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Zen91

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  1. Sorry thank you, different forums have different rules but I'll make sure to not put locations on here:) Thank you, me too. These little houses make you wonder what actually happened to the owner or how they lived their life. Someone's little bit of history.
  2. RAF Folkingham - Vehicle Graveyard (Sept '17)

    Thank you! This one was such a relaxed walk around, it's the first vehicle graveyard we've been too, wouldn't mind finding more of them.
  3. History The base opened in 1940, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a troop carrier airfield for airborne units and as a subsidiary training depot of the newly formed Royal Air Force Regiment. After the war it was placed on care and maintenance during 1947 when the RAF Regiment relocated to RAF Catterick. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the RAF Bomber Command used Folkingham as a PGM-17 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) base. The Base finally closed in August 1963. Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields, with the main north-south runway acting as hardstanding for hundreds of scrapped vehicles. The Explore Finding this place was easy enough and we were lucky enough to go on a kind of warm day for September. We spent about an hour or so walking round looking at all the different vehicles. Just as we were leaving we bumped into the woman I think owned the land walking her 3 dogs, she didn't seem too happy about people walking around taking photos, but we'd finished taking pictures and were leaving anyway. The Picture's
  4. couldn't find any history on this place, it's just a small house that's been burnt and forgotten. This one is only 10 minutes away from me and its known by a lot of the local young people so it's been trashed, but since it was so close we thought we'd go take a look at it anyway. Finding it was pretty easy (even with the vague directions we were given by a family member) its very obvious it's abandoned so it's not difficult to find. It didn't take us long to explore this house, it only has a kitchen, living room, side room, bathroom and an out house but it was still nice to have a look around. There has been a fire, so there isn't any access to the upstairs. On to the photos, this was one of the first place we went to at night and I was still getting used to the focus on the camera, so some of these picture's did come out a bit fuzzy.
  5. Grantham ROC Post (Sept '17)

    Massive shame, why people feel the need to destroy history is beyond me I have no idea either, it seems like such a waste of time and it's a piece of history they've destroyed, we were really disappointed when we got down there, it's a shame to see so many of these post destroyed. Thank you:)
  6. Denton Manor Stables (Sept '17)

    Thank you! It was a shame but hoping to try again sometime, hopefully with better luck of getting in. Thank you, I found the history on this manor house quite interesting & we will do, people have found access before but I think it would've been when the overgrowth wasnt as bad or the side entrance wasnt as muddy, so hopefully we'll be able to get in one day It is isnt it, I just loved the little tower it gave the building a lot of character
  7. Grantham ROC Post (Sept '17)

    This post was opened August 1958 and closed September 1991 This isn't going to be a long post for this one, there isn't much left to say about it. It was easy enough to find but there wasn't much to see, someone has been down there and set a fire, we were quite disappointed when we got down there to just find a burnt room especially after the good condition of the last ROC Post we had visited. Pictures:
  8. History: The original Manor house was a stone mansion built on a wooded hill. This was then nearly all rebuilt circa 1819. A spring near to the house was said to possess medicinal and healing powers. In 1842, a local family took over and between 1879 and 1883 rebuilt the house based on the designs of architect Sir Arthur Blomfield. The house was ravaged by fire in 1906. Dozens of wagons, traps and other horse-drawn vehicles were chartered in the nearby market town as spectators rushed to watch the blaze. Firemen climbed ladders and stripped away roof tiles for their hose jets and drew water from fishponds 300 metres away. Fire brigades from surrounding towns also turned out and as a result much of the manor was saved as the fire was contained to the upper floors. However the flames and water caused an estimated damage of £30,000 to fabric and furniture (around £3 million in today’s money). The fire began in the chapel and was blamed on an overheating flue. It was discovered by a housemaid while the manor’s lord and lady were in church. Friends and villagers acted fast and helped to remove valuable paintings and furniture. The blaze only strengthened the family's resolve and they rebuild it and restored it to its former glory. However like so many stately homes of this the area, the up-keep of the manor became too much and in 1938 it was demolished. (Credit: HughieD) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The first time finding this place didn't go so well since we had decided to go on a rainy night, we were very quickly defeated by the size of this park especially in the dark and left soaking wet and slightly disappointed. A few days later during daytime hours we were determined to find it after talking to another member on here and went to have another look, we found it almost straight away this time. It was too overgrown to get in the front way, the side entrance was too muddy our shoes just sank into it and all the windows are wired or bared. So the only access we found too the house was through the cellar/basement? but the stairs just led to a holey attic and a locked door on the 1st floor but we still enjoyed walking round the area. Pictures: We really wanted to know what was behind this door:
  9. Spalding ROC Post - Lincolnshire (Sept '17)

    Thank you, I hadn't seen many reports either, the last one for this ROC post I could find was 4 years ago I think, so I thought it would be a nice little report to start out with
  10. Spalding ROC Post - Lincolnshire (Sept '17)

    Thank you for your comment, i'm glad you liked my post
  11. This is my first time posting on here, I thought it would be the best one to start with since its close to home and I really enjoyed the experience of going down there. The Spalding ROC Post was opened October in 1964 and closed in October 1968, its situated on a private road about 2 miles from Spalding town centre. Its about half way down the road, with a farm at the end. We went to check this out at night but the bunker was a little bit intimidating to go down, so since it was close by we came back a few hours later in the morning when we'd at least have some light from the hatch down there. With the farm being down the end of the road we didn't want to hang around too much, we quickly got the hatch off and went down the ladder, the hole down is quite small and was quite freaky to go down even in the day time. The bunker was surprisingly in really good condition and pretty much dry although the drain was almost full so I don't know how much longer that is going to last. Most of the stuff in there still remains and there wasn't any graffiti on the walls. We spent about 45 minutes - an hour down there looking at everything and taking photos.
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