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  1. 6 points
    HISTORY:- The Hospital is a grade II listed building in Merseyside. It now lies derelict but was previously a hospital prior to which it was the Orphan Institution THE EXPLORE:- on a dark sunday morning me tbolt snake and kyle ventured into the depths of the former hospital. going to the chapel. ain't nobody! the great hall top of the tower! the pool. on the right wavelength. i need to go, roof space shepards delight other beings! red light spell danger. naughty boy. dead doll tumble break n entry GATE KEEPER wired for sound rub a dub dub steamer show me on the doll! stairway to hell into the void porters rest only two by the bed windows of doom are you sitting comfortably. wanted to do here for ages bit rushed but didn't disappoint 8/10
  2. 5 points
    I mentioned this to few of you already but here's a handy tip for restoring at least some of your old posts from ukurbex.com 1. Search for your topic name, user name or anything and add "site:ukurbex.com" after the search phrase 2. Click on the little green triangle next to the link and then "cached" This will open a google cached copy of the page you can copy from and paste here. While it might not always work for linked images at least the text should be there.
  3. 4 points
    Now as a rule I don't explore houses and I dont explore alone, so this morning I decided it would be a good idea to go and explore and abandoned house all on my own. But with a marriage proposal from one of our members already under my belt today what could go wrong? well....err nothing it seems. I have no history whatsoever on this place but I do need to say a huge thank you to a non member explorer for the intel on this.Thank you miss Bugs. On with the pics. This pace has been empty a long while by the looks of things but it has been emptied of all items and somehow still seems to hang on to lots and lots of charm. After finding the entry point I decided to do away with the usual surefooted stealthy ninja technique and after much deliberation decided that a method of falling head first into the building and landing on my face instead would be much more dignified!!! Well I was in at least. [/url] On google earth there are loads of Volvos here in various stages of derp but they have all been removed apart from one but a fantastic little explore this was, really enjoyed it and if I wasn't such a girl cus I was on my own I'd have stayed longer but without the chuckle brothers as backup it was a quick visit 8/10 from me this place and in case you are wondering the entry technique works just as well for exfil. Thanks for looking.
  4. 4 points
    Very Early one morning recently I was to pick Up Porky Pig in the mid life crisis time machine and meet up with the scouse duo of Blacksnake and the young wizard like PyroSyndicate at a location the shall remain quiet . So after fighting with the traffic on the north west motorway system we arrived behind the pink dream machine that Blacksnake uses when he's above ground, he emerged with his matching pink tripod and pyro with his quiff that really doesn't match anything now bou bands are no longer the big noise. We exchanged insults for a while in the time honoured tradition of Mancs vs Scouse ne'er do well's, check my wheels were on really tight then like smoke we were gone and inside in what has to be the easiest entry I have ever had. No history or details on this place for good (but not disclosable)reason Pics Actualy really enjoyed this place but just needed a little more time 7/10 from me
  5. 4 points
    Hello again everyone - nice to be back here again! Looking through all of my old exploring posts have reminded me how much I'e missed it the past few years.
  6. 4 points
    Hi all, decided as I was on holiday in north wales back last October that i'd take a visit to the Pool Parc Hospital and Denbigh asylum. Pool Parc was a no go as they're renovating it and there was people on site working so only managed to see the outside.Denbigh Asylum has been on my list of places to visit for a while. The asylum was completely abandoned in 1995 I think. Recently there's been fires causing more damage and the local people of Denbigh want the building demolished for good. There's no security at all at this site which I found super weird. This place is triple the size I thought it was going to be and I spent roughly 2 hours here and I know I still didn't see everything. Some of the buildings where fine some where completely destroyed.
