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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    22nd Oct 19, 20:55
    Well what can I say about this place? I cant lay claim to finding this & I fear that some goontubers have already discovered it so I dont give it long but dont want to give too much away! In 8yrs of exploring this is in my opinion the best domestic property Iv been in. Not only is it structurally in good condition its simply packed full of beautiful antiquities, including urns full of ashes. What is really apparent is that whoever lived here really was stuck in the past, there is very...
    13 replies | 1388 view(s)
  • UrbanX's Avatar
    15th Oct 19, 08:51
    Heinrich Himmler, Born 1900: Prominent leader of the Nazi Party. He was the second most powerful man in Germany, and almost entirely responsible for the holocaust. One evil, evil, motherfurher. He joined the Nazi party in 1923, the SS in 1925, and by 1929 he was running it. Over the next 16 years he took it from a 290 man rag tag gang, to a million strong paramilitary army of hate. His organisational skills are the main reason he was given the task of exterminating the Jewish population...
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  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    14th Oct 19, 15:45
    So this is one that I had wanted to do for a while. It really isn't far from where I live, and I had seen that a lot of people were going in the recent weeks, so myself and two non-explorer friends decided to make the short trip here. After parking up, its a reasonable walk on a footpath, but it was a beautiful autumn morning so this was not a problem. We had been warned to keep an eye out for security but not to worry too much about being seen. The site was used to store cars from...
    8 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • Newage's Avatar
    20th Oct 19, 15:48
    Hi all It`s that time again - yep family holiday with the wife so of course it was time to bugger off in search of derelict goodness. So up early on a Sunday morning and facing a 2 hour drive(In a pickup truck of course)I found myself parked next to an abandoned nuclear power station in Hartsville Tennessee. Bit of history pinched from wiki-thing-a-ma-bob. The Hartsville Nuclear Plant is a canceled nuclear power plant project located near Hartsville, Tennessee. To be built and operated...
    9 replies | 887 view(s)
  • godzilla73's Avatar
    25th Oct 19, 12:59
    Haven't been on here in quite a while (it would be fair to say that I have let life get in the way of exploring recently, which is a sorry state of affairs). But, recently my work has taken me up to darkest Northants, and a chance encounter with a book about aviation in the county led me to RAF Harrington and the Thor Missile sites. There are a few interesting bits left, but quite a bit of it is used for farm storage. After visiting, I read John Boyes' book "Project Emily" which gives a really...
    7 replies | 1178 view(s)
  • wappy's Avatar
    28th Oct 19, 18:39
    Explore Well this is one that we spotted on the way to somewhere else.From where we saw it from it looked prity promising.Evan more so when we pulled up outside and noticed how well it was sealed up. Rather excited we started to look round for a way in,its not for everyone and if id have know what was ahead i wouldnt have bothered.But since we went to trouble i thought may aswell get a few photos. Couldnt find alot of history about the place only this of the Gainsboroughs heritage page on...
    7 replies | 988 view(s)
  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    14th Oct 19, 16:19
    So after doing the ATC tower; we tried a couple of other local sites, but were sadly unsuccessful in our quest; and this absolute tower of hell came up locally. I'm a believer in "if its there; may as well do it", I mean, its a day out isn't it? We drove to and parked right next to this scummy old block. I knew the inside would be disgusting. The building instantly had a nasty feel to it, and I don't feel that often about derelict places. It just felt as if you would catch something from...
    6 replies | 1224 view(s)
  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    21st Oct 19, 17:50
    So; after the first site on our list, Mookster, our two non-exploring friends and myself headed to Tewkesbury after a few failed locations between. This is another one of those ones that I really should have done 10 years ago and not now; but never got round to it. I enjoyed this one; I love mills and old industry. Unfortunately, upon access we noticed that the Mill had a dozen young teenagers running amok, the kind you would not expect to see in Tewkesbury! They turned out to be totally...
    5 replies | 1237 view(s)
  • UrbanX's Avatar
    25th Oct 19, 16:13
    History: Wunsdorf: A once thriving soviet town of 70,000 people, who even had a daily direct train to Moscow. Now completely abandoned. The main town / barracks are pretty ruinous. I spent a whole day wandering the town last year, you can see my photos from that here: Last bit of Wunsdorf, I promise! The Explore: It had been at least 600m that I’d last seen daylight. I’m short, but the tunnel was shorter. My half squat, half run through the pitch black dusty tunnel had left me dripping...
