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  1. 5 points

    The Old Docks

    Now it has to be said that the first two derps were ......well a bit plop so I didn't hold out much hope for this 3rd and last place. Upon a ninja like entry onto the ground floor we found that it was in fact............well a bit plop to be honest so we went up to the 1st floor and believe it or not it was.........well a bit plop as well, but being the true profeshniols that we is we pushed on to the next floors and found.........that they were fecking fanchuffingtastic We were now in derp-graff-stairwell heaven We enjoyed ourselves so much that Snapt even found it in himself to play with some local weed smoking children by pretending to be a scary monster and to be honest they just largely ignored us completely because they didn't see the well used shovel leant up round the corner but at least we had a good chuckle. My bottom has nearly recovered from my life choice of the that day now so I reckon another month or so and it'll all be reet again. Cheers for looking in and i'm going 7.5/10 on this I really liked this last place.
  2. 4 points

    The Old Docks

    The other week me and Sir TBolt found ourselves at a well and truly sealed up explore, we were now all dressed up and no where to go. An idea formulated and we were both back in the trusty ole derp bus heading towards the beautiful coastal city of Hull. Upon first sight the place harks back to a thriving fishing industry that was at the very heart of St. Andrews docks, now for many years sadly gone. The docks opened in 1883 but the Lord Line itself opened in 1949 and the docks were closed in 1975. The decline in the docks can be directly attributed to the "Cod Wars" with Iceland, I urge you into further reading of the Cod Wars, fascinating reading. Since closure the area has deteriorated and there is pressure from the council to demolish the buildings that are left, a sad end to a dock that employed up to 50,000 in it's hey day. Enjoy the images Bummed by Richard Ashton, on Flickr It's okay, don't worry.............TBolt chose life Docked by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Repair by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Light by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Old Lady by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Art Rooom by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Docks by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Derpy Art by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Stair Light by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Window Light by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Broken Industry by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Doorway Art by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Funny Art by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Lots more in the Flickr album, thanks for passing by. https://www.flickr.com/photos/100731732@N06/sets/72157684871139513/with/36523779085/
  3. 4 points

    The Lower School

    After receiving complaints that my last derp was too shiny and clean I thought I best do a mooch involving dust and rubble. So, an invite from a mate to join him at an ungodly hour on Sunday to do a part demolished school was gleefully accepted. It turned out to be a rather enjoyable creep about with most of the school still standing as work goes on to de-tox the site. To our joy secca was off that day too giving us free rein to muck about and explore every bit of the school. On with the pics. Derpy School Demolition by Richard Ashton, on Flickr The School by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Tea Anyone ? by Richard Ashton, on Flickr School Corridor by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Bokeh Taps by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Text Book by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Staff Lockers by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Educational by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Light Exercise by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Demolition Squad by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Kids Club by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Science by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Play Time by Richard Ashton, on Flickr Fallen by Richard Ashton, on Flickr More on my Flickr album, thanks for viewing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/100731732@N06/albums/72157686587384316/with/36108472466/
  4. 4 points
    Hello, What history i have been able to find - Permnite asphalt are " Uk Manufacturer of Bituminous Roofing Membranes, Green Roof systems and Hot melt systems for Flat roofing " They where owned by the IKO group, Unfortunately that's about all i have! No accurate closure dates or anything. The explore - Visited this place twice this year and thruth be told i could happily go again tomorrow, There isnt loads here but the few bit's that do remain are what make this so intresting.. the bay for loading trucks, The Bitchumen tanks that were clearly left with some tar like substance remaining as it's flowed out and has set in it's place, the large mixing tank type things in the warehouse. It's an average size site with a nice mix or indoor / outdoor. Quite popular so expect to bump in to people / Yobs Pictures Thank you for taking the time to read, Jamie
  5. 4 points
    porky pig