  7. 3 points
    Not sure where to post this so maybe here? Whilst on a day out to western super mare me and the boyfriend came across this..£6 to enter. Pretty cool sculptures! :D
  8. 3 points
    This was the very first explore for the Funky Muffin team several years ago. As my partner in crime will say "if there's a shit, you'll step in it!" and this day was no exception. It was a cold, damp and gloomy day. We had parked my car down the road under a tree next to some cows (which she is dead afraid of). I teased her about throwing her over the fence but karma was out to get me that day. As we made a cup of coffee at the back of the car, she noticed some crap in the grass. "don't step in it" she says. "yeah, yeah, don't worry" I say. We sat in the car consuming hot coffee and pastries then proceeded to pack up the car. "Oh, where's that shit gone?" I say, just before I lift my hiking boot and you guessed it... I think she laughed so hard she pissed herself. That's karma for you! Overstone Hall is a Grade II listed building designed in 1860 by William Milford Teulon for Lady Overstone. It was an elegant 114 room mansion within 40 acres of lush parkland. The hall was completed in 1866, unfortunately Lady Overstone passed away before her home was completed leaving Lord Overstone with a house he despised. It was purchased in 1929 and functioned as a girls school up until 1979 and was then sold to The New Testament Church Of God in 1980. They occupied the site up until 2008. In 2001 a huge fire gutted a large portion of the building and it has never been restored, it destroyed most of the original features of the house including an extensive library and the magnificent wooden staircase. It has currently been bought by a developer who promises to rebuild Overstone but nobody is sure if it will be turned into a hotel or luxury flats. These photographs are from the past several years. I recently visited only to find the mansion guarded more securely than a prison.
  9. 3 points
    Visited this place with Mr Bones and his mate. It is a wonderful place full of so much laboratory goodness! Shame all of the other stuff is now missing but it is still looking like a lab and still appeals to me on that basis. We bumped into a group of other friendly explorers whilst in there, Mr Bones knew them but I didn't. I borrowed someone else's camera so my pics are probably even crapper than normal. Lab equipment! WTF is Anubis doing here? This place was VERY slippy. Lab coats For the rest, go here: http://s142.photobucket.com/user/Dystopian_Wanderer/library/Microbiology%20place%20down%20south%202013?sort=3&page=1
  10. 3 points
    A sports stadium that would now be too overgrown for sport. The final lot of pics. Cheering on the team! To see the rest, go here: http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/Dystopian_Wanderer/Chernobyl%20and%20Pripyat%202009/Pripyat%20Sport%20Stadium%202009/
  11. 3 points
    Glad you and the Porkster enjoyed the visit squire, and top FF Pics BTW. I know it must've confused y'all to see grass and tree thingies in a city so far from 'God's Country'. But seeing how you's had to set off the night before, and myself and the 'Quiff Wizard' (that's you Pyro) on site with 2 alarm snoozes left, we thought it'd make ya feel a'tome. T'was the fact we parked our trusty steeds in the faint glow of a sodium street light that gave the impression of 'RED' things appearing pink! But a quiff is still a quiff, and a mid-life crisis is (apparently) Blue! (T**T) As Tbolt has already mentioned, location and/or history bit 'Classified'. However, nowt wrong with a bit of local myth and mystery. Maybe I should have let the rest of our party know the following info beforehand, but (Nah). I grew up less than a mile away from this building, and rumors and urban legends spoke of eerie sightings of the ghosts of the mournful and forgotten souls of long since departed Victorian orphans, held captive by the oppressive evil of the building itself, and it's final residents... The Asylums Inmates. MUAH-HA-HA! Even today, local children (as we once did) cross the road rather than walk past... "Dare ya to run up the steps and bang on the door!".... Was the challenge. "Feck off, the NAUGHTY BOYS will get me!" 'BOLLOX' I hear you cry! The Snakes lost the plot!!! Well then, you knock on the door! Having to form an orderly Urbex queue to take a pic (Sigh) Then being the last to post pics (Me) aint easy.... Someones phone number? The Obligatory Organ Shot.... 'THE' Naughty Boys Corridor... With a naughty Mr. Pig doing summit.... Errrm. Naughty! An incorrect equation... So says Pyro Wizard! Agreed, that's not how you spell Bollox... The extremely confined spiral staircase that leads up to the rarely seen 'Tower'... Also, the scene of Mr Tbolt's intimate encounter with a very, errrm... Horny pigeon! With us three behind and no way of retreat, the throng of beating wings and the flurry of feathers followed! Sorry mate, take it on the chin! Master PyroSyndicate reflects on his first 'Grown-Up' explore... Awww Bless Thanks for your tolerance!
