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  • Tbolt's Avatar
    1st Jan 20, 12:29
    Bit of History The school was purchased by the High School in 1912 and it's believed before this functioned as a private residence. Built of stone construction in a Georgian design the building functioned as the Infants School catering to the 3 to 7-year-old age bracket. The land on which the house was built was a part of the Fawcett Estate which was sold in building plots 1837-42. George Smith was a Leeds banker and one of the first to move from the city centre into Headingley. By...
    14 replies | 1658 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    10th Jan 20, 22:21
    Charles Wicksteed is an well known name in Kettering, he was as an inventor and engineer who moved to Kettering as a Steam Ploughing contractor who set up an engineering company. After the war he primarily designed and built play equipment, often using bits and pieces from his engineering business, and creating swings and slides to thrill young and old alike. This business grew, eventually exporting play equipment to over 80 countries around the world . Charles purchased land in 1913...
    8 replies | 1233 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    6th Jan 20, 17:10
    After some time sharing locations between a fellow explorer, I decided to share my holy grail of urbex maps which in turn lead us to organising a day trip to none other than Stewartby Brickworks. With a slight uncertain start to the morning with rain in the air, we made our way over to Stewartby for what turned out to be a very easy going journey and nose around. Thereís not much left of the site, but feel it has been as it stands for quite some time now with the odd few gems to see...
    8 replies | 973 view(s)
  • UrbanX's Avatar
    10th Jan 20, 16:49
    History: This transmission station was planned to be built in the 1930ís, but the war proved a bit of a distraction so it was delayed until the late 1940ís and was finally operational in the early 1950s. TV antennas were also installed on the huge mast. The mast was installed with a 30 year guarantee. 30 years and 7 months later the base failed and it fell over during a storm. FFS. The last radio broadcast from the site was in 2017, so it was high time we went for a mooch. The...
    9 replies | 760 view(s)
  • Tbolt's Avatar
    19th Jan 20, 17:10
    Tbolt started a thread Pool Pigeon Palace in Misc Sites
    HISTORY In May 1864 Liverpool Adult Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society was established. It was founded by George Healey, a Deaf man. He set up the Society initially to give Deaf people equal access to the Scriptures. They started with just one room in the School for the Deaf and Dumb in Oxford Street. They had no premises where they could meet until 1869 when they were able to rent a room in Pleasant Street. In 1874 the priest in charge of Liverpool gave permission for Sunday services...
    8 replies | 611 view(s)
  • ocelot397's Avatar
    3rd Jan 20, 17:30
    Blaen y Nant, January 2020 Another farmhouse with no history, this is the remotest one I've been to over the last few weeks. I was pleasantly surprised at its condition; some photos are a bit blurry due to light conditions. 1. 2.
    4 replies | 1149 view(s)
  • alex76's Avatar
    13th Jan 20, 17:10
    hey guys been a while since i posted well been a while since i have been out for a splore to be fair... so this in my take on grain fort... a wee bit of history The fort was built between 1861-1868 at the time of the arms race between Briton and France The guns (stolen from Wikipedia)
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    21st Jan 20, 19:31
    No history, its just that.. another abandoned farm Im afraid, but it had a nice feel to it & I rather liked it!
    5 replies | 668 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    11th Jan 20, 08:22
    EC-1 by Tobi_urbex #02 As urban explorers, the former Eastern Bloc is a popular destination for our road trips. During the most golden autumn, we were targeting Poland as the next post-Soviet republic we had to explore. So, in a group of five, we set out on a multi-day adventure to find the extremes of urbex: The pristine and decayed. Rural and urban. Forbidden and legal. And the industrial and palatial. We traveled more than 1,000 km to film spectacular structures with haunting histories. ...
    4 replies | 668 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    22nd Jan 20, 07:19
    Areszt Śledczy w Zabrzu #03 You know, it is rather ironic actually. Normal people want to stay as far away as possible from places like this. And we, too, do not want to serve time in a jail. But as we were on our road trip to Poland, we got a tip from a local to explore this abandoned detention center in the middle of a big city. Moving freely in a prison is a contradiction in terms, but here we were doing exactly that. This undisclosed landmark allowed us to see how life behind the curtain...