    HISTORY:- Built in 1902 it was originally named the Grand Junction Theatre and Floral Hall, but several years later became known as the Hulme Hippodrome. For many years it was the beating heart of musical and comedic entertainment. And it wasn’t just local celebrities, some of the world’s biggest stars, from the Beatles and Nina Simone to George Formby and Laurel and Hardy trod the boards. The Theatre was built as a home for melodrama and originally seated 3,000 when it first opened as the Grand Junction Theatre and Floral Hall in 1901. Both Theatres were connected by an arcade. The Theatre was renamed the Hulme Hippodrome in 1905 when it became a Music Hall. In 1942 the Theatre was renamed the Second Manchester Repertory Theatre. In 1950 the Theatre was refurbished and the Gallery was reopened. In 1962 the Theatre was converted for Bingo and Casino use, and then later became a nightclub which closed down in 1986. Sadly in 2016 the Hippodrome's decay was still in evidence, it's then owners, a church group called Deya Ministries, who had been holding services in the Theatre's foyer for some time, and had leased the Theatre to 'Youth Village' who were a not-for-profit group, planned to convert the Theatre into an arts centre and a hub for community groups across Manchester, but this seems to have stalled at in May 2016. THE VISIT:- Having looking at this for a long time it had been taken over by squatters. someone had been in touch with them and had been given access so off i went down to see if i could too get in. After an initial meeting and them seeing i wasn't bailiff's a nice young chap gave me the full tour from basement to rooftop! an amazing building shame going to waist. (very picture heavy i couldn't stop) battery room old generator bogs in the basement view from the stage cloakroom 9/10 from me for this mooch.
  6. 4 points

    Malsis School Crosshills July 2017

    Visited with @GK_WAX and @Dangle_Angle. Don't know much about it, it was used as a school up until closing in 2014. Planning permission has been given to build new houses on the grounds.It was a pleasant surprise to be greeted by the grand hallway with no damage done by the local kids.Here are some of the photos I managed to get: IMG_3932 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3939 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3941 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3960 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3959 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3958 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3957 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3956 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3955 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3954 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3953 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3952 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3951 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3950 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3949 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3948 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3947 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3946 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3945 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3944 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3943 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3942 by mike lavin, on Flickr
  7. 3 points

    Boeing 747 Breakers yard

    So in may i was lucky enough to be shown around a plane breakers yard so sort on not abandoned but i thought people would love to see it one of the many planes i got to see was this boeing 747 and i sort of have a love affair with 747s so had to do a report to show you all lol, the day was very interesting and i learn allot about these aircrafts and even managed to get given some parts of this 747 i was very happy :).
  8. 3 points
    porky pig


    HISTORY- The rock fire station opened in 1965 as part of the lancashire fire brigade , in april 1974 it became part of the fledgling greater manchester borough , bury fire brigade became part of the greater manchester county fire service , the rock was the third fire fighting building to stand on the site . greater manchester fire and rescue services closed the station in 2012 after 45 years service to the people of bury and surrounding districts , the rock has now been replaced by a state of the art community fire station in magdalene road bury . the 5 bay station and headquarters remains abandoned and complete very near the town centre. Visit:- I noticed this closed a few weeks ago so decided to go late one sunday afternoon after a kids drop off. was a bit nervy as police use this for dog training. nothing left inside by the last firemen but a good little mooch. nice doggy! showers find the robber doggy!! the drying room the dancings finished! waiting for the bell! nice quick visit this 6/10 from me
  9. 3 points


    I wish we'd had an RE Prevention Office at school!
  10. 3 points
    I have found some history for you on another site Not a great deal of History is available for this tunnel/culvert which runs from the Edlington & Warmsworth area to the outskirts of Conisbrough. The line was supposedly build to transport water from the Thrybergh Reservoir, through Denaby & Conibrough to Edlington and maybe through to Doncaster. Obviously this report is just concerning the "Known" Culverted section. The first time it appeared on a map was in 1892. The tunnel runs for approximately 1290 yds ? (although it seems much longer as you progress along it) has 4 air-shafts (which are all visible) and consists of different methods of construction. Some sections are your typical Red Brick formed arch sections whereas other have been driven straight through the limestone deposits that frequent the local area which have no man made supports at all. Other sections have obviously been constructed via the "Cut & Cover" standard tunnel technique and the brick support walls have a 3/4" rusting steel cover plate with the spoil back-filled onto it. The Cast iron water pipe that runs through the tunnel is approximately 2FT in diameter and made of around 10Ft lengths. Around 2/3rds of the original pipeline remains following some it obviously vanishing along with any steel fittings Access is very restricted too those of a certain disposition which makes you wonder how the heavy cast pipes were removed.....bloody strong metal Fairies in Yorkshire Surprisingly it"s in very good structural condition for it"s age (unlike me) apart from the infilled section around the air shafts & the odd subsidence type blowing of some walls. Although it does make you wonder about Farmer Giles driving over your head in his big heavy tractor as you shuffle under the plated sections Stolen from Acid Reflux thanks you kind sir
  11. 3 points

    Competition 3 "Stairs 'n' Chairs"