  12. 3 points
    Rain Droplets on Leaf by T Bolt, on Flickr
  13. 3 points
    Built in 1865, this derelict church has stood empty since the 1990s, known locally as Toxteth Cathedral or the Welsh Cathedral this totally derelict Grade II Listed church with its 200 ft steeple is an example of extreme dereliction. Whilst entry into this church is straight forward, getting out uninjured would seem to be down to luck more than skill. Death on a stick is the phrase we use in northern England and in this instance, rightly so. Visited with Blacksnake, Zer081 and the one whom even his wife knows only as Tbolt. We climbed up the first 30ft of the spire, but thought better of going any further. A foolhardy explore 7/10
  14. 3 points
    Everyone knows about the plane, it's been in Bollywood movies, people's weddings, and Justin Bieber skateboarded on it's roof. In 2013, before everyone and his dog had taken a selfie in the cockpit, Lord of Doozer and I walked there and back for chuffing hours through a featureless landscape in a force 8 gale only to see a Nissan Micra with some tourists inside coming towards us, heading merrily towards the quicksand-dotted plain. We didn't hang around to find out what happened to them but the combination of tourists getting stuck in quicksand, tearing up the farmers land, and aforementioned Bieberation might have had a hand in the landowner deciding to close the road a couple of years since. Downed US Navy DC-3, Sólheimasandur, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Downed US Navy DC-3, Sólheimasandur, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Downed US Navy DC-3, Sólheimasandur, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Downed US Navy DC-3, Sólheimasandur, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Downed US Navy DC-3, Sólheimasandur, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Downed US Navy DC-3, Sólheimasandur, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Here's some gratuitous pictures of the rest of Iceland: Iceberg lagoon, volcano, Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis, Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Friendly local: Icelandic Horses, Iceland 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Iceberg with a smile: Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Iceland, March 2013 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr What Iceland looks like when it's trying to kill you Trolls in the white out, Snæfellsnes by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr Bless bless!
  15. 3 points
    If your reading this, thank you for the leap of faith. This is a work in progress. But we have our own servers, own software, own domains and own backroom geeky wizard. All the best (and really thank you). Frags and the team. P.S. like all things we may hit a few bumps in the road, but we will get to where we want to go.
  16. 2 points
    Whilst most of Team Weasel were catching up on some much-needed beauty sleep, the good looking part, who obviously don't need any, left for Norfolk at 01.30. A quick stop on the way to hook up with Mr Snapt who got up even though he had only had 6 hours sleep and made bacon butties for the journey. At this point, I really must mention Mikeymutt who was our contact down there and was a thoroughly decent chap. Many thanks Mikey History (supplied by wiki) Royal Air Force West Raynham or more simply RAF West Raynham is a former Royal Air Force station located 2 miles (3.2 km) west of West Raynham, Norfolkand 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southwest of Fakenham, Norfolk, England. The airfield opened during May 1939 and was used by RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War with the loss of 86 aircraft. The station closed in 1994, though the Ministry of Defence (MoD) retained it as a strategic reserve. Having laid derelict since closure, the MoD elected in 2004 that it was surplus to requirements, and the site was sold in 2006 to the Welbeck Estate Group who sold the entire site in October 2007. The site is now managed by FW Properties of Norwich, acting for administrators Moore Stephens. The site has now been given planning permission for installation of a 49.9MW solar farm with plant housing and perimeter fence, operated by Good Energy. Built between 1938 and 1939, RAF West Raynham was an expansion scheme airfield. The grass landing area was aligned roughly north-east to south-west. The main camp, with housing and headquarters, was located immediately west of the landing area. To the south-east were bomb stores.