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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. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
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    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 3 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 3 points
    Rain Droplets on Leaf by T Bolt, on Flickr
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 2 points
    IMG_1515 by WIMR1, on Flickr
  15. 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
  16. 2 points
    excuse me ??? I'm not bloody Henry VIII
  17. 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;
  19. 2 points
    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
  20. 2 points
    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.
  21. 2 points
    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.
  22. 2 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/
  23. 2 points
    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.
  24. 2 points
    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
  25. 2 points
    Just sayin' 'ello after signing up again from the dark side.......
  26. 2 points
    Welcome to the dark side, we have milk and cookies!
  27. 2 points
    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):
  28. 2 points
    Ahh this where you have been eh? Looking good
  29. 2 points
    You found us... Bugger! Knew we needed a better hiding place!! I'm only serious.... Welcome brother
  30. 2 points
    IMG_8664 by WIMR1, on Flickr
  31. 2 points
    Hi! Short cinematic explore - Shot with: Nikon D5300 Sony A7rii DJI Spark
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    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
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  36. 1 point
    SOME FOX IMAGES I TOOK AT A NORTHWEST RESCUE CENTRE.
  37. 1 point
    Ooh, road trip for me then!
  38. 1 point
    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
  39. 1 point
    Visited with Drypulse and 0xygen (not Oxygen Thief but 0xygen from Deserted Places). Having just failed at Pyestock, me and Drypulse decided that we would pick up 0xygen and go to this place. I'm informed that it used to be an animal testing facility but it had been burned and was falling down. For those of you expecting to feed twisted imaginations on disturbing-looking equipment and/or have Skinny Puppy's Testure video brought to life, the result would be very disappointing. However if you like to marvel at the way in which nature takes over and to look at the beauty of urban decay, Tangeley is a real treat. My own warped imaginings round here centered on the cliched ideas of angry failed experiments hiding out in the ruins ready to murder anything human that tormented them and also thoughts of experiments a tad like those on Doctor Moreau's Island...yes, I have an odd little mind up there and imagine things on many explores. Me and 0xygen agreed that this building would make an awesome setting for a horror film. An animal carry case. Drypulse wandering down a corridor Splinter from Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - Part of my childhood was here! Tangley place was very...tangly. To see the rest, go HERE.
  40. 1 point
    Occasional meetings/piss ups would be an amazing addition for this forum - I have missed such opportunities!
  41. 1 point
    Yet another casualty of the economic downturn and another bit of the once great leather industry of Walsall. I know that this place produced a wide range of leather goods from bags to wallets and hip flasks. Visited with Sheepdisease. Money bag. Obviously never full enough to keep this place in business. Leather samples Haha! Spelling fail! Guinness Book of Records from 1965 Ye olde fire extinguisher I was so excited about the old sewing machine! It still had thread! To see the rest, visit: http://s142.photobucket.com/user/Dystopian_Wanderer/library/GH Stafford and Sons Strand Leatherworks 2011
  42. 1 point
    There's so many cool places outside of wales! Wish I could visit them
  43. 1 point
    I miss this place, gonna go back soon. Im still covinced that second crane is findable.
  44. 1 point
    Thanks for posting - my Grandad's funeral service was at this church. I don't remember much of it (does anyone remember much about funerals?) but I remember the sandstone building in a town built in millstone grit. I hope they find a use for it.
  45. 1 point
    Well that's it, the scousers are here! And it was all going so well.
  46. 1 point
    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
  47. 1 point
    This was very, very much going when we visiting in 2016. It's probably completely gone now but I can't be bother going to look. Here are some pictures of what it looked like then. HospitalG024 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG003 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG034 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG001 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG005 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG012 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG016 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr HospitalG015 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr
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    Visited with Monsieur Doozer whilst on hollibobs. Much fun was had clambering about until we spotted the PIR cameras and had to make a sharpish exit. Very photogenic, nearly killed myself trying to exit at speed through an abandoned tyre graveyard. PapeterieV050 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr PapeterieV007 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr PapeterieV046 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr PapeterieV017 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr PapeterieV045 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr PapeterieV024 by TheLadyDoozer, on Flickr A Bientot!
  49. 1 point
    #3 is the most important.
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    This once-thriving factory, owned by the northern brick company which helped to build Britain's industrial might, now lies crumbling and forgotten. The deserted Dyson ceramics factory, which at its peak employed thousands of brickmakers, is still full of items reminiscent of a golden age of British industry. The building, in Sheffield, closed its doors in 2006 and since then the gutted remains have been left to rust. The Dyson Group, founded by John Dyson, opened their first factory in Sheffield in 1834 at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, before later moving to this site. The Dyson Group was founded by John Dyson in Stannington back in 1834. Dyson was born in Sheffield in 1777 and was baptised in St Peter's, Sheffield on the 28th of May 1777, he died on the 24th of December 1851 and is buried in Christ Church, Stannington. The business was a success from the word go, creating ceramics for the local steel industry and homes. Very little can be said in the way of history as Dysons would go on successfully creating ceramics using the same traditional method of gas fired kilns right up until 2005 when the works was closed due to the gas bill becoming too costly to justify. The Dyson Group does still continue to produce ceramics in their Totley factory, just up the road. (The above was obviously stolen) With the rest of team weasel either dogging or getting pissed in a field and watching gang violence it was left to Mr Fraggs and myself to invade Yorkshire once again but this time he insisted on beauty sleep so we set off at 8.15. The satnav in the venga bus has 3 options Eco (yeah right in an ST?), Fast and short, so for a change we chose short. Almost insantly it took is in a direction we didn't expect and soon we were passing through Farnworth (this is never a good thing but it is marginally better than living there), onwards we pushed trusting the very latest tech from the great Ford motor company and then we ended up in city centre Mancsville. EH? This wouldn't be too bad normally as we still had the bullet proof armour on from passing through Farnworth but every street we tried seemed to have roadworks and diversions. Eventually we popped out in the right place and managed to cross the border and find our target. Entry was easy even for us, no secca, no cameras no hassle. The place is large but fooked but it was a good couple of hours and some half decent graff. Here's a few pics. Then a quick stop at a very pricey roadside cafe for an egg butty and a cup of coffee and job done. good little explore but a bit fooked 6/10 Thanks for looking Chaps and chapesses
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