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  • 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...
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  • 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...
    5 replies | 437 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...
    4 replies | 322 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • 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 | 411 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    14th Feb 20, 19:10
    Chatterley Whitfield Colliery On the outskirts of Chell in Staffordshire, stands an industrial monument of the utmost importance - the Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. The disused coal mine is considered to be the most comprehensive survival of a deep mine site in England from the industry's period of peak production and it was the first colliery in the UK to produce 1,000,000 tons of saleable coal in a year. Following the closure of the mine in 1977, the buildings had served as a...
    2 replies | 427 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    17th Feb 20, 20:34
    Mercy Town by Tobi_urbex #01 For five days, we have been traveling in Poland to explore all kinds of abandoned places. But it was not industry or forgotten vehicles that captivated us the most. No, it was the beauty of the country’s numerous derelict palaces. It is also known as "The country of castles". Mercy Town by Tobi_urbex #06 It was already late in the evening when we reached this remote area. The sun was about to set while we were still on the hunt for forgotten beauties in...
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  • B W T's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 08:21
    Pałac w Kopicach by Tobi_urbex #05 Fairy tales, palaces, and beautiful, untouched nature is what you get when you visit Silesia in the South of Poland. This part of the Eastern European nation is known as “Country of castles”. Because of its long and varied history, several hundred manor houses of the former nobility can be found in Silesia. Those places once filled with glory and pomp are ruins today. They all share the same sad story: Most of the castles date back to the Middle Ages but...
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • 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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  • HughieD's Avatar
    18th Feb 20, 23:15
    1. The History Harthill is an ancient village at the south-eastern tip of the West Riding of Yorkshire. In the village can be found the former North House farm and its extensive outbuildings. After a lot of research, very little information could be found about the farm itself. It has, however been empty and abandoned for some time despite intermittent periods of time spent on the housing market. It’s now surrounded by an abandoned estate of seven detached houses with garages. They were...
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  • 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.
    1 replies | 230 view(s)
  • freeclimb's Avatar
    Today, 11:46
    Nope, this one is new to me, but the whole Torbay area is full of empty hotels. Sounds good, might be good to go sooner rather than later - if its up on here it'll be getting some traffic. Holy crap, just looked it up on Google maps. This place is huge! I'm going ASAP.
    5 replies | 437 view(s)
  • Inception's Avatar
    Today, 09:41
    A fellow Plymouthian I see, I stayed in the Palace's sister hotel Queens Hotel just down the road
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 07:41
    A nice set of photos. I had a giggle when you say that you couldn't get into a jail. Best to keep out of them. In your description the word "resorted" should be "restored", maybe a slight slip of the keyboard buttons.
    2 replies | 227 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 07:27
    What a shame for this building. The windows still have stained glass but the building is collapsing.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 07:25
    According to the hotels' website that it's closed due to refurbishment.
    5 replies | 437 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 07:13
    The buildings may be photogenic but the artwork seems to score here.
    4 replies | 322 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 07:03
    A good set of photographs. The chapel is a nice part, all it needs is a brush and polish.
    4 replies | 284 view(s)
  • Matthewlunn17's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:27
    This is now off limits to people completely as it's now fenced up eith barb wire and also now under cctv system police been called aswell
    2 replies | 1883 view(s)
  • motionlessmike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:13
    Yep, cracking set Mikey.
    4 replies | 284 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18
    Stunnnig. One of the best sets I've seen from here.
    4 replies | 284 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07
    Great as always, there is still stuff there I missed too!
    4 replies | 284 view(s)
  • cogito's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 18:45
    Nice shots! There are a load of interesting bits (follies, remains of a monument, the family mausoleum under the chapel, an ice house etc) dotted through the grounds and woodland there.
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • One eyed Spaniel's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 18:35
    Love the Coloquix artwork :encouragement:
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  • Fluffy's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 12:31
    Bloody awesome, thanks mate. We'll keep in touch. Do you know anything about this place at all? Seen it before?
    5 replies | 437 view(s)
  • freeclimb's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 12:28
    I don't log in for a year, then when I do this is the first post on the homepage..... Good work, I'm in Plymouth and happy to drive up for a full explore!
    5 replies | 437 view(s)
  • rockfordstone's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 11:01
    I watched your video on this and those are some nice shots to back it up. thanks for sharing
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • rockfordstone's Avatar
    19th Feb 20, 10:56
    rockfordstone replied to a thread Rusting Hulks.. in Misc Sites
    sad to see so many locos rotting away. you never know, they may still be saved one day
    5 replies | 642 view(s)
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