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    After hearing of the demolition developments concerning Pyestock I felt I had to get my arse back down there ASAP, and jumped at the chance when my mate Allstar asked if I'd like a trip down there, and we duly did.

    As it was his first trip we took in the two big draws first, the Air House and Cell 4 before heading to the (pretty crap) Computer Building. At this stage it was a magical mystery tour as we had both not done any of these bits before, we just asked each other where we would like to head and tried to find something good! After a whizz through the computer building we utilised the Monk's Tunnel which brought us out into Cell 3, which gave me the feeling of absolute awe again, the pipework in that thing is absolutely bloody enormous! We had had a trouble free explore so far despite being nervy at many of the weird noises occuring seemingly in and around the Cell 3 building, and whilst we were both stood on the top level walkway in the building we heard security in their Land Rover rumble past...After a bit of waiting we stumbled across the (still operational?) water pumping room, tried for the fire station to see the plane but found it locked tight :( and ended the day at Cell 3 West. Brilliant

    We saw an access point for Cell 1 or 2 but it was one of those traps set up by security to show if there is someone in there or not, and not wanting to risk being caught in a dead end we didn't bother. And I've just noticed the majority of my photos are from Cell 3.....



















    Few random ones from other parts of the site.....















    More pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie4...7624121967135/ ta for looking
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    Nice one mate, this place always looks good. I must get down there myself.

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    Thanks for posting, enjoyed the Cell pix on the Photostream :)

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    Nice pics, a word of advice to anyone venturing in and around cell 3, there are Polish blokes that come at night, about 4-6 of them armed with angle grinders and the like stealing metal, they are using two way radios and have stolen thousands over the past few weeks, the hi-vis brigade seems to let them so be warned and be carefull.
    p.s the Polish drive an orange transit with red stickers left and right of the bonnet, it also has Polish plates.

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    Cheers guys:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    it was one of those traps set up by security to show if there is someone in there or not
    Whats all that about then? It's been wide open in the past when I've been in there. Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpipe View Post
    Whats all that about then? It's been wide open in the past when I've been in there. Care to elaborate?
    My bad, it wasn't Cell 1 or 2 it was the Battle House, I got my buildings confused! It took the form of an unattached board over a hole in a door, with a metal pole used to prop it up, so if the security go past and they have been moved, they can tell someone is there or not. We checked around the building to find another access point but there wasn't one:(
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    Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for that sort of thing then. Never made it over as far as Battle.

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    It's on my list of buildings to do on my next trip there

    As a side note, if anyone finds a small Jessops camera case on one of the walkways around the Cell 3 test cell, could I have it back please
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    Nice one Mooks, I have a soft spot for this place it's a shame to see it go.

    I need to return and pay my respects before it goes. They don't do industrial on this HUGE scale anymore.
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