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Wyevale Garden Centre, Shiplake October 2018

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mookster

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Before the adventures at Parklands, the first location myself and an old friend checked out was this old garden centre located outside the village of Shiplake, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. I had heard about it on the radio in the days leading up to the trip as there are new plans in place to develop the location apparently.

The garden centre closed in 2009 and a new one opened up on the other side of the village. Since then it's had a lot of it's glass smashed and some 'interesting' graffiti dotted around parts of it! There are plans in place to demolish everything and build up to 40 homes and an office block on the land.

I've somehow done a few of these kind of places this year, and this one is the grottiest of them all but it's somewhere else ticked off in my home county so that's a good thing in my book.

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Thanks for looking :)
 

King Al

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Its a weirdly large space that they have constructed from so little material, when you see it like that, knee high brick and aluminium poles. It'll take them half an hour to demolish it! Great pics as always Mookster
 

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Me and 2 mates got put in handcuffs exploring this place lol! Some passer by grassed us up, thinking we were robbing the place... As you do in broad day light :rolleyes:

They let us go but said as there were 3 of us and 2 of them, they felt a little uneasy.

I enjoyed this place, a nice little explore and great to see the nature taking things over. Well captured Mooks!
 

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Me and 2 mates got put in handcuffs exploring this place lol! Some passer by grassed us up, thinking we were robbing the place... As you do in broad day light :rolleyes:

They let us go but said as there were 3 of us and 2 of them, they felt a little uneasy.

I enjoyed this place, a nice little explore and great to see the nature taking things over. Well captured Mooks!
That is a bit strong I would have though asking you to move on was good enough, I cannot see the police getting uneasy around three people
 

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Was a little OTT, but whatever they need to get their power trip right 🤷‍♂️
Ive never been put in cuffs yet, and been stopped a few times. be interesting to know what triggered them to cuff as they dont generally do that unless there is a risk. two of them and three of you ?
 
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