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    Default Derby Police Station & Magistrates Court - May 2008


    I'd been thinking about this for a while, and after the success The_Revolution and I enjoyed yesterday I decided it was time. Ashless, The_Revolution and myself headed over to the site and gained access. It took a while for us to find a way into the building, but in we went.

    I can't find any history on this site. From what I can gather it appears that there used to be a police station in the Market Square. At some point the magistrates court was built and incorporated a small police station and cells. More recently (1960's ?) a large police station was built on the area next to the magistrates court, and later extended providing direct access between the two.

    The Police Station

    Corridor leading from the main staff entrance. As you can see, it was a nice sunny day :)


    Rec room, containing a stage and many Christmas decorations


    The corridor linking the brick tower with the blue extension


    Evidence tags were in evidence


    Weighing scales in the kitchen


    Key




    Security Status


    Witness Statement


    There are a lot of beer bottles around here. I suspect there was quite a leaving party.
    Beer bottles, with Ashless in the background.


    Station steps


    Evidence Room


    Vehicle maintenance and examination area


    Slightly unusual angle on the tyre changing machine


    Skylight, into the pavement


    Gauge


    The Batphone!


    Floor plans


    A fab electric box


    Safe


    Found randomly in one of the offices


    These words are nectar to my kind...


    View from the rooftops




    Magistrates photos to follow
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    I've removed a photo containing personally identifiable information.

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    nice explore mate. wish i could have come along

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    Ignore this post.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    I've removed a photo containing personally identifiable information.
    Good point, photo duly edited.
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    Awesome!

    BTW the batphone is a WB1400 carrier/receiver for the nuclear attack warning system we used to have. Lots of information on these available if you search on Google. I didn't realise there were any lying around still in situ like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegooddoctor View Post
    Awesome!

    BTW the batphone is a WB1400 carrier/receiver for the nuclear attack warning system we used to have. Lots of information on these available if you search on Google. I didn't realise there were any lying around still in situ like that.
    Ashless explained it to me, very interesting. But it's still the Batphone! :)
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    Nice work fellas! I've always wanted to do Derby Police Station! Is the Art Deco Magistrates court accessible?

    This station has been derelict for four years since the force moved to its new HQ in Chester Green. Wilson Bowden Developments have been given planning permission to demolish the 1960s part and build a 6 storey building with offices and four restaurants and some apartments. The Art Deco building is to be retained and restored.
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    Awesome explore guys!!!! Great pics!!!!

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    nice pictures....i was only sayin today about whether you could get into the police station....i now know
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