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    Hi All

    This was something that I`v been thinking about for some time so when Mr Fluffy said that he was free this week and did I want to go back to Holton Heath at night !!!
    Well game on.

    Anybody that`s been to this place in the day time will say how much of a death trap it is, with hidden open drains, broken concrete, long drops etc and it`s a real ball buster to see
    where you are going so how could it get any worse.

    WELL GO AT F***** NIGHT.

    We had a plan but that went out the window because I wanted an Olympic breakfast at a local little chef.
    The site is huge and is now a nature reserve but it started as a Cordite factory for the royal navy, built for the full process of cordite manufacturing.
    It opened in 1914 and finaly closed its doors after WW2

    Anyway on with a few pictures.





    The above was a new find for us as we had never entered the site from this location before, After getting through the under growth we found the Mess hall.



    Then on through the night to get to the Control trench with it`s fire watchers post on top.





    And then on to one of the now flooded Press houses, You are going to need a boat if you want to explore much more.









    The next port of call was the old acid tank farm on the far side of the reservoir.







    Well that`s about it for now, well done if you made it this far down there are more pictures on my Flicker site so if you want more night time goodness pop over to :-
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/newage...7618094995904/
    All comments are most welcome.

    Oh as an added well done bonus here are 2 extra pictures.







    Cheers Newage
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    the flooded parts look epic at night great report love it

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    Not seen this place before, but its looks wicked. Fair play for going at night and on being safe! Very nice photos!

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    Cheers Guys, we were going to do the other 3 press houses but we could not get to them, the main entrance route is flooded and deep with mud, there are a lot of fallen trees it was just impassable.
    we pulled pegs on doing both of the Flak towers as 5 hours in Holton Heath is just a killer and home felt like a good idea.

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    Brilliant collection of shots,thanks for sharing.

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    Blimey mate, you didnt waste anytime posting did ya !! Thought you were supposed to be sleeping for tonights shift !! Absolutely epic night - i absolutely ache everywhere. And although im slightly dissapointed that we didnt get to see more, im happy at what we got !! Thanx for the navigational skills as well mate, i was lost as soon as we gained entry - even Bear Grylles would have given up on this one !! Oh and PS, those waders were SOOOOO SEXY !!!

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    Get posting me old mate

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    Respect! Getting such good pixs at night and at a flooded site. Above and beyond there Newage...

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    Cracking report! Must be a bit edgy not knowing where your sticking your feet in that water (drains, rusty nails etc). Cheers
    Ka Poooooow

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    Posted me ol' MUKKA !!!!

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