
    I forgot about this one from March. This is an abandoned farm in Leicestershire and by the looks of it, it's been vacant for over a decade; I've not got any history on the place sorry. The main house is on full lock-down, after what looks like a full scumbag invasion, so a few of my better outside and farm building shots. 1. 2.
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  • hmltnangel's Avatar
    13th Jun 19, 18:34
    Lancaster Moor ..... where to start? On the Grand Asylum Road Trip 2008 this was the first stop. It started an affair with the place that led me into most corners of it over a number of years. Had pinchbeck fall out with me a million times and brought home some fantastic pics. The place was always regarded as one of the tight places, one where you didnt get round much of it before setting off the alarm and getting chased by the Security guys who were in the building with you all the time....
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    22nd May 19, 19:26
    Intro Following our first visit we decided to head back this time for the control tower on the testing airfield. Explore I'm jumping straight into this one as I went over the history last time with the 3x3 Lab. The actual explore was unusual, with the tower being heavily sealed we had to jump and climb quite a lot to get in. Including a spot of rooftopping. With airfield in use for vehicle storage we had to stay hidden from security. DSC_1709
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  • Scattergun's Avatar
    10th Jun 19, 23:50
    Warning - this resembles a proper report. As such, there's some reading involved.. Glasgow's second infirmary was initially proposed in 1846 to complement the Royal and as part of a plan to relocate the iconic Glasgow University. Lack of funds prevented any action being taken until 1864 when a teaching hospital was planned to form part of the new university buildings at Gilmorehill. In 1867 John Burnet Sr, father of Sir J. J.Burnet, produced plans for the hospital on a pavilion layout. The...
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  • UEP-Wales's Avatar
    14th Jun 19, 12:29
    Dinas Noddfa ChapelÖ May 2019 Dinas Noddfa Baptist Chapel was built in 1824, rebuilt in 1852 and enlarged in 1870 by architect Thomas Tomas of Landore. The chapel was rebuilt again in 1884 to the design of architect George Morgan of Carmarthen, in the Italian Romanesque style with a gable-entry plan. Dinas Noddfa Chapel is now Grade 2 listed due to its fine interior. Dinas Noddfa Chapel has stood derelict since 2007 when its doors finally closed. We are not too sure why but it is...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    21st May 19, 15:45
    Whilst in Detroit, myself and my little group of explorer friends managed to document a staggering 14 schools over the two and a half days we had criss-crossing the city. It becomes less staggering when you realise that number barely scratches the surface of the abandoned schools scattered around Detroit. Some were crap, some were decent and a few were really very very nice. I won't say much and just let the photos do the talking, my personal favourite schools were all done towards the end...
    4 replies | 567 view(s)
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