    Hi gang, it's time for the much anticipated photo competition number 2. This time we want to see your Stairs and Chairs photo's only, a popular subject when we are out and about in somewhere we shouldn't be. Please could you include only photo's taken from today, no golden oldies. A limit of 10 images per member too. We look forward to seeing the results of your adventures. A shiny £20 Amazon voucher shall be given to the winner. Competition ends on 18/11/2017
  12. 3 points
    Earlier in the year I managed to persuade Mrs Hunter to book the family holiday in Bulgaria. Why persuade you might ask ? Well you see a rather splendid chap whom I infrequently meet up with is based in that part of the world and if you travel all that way it would be very rude not to pop round and well, meet up and see some stuff. I sat in a local cafe waiting for Darmon Richtor, and him not being a morning person he was late, sorry hang on he wasn't - I was early, having had only 3 hours sleep I sat hiding from the midday sun drinking coffees with fresh lemonade chasers. I hadn't seen him since our Latvia and Lithuania road trip and well I knew he had something rather good to show me and I will be very honest, I was a little excited. This place was in our second explore of the day. The Monument to the Bulgarian Soviet Friendship or as it is sometimes called The Russian Monument is a rather grand monument perched 110 metres up on top of a hill above the city of Varna overlooking the Black Sea. A rather deceptive monument which is in fact building with a big secret (more on that later). Built over a four year period from 1974 the monument acts as a memorial for Russia's support of the Bulgarian people during the 1828-29 Russo-Turkish War. The political changes of 1989 saw the monument fall into disrepair and without going into any politics, the monument splits opinions. On with the explore Hang on, 301 steps and although I didn't count them it was a killer in the early mid afternoon sun, oh you will have to trust me on this, it was hot - very hot. This shot does not really give a sense of the size of the monument, but it stands 23 metres in height with a width of 48 metres. So now having reached the summit it was time to go in and unfortunately the entrance sadly had been recently sealed preventing our access. Fortunately my guide knew of the "servants" entrance and with a bit of a wiggle and limbo in we went to darkened snaking maze of corridors taking us up thru and ultimately onto the top of the monument. By this time I was hot and bothered, however it was nearly time for some of that cold beer that we had cunningly picked up from the shop before our ascent. We then started to make our exit and for that promised beer, via the "Star Room". Pausing to look in the darken depths to a sealed lower level. Out back into the heat of the day we paused and chatted for a catch up since our meeting drinking our hard earned beer and then Darmon teasing let slip "there is more". We carried on towards the base of the hill, I heard mention words of warning about snakes in the undergrowth - great !!! Resembling a Dharma Initiative hatch way from an episode of Lost and all we needed now was the dreaded Smoke Monster as we entered some kind of military bunker. It was vast.... Really, really vast and a sprawling maze. After a good wander around Darmon directed me to a shaft which rose up thru the hillside into the monument above. Under our feet lay uniformed guillotine cut stone and we stood a few feet below the surrounding floor level. The shaft seemed to continue below us and had been obviously filled in, but someone had been busy removing the stone by hand - perhaps the bunker complex continued below into further levels ?
  13. 3 points
    War buildings

    Dorothea Quarry.

    History. Dorothea Quarry commenced working in the early 1820s, though there were a number of smaller workings on or near the site before this. By 1848it had become the dominant quarry in the area, employing 200 hundred men and producing 5000 tons of finished slate. Production peaked in 1872 at 17442 tons. In the 1930s over 350 men were employed at Dorothea. Production dropped significantly after the start of World War 2 and the quarry closed in 1970. The explore. On our last day of a fantastic week in North Wales, we decided to have a mooch round the much explored and much photographed Dorothea Quarry. Despite this I found the place awesome, accompanied by non members, Big ears and Patrick Moore. very picture heavy, hope you enjoy them. Splitting and dressing slate with the hand knife, 1925 The Hunslet Dorothea, built in 1901. Many thanks for looking in. WB.
  14. 2 points

    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 .
  15. 2 points
    porky pig


    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
  16. 2 points

    Fallen Nemesis 08/17

    I bloody loved it. Even if had to pick Snapt up every ten minutes after he fell over.
  17. 2 points
    I insist on nothing less sir
  18. 2 points
    I don't know anything about this tunnel but i do know that it's scary. Enjoy the video guys
  19. 2 points
    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.
  20. 2 points


    Excellent report, liking that. Made me laugh did that. I remember my RE teacher and his collection of cereals stuck in his beard
  21. 2 points

