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  1. Old Farm House, Studley, May 2011

    Top pics mate well done
  2. Time Capsule, Dec 2011 (Pic Heavy)

    Spot on I love this well done.
  3. The property is located on the edge of Woolton, a highly desirable and popular residential area of the city. It is situated approximately 8 miles south east of the City Centre with the entrance situated opposite the gates to Strawberry Fields. The school, which originally formed part of a wider school campus, closed in 2009. Subject to funding the intention is to demolish the existing buildings in 2011. DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS: The site is currently designated green space in the current Unitary Development Plan and is subject to a number of Tree Preservation Orders. The Council would wish to encourage proposals for a discrete number of high value detached dwelling houses. Thanks for Looking...
  4. Visited this place after a tip off from WIMR (thanks for that mate) There is not a lot of history on this one unfortunately all I can say is this place must be where vandals go to be trained it's in a very poor condition to say the least. Here are some pics Thanks for Looking..
  5. I noticed this place when I was traveling along the M1 heading from Derby to Sheffield last week. AND YES UNFORTUNATELY IT IS A PAY AT THE GATE. but what a great looking place it is. Bolsover Castle Bolsover Castle was originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th century but after years of neglect was purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553. Talbot, later becoming the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury is noted for his marriage to 'Bess of Hardwick', probably the most astute business woman of the 16th century, who owned the vast Chatsworth estates. Bolsover Castle was sold on to Charles Cavendish in 1608, who employing Robert Smythson as his architect, set about re-building the castle. which, despite its embattled appearance, was designed for elegant living rather than for defence. The tower, known today as the little castle, was completed around 1621, and building work continued with their sons adding the terrace and riding school ranges. Used as extra accommodation, the Terrace Range originally consisted of apartments and kitchens, but with a Royal visit imminent this range was extended to include a long gallery and an external staircase. At completion, the school had every facility required, including a forge, a tack and harness room, a large arena, and an upper viewing gallery. One of the most notable features of the Riding School range is its magnificent timber roof. Despite Bolsover Castle falling into a ruinous state during the Civil War, William Cavendish added a new hall and staterooms to the Terrace Range and, by the time of his death in 1676, the castle had been restored to good order. His successors, however, chose to live at Welbeck Abbey and in 1752 they stripped the lead from the roof of the Terrace Range at Bolsover Castle to effect the necessary repairs to their preferred residence. The Little Castle and the Riding School Range survived much better, and was let to the Curate of Bolsover in 1834. Following the death of his widow in 1883, the castle remained uninhabited and was eventually given to the nation by the 7th Duke of Portland in 1945. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage. Thanks for looking..
  6. Dyson Thermal Technologies (or Dyson TT) is a trading name of Dyson Industries Ltd, a member of the Dyson Group PLC. Dyson was traditionally known as a high quality, high volume refractory manufacturer based in the UK. The result of Dyson's success in this market was investment in Research & Development and the acquisition of other leading ceramics manufacturers. Dyson's Research & Development facility expanded the manufacturing capabilities of Dyson and this has resulted in the move into niche markets. Products such as our Zirconia Nozzles, and Tin Oxide electrodes offer high performance and outstanding quality. The acquisitions and amalgamation of Acme Marls, Diamond Refractories, Gimson and Hewitt Refractories has produced one of the world's finest and one of the largest kiln furniture manufacturers, with unparalleled experience, skills and resources. Unfortunately Dyson's traditional manufacturing process relied heavily on gas fired kilns. With the well-publicised increases in energy costs the plants economic viability could not be maintained, despite the very best efforts of the management and staff alike. However the high performance niche products in Dyson's rich portfolio are still available and are the cornerstone in Dyson's progression. DysonTT have a wholly owned manufacturing facility in Tianjin, PRC which produces high quality domestic gas fire ceramics and other associated products. Thanks for looking.
  7. Very impressive I like this a lot you did good mate
  8. Not much longer for this one unfortunately mate it will be a sad day when this has gone
  9. Where there any pigeons hurt in the making of this report :D Great work Mark mate
  10. History Llanbedr Airfield formerly RAF Llanbedr, is a former military facility located in the Snowdonia National Park near the village of Llanbedr, Gwynedd, northwest Wales. It opened in 1941 as part of RAF Fighter Command's 12 Group.[1] During its life, the base has been known as: RAF Llanbedr until 1957 RAE Llanbedr until 1992 T&EE Llanbedr until 1995,(Test & Evaluation Establishment) DERA Llanbedr until 2001, when most of DERA became QinetiQ. The site was (from Spring 1942) an operational base for Towed Target (and in 1943, became the home of the RAF's No. 12 Fighter Gunnery School), and later, Target Drone services to the UK Armed Forces. Target provision services were typically to the Cardigan Bay Ranges (UK Danger Area EGD201, under the control of Aberporth) but Llanbedr targets also worked other UK ranges, including the Royal Artillery range off the Hebrides and occasionally overseas. RAF and the closure From 1957, civilianisation of the base services (typically airfield operation) began with Short Brothers holding a series of contracts until 1979, when Airwork Services took over and held them until 1991. In 1991, contracts and scope of work changed again and FR Serco took over its running. Secondarily, it served as a Royal Air Force V-bomber dispersal airfield, more recently used for military weapons training. The site closed in 2004. Navigational and ATC equipment was removed by the military and the site put up for sale. Thanks for looking...
  11. Not really shore what happened to the clock faces and the workings i was hoping to get some shots of the workings but thay where not to be found unfortunately...
  12. The Great Float, is a body of water on the Wirral Peninsula, formed from the natural tidal inlet, the Wallasey Pool. It is split into two large docks, East Float and West Float, both part of the Birkenhead Docks complex. The docks run approximately 2 miles (3 km) inland from the River Mersey, dividing the towns of Birkenhead and Wallasey. The Great Float consists of 110 acres of water and more than 4 miles Jesse Hartley, who was responsible for many of Liverpool's maritime structures - including the Albert Dock, designed the Central Hydraulic Tower and Engine House. Providing power for the movement of lock gates and bridges at Birkenhead Docks, it was completed in 1863. The design of the building was based on the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy. The building sustained considerable damage from bombing during the Second World War and was repaired in a functional, rather than architectural style. The large lantern at the top of the tower was not replaced. The building is now disused and in a dilapidated condition. In March 2008, a planning application was submitted for a £12 million restoration and redevelopment of the building by Peel Holdings to be converted into a bar and restaurant. A ninety-two bed hotel complex is planned to be constructed immediately adjacent to it. Thanks for looking...
  13. Some history can be found on my last post entitled Trefor Quarry After visiting this place last month it was pointe out that I had mist a lot by not going all the way up the mountain (many thanks to those people ) So this time I decided there must be a revisit to the top and I hope you like what you see. Thanks for looking...
  14. No history on this one unfortunately I was heading over to Oswaldtwistle to take a look at Holdings Potteries when I came across this nice little mill so I decided it would be rude not to have a little look inside. If eny one from Burnely can help with a little history please do. . Thanks for looking...