    7 replies | 714 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    16th Oct 19, 06:49
    BikinGlynn started a thread Glatting Farm in Rural Sites
    Not much to say about this place really. Its a farmhouse reputed to date back to the 15th century which is grade 2 listed. The property is "vacant" & it was under offer when we visited some months back, but you could snap it up with a cheeky offer if u have a spare 1.69 mill laying around. I did like it though, its a big house nestled on the edge of the south downs & u cant see another man made object from here which is nice! If I was to use a code name it would be frog farm as we were...
    3 replies | 1329 view(s)
  • KPUrban_'s Avatar
    6th Nov 19, 16:21
    Hospital Of Bleeding Doors It's been a little while since I last posted a thread and will probably remain a rare occurrence, if I'm honest. But anyway, here a thread. The Hospital Dating back to 1879 CMH, built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co., was named after the duke of Cambridge and opened on the 18th of July. The hospital was extended numerous times with alterations from time to time and grew to become a vast structure. During the First World War the hospital was the first to...
    6 replies | 810 view(s)
  • wappy's Avatar
    24th Oct 19, 21:26
    The History Built on the site of a former Circus Hall, the Grand Theatre in Doncaster opened on 27th March 1899. The theatre stood in a prominent position facing Doncaster railway station and featured columns and arches on the frontage. Designed by by J P Briggs and built by local firm Arnold & Sons, it was one of the first theatres in the country to have electric lights. The Doncaster Grand was constructed in 1899 and originally stood on a prominent site in a shopping street facing the main...
    6 replies | 767 view(s)
  • minimetro's Avatar
    4th Nov 19, 17:07
    Been meaning to visit this one for a while. I hoped to get better photos on a second trip but have been unable to return. History I was very pleased to find the The Crown has a long and well documented history. The earliest record of the Crown is in 1776. 'The Crown Hotel' as it was known at the time went through various owners over the next 100 years until it was bought by James Francis in the 1870s. The Crown stayed in the Francis family for the next 125 years until its closure in 2009....
    4 replies | 831 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    13th Oct 19, 20:27
    1. The History Very little history on this place. The former Distribution Warehouse is in an area known as Hallamshire Works on Boyland Street in the Neepsend district of Sheffield, on a 1.8-acre site. The site is well-placed due to its direct access into Sheffield city centre and out to the M1 Motorway at Junction 36. A Street View capture from October 2014 shows the site being used by C&D Transport Express. Meanwhile, a Google search also turns up A&E Transport Ltd, another Road Haulage...
    3 replies | 985 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Oct 19, 22:51
    1. The History Not too much history about on this place. The factory belonged to Mayar Silk, a premier Shanghai-based silk manufacturer, which first formed in Shanghai back in 1917. Tsai Shengbai was appointed General Manager of Mayar Silk Mills in 1937 and in 1956 he was sent to Mayar's factory in Hong Kong. Other than that, there appears to be no information on this place or the plans for its future. It's been abandoned for at least 20 years and occupies extremely valuable real estate land...
    5 replies | 549 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    6th Nov 19, 00:31
    1. The History The airfield originally opened in 1917 as a Royal Naval Air Service station called Wellingore Heath. It then re-opened in 1935 and remained in active service until the end of the Second World War, finally closing in 1947. It had two grass runways, a concrete perimeter track and one extra over blister hanger and seven blister hangers. The site just south of village was used as Relief Landing Ground (RLG) by Cranwell until June 1940 and then as a satellite site for RAF Digby with...
    4 replies | 618 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    16th Oct 19, 18:49
    Mausoleum K #02 Tomb Raider Surrounded by bodies and human remains we found ourselves inside a hundred-years-old crypt during one of our adventures. This might be the most mystical but also grim places we have ever explored. Due to this small structure looking like it originated from some movie or a game, we felt like real-life tomb raiders when we were unveiling the secrets of the neglected grave. Immerse yourself in the fascinating but yet sad world of a long-forgotten family’s mausoleum....
    3 replies | 810 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    6th Nov 19, 00:34
    1. The History The Butterley Company was an English manufacturing firm It has a very long, rich and well documented history and the company operated, in part, right up until 2009. It was founded by Benjamin Outram, Francis Beresford, William Jessop and John Wright back in 1790, initially as Outram & Co. Outram and Jessop were engineers, Beresford a lawyer and Wright a wealth banker. When Outram died in 1805, the company’s name was changed to the Butterley Company. In 1814 the company famously...