[1] The airfield was originally equipped with a Watch Office with Tower (Fort Type), of pattern 207/36 (made from concrete), although the tower was later removed and new control room built to pattern 4698/43. Later in the war the station was provided with a "Control Tower for Very Heavy Bomber Stations" to pattern 294/45, one of only four such towers to be built.[2] 101 Squadron – a detachment of Bristol Blenheim which was part of 2 Group – were moved to West Raynham in May 1939. The only squadron based at RAF West Raynham, 101 Squadron were held in reserve by 2 Group until they were used as target tugs in February 1940. In 1940, RAF West Raynham also acted as a temporary base for 18 and 139 squadrons after they suffered losses in the Blitzkrieg.[1] RAF Great Massingham was founded in 1940, just 2 miles (3.2 km) from RAF West Raynham to act as a satellite base. It was originally intended to support West Raynham and provide it with extra space for its Blenheims, but eventually expanded to accommodate a squadron of its own.[3] A second support airfield, RAF Sculthorpe, was built to the north. On 4 July 1940, 101 Squadron saw action for the first time. Individual aircraft attacked oil tanks in German ports. This went on for over a year, and during this time the squadron lost 15 Blenheims across 610 missions. No. 101 Squadron was transferred to 3 Group and consequently left West Raynham. They were replaced at West Raynham by 114 Squadron, another detachment of Blenheims. They were stationed at West Raynham for over a year before they were dispatched to North Africa as part of "Operation Torch". The squadron converted to Blenheim Mk Vs in August 1942, in preparation for combat in Africa. No. 18 Squadron also went to RAF West Raynham to be refitted with Mk Vs. At this time, squadrons 180 and 342 were formed at West Raynham. The 180 Squadron was equipped with North American B-25 Mitchells and based at RAF Great Massingham which was associated with RAF West Raynham. Squadron 342 was provided with Douglas Bostons crewed by Frenchmen in early 1943, and was later relocated to RAF Sculthorpe.[1] Between May and November 1943, the grass landing area was replaced with two concrete runways, one 04-22 and 2,000 yards (1,800 m) long and the other 10–28 1,400 yards (1,300 m). At the same time, the existing housing on the site was expanded to provide accommodation for 2,456 men and 658 women.[4] In December 1943, the station was taken over by 100 Group, who brought 141 and 239 squadrons to RAF West Raynham. They were equipped with de Havilland Mosquito, fighter aircraft which provided support to bomber sorties in enemy air space. They were based at West Raynham until the end of the war; their duties involved flying Serrate patrols and "Ranger sorties" (seek and destroy enemy fighters in the air and on the ground). During the war, squadrons stationed at RAF West Raynham lost 56 Blenheims, 29 Mosquitos, and a Bristol Beaufighter.[1] T'hexplore. We got here early having a lot to do and only having daylight hours to do it in, access was really hard and involved a waist high fence and everything. The site is massive and we didn't see it all so a return is needed. First part seemed to be mainly accommodation blocks that are the same on all RAF bases but there were some nice little bits left like the shower blocks The early morning fog helped to add a bit of atmosphere The old control tower is in private use but there was a smaller more fecked one A lot of the buldings have businesses in them so we left but following a meeting with our Norfolk guide, Mikeymutt, we returned and had a reet proper good look and we were very pleased we did. There is a site manager who kicked us off after we had finished luckily, he was ok, to be honest but just be warned if you go. It cannot be underestimated how much I liked this place I'm giving it a 9/10. More pics on my Flickr if you want to look https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157688917314315
  17. 2 points
    Big hello to all. Glad I am back here on this new reborn site. Let's all make it the best there is. All the best from slim...