    5 replies | 461 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    26th Jan 20, 21:10
    Another little gem that I dont believe many know about. Cant lay claim to finding this, that goes to a close friend. Cant tell you much about this either other than it appears to originally of been a farm house to the adjacent land. The owner was obviously a car enthusiast & engineer of sorts/ There is planning to demolish & rebuild here so tried to make the best of photographing while I could so its a bit pic heavy! Hope u enjoy
    5 replies | 639 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    8th Jan 20, 01:03
    1. The History Back in the 1900ís, many Belgian villages were still lit using petroleum lamps, as electricity hadnít been made available. By 1913, many of these had been updated to Kerosene lamps. Two years earlier in 1911 Baron Floris Van Loo started to build the first power plant in Langerbrugge in the canal area of Ghent in Belgium. It was completed in 1913 and included administrative buildings and official residences, designed by Brussels architect EugŤne Dhuicque. The power plant was...
    5 replies | 630 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    26th Jan 20, 21:46
    The Explore : Visited the site in Jan 2020 - This has been on my list for some long time and i know its been done to death too - Visited the site with @WilsonTheHuman and none members - After seeing online that the planes have been removed - we went searching for them - Didn't take long to find them. Got stuck in the mud too on way ( Don't wear trainers on muddy fields that waterlogged lmao :banghead ) One at the planes spent a while taking photos and looking at some of the buildings that...
    6 replies | 390 view(s)
  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    2nd Jan 20, 14:07
    One from a few weeks ago back in early December with @Mookster. A fairly local site for the two of us; which made a nice change as the big road trips up north wear you out somewhat as a shift worker who'd finished late the night before! Demolition works had already started and complete destruction was not far away; so we decided to get on it quickly! Cox & Wyman had been operating printworks in Reading since 1777, and although this factory is nowhere near this vintage; areas of it date...
    3 replies | 751 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    20th Jan 20, 21:04
    Making unplanned last min urbex trips with Capture Photography is becoming a regular thing. This time heading out to the most graffiti covered place I have ever seen. I have only seen a handful of reports on this place and some suggesting itís previous use as a police training ground, however sources suggest this is not the case hence naming the place simply Graffiti Academy. Itís nice to have a very chilled explore for a change with straight forward access and no one around other than...
    5 replies | 513 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    6th Jan 20, 16:34
    1. The History Located on the edge of Millbrook, between Stalybridge and Mossley, about 4 miles from Ashton, the three-storey Grade II listed building was originally built as a specialised spinning mill for the Staley Mill Company. Built in millstone grit, it had Welsh slate roofs and was configured in two ranges at right angles, forming a U-shaped plan. The south range, a warehouse (no demolished), had three storeys, and sides of 19 and four bays, while the north range (the mill itself) had...
    3 replies | 693 view(s)
  • Wakey Lad's Avatar
    26th Jan 20, 18:17
    Not a lot of history on this one sadly The building was used as a care home until it closed in 2012, previous to that it would have no doubt been an impressive house.
    5 replies | 379 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    1st Jan 20, 20:53
    Hasn't been posted for a while so thought Id share. This went up for sale in 17 for 450k but I assume it hasnt sold as its still sitting there slowly deteriorating Im afraid with a bad roof leak now adding to its problems. The History Opened in 1963, St Raphael the Archangel was built after Millbrook was made its own parish. It served an area that was formerly part of the parish of St Peter’s, Stalybridge. Following a succession of well-attended masses celebrated in the canteen of...
    3 replies | 656 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    24th Jan 20, 22:20
    One of those excellent domestic jobbies that some of you will know. I have no history on this place so really have no idea why this amazing house has been left in such a way. I have it on good authority that its been unmolested for some years so Im giving as little information anyway in the hope it remains so. Bit pic heavy but hope u like it!