    4 replies | 589 view(s)
  • MichelleVinDee's Avatar
    8th Nov 19, 07:39
    Warm day, when is it never west of Cairns! Heard about this place but was surprised to see so much still intact. 20190106_162150 by Michellevindee , on Flickr 20190106_163022 by Michellevindee , on Flickr Easy enough to cross but you had to really watch your footing. 20190106_163014 by Michellevindee , on Flickr 20190106_184819 by Michellevindee , on Flickr
    4 replies | 577 view(s)
  • markbaker80's Avatar
    20th Oct 19, 18:38
    Hi all. This is my first post so hope I do OK. RAF Binbrook is well documented on here so for me this is more of a sentimental post. When I was a child my dad was an aircraft engineer at Binbrook and I actually went to the school there. All the memories from 30 years ago were brought back to me recently by having to look after my friends' dogs who have a house near the camp. I decided to do a bit of exploring and as you can see the place is becoming even more derelict compared to previous...
    2 replies | 948 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    26th Oct 19, 08:53
    I realised recently that there were a few locations from my latest American adventure that I didn't get around to posting for one reason or another so what better way to revive them than with this complete gem. It was by far the biggest unexpected surprise of my trip, located only two blocks away from where I was staying with friends at the time. The premises were originally occupied by a company who specialised in transmission systems and driveshafts for all manner of industries around the...
    4 replies | 643 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th Oct 19, 22:57
    1. The History The Grade II listed farmhouse lies in the Leicestershire village of Beeby. The house dates back to the early 19th Century and is notable for its Flemish bond brickwork and low pitched Swithland slate roof. John Davies and his wife, Vicky, were the last residents of the farm and occupied Home Farm for a number of years. Mr Davies was a farmer (possibly dairy) and lived in the house until his death in November 2009. The house then appears to have empty since 2011. In...
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  • jolly_roger1992's Avatar
    18th Oct 19, 17:56
    Little wander around the very tired old buildings http://imgur.com/gallery/zaFSmYp https://i.imgur.com/ZWwqvGM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/i8MuAIo.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aimzPoZ.jpg
    3 replies | 820 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    25th Oct 19, 17:03
    Georgian House We overestimated any protection that was on this place. For about 45 mins we pushed through thick undergrowth to take a 'lowkey' approach to the building, when in reality, we could've wandered round the front past the old CCTV cameras, as the property wasn't sealed at all, with even the front door being open.
    1 replies | 957 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    14th Oct 19, 23:33
    1. The History Very little history available about this place but it is thought the factory was once connected to an old Swire paint making division during Hong Kong’s manufacturing heyday between the 1950s and 1970s, when the city cleaned itself up after the World War and the military occupation by Japan. This concrete carbuncle can be found crumbling away on the north-west side of Hong Kong on the island of Tsing Yi. The two main buildings are made up of a series of pillars, supports and...
    4 replies | 509 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    20th Oct 19, 10:35
    1. The History Shek Lo is a colonial house near Fanling (also referred to as ‘Peter Lodge’). It was built in 1925 by Mr ‘Peter’ Tsui Yan Sau (1889-1980), a convert to Catholicism who was also the founder of Wah Yan College and was the first principal between 1919-1926 (pictured below): ystsui by HughieDW, on Flickr Tsui was the architect and contractor of his own house. Built on a piece of land calved-out of the adjacent lychee orchard, the two-storey building was a blend of Chinese and...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    30th Oct 19, 22:46
    1. The History Getting their name due to their very close proximity to the River Don, Don Sawmills are located on Saville Street, Sheffield. Initially the building was built in the 1870s to house a steam driven sawmill. More recently it used to be Henry Matthews timber merchants. The remaining building next to the former car dealership was the sawmill and the lumber storage yard was on the opposite side of the river. The storage yard was also close to the railway viaduct and Matthews used...
    1 replies | 680 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    9th Nov 19, 09:55
    Been done a few times I know but this is a lovely place. On the live campus this called for an early Sunday morn visit with a non member but we were undisturbed for several hours, despite an alarm constantly sounding. Cant tell u much about this place to be honest, obviously its for some reason no longer required & was for zoological & geological studies. there was numerous books to this effect & crates full of rocks . fossils in the basement. A return visit a few weeks later found the...
    2 replies | 457 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    1st Nov 19, 22:10
    The History History on this place is very hazy, its a water powered flour mill that much we know & I did pick this up from one site. The mill was built in 1884; the previous structure was destroyed in a fire reported in the Sussex Advertiser, 30-9-1884. In the early twentieth century a two-sack roller plant was installed. A further fire in 1908 caused damage to the plant. Waterpower was used until 1945; a steam engine was used sparingly. After 1945 the mill relied on electricity. The...
    0 replies | 494 view(s)
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