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    Talking Wacky Tacky/Katies House [Permission Visit] - March 2015


    Mockingbird Asked Permission!

    So this place was one I was going to do last year, but due to people breaking in, an causing chaos I put the place off, as the old gent who owns it was under some "stress" because of it, an claimed the people who broke in are "green men"... also yes a backlog of places coming!

    So after a friend handed me the owners number, I called up an politely asked for a permission visit, as its the right thing to do given the circumstances of beforehand, he happily agreed and within a day we was on route to this location, some faffing about beforehand as the workmen was putting up motion sensors and they had the key so waiting with the owner to get inside was a very long wait...

    Eventually we was inside, after he was very apologetic to us for the wait, an about how far we traveled and how he did not want to let us down.. He was sharing the history and chatting to us like good friends, he had the patience of a saint, this was my first ever permission visit, so it was not a rush around job at all an probably took far to many pictures of this place to bother counting, but he stood with us and generally seemed interested in why we love abandoned buildings and kept asking to see the photos afterwards, as i said patience of a saint a few hours inside and he did not get bored of waiting for us or moan once, he is such a genuinely nice guy, an felt bad for him having to deal with the problems beforehand, like he said he got sick of people breaking in, so he put his number up on the building. Anyway after some more chit chat and laughter with the owner, we parted ways an said we was welcome back anytime, as I said a brilliant man who understands the "hobby" abit more now than before.



    This place has gone under many "code" names aswel as the original, the history is really interesting and as much as I would share it, I feel keeping it away from forums, is for the best...

    Sorry I have not posted in such a while, im useless when it comes to posting now, with new job underway and my interest in photography taking a different route from abandoned buildings, an gradually trying new things my interest has faded for decay, but I no doubt will do the occasional place an still have a backlog of places yet to share with everyone who enjoys my posts, so shall pop more up in due course, an no doubt may do the occasional site if it appeals that much to me...

    A few shots many have seen before but here is my take anyway...

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks for looking everyone - Mockingbird!
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    Good to see you finally got in there mate!! Nice set as always
    "He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man"
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    Photos are, as ever, superb, but I think that the most interesting part of this report is the preamble. It sounds like you had a great time with the owner, and hopefully he will now have a better understanding of the difference between those who explore and document decay, and the thieves and vandals who glory in destruction.

    My cockles have been warmed.

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    Great stuff..one of my friends went and photographed it all..and she said the owner was lovely.and wanted her to take a photograph away with her..shame more owners were not like this.i would enjoy that
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Cheers everyone and yes I agree with Mikeymutt, shame more owners are not open to the idea, but then again sometimes a polite conversation can often do the job with many locations from what I hear, guess it depends on the owner and how you personally approach them.
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    Good to hear that you had a friendly encounter with the owner, things like that put us all in a better light. Usual high standard photos, a bit worried about you drifting away from decay. Keep posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumble1 View Post
    Good to hear that you had a friendly encounter with the owner, things like that put us all in a better light. Usual high standard photos, a bit worried about you drifting away from decay. Keep posting!
    Cheers tumble and im sure I will drift back eventually ;)
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    Fabulous Place and a lovely set of pictures.. Sad that we can't know more about it but i think i understand the reasons. At first i was thinking along the lines of masonic usage but more likely hotel with conference facilities....guess i will never know. How nice you were allowed access in to make a positive contribution for the historical records before its too late. I really enjoyed the journey and hope the flame re kindles at some point. Best Wishes in your new ventures...

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    These photos are awesome mate. very nicely done with some great angles

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    Nice One, MB, lovely pics and an interesting report, Thanks
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