    4 replies | 520 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    15th Jan 20, 07:30
    Not much left of this place but its rather charming & photogenic. In 1789 Tydd St. Giles was one of the sixty-eight parishes in the diocese without a school. Dr. Jobson, reporting on the state of the schools in Wisbech hundred in 1814, stated that there were about 50 children of school age in the parish, including many Dissenters. By this date a school had been established in the workhouse, where 30 to 35 children learned their catechism under a master who was allowed £12 a year by the...
    3 replies | 700 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    8th Jan 20, 13:51
    1. The History St Raphael the Archangel opened in 1963 after Millbrook was made its own parish five years previously in 1958. The area was originally part of the parish of St Peterís, Stalybridge. However, following a number of well-attended masses in the canteen of Staley Mill (see earlier report), Millbrook, from 1946 onwards, Bishop John Murphy of Shrewsbury decided to constitute Millbrook as a parish in its own right. The church was designed by Edward Massey and Alan Burton of Massey &...
    3 replies | 647 view(s)
  • lawrence89's Avatar
    13th Jan 20, 21:26
    I haven't been out exploring for awhile but I thought as its the new year I'd get back at it! I wasn't here as long as I would've hoped as the land owner caught us out this time around but here's a few pictures I got before that happened. My website: DSC00001_tonemapped by Lawrence P, on Flickr DSC00003_tonemapped by Lawrence P, on Flickr 15 by Lawrence P, on Flickr
    1 replies | 956 view(s)
  • ocelot397's Avatar
    31st Dec 19, 14:50
    Cwm Farm, December 2019 This was an interesting explore in the depths of a valley. Again, no history, but it's an interesting location; it appears to be a building built within a much older building. I'm guessing this one abandoned some time in the 80s. 1. 2.
    2 replies | 750 view(s)
  • wappy's Avatar
    6th Jan 20, 17:53
    Visit Ive had this on my list of things to do the first time i herd it was shutting, with who had been here. I was interested as am sure many people are just how easy or hard they had it.I could have spent days walking round. I didnt include the new education block at the back as its only been built a few year before it shut, but maybe on another visit. History Red Bank secure unit, part of Red Bank Community Home, was one of several English Local Authority Secure Childrenís Homes (a...
    1 replies | 930 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    16th Jan 20, 23:23
    1. The History Claremont House is a large, stone built former dwelling and outbuildings, standing in grounds of approximately 1.4 hectares of land. The building was last used as a social club for employees of the nearby Hepworths Refractories, but since has been vacant for many years. Originally built in 1895, the Victorian mansion is now at the point of no return. The roof and most of the internal walls have now gone leaving a shell remaining. It was built by James Swift, owner of the famous...
    2 replies | 727 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    23rd Jan 20, 23:46
    1. The History Can find absolutely no history about this old workshop whatsoever. Perhaps not surprising, given it is fairly unmemorable and has been abandoned for some considerable time. 2. The Explore A chance find. Had explored a place nearby and when I was returning home, caught sight of this place so decided to park up and have a look. Thereís quite a lot of stuff here but it is very, very derped. If it wasnít for the very large number of moderately photogenic and heavily rusted...
    4 replies | 505 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    6th Jan 20, 16:30
    1. The History The modernist leisure centre of Amicale Solvay is located in Couillet, in Belgian city of Charleroi and was built to celebrate the companyís 75th anniversary. It takes its name from Ernest Solvay (1838-1922) and his brother Alfred who chose Couillet as the location to set up their chemicals factory in 1865, due to the presence of raw materials and the proximity of soda consumers, metallurgy and glassmaking. Construction was started in 1937 and completed in the final quarter of...
    2 replies | 639 view(s)
  • lawrence89's Avatar
    15th Jan 20, 16:38
    I've been looking to check out one of these places for awhile now and you can imagine how excited I was to find out there was an open one almost just up the road! This was a very cool experience and a nice bonus it was in decent condition as well. My website: 21 by Lawrence P, on Flickr 24 by Lawrence P, on Flickr 25 by Lawrence P, on Flickr
    2 replies | 512 view(s)
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