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Everything posted by Andy

  1. I was there in 2010. At that time, fortunately not so much annoying things were inside (such as beverage crates, boards, etc.). Brave to stay in spite of the alarm. Luckily no one came, so you could explore the building. I like the "normal" photos more than those with Fisheye.
  2. UK Haddon Tunnel, Derbyshire - November 2016

    Nice pics, I like the dark look of it.
  3. History (taken from The_Raw) Great Tew Manor was originally built around 1730, with extensions added in 1834 and 1856. Shortly after the First World War the owner died and the house was left empty until the 1960s. A further period of neglect in the 80s left most of the house uninhabitable. Visited after a meal in a nice pub with @The_Raw and @Maniac. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  4. UK Hobbits House - Aug 17

    Strange place. Thanks for showing us.
  5. UK Mount Saint Mary's Church

    Nice first report of a great place. I especially like the look up on the fourth photo. Welcome to Oblivion State. Be invited to write an intro into the new members area "Just take a moment & say Hi".
  6. Hi

    Welcome to the forum!
  7. I thought the same as hamtagger did. Always interesting to find a few things that tell you something about the history. I particularly like the fourth photo with the flower in front of the house.
  8. A worthwhile place, still with some interesting things there.
  9. UK Formula 1 Headquarters - Aug 17

    Unfortunately already very broken, thanks for showing. Hope you had no trouble with the police. I didn't expect that there is still alarm in this place.
  10. UK Essence house

    Very nice, I really like these old stuff, especially the detail shots.
  11. Very well-known and therefore for British Explorer probably no more a very interesting abandoned place. But I liked the blue ceiling wich I knew from photos (and that reminds me of the former Belgian Chateau de Noisy). Locally I wasn't disappointed. Although unfortunately very destroyed by vandalism, but nevertheless nice. In addition to the already mentioned blue ceiling, I especially liked the many details (the faces inside and at the outer facade). For this reason more photos than usual. History (taken from WildBoyz report) St. Paul’s Church is a grade II listed building that overlooks the small town of Denholme. It was designed by J. B. Chantrell and constructed in 1846, and represents an early English style of architecture which comprises a seven-bay nave and lean to aisles, a Chancel and a vaulted roof with ribs and bosses. As for the exterior, the building is built from coursed gritstone with ashlar dressings and it boasts a large western tower with a Welsh slate roof. The church closed in 1999 due to falling numbers in the parish. In the months that followed the closure of the building, the Church of England were able to remove the majority of the valuable items, such as the bells, the ground floor stained glass windows and the organ. At present, the church is said to be on the market for £170,000 and various plans have been submitted to convert the entire structure into one dwelling. Alternative plans have also been proposed to demolish the church and build residential housing on the site. Many concerns have been raised by local residents and the Bradford Diocese about the current condition of the building as it has been badly damaged by vandals and thieves. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
  12. UK College Labs - Wye - Kent - August 2017

    Nice set,. The lecture theatre is my favorite too, but I also like the other rooms.
  13. Always nice to see some distant places that you haven't known / seen yet from other sets.
  14. UK RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster - July 2016

    I don't think that all pics are a bit samey. I like the peeled paint, also the moss and the light on the floor.
  15. Two large deep shelters have been found at South Foreland Battery, the first of which had been sealed in the late 1980's and re-opened again in 2002. Conditions inside are poor with wet rot and fungus growing everywhere, possibly posing a health risk. Two sealed exits also appear slightly unstable. This particular shelter was excavated in 1941 by 172 Tunnelling Coy and No.1 Section, 171 Tunnelling Coy. R.E. to provide accommodation and shelter to the gun crews at the Battery site. Visited with @Maniac . Deep shelter 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Plotting room 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  16. Luxembourg Power Plant X - Luxembourg - July 2017

    Was there 7 years ago, access was an adventure and after about an hour we nearly walked in a hall with workers inside. Fortunately they didn't see us. Seems nothing much has changed in the recent years.
  17. History It is likely that the tunnels were originally the result of chalk being mined for lime burning in the nearby kilns during the 19th Century. The five roughly parallel tunnels are cut directly into the chalk cliff face with adjoining passages between, and have very high ceilings and evidence of originally having a second floor. The caves were used as a Bonded Store to house goods awaiting payment of customs tax and later as an air raid shelter and temporary fire station during WW2. These tunnels have been known by a number of names over the years, including 'Finnis Hill Caves', 'Champagne Caves' and simply 'Oil Mill Cave'. The area in front of the caves (part of the Pier District) has been greatly modified with the expansion of the harbour, Finnis Hill and Limekiln Street having been demolished. The caves were used by Hammonds to store fruit, until the building of the new road in the 1990s, which left the main entrance below ground level. The only access remains from a second floor doorway. Visited on a rainy, but great day with @Maniac , thanks for showing me! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  18. Interesting report and a great set of photos.
  19. UK TG Green Pottery - Derbyshire - July 2017

    Nice set, you've captured the place very well.
  20. A nice place in a beautiful landscape. What's that thing on the last two photos?
  21. Nice one. It remains to be seen how long the roof still exists until it will finally collapse.
  22. Partially a bad condition inside, but still some very nice views. I especially like the ceilling and the windows.
  23. Unfortunately already very broken. The corridor with the plants is nice.