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    An underground explorer I know mentioned to me a while back that Le
    Marchant barracks might be empty. Oxygen Thief had also noticed it
    so we teamed up and had a look.



    Myself and OT walked across the fields on our way to the barracks just
    as the builders were leaving, so nice of them to leave as we arrive. Now I
    thought we'd have to climb the fence or gates, but thankfully we found
    an easy way in. The main building appears to be very secure it looks as
    though the ground floor is totally boarded up, I really didn't think we'd
    find a way in but after a bit of a look around we found doors that had
    been unboarded, I guess by the builders?

    Inside theres all kinds of stuff to look at, two armouries, kitchens, map
    room, briefing rooms, officers bar, normal bar, store rooms, dormitories
    etc. There are still posters on the walls showing you how to understand
    rank insignia, or how to strip an sa80 rifle. Its a fascinating place for a
    visit, shame the redevelopment has started.

    Daylight pics from a recce a while back.













    Oxygen Thief in the map room.





    Bishop

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    Gallery Link

    Did a daytime trip to this place today, nice little site... some nice photo ops :)

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    Hi there, is this site still about? Where is it? It looks fantastic

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    Is there any chance it could appear on the location map, it looks like a potential entry exploration to my list!:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al;11262;
    Is there any chance it could appear on the location map, it looks like a potential entry exploration to my list!:)
    Nope, it's been converted into flats.

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    should have known! just the way:(
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    I'm keeping a close eye on the Barracks at Colchester, as pretty much the who of the original buildings (apart from those that are listed) are to be pulled-down for more housing.
    Some of the buildings date back to Napoleonic times and apparantly it is one of the best preserved set of Garrison buildings left in the UK. Will keep ya all updated on any developments.

    Lb

    P.s. -for more info, see the below link.................

    http://www.colchester.gov.uk/Info_pa...066&sec_id=997
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
    www.runwellhospital.co.uk

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