  18. 2 points
    Was on a day out with the boyfriend and came across some cars! Don't really know anything about any of these cars.. only cars I know about are the Audi TT MK1
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  20. 2 points
    This fine week we decided to mix the team up a bit and our task was to seek out an ancient hidden manuscript which detailed the secrets of dating hot women. Team Armadillo consisted of myself, the young whippet Underdog, Zer081 and the near nocturnal one only known as Tbolt. This Grade II listed theatre opened 29th October 1894, was converted to a cinema in 1938, with the march of VHS forcing a change of use to Bingo in 1982. Then the last shouts of the Bingo Caller occurred in 1995 and the building has sadly been slowing rotting away over the last twenty years. Entering the building was a damp affair with water underfoot in the lower regions of the building, entering the main auditorium was a lot dryer but contained the hidden perils of rotting floors and some lovely challenging low light - at first glance the place would possibly be a quick and disappointing quest. As the sunsets on Empire, welcome to the cheap seats - sadly no one wore a dress. Our exhaustive search for the hidden manuscript began in earnest. Cheers could be heard from all members of the team as we located the safe - as contained within was the long lost manuscript, with a rendition of Bravo Bravissimo and High Fives all round we digested the words of wisdom and carefully returned the legendary document back to the safety of said safe. Time for an exit, we will ignore Tbolt and his novel way of testing floorboard safety (the hard way). I would give this place a 9/10 - loads of pics I've not included, but it is bloody dodgy in places and seriously clinging on dear life, sadly sunsets on Empire.
  21. 2 points
    It had been a long time and after reading a report by Dugie I hatched an idea. I hadn't been flying for a while, time to contact Captain Pugwash, I love it when a plan comes together !! After sitting in the once again gridlocked Manchester afternoon motorway traffic for a good half hour the race was on to get down to Wales before the light started to fail. As we flew towards the mouth of the River Mersey towards Wales the clouds started to move in - this could have been a wasted journey but the gods where with us it would seem, just. The long abandoned Lotus Hall aka Cuckoo Hall. The hall was once owned by a man who had a passion for Lotus sports cars and for some weird reason he had a wild collection of Cuckoos which roamed his vast country estate (so it says here). Rumour (total bollocks?) has it that one day the owner went on the rampage, jumped into a dark green Lotus Elise and proceeded to mow down a large (?) flock of his beloved Cuckoos. The poor wife of this gentleman called the local police, who (I'm sure this is complete and utter shite) took a dim view of this shenanigans and the man spent the rest of his days in a lunatic asylum. After struggling to pay for the upkeep of the house and stable blocks the now lonely lady moved to Cuba - as you do. The property was up for sale for £15 million and was finally sold at auction a few years later for under £1.5 million and nearly four years on it still sits awaiting renovation. Originally built in the 1850s, the building sits in 18 acres of walled garden, that itself surrounded by over 5000 acres of parkland. And that was that really, so we went for a play in the mountains. More pics of the hall on my Flickr Photos later used in a number of newspapers and by the Victorian Society
  22. 2 points
    History (Stolen of course, many thanks to some chap from some other site for doing the research) The chemical works on the Wirral employed 2300 at its height. The plant first began in 1855 trading under many names over the years, products included lanolin, glues, cosmetics, oils and most famously of all LORENZOS OIL ! The Wirral plant closed in late 2009 with the loss of 115 jobs when the site made a loss and became NOT ECONOMICALLY VIABLE !.... £40 million was spent decommissioning the site to make it nice n safe for us urban explorers and the metal fairies. The Explore Location:- Chemical plant, Deepest, Darkest Liverpool, soooorrrry Wirral!!!! Time:- 09.30 hrs Team:- Tbolt, Fragglehunter, Blacksnake, Zer081 and the one so mysterious even his own family call him Judderman. A coalition of Weasel and Armadillo, so I'm gonna call this strange hybrid team, eerrr Ladies and gentlemen Team Armadiesel Fragglehunter was out of bed early (no he actually was) and we had to find a very swanky apartment block to pick up Zer081 Four fifths of the team were to meet at a maccy d's just off the m62 at 09.00hrs. After compulsory cigarettes were had (not by me I must add) Fragglehunter and Zer081 nearly got run over by a very hungry chap in a Lexus and it was decided it was time to go and find Judders at the site. Judders was already there such was his eagerness. The Venga bus was emptied of gear and we were off in search of an entry, and we quickly found one, unfortunately once we were through we found ourselves virtually inside