    The Nuba Survival

    So this isn't really an explore but i visited this very interesting sculpture with a interesting backstory. John Buckley created the sculpture on his return from a visit to the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan in 2000- 2001 where he was a guest of the Nuba Rehabilitation, Relief and Development Organisation (N.R.R.D.O.) during the time of the genocide. He witnessed first hand a mass attempt to wipe out a cultural identity through ethnic cleansing, slavery and fierce attacks on the traditional homelands. There was also a derelict barn near by that had mostly collapsed but have some bits in like a few boats etc.
  22. 2 points
    Are you crazy, twenty English pounds, Sir any moths left in your wallet?
  23. 2 points
    Thanks to Jamieandkerry for the heads up on this one. we couldnt find much history on this place either other than it had various names other than Permanite asphalt from around 1988 until the liquidaters took over last year. There is no trace of the plant on the old OS maps but it does appear to have at least two stages of development. The older part appears to have been involved with a cement type material or powdered rock, possibly as an aggregate to mix with the asphalt. A narrow gauge rail system was used at one time but the later buildings which contain the large vats of tar appear to have been built on top of the tracks Having decided to visit this place, sis asked, "what footwear do i need this week? Should i wear my wellies?". "Nah", said i. "Should all be dry underfoot". Soon after we were heading off up the M1. Having made a mental map of the area we arrived at sainsburys carpark in little over an hour later and headed off up the hill towards Cawder quarry. A short time later it was apparent that my mental map was flawed and the one clear route was actually two, and we'd taken the wrong path. A path that had turned into boggy undergrowth and trees and no sign of industry anywhere. At which point i was sternly reminded that i said there was no need for wellies and that i should refer to good old google maps and get us on the right track, or else! A quick scout ahead revealed a dirt track and i confidently announced that i knew where to go and sure enough we soon arrived at the site. All was forgiven. Access was no issue, with no fencing and no secca . First port of call was the reception area. This was trashed and had little or nothing of interest to look at. Surprisingly this was not an indication of what the rest looked like. Most of the interesting stuff was remarkably intact with little graffiti although typically few windows remained unbroken. Having left the car at about 8.30 we knew we were racing against the setting sun........... Arrival DSCF6144 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Trashed DSCF6146 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr I do like a good pipe DSCF6153 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr the elevator motor DSCF6158 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr the elevator DSCF6160 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6161 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr narrow gauge rails DSCF6163 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr one of several turntables DSCF6162 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr this section was fascinating DSCF6164 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr this lift type thing moved horizontally and not vertically DSCF6166 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6167 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6170 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6176 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Squatters DSCF6177 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6179 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6183 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6188A by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr dunno what this is but i want one DSCF6191 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6196 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Laboratories DSCF6201 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6202 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6205 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Light was fading fast DSCF6216 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6221 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6233 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Strange clouds DSCF6226 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr AAAAAAAAARGGGHHH, Alien invasion DSCF6241 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Almost pitch black we picked our way back along the route we shouldve arrived by. We spotted this on a large metal tank, Maggie Thatcher i think? DSCF6242 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr We arrived back at the car to eat an expertly prepared (by sis) packed lunch before heading back down the motorway feeling very satisfied with our midweek mooch and full bellies. Thoroughly enjoyed this place! Thanks for looking
  24. 2 points

    The Old Docks

    Grrr My scary monster impression must have been crap Excellent pics Mr TBolt, ok......I have no tinterweb for a few days and a new thingy appears
  25. 2 points

    The Old Docks

    Well I am glad you pushed on to the upper floors 'cos you has some rather nice pics there. I can't decide between between pics 4 and 5 as they are both rather stonking Lol at Mr Scary Monster
  26. 2 points
    judderman62 you are in the video section
  27. 2 points

    Jaric Exposed

    Thank you so much for posting these pictures. My late mother was at JARIC and met my father there when they both served in the RAF in the early 60s. It made me feel close to her to see the place she used to work. All she ever said was that she had to pass a checkpoint every day and go through about 18 locked doors to get to her office! I shared the link with my Dad so that he can reminisce.
  28. 2 points

