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  2. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    Cheers all I am pleased with my new toy
  3. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    Good morning Sir, hope all is well with you. all quiet in the land of bling, but it is only 6 am. thought I would drop in and see what's new. and I must say what a cracking report to start the day, those pics are a bit good and loved the write up. it has to be 10/10 for that report, Many thanks for sharing. WB.
  4. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    Haha, oh dear, I can't believe I fell down the stairs, going exploring after no sleep isn't wise, I slept well when I got home. Cracking set of full frame images are those.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    Blimey, that is just like playing out with Judders. Thankfully the most epic fall was when we went to an old nursing home and I was able to raid the treatment room to dress his wounds P.S. I like pic 9. I keep expecting James Bond to walk into view.... P.P.S. I am glad you corrected the spelling
  7. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    propper bolloxed sir!
  8. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    I bloody loved it. Even if had to pick Snapt up every ten minutes after he fell over.
  9. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    Very nice I properly liked this place. So much colour and light to play with and yes, that means even the semi retired urbexer has been here!!!
  10. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    Nice work matie but that really is fecked innit? Liking the pics pigment.
  11. Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    So here's the thing, we all have one don't we? No Snapt not one of those! I'm talking about a Nemesis. Snapt's is a certain place in Liverpool and no matter what happens it just never goes well, even when it's open to all poor Mr Snapt just cant do it. Well this place is mine, well was mine. Fraggs has been in, Snapt has spent so much time here that when it sold he had to pay capital gains tax and even the legendary Judderman has been here three weekends in a row I'm told. It's not that it's hard...anyone with a pair of eyes can see the access it's just always so fecking busy when I turn up!!!! Well I'd had enough I was getting in come what or who may, I was a man on the edge, I was going in this day. Some history, stolen of course (yes I know it's been done before and I don't care) (not the stealing the hist....you get the picture) This is the former William Ridgway Tools factory site. William Ridgway and Sons company of Sheffield, manufacturers of augers, bits, wood-boring and motorising tools, was founded in 1878 and became a Private company in 1909, these works were founded in the 1930s. William Ridgway Tools merged first of all with Record Tools in 1974 to form Record Ridgway Tools Ltd. Record were another Sheffield company who were renowned for the quality of their vices and industrial clamps. Following the merger Record Ridgway Tools Ltd was made up of 14 UK Companies with 5 overseas companies. A later merger with a woodwork tools company called Marple (which was part-owned by Record and Ridgeway respectively before their original merger) led to the company becoming known as Record Marples Tools. Record Marples was taken over by the Swedish hardware manafacturer AB Bahco in 1982. Despite a management buyout leading to the company reverting to British ownership in 1985 the company struggled financially and following administration was acquired by U.S. based Irwin Tools in 1998 who have since moved production to China in recent years. So I turned up early, I mean really early, I rose from the bolt hole (did you like what I did there?) at a fragglehunter stunning 03.16 and set off. I met Snapt at the coffee procurement outlet know as Mccyd's (other much better outlets are available) and we headed off after what he described as breakfast but I've still not decided exactly what to call it. The old fella's knees were playing up but it mattered not as he had a levitation device and, as wise man once said "f*** me with a fish fork" we were in. It had been slain without so much as a whimper. Enough b/s on with some pics. Enough fecking around on the roof And that's it, done as easy as that! It was time to leave this strange place called Yorkinshirecester and head back to Gods' country at full speed a very happy little urbexer. 9/10 from me on this Ijust wish it wasn't about to dissapear for ever to be replaced by folk with beards and skinny jeans. Thanks for looking .
  12. Edlington to Conisborough Tunnel 14/08/17

    I insist on nothing less sir
  13. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    Great write up and pics there Sir, love the film reel shot, such a shame to see another building in such a state. many thanks for sharing WB.
  14. Edlington to Conisborough Tunnel 14/08/17

    Don't worry Explore With Rich, its a fetish Mr TBolt has, plump Yorkshiremen in thongs, I have to wear 'em on our explores together Btw those big spiders are known as False Widows, the can bite but usually ok.
  15. Boeing 747 Breakers yard

    Excellent report, bet it was brill getting a proper visit too.
  16. FIRE'S OUT!

    Excellent report, liking that. Made me laugh did that. I remember my RE teacher and his collection of cereals stuck in his beard
  17. Last week
  18. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    Projector room has been stripped of everything so just aswell you didn't!!!!
  19. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    i trod lightly didn't go up to the projection room the floor was way to dicey beyond that first bit. easy in and out though.
  20. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    Good old Lords with the sticky carpet I have no idea how or why this is still standing! I am amazed it hasn't been demo'd as it is a bloody deathtrap, but I am equally amazed that it hasn't fallen down all on it's own Well done for getting in there, and for getting out again
  21. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    JESUS!!! That's well n truly fooked now ,shame coz at one time it was a little cool splore!!
  22. CARLTON THEATRE LIVERPOOL

    THE HISTORY:- The Carlton Theatre is located in the Tuebrook district of Liverpool. It is located on a prominent corner site at Green Lane and West Derby Road and externally is an outstanding building, built with brick that has white stone trimmings over the windows. It opened on 11th June 1932 with Gene Gerrard in "My Wife’s Family". Built for an independent operator, at the time of opening it was Liverpool’s largest purpose built cinema. Seating was provided for 1,280 in the stalls and 668 in the circle. The side-wall decoration was rather plain apart from plaster cast leaping stags above the circle level, a design which was copied on the original screen curtains. The proscenium arch had wings containing a series of vertical gold ribs on each side, which were lit by concealed lighting. The theatre was equipped with a stage, and dressing rooms, a Christie 3Manual theatre organ and a cafe, which had a Chinese decorative treatment. It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) from 12th June 1935. By the end of the 1950’s the cafe had closed and the space became the district offices for ABC. The Christie organ, which was played regularly into the mid-1950’s, had been sold and removed by the end of the decade. It was re-named ABC in December 1962 and continued until 22nd January 1972 when it closed for modernisation. The rear stalls under the circle was converted into a Painted Wagon pub, which had its own seperate entrance on West Derby Road. The circle was re-seated and re-opened with 636 luxury seats. The original proscenium and the side walls were covered with a curtain material and the front stalls area was left un-used. It re-opened on 27th March 1972 with Ali McGraw in "Love Story". In 1975, the ABC was only open for evening performances and it closed on 9th July 1980 with a John Travolta double bill "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever". However all was not quite lost as it re-opened the following day under a new name Carlton Cinema by an independent operator. Unfortunately, this was not to last long and final closure came on 4th December 1982 with Nastassia Kinski in "Cat People". The cinema has been empty and unused for the past 25 years and has become derelict, although the bar still remained open, now re-named the Lord Derby. The building was prepared to be demolished in May 2016, but by August 2017 it still stands. The Visit:- Stumbled upon this on the way home from a disappointing reece in liverpool. I love old theaters plenty character and the ghost of acts gone by! plus a bonus of a pub in the basement! all the seats had gone and it was a too risky to get to the projection room. massive stage the pub underneath pub side entrance 6.5/10 from me for this one
  23. The Nuba Survival

    Cracking stuff there sir.
  24. Edlington to Conisborough Tunnel 14/08/17

    Big well done on that one from WB.
  25. Boeing 747 Breakers yard

    Grand report there Sir. rather like the pics. many thanks for sharing WB.
  26. FIRE'S OUT!

    I wish we'd had an RE Prevention Office at school!
  27. The Old Docks

    Very deep glasshopper
  28. The Old Docks

    great pics there. just goes to see if you look beyond the plop..... you grow roses!!
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