the security cabin so we decided to turn back. Another entry found by FH and Zer081, we were on fire today! this one was a little better but after a few hundred feet we had to cross open ground in full view of a vicious, ravenous beast of a security guard, we turned back again and decided to try the other side. We walked through undergrowth and thick woods all the way along until the river blocked our path and I had not packed the Zodiac! Doh! We turned back again and whilst we stood looking into the site and feeling a bit poo we saw 2 Secca guys inside the place, but hang on, no hi-vis and they were looking a bit shifty, cheeky bastards, they were like us only they were a bit better cus they were on the other side of the fence. As we returned to the Venga bus with google earth devices in all hands it seemed all was lost, there was talk of going back to Lancashire empty handed and a rather curious chap in a van had decided to park up and watch us, can't think why? After a quick de-brief we decided to give it one last go from the other side of the site and jumped back in the Venga bus. Blacksnake was in front as we arrived and turned into the site, it didn't look good, it was too quiet, so we did what any true friends would have done, whilst BS flew into the place at high speed like a scene from Sweeny with a handbrake turn and everything, we let him go in alone and waited well away from him to see what happened. As we watched from a safe distance we thought that one of the following might occur 1 A swat team might jump on his head 2 Pikey's might take his shiny new car off him 3 He might disappear completely in that huge puddle Thankfully (and a little disappointingly) none of the above happened and he came back and said "YOU CAN JUST WALK RIGHT IN" So we parked and walked but we still let the black Jack Regan go first just in case. It was pretty good once inside to be honest, it was a bit bright for the one that Slithers as he is an underground dweller, but once we pointed out that if he kept his eyes shut and his bobble hat pulled down over them it would be dark he calmed down and started to enjoy himself Although I really liked it here my pics were not as good as I would have liked but here they are anyway. Chemical Ali by Chemical Ali by Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr I see you sir! by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Upstairs Downstairs by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr Chemical Ali by T Bolt, on Flickr And one of the security chap for doing such a good job of keeping the place safe DSC_0074 by T Bolt, on Flickr And that was it, it was over. Or so we thought, but there was an uneasy feeling in the team, it felt like unfinished business. And only Judderman had the courage to say it. "I'd quite like to try that last building whilst we're here" And that was it, it was said and we all knew it could never be unsaid, the problem was to get there we had to cross an ally in direct sight and very close to the security chap!!!! We lined up and one by one sprinted (ahem) across. Once on the other side we were astounded-by just how dull it was, 3 totally empty rooms and now we had to go back but this time he would be ready for us, Waiting. I stuck my head around the corner expecting to see a pack of rabid Attack dogs or hear the whine of .50cal lead wasp, but I had to be strong, the team were watching. "i'm going out boys, I may be some time" Nothing, not a dickie bird, I love that secca guy! Then we stood drinking posh blood orange pop and eating mini chedders in the pissing rain. " it don't get much better than this" the wise one was heard to say. Giving it 9/10 a good explore with even better company. Cheers Guys.
  23. 2 points
    Bulgaria is definitely delivering surprises... On the list (the list is getting very long)
  24. 2 points
    I have an update on the post recovery thing Not sure if it's just me but using firefox i can not recover any posts, it just says "cannot open page" However if I use this nasty cheap thing called interent explorer (what ever that is!!!!) it seems I can recover them, Yay!!!!! Perpare for loads of posts with shit photos lol
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    A small report, these are from a good few years back now i'm sure. Taken on an old Lubitel 166B using magnesium ribbon to illuminate the pictures. Low tech eh? The working of slate at Conglog began in 1854 with a two-year take-note to Robert Roberts, Surgeon and John Williams, quarryman, of Ffestiniog. It continued under a number of leases and sub-lettings, and under several different trading names, until 1909. The new Conglog Slate and Slab Co Ltd went into liquidation in 1891, and a new leaseholder from 1895 traded as the Glyn Ffestiniog Quarry. The complex includes four open pits leading to underground levels and chambers in the Back Vein and North Vein. The "shard" Illuminating the big slab This one is similar to above but illuminated down the passage with some fancy electronic torch. The slab and waste wagon And one more of the waste wagon As you can see lots of heroic posing is involved in mine exploring.