    Feniscowles ,Oct 2016

    After my other half sprang it on me that we had to go to Preston to pick up some eBay purchase ,I thought I'd find somewhere nearby to check out an make a day of it. After finding a parking spot we waited for a lull in the traffic and hopped over the wall into the grounds of this privately owned ruin. Feniscowles hall was built in 1798 after William feilden bought the hamlet of Feniscowles. He lived here until his death in 1850 whereupon his son took over the household until 1877. He left after a lengthy court battle against local water authorities due to water pollution. A case he lost. He died only 2 years later. After failing to sell in 1903 the hall was used for various functions until it fell into disrepair in the 1930s. It has slowly crumbled away for over 80 years leaving only a few walls remaining above ground. After a very short while we soon noticed several holes in the ground and shining a light in we could see some very intact vaulted cellars. A bit nervous as it was my first foray underground I didn't examine all of them. After some research later I regretted this as there was more than I anticipated. As the light faded we headed off up the hill where we found the wall was somewhat higher from the inside. No probs for me but my other half had a spot of trouble and ended up tumbling over in a rather undignified manner, but that's exploring for ya. The gatehouse Holes in the ground leading to..... Various cellars Deeper inside... One last shot before heading home Found this shot of the complete house sometime in the 1800 Aaargh, soz about the duplicate can't seem to delete it. Thanks for looking
  29. 2 points
    War buildings

    Dorothea Quarry.

    Thank you Sir, oh dear have I put my foot in it again.
  30. 2 points
    Sooooorrrryy Snapt.
  31. 2 points

    Dorothea Quarry.

    Stonking that my mate, nice pics and love the old photos. (ps noodle is a lady but I think you got away with it)
  32. 2 points
    Have you got over such an experience Ms noodle? Or is the treatment ongoing?
  33. 2 points
    Hello, What little history i have been able to findGrade II listed former " Office headquarter's " For the main buildings, While i was here i bumped in to the owner of the smaller buildings who was a lovely bloke but had very little to offer in term's of history of the place! The exploreHave been eyeing this place up for months but whenever i find the time for an explore this one was always forgotten about, So when it came back to me early one morning i decided it had to be done now or i would never get around to it. Next to nothing left inside, Average condition and made for a reasonable space to wander. Pictures Thank you for reading, - Jamie and Kerry
  34. 2 points


    Ooh I do rather like that, a theatre where one can practice his thespian skills. I saw a film about thespians once.
  35. 2 points
    Blair Witch Project...
  36. 2 points

    Scout mine rossendale July 2017

    Visited with @GK_WAX and @Dangle_Angle. This wasn't planned for the day but was passing by so we decided to pop in. Nice little wonder but was wet and slippery. Here is a few photos from the visit: IMG_3909 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3908 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3906 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3927 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3926 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3925 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3924 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3922 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3920 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3919 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3918 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3917 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3915 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3914 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3912 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3911 by mike lavin, on Flickr
  37. 2 points

    Twin gunners, July 2017

    After getting drenched visiting the HAA Huddersfield site last year I thought a revisit (in the dry) was in order. Especially after learning of a second HAA site near Holmfirth. The Huddersfield site is a fine example of a WW2 anti aircraft gun emplacement being as complete as you are likely to find anywhere, a shame the farmer uses it to store manure/ sillage. Fortunately on this visit I was able to pick my way through the stinky swamp to reach the elusive ammo store although a tentative step inside proved to be a step too far with my boot going deeper than you'd ever want .But at least, balancing on something relatively solid I could see inside for once, and judging by the watermark on the wall we visited at the right time cos it looks like it easily gets a couple of feet deep in there. After a battle through the nettles and thistles I reached the central bunker and a few shots later we were off down the road. The site at Holmfirth couldn't be more different with only a small section remaining at the edge of a farmer's field. The partitioned sections make me think this part was ammo storage but it's only a guess and unfortunately the lush grass in the field hid any trace of the rest of this site The bunker at Huddersfield.... The elusive ammo store Into the mire I'm always in the shit, only the depth varies! Taken on our soggy visit 4 months ago, one of the gun positions The defended excrement filled trench that joins gun and ammo store A short distance away this tower looks worthy of a visit All that remains of HAA Holmfirth I hope this works cos I done it on my fone. Thanks for looking
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    A drop of Baileys, July 2017

    Found this place whilst on route to another site and saw it after taking a wrong turn. A lot of demolition had taken place but there was still plenty to attract my attention. And with a gap in the fence immediately next to where i pulled up, how could i resist...... This is Bailey mill, built in 1863, then extended and modified several times over the next few years. Woollen and flannel materials were woven here and the business thrived for much of its life, until recievers took over in 1996, soon after the business was bought by another local mill and work continued until 2000 when the business was moved into the new owners premises leaving the mill empty. In 2016 a major fire occured (arson as usual) causing the main buildings floors to collapse. The outer walls were demolished as they were now unsafe. Thinking i wouldnt need it, i left my torch in the car (numbnuts). Guess what? I needed it. There was more inside than i expected, remnants of the mills production and various bits of ducting and pipework were still there and the building itself had some interesting features. Being much to lazy to go back to the car for my torch i didnt explore the doorways leading to pitch black areas. Maybe the stairs were through one of those doors, maybe ill go back and find out WITH my torch.... DSCF6042 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6001 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6002 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6004 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6007 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6008 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6010 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6013 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6014 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6015 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6018 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6023 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6025 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6028 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6031 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6033 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6034 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6039 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr DSCF6041 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr Thanks for looking
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    The Lower School

