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  1. Seen this pop up a few times over last few weeks so thought we would get our skates on and pay a visit.the site was bigger that I was expecting. After a good look around and working a few things out and we were in. There is lots of locked doors but areas can still be accessed by taking diffrent routes. A top morning out with 2 great lads thanks again @GK_WAX and friend TOM.heres some history and photos. The North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary’s history can be traced back to1804 when it was just a Dispensary and House of Recovery based in Etruria. In 1819 after outgrowing its original location the hospital moved to a new site located close to Etruria Hall, an area that was densely populated with Shelton Bar, Wedgwood, Etruria Gas Works and various collieries. It was actually all of this surrounding industry that forced the infirmary to relocate once again in 1869 to nearby Hartshill, where it could be up and away from the heavily polluted area of the original buildings. The relocation actually took over 20 years due to constant conflict between the Six Towns as to where it should be sited. This was of course in the days before the towns merged to form the City of Stoke on Trent. More recently the Royal Infirmary was merged with the nearby Orthopaedic Hospital and City General Hospital to form the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. In 2003 it was determined that under a £350,000,000 PFI development the hospitals would be rebuilt and relocated onto the City General site. Eventually in 2012 after several years of construction, the Royal Infirmary site was finally closed when all services had been relocated. E908D479-C1D4-4F41-A511-23147700D425 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr B98DC829-B050-4879-87F8-B8781CD0555F by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 105C0E08-4688-4208-8AB0-A41F2D3FEF9B by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 7FE96FBC-DAA9-4AAA-8BF4-BFBDA9C25A13 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 619D176F-AE9D-4038-AA00-08C96BB1918E by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 27823981-4981-4C13-91C3-1F1B76F784B9 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 809287CB-05ED-45D7-B439-296CC1C65D04 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr A1FF8725-BBDC-45C2-9E9B-FC49AA8149A2 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr C01CC08A-D90B-4C75-B07C-51C83A670813 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 14E5FBDC-B293-48E2-B824-C049C6D2124F by Lavino lavino, on Flickr D487D814-AD70-4BF6-9CFE-EED56346C707 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr E100D827-3039-4C6C-A3B0-7618D4AEDD1B by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 88FAA7BC-737B-4595-9560-69F7BBF2D8DB by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 03A41DAA-70BD-4924-AC49-BADEB4A66993 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 178D7F99-024B-48F4-A52A-914A406E6D09 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 87D60399-B021-4EEE-81EE-703DA86700D8 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr E2B5B377-7451-4FF6-826B-8EF95F45C190 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DABBCFB1-F6BB-46E8-B5CB-EED1DE601A25 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 9540E57B-E24D-490C-A711-A7A1CBF78EB5 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 78F6818E-A3D9-436A-95D6-DF640FAD2D76 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 1568A471-1055-4499-B682-7B8B76806ADB by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 405C4B20-2D7C-42B6-AD5E-B17549DEEBCD by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 42D82036-F6E7-42E9-B43D-5FE2BF7305E0 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 98F837F3-328A-4E76-BC91-F92B78F5945A by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 60A0F33F-BF36-4C58-B459-5120598C6B46 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 29D61E59-C8BD-45CB-A1F2-DB1F2D36166D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  2. @The_Raw m8ty is still getting out and about he’s just hasn’t been posting anything up on the forums. He does still keep a eye on things.
  3. Brilliant tried it a couple years back but haven't bothered since tho have drove past it a few times. Nice one on getting in.
  4. Nailed it my mate. That's what its all about.
  5. Great set Andy the best I've seen from here well done.
  6. UK Fat willys house 2015/16

    Excellent photos great location
  7. Visited with @GK_WAX and @Dangle_Angle. Don't know much about it, it was used as a school up until closing in 2014. Planning permission has been given to build new houses on the grounds.It was a pleasant surprise to be greeted by the grand hallway with no damage done by the local kids.Here are some of the photos I managed to get: IMG_3932 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3939 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3941 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3960 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3959 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3958 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3957 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3956 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3955 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3954 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3953 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3952 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3951 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3950 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3949 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3948 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3947 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3946 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3945 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3944 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3943 by mike lavin, on Flickr IMG_3942 by mike lavin, on Flickr
  8. Visited with @GK_WAX and @dangle_angle this mine was a planned visit when we set out but was driving bye. When GK mentioned the mine was close so thought we would take a look. Inside is very slippery and wet didn't stay long but managed get a few photos.
  9. UK Scout mine rossendale July 2017

    I'll sort it in morning
  10. UK Scout mine rossendale July 2017

    Photos keeps disappearing for some reason.
  11. UK St. Joseph's Seminary, Upholland - Feb 2015