  26. 2 points
    What is it with you guys and finding creepy dolls of all sorts?! Those things must follow you everywhere
  27. 2 points
    I can't for the life of me remember what this place was called but it was near Forest of Dean! Pretty cool place, there were owls (which are my favourite), Eagles and other things that fly Quick note, some of the pictures were taken on my phone so apologies! Also, the ducks are from a local lake near me
  28. 2 points
    excuse me ??? I'm not bloody Henry VIII
  29. 2 points
    On our first of what would be many outings here, I had my camera tucked under my coat while we were trying to sneak in. “Is that a camera or are you just happy to see me?” my partner in crime exclaims. We had to stroll past a retirement village and cricket club to enter. A guy was mowing the lawn so we hid behind a tree (both of us) “can he see us? Nope, don’t think so” as soon as he turned his back I made a dash for the fence and jumped in a hedge leaving the other half of the Funky Muffin crew looking panicked, still standing behind that tree. What awaited us was beautiful and one of my favourite explores. We’ve been back at least half a dozen times since, and now stroll in as if we own the place. Never once been challenged by anything living, but the place is haunted and we’ve experienced that on several occasions. History: (wiki) Established in 1876 as the Berrywood Asylum and closed in 1995. By 1884 further extensions took place, creating a new block for idiot and imbecile children adjacent to the female wing, blocks for epileptics on either side, a reservoir and fire station, stable yard and an isolation hospital. A stone chapel and mortuary were also constructed. With the onset of World War I Berrywood was turned over to war use and its own population distributed across East Anglia and the East Midlands. As the Duston War Hospital, the asylum was put to extensive use for military cases being treated and recovering from injury. Following World War II, ownership of the site passed to the NHS and the hospital, then known as St Crispin, reached its highest number of occupants. St Crispin briefly entered the news when a fire killed six patients who were resident on Schuster Ward. Most of the buildings have been redeveloped as housing with only a few remaining. The end. Enjoy! The rest of the photos can be viewed here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3ZkrTt
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    All done sir! Enjoy;
  31. 2 points
    Yay thank you! I was able to find mine and discovered that were so pic heavy that I think I will redo them
  32. 2 points
    Hitler once spent time at this place. This was a strange place because there were also tours that were meant to be going on. You'd see all these random groups milling around as well as the blatant trespassers like us. The ring of expletives...this tirade of abuse extended all around the room and encompassed everything from your usual insults through to derogatory terms for foreigners. Some words I didn't recognise and I will have to look up to extend my knowledge of multi-lingual profanity. The Michael Jackson tribute wall...why the heck anyone felt the need to create a tribute to the king of pop in a hydrotherapy room baffles me but there you go. Gotta love the tiles! Disturbed graffiti is ace! http://s142.photobucket.com/user/Dystopian_Wanderer/library/Famous Sanitorium in Berlin 2012
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    Thanks for sticking with us Dystopia. Like minded idiots will eventually make sense to the masses if there's enough of us... Glad you're aboard
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    Visited this place with Evil Noodle, Ceejam and an adorable Staffordshire bull terrier. Was a wonderfully sunny day and despite it not being as impressive (or accessible in the cases of some buildings) there was some interesting decor to be enjoyed. Was great until I trapped myself in an upstairs shitter and had to phone Evil Noodle to rescue me! I think that the ghosts didn't really like me in there. Bless her! To see the rest, go Here.
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    Amazing Idea! A meet-up in the near future would be great for everyone to introduce themselves! I think as a community we need to get togther more; be that in person or a 'town-hall' styled video/voice group call over the likes of WhatsApp or similar.
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    You're very welcome and I'm loving looking at your stuff, all these old places I never got to see. Thanks for joining us.
