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plazzyman

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Well, what better way to spend an early sunday morning than wander around a derelict leisure site lol, closed in 2000 its well overgrown now but a really good explore .Went with a mate, cheers gaz ,lots of buildings and barns hardly chavved at all and quite interesting ,see what you thin
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The trouble with the word shire is that I always either read it or write it as "shite".

This, however, isn't shite. Nice to see something different and JUNGLEMANIA just looks like so much fun!
 

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Interesting place but makes you wonder how long befor some little scrote comes along with a lighter, the bails look a bit too inviteing. Wonder how many shire horse centres that are as there is one not so far from me. Good explore that.:)
 

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good thread, some of the pics look identical to the ones we took about a week ago :)

did you get any trouble off of the pikeys in their caravans?

i wanted to go back sometime to get a more in depth look.

i was shitting it the whole time because the pikeys there are quite crazy so i've been told.
 

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That's so sad - we used to go to the Shire Horse Centre every year as kids. Couldn't give a monkeys about the big horses with fluffy feet but I loved that death slide! Was it too rotten to climb inside? Thanks for sharing your pictures!

I'm definitely going to have a little mooch around this one - anyone wanna join me?
 

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That's so sad - we used to go to the Shire Horse Centre every year as kids. Couldn't give a monkeys about the big horses with fluffy feet but I loved that death slide! Was it too rotten to climb inside? Thanks for sharing your pictures!

I'm definitely going to have a little mooch around this one - anyone wanna join me?

Ill jion you for a mooch if you are going!! I wonder if i ever served you an ice cream...hope you dont like rum and raison!!!

I worked there as a summer job for 3 years 87, 88, 89...lots of good memories!!
 

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Update !

If your going to go do it soon, there are plans to build housing on the site in the near future .
My recommendation is an early morning explore ,pikeys dont get up early !,the curtains were still drawn up till 9 lol :lol:
 

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Ill jion you for a mooch if you are going!! I wonder if i ever served you an ice cream...hope you dont like rum and raison!!!

I worked there as a summer job for 3 years 87, 88, 89...lots of good memories!!

Oh god you probably did - though I hate rum and raison so probably safe. I don't want to know...! Will PM you when we're thinking of going, would be good to have an 'insider' along too!
 

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Ah, you got the lime kiln...good man! :mrgreen:
I'd read back along that there was an old lime quarry nearby. I didn't realise there was a kiln there too.
Love the buildings and the very overgrown outdoor stadium area. :)
 

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will have to take a trip to have a look myself one day :D

Anyone thought about Kitley Caves in the very close area to the Shire Horse Centre? think it closed a few years ago. would be a good one to visit i think

heres an old bumper sticker which used to available from Shire Horse Centre

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I know the old quarry thats nearby. I grew up in Yealmpton and all these places were my playground!

Id be more than happy to show people my old haunts...I know of a few tucked away places, theres a less well known cave system in the woods not far from Kitley Caves but you have to climb up 80 foot to get to it. I took my mate and his two boys there last year. It was very spooky for me as i found my name that id written on the cave wall over 20 years ago!

Elliots Quarry is an interesting site..old buildings and rotting transit vans in the undergrowth..been a pikeys dumping ground last few years so a bit dodgy.

Theres also an old ww2 military base/hospital in some woods just north of the village.

If anyone is interested in seeing these places then let me know.

Andy
 

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Oh god you probably did - though I hate rum and raison so probably safe. I don't want to know...! Will PM you when we're thinking of going, would be good to have an 'insider' along too!

No i guess you dont want to know!! Id be more than happy come along. Its funny looking at the pics especially the parade ground as i can still see/hear Tony Flower announcing the "parade of horses in the main area"
God we used to litter sweep that place and shovell horse dung then go and serve icecreams!!

Andy
 

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enjoyed the pics,especially the red phone box which would be an ideal place to put my superman costume on before i jump int that soft play area and let myself go.lol:lol:
 

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How annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was gunna use this place as my first picture post! :cry:

Did you have any problems with the people living there?, because when i went a couple of years back the house was still occupied so i couldnt get to close so only explore the wooden structures.
 

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Have you been there recently Matt Uk? We're planning a trip but don't fancy angry pikies, bricks through car windows and occupied houses! :neutral:

Or am I totally out of date and the plans to build housing on the site have gone ahead?!?! :confused:
 

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