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  1. Cam Warehouse 06/17

    Thank you was a very interesting place and very big too.
  2. Cam Warehouse 06/17

    So as always this was planed days in advance well to be exact 4 days in advance of us going!!! We had several explores planned for this day but one never panned out the other did but this one i very much enjoyed they used to build Camshafts the site also had a club house which had been pretty badly vandalised considering it was in in the middle of nowhere. Not much left here in the way of machinery or other bits the offices had some bits but not much and was some interesting things in some of the work shops and the club house. No for some Photos... There is more pictures on my flickr page.
  3. Prison Of War

    Great looking explore Dear Sir. x
  4. The Old Docks

    Great report and exeelent photos guys looks like a great explore.
  5. The angels asylum 05/17

    Nope there not very nice people to be honest.
  6. The angels asylum 05/17

    Two guys up there threatened to punch two girls in the face by all account another two cars were vandalised.
  7. The angels asylum 05/17

    Design and Construction The building, designed by Messrs Giles, Gough and Trollope of London followed the compact arrow plan and was built at a cost of £126,000. It was opened amid public ceremony on March 18, 1903, by the Rt. Hon. Lord Glanusk who said of it "everything has been done that human ingenuity could devise for the happiness and safety of the inmates, and under the blessing of God, for their speedy restoration to health". Like other contemporary institutions, the asylum was designed to be self-sufficient, and had its own private water, electricity, heating and sewerage systems as well as a considerable agricultural estate on which able-bodied patients worked to produce food for the hospital. As well as residential wards, the hospital had a large recreation and dinning hall, kitchens, workshops "in which the patients were encouraged to spend their time profitably", a tailor, bakery, shoe-maker and printing shops as well as 8 acres of market gardens. Early Years Initially dedicated to treating patients from the counties of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire, after the First World War, patients from Montgomeryshire were also admitted, and the asylum was extended and renamed the Mid-Wales Counties Mental Hospital. Adandonment In 2009 the site was offered for sale. By this time, several properties that once belonged to the hospital, such as the gatehouse, had been sold off and the buildings were becoming derelict. There are signs of demolition throughout the site and many of the original slates (believed to be worth in excess of £1 million) were stripped from the roofs. This place is so interesting a little creepy but we enjoyed our mooch around it. We hope to go back sometime but hear there's been a few issues there since we went months ago. Please enjoy the photos. I have a lot of photos of this place feel free to check our our flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/148969450@N07/albums/72157681099915973/with/34690248471/ we are also on Youtube Urbalites and also on facebook.
  8. Harperbury Hospital 04/2017

    Seems they have Beefed up security here recently including Dog units. Have herd from a few people the guy just lets the dog off. I have recent pics i will get them up.
  9. Water Treatment Works 08/17

    Was a great place i really enjoyed this one. Thank you x
  10. Water Treatment Works 08/17

    A bit about the place to begin with.... This waste water treatment plant is all that remains of the former Bayer Agrochemical Facility in Hauxton near Cambridge, the main facility across the road was demolished in 2010, the land was so badly contaminated with chemicals that a massive decontamination operation was undertaken, and it was reported at the time that the fumes from chemicals being released on site were having ill effects on local residents. The site was finally signed off as safe in 2014 and there are currently houses being built on the old main site. Across the road was the waste water treatment plant which remained in operation until 2012 when it closed for good. This side of the site was also home to the plant's playing field and indoor squash court, I took a quick peek in there on the way out but it was pretty dull and not worth a photo due to very poor light inside. Also had its own on site squash courts. This was a nice little explore and finished off our day. Pretty smashed up inside which was a shame. Great site though so much to see. I have so many pictures of this place these are just some of them. For the rest feel free to pop over to my Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/148969450@N07/sets/72157687798116046/with/36318381870/ Please enjoy.
  11. Bletchley Park 05/17

    Thank you Hun the place is a gem.
  12. Mountain Ash Hospital

    Good afternnon all, hope your all well/ Update on mountain Ash Hospital we received a comment on out Video on YouTube to be told it now has security. So from what the person said it is no longer accessible.
  13. 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.
  14. Harperbury Hospital 04/2017