  37. 2 points
    Occasional meetings/piss ups would be an amazing addition for this forum - I have missed such opportunities!
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    Old posts restoration continues... East Fortune is a small village in South-East Scotland, famous for the airfield constructed in 1915 to help protect Britain against German Zeppelins during the WWI. In 1922 a hospital was founded on a nearby plot of land. Named The East Fortune Hospital it initially served as a tuberculosis sanatorium until the WWII when the unit was moved to the Bangour village about 40 miles to the west (closed in 2004 and now derelict). Falling number of the tuberculosis cases in Scotland cause the hospital to be converted to a clinic for mentally handicapped in 1956. It served that purpose until 1997 when it was finally closed down for good with the patients transferred to a nearby unit in Haddington. There are asbestos dust warnings all over the place so mask is highly recommended however it seems that most of it was already removed judging by the missing ceilings in some of the buildings.
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    HISTORY:- The hall was built in the 1560s for the Winstanley family of Winstanley; the Winstanley family were lords of the manor since at least 1252 and may have been responsible for building the moat on the site.The Winstanleys owned the hall until 1596, when the estate was sold to James Bankes, a London goldsmith and banker.The Hall has three storeys and has a date stone with a date of 1584, but this is not in situ so may not provide an accurate date for the construction of the house. Extra blocks were added in the 17th and 18th centuries. Further and extensive alterations were made in 1811-19 by Lewis Wyatt in a Jacobean style. He moved the entrance to the left flank of the hall and replacing the original entrance with a window. The final additions to the hall were made in 1843 when an extra wing was added. To the south, on lands belonging to the hall, is a small stone building which was used to house bears that provided entertainment for the hall's guests.The Bankes family retained ownership of the hall until the 21st century when it was sold for private development. The hall had been kept in good condition until the 1960s when habitation stopped. As the building decayed and the cost of maintaining Winstanley Hall was too much for the family it was sold on. It was intended to develop the hall into private flats, however refurbishment was held up due to the council withholding planning permission. The interior is now in some disrepair. THE EXPLORE:- easily access to the grounds but the main hall is very dangerous with most of the floors and ceilings fallen through. nice little wander though but it did have warning signs of loose guard dogs. I took my chance and none seen. The blue room! Horse fountain
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    Just sayin' 'ello after signing up again from the dark side.......
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    Welcome to the dark side, we have milk and cookies!
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    Quoting BARR because I'm lazy today: Here's how this beautiful residence looked while it was still occupied: Mrs Sovieticus pretending to be Lara Croft (minus the guns and double backflips):
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    Ahh this where you have been eh? Looking good
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    You found us... Bugger! Knew we needed a better hiding place!! I'm only serious.... Welcome brother
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    Hi! Short cinematic explore - Shot with: Nikon D5300 Sony A7rii DJI Spark
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    love this must go and visit! urbex rules!
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    Very nice. Also on the list.
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    Well done for even trying that. Looks like it had the structural integrity of a vanilla slice.
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    There are vampires in the park Mawgojzeta, but I only hear the sound of dancing bears..... Visited with Tbolt, whom thankfully pounded the winter streets with me to this long closed cemetery in Riga. Having previously visited Latvia back in October the slight problem we had found with Latvia was that a lot of places look derelict, then you spot a light on or the glow of a television - this is not say that Latvia is a dump, it just has a certain style that is very photogenic. We found ourselves in Riga during a break in its usual brutal winter weather and we wandered across the city to this old cemetery. Lielie Kapi or Central Cemetery was established in in 1773, the Soviet authorities removed many of the headstones and destroyed a great number of the graves. The cemetery finally officially closed in 1957 and this now park has a number of mausoleums that have fallen into disrepair. Whilst very photogenic you wouldn't want to hang around after dark. A number of the tombs are boarded up, as if to keep its occupants from escaping.... Others almost invite investigation, as if luring you in. There are vampires in the park Mawgojzeta, Tbolt and I found the tubes of stage blood. 8/10
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