    Nice report Mr Snapt, Locker shot is my favorite but all are excellent sir. And unlike noodle I've learnt never to be disappointed with you sir after all you are from Yorkshire.
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    Arty images urbex/non urbex

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    Hi, fantastic pictures of my grandad's house. I used to visit here a lot as i lived in Wales but then i moved away to Hull and didn't keep up with events. I managed to take some pics of my own in 2009 time which are very similar to those above so i'l just share some very old pics. The subject of the pics are the people of course but you should be able to see the house in the background. There is a bit of history about the house which i would like to share here while i'm on here. My grandad bought the house and on occasional weekends we would leave Wales and visit my mother's parents in Frodsham (another great building lost, search for Stapleton House Frodsham, demolished in the 1950's) and then my dad's parents at Ivy House. In the 1960's the Runcorn Development Council (RDC) was set up to re house the overspil from Liverpool. They had set out an area of land to develop outside Runcorn for this purpose. They were going to build a 'figure of eight' road system, one circle enclosing the existing town and the new build inside the other. If you look at a map of the area you can see they started it but never finished. We used to walk down the canal into Runcorn and pass the local tannery. That was closed and demolished, and i always remember the wall was 6 bricks thick. There is now a large industrial site there. My grandad was told to leave Ivy House as they were going to put a road through there. He refused and would not leave the house, always making sure someone was in there, whether it was his wife or son, Arthur Davey. Next thing was the lady in the cottage opposite was ordered out and she left. She was not the strong person my grandad was and gave in very quickly. I always remember what her place looked like, typical cottage with a blackened wooden beam across the recessed front door, and carved into the beam was 'Rose Cottage 1845'. If you look at a map you can see the new road curves slightly around Ivy House. There were a lot of demonstrations by the locals about the plans and i remember one incident where we stayed in the house as an RDC Ford Transit van was set on fire on a slip road just outside Ivy House. The scenic town of Halton got dwarfed by the development. There is a portrait of my grandad in the Halton British Legion club in Halton as he served at Galipoli. I have searched for info on Ivy House and i have seen the document from an architect saying the building wasn't safe and that it can be demolished, even tho it was a Grade 2 listed building. I remember my grandad saying it was built over a big pond so maybe not good foundations. I have other info too but too busy right now to add it. Philip Davey I'm trying to upload photos but it says i am only allowed 0.49mb max total size, the one i upload at o.35mb won't load, any ideas? Forgot to click 'notify me of replies
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    porky pig


    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.
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    Big well done on that one from WB.
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    Bletchley Park 05/17

    Bletchley Park was the central site for British Code-breakers During World War Two. D Block - Enigma Work G Block - Traffic Analysis & Deception Operations. Most German messages decrypted at Bletchley were produced by one or another Enigma Cipher machine but an important minority were produced by the even more complicated twelve-rotor Lorenz SZ42 on-line Teleprinter Cipher Machine. Well we planed this in advance as we were unsure how easy it would be to get onto but to our suprise we walked right on and into G block no security that we saw. We had a good mooch around taking lots of photos and Dan done vidoeing as always. We started in G Block and then went onto another building. Well this place was out of this world so much history lots of records found that should have been destroyed but never seemed to be two copy's of the Enigma machine lots of old tech in the place too. We could not belive our eyes or luck. So much more to see there but we had to leave due to time. But we will be going back again. Please Enjoy. This was the second building we went into once Dan found a way in. Our way into the second building. There's over 200 photos so feel free to check out my Flickr page.
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    great explore and report sir most excellent!
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    Dorothea Quarry.

    Great set of pics. I love this place. It feels quite magical and mystical. Well done on finding the old pics too
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    Milkbank House Kennels

    Built around 1895 next to the Milkbank House, more of which later. visited in July 2017
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    Did this a few years ago, always wondered what happened to it. Good report there
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    Cromford garden centre - MAR17

    Nice. I like the padlock shot