    This was our First ever Explore Lets start with some history....... Kingsley Green is a mental health and learning Disability site located in Hertfordshire England just southeast of the village of London Colney. It was known as Harperbury Hospital for 61 years and has been a fixture of the areas Mental Health scene since 1982. It had two sister institutions Shenley Hospital & Napsbury Hospital. In 1924 the County Council purchased Porters Park Estate, Totaling 420 aces. The area was to become the site of both Harperbury & Shenley Hospitals. October 1982 the hangers certified Institution was launched. The new mental hospital was named for the remaining areodrome hangers on site. The first patients were eight males who were put to the task of cleaning out the hangers, which were converted into wards for use by other patients. Soon eighty-six malepatents lived and worked on site. In 1929 construction of new buildings for both Harperbury & Shenley site began. The new buildings of the Hangers Institution were arranged along three loop roads. The administaration building was at the front, just off Harper Lane. The first of the new buildings opended in February 1931 and by December 1931 the institution housed 342 male patients. The complex was completed in 1936 in accommodated male, female and pediatric patients. It was said at times 700 persons were employed at a time in the construction of the hospital. The institition was renamed Middlesex Colney in May 1936. Middlesex Colney as intended to be as self-sufficent as possible, with the desire that patients capable of working would work at various tasks. Male patients provided labour for the farming ventures of the institutions. Fruits, vegetables were raised and cattle, pigs and chickens were raised also. Milk was sold to Shenly hospital. Men worked i the works shops to provide needed goods for the hospitals such as clothes, shoes, brushes and upholstery. The also performed carpentry. Female patients worked in the laundry and kitchens and helped keep the wards clean. Even pediatric paients were given duties. Also a school was biult for the children. When World War 2 erupted, Middlesex Colney had 1,194 paients. The hospital operated as before other than nightlight was extinguished or blacked out to prevent it becoming a target for German bombing raids. During the 1950s Harperbury had 1,464 beds. By late 2001 Harperbury had only about 200 paients and Haperbuy was Officailly Closed. Thats some history on the place. As for this it was our First ever urban explore and i have to say still one of my favriotes. We had herd and been told loads of rumors about the place but that did not stop us. We knew they had security on site and scouted it when we got there and kept a close eye on there hut as we moved about the site with only one flashlight on us (a learning cure i guess) it was not the brightest light thats for sure. I used my phone for light in the end and took a few pictures.My other half was videoing the whole thing which was good fun. so this set us up for more urban exploring so we now have the urbex bug. these are not the greatest pics i was using my phone to do them at the time. we do plan on going back to Harperbury for a 3rd visit still much to see there. Not sure where all my photos have gone but this is a few of them. Enjoy.
  15. Lets start with some history about this place..... St Crispins was a large psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Duston village in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It was established in 1876 as the Berrywood Asylum and closed in 1995. In the architect's typical style already used at Macclesfield and to some extent, Hereford asylums, red brick was used extensively as principal construction material, with white or blue brick for decorative dressing, banding or window arches. Windows were of timber, multiple paned sash type and decorative wrought iron balustrading was applied to embellish the tops of canted bay windows and slate roofs. The most distinctive feature of the site was the water tower, visible for a considerable distance and decorated with a clock on each face. This stood in the centre of the main asylum, looming over the recreation hall to the south and administration block to the north and although not attached directly to either, formed a major part of the composition of both. St Crispin Hospital briefly entered the news when a fire killed a six patients who were resident on Schuster Ward, within the main building. Sectorisation and then reprovision led to the relocation of services away from the St Crispin site, with separate services being developed at Kettering and Milton Keynes, as well as elsewhere within Northampton itself. During the early 1990s at the outbreak of the First Gulf War, several closed wards were upgraded ready to admit any injured members of the armed forces should the need arise but this was never required. The hospital gradually contracted as wards became disused, eventually leaving those located within the Pendered Centre and the main building was closed in 1995. Its chapel was decorated by the Northampton artist Henry Bird. Following the Hospital's closure the Chapel was purchased by the Greek Orthodox Church and is now in regular use by the Greek Orthodox Community in Northampton. https://www.flickr.com/photos/148969450@N07/albums/72157680794832563 As for our day there is was fantastic really enjoyed this one but does look as if it is about to be demolished which is a shame. Pictures were taken with a Nikon coolpix a100.