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    I'm keeping the name and location off this thread for the time being. The reasons are that the owners still live in part of the premises, it's isolated and vulnerable, and also because it's an easy entry onto the site with limited access to inside, so could be open to possible forced entry by unscrupulous visitors.
    Despite partial access, there are plenty of interesting nooks in and around the buildings. It's in quite good condition but has that slight shabbiness of the non-maintained; peeling paint, weeds, etc.
    The first thing I saw was a 'private - keep out' sign, so took some photos from the road, but as I had walked the best part of an hour up a very long, steep hill I decided that I hadn't come all that way for nothing. So, I cautiously walked up the drive, taking pics all the while, and ready to explain myself if necessary. There was a parked car but no other sign of activity so just kept moving further into the complex, taking pics all the time while my luck was in.
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    Turning into a winding pathway I came across something rather unexpected - an Anderson shelter. Neat!





    Moving on, I found the gym and sports area and an extremely green and stagnant swimming pool.



    If the situation changes I will add the history and other relevent information. Also, if anyone's interested you can pm me.

    Got to say thanks to Mcspringzy for the heads up on this one as he reminded me about the place. Ta Mc. :D

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    I do like this building. Is it the stairs behind the large bowed glass windows? the swimming pool, that doesn't look very good. liking the shelter tho, looks a large one. looking forward to seeing more pics of this place.

    Thanks for the pics, they're great.

    Cheers Foxy :)

    :) Sal

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal;12131;
    Is it the stairs behind the large bowed glass windows?
    Hi Sal
    Thanks for your comments. Yes, the stairs are behind there. I didn't go up because I was being careful not to be seen, so wanted to get as much of everything else first. By the time I came back I'd forgotten about them. Damn, I wished I'd gone up them now!
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    nice find !! love the swimming pool shot :)

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    Wow Looks good, i didnt realise there was that many buildings there. We might have to meet Foxy and have another look!
    Thanks for the thanks lol!

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    Hi Mc
    Not a bad idea, actually, as there are still hotel/motel corridors to explore and more around the pool side too as well as up the spiral stairs. I just wanted to see as much before being booted out. I'll tell you what though, that hill is a bloody killer...about 2 and a half to 3 miles and the higher you go the steeper it gets...it's what's put me off the thought of going back! :D
    Have to sort something out.
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    Hi Foxy,

    What a superb find there :) cool pics!
    Really dig the stairwell with those tall but skinny windows -very Art Deco!
    An Anderson Shelter too -bonus;)
    Looks like someone's decided to help themselves to the paving slabs around the swimming pool eh?
    Just wondering Foxy, what with all the nice warm sunny weather we've been having -did ya do a few lengths of the pool?:D

    Lb
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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    P.s. -wonder what the difference is between an Andersen Shelter & a Nissan Hut?
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    [QUOTE=Lightbuoy;12404;]Just wondering Foxy, what with all the nice warm sunny weather we've been having -did ya do a few lengths of the poolQUOTE]

    Nah, that pool looks a bit dodgy to me, thatís a broken glass and condom pit for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy;12405;
    P.s. -wonder what the difference is between an Andersen Shelter & a Nissan Hut?
    I think, the Andersen shelter was specially designed to protect families and be an appropriate size for the garden. Whereas a Nissan hut was shelter used for storage etc. and was designed to be easy to construct, cost effective and be able to with stand shrapnel etc and in my experience bigger. Hope this helps:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al;12415;
    I think, the Andersen shelter was specially designed to protect families and be an appropriate size for the garden. Whereas a Nissan hut was shelter used for storage etc. and was designed to be easy to construct, cost effective and be able to with stand shrapnel etc and in my experience bigger. Hope this helps:) [/FONT]
    Just checked that out a bit more, KA, and I didn't realise that the Nissen Hut actually came from WW1. It was used for housing troops, then later in WW2 as a shelter for bombed-out civilians, then later, as you quite rightly said, for storage. For more info

    www.nissens.co.uk

    Cheers
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    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

    I can't read and I can't write, but that don't really matter,
    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


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