    His is name the man in black on 28dl he used to be there every weekend lol
  12. Visited with @GK_WAX another early morning start to the first location that we wanted to do but didn't turn out as planned. Due to security and a rather large German Shepard dog chasing us back over the fence. A close call but we will leave that place for another time. The back to the car and of to TG green pottery.quite a large site in a bit of a mess but still some nice features. There was also a couple of barn owls but didn't manage to get a photo of them so here's a few photos I got and a bit of history.. A proud history T.G. Green was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green back in 1864. Rumour has it that he bought up an existing pottery factory while he was on his honeymoon with his new wife, Mary Tenniel, the sister of Punch and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrator Sir John Tenniel. One of the companies most popular lines has always been Cornishware which was first produced in 1924. It was created using a nifty lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from its beautiful ceramics to reveal white bands of clay beneath. Those stripes reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall, which is how Cornishware got its name. Iconic design
  13. Visited with @dangle_angle one morning before work. We had a heads up on this one so not being to far away we thought a little look was in order for the day. There isn't any history on the house because it's just a house well not any that I could find. And it doesn't have a name so I'll just call it the axe house has there was a few around the place. A nice big place with a grand entrance hallway. And lots of wood. Ok so here's a few photos I took ...
  14. UK St. Joseph's Seminary, Upholland - Feb 2015

    I just spotted me on pic 13 haha
  15. Nice set there mate. I like the look of this place.
  16. Vested with @GK_WAX and @dangle_angle and non member dylan. It was on our Welsh tour we visited this very small chapel not much to see there and in quite a mess it's made from corougated sheet metal. And didn't have your traditional benches but green canvas chairs. I don't know the name of the church. So here's a few photos...
  17. It shows persistence pays of nice one ..
  18. UK Leri Tweed Mill

    Did you go the mill up the road
  19. This was another stop on the Wales tour we did with @GK_WAX and @dangle_angle and dylan.afrer the early start this was the first stop of the day where we met dylan. This big old house is in a amazing location.there isn't any history on this place is simply a abandoned house and has been named AR house I presume because of the trunk in the hallway with the AR initials on it. So if anyone does have a name or more info then please tell me.the place is in a bit of a state.but does have a nice waterfall running alongside it. So here's a few photos I took..
  20. This is another one from our Wales tour. This was in a very secluded place and a nice little chapel.this one is totally untouched. It even has power to turn the lights on.nothing I can find on this. I haven't seen any previous reports from here either. Visited with @dangle_angle and @GK_WAX and non member dylan..here's a couple of photos I took...
  21. Another stop on our Wales tour was this old mill. Myself @dangle_angle and @GK_WAX and non member Dylan. The mill is in bad condition but I was surprised how bright and good condition the spools had kept. Wasn't a lot to see. But it did have a nice river and waterfall running along side the mill. Here's some history and photos.. History Leri Mills was one of Ceredigions first woolen mills. It was built from around 1809 consisting of several buildings; two tweed mills, a spinning and carding shed, a wool / washing shed, a dye shed and a craft shop. Initially the tweed was sold locally to farmers and miners but for at least the last thirty years of operation the mill was open to the public, with demonstrations of all of the processes on view, and most importantly a shop that sold tweed, garthen (a tapestry used as a bed covering), rugs and postcards. The rise of foreign travel in the late seventies led to a fairly rapid decline in business Sadly the mill finally stopped trading in April 1981 and was initially put on the market for £150,000. A buyer wasn't found and the mill remains in the family that ran it from at least 1950.
  22. visited one evening with @dangle_angle after receiving a phone call if I want to take a look. And not being to far away we met a hour later at the library.this once would have been such a grand place it still holds a lot a character but sadly this is all being stripped back to bare brick as you can see in the photos. So there looks to be work ongoing. Would have loved to have seen it in its heyday with all the fancy plaster ceilings.heres some history and photos. History West Derby Library (known locally as Lister Drive Library) was established with funding from an Andrew Carnegie (Philanthropist and Industrialist) grant, and opened in 1905. The Library is a one-storey brick built structure with stone dressings, a slate roof and an octagonal turret and was designed by Thomas Shelmerdine. The Library originally contained a lending library and a number of reading rooms. Sadly, following health and safety concerns, the library closed in 2006 and has remained vacant since. This period of un-occupation has resulted in the library being subject to theft, vandalism and neglect. In the spirit of Hidden Liverpool I am pleased to share the following exciting news.......... The ‘Lister Steps Carnegie Community Hub’ project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) is currently in its development stage, however once completed Lister Steps aim to relocate their existing childcare services into the building. The completed Library will also serve as a centre for community engagement, a ‘hub’ offering refreshments, activities and training opportunities for the local community and visitors. The project will shortly begin a period of consultation with stakeholders and members of the community. The project aims to host a number of heritage activities in the near future such as tours of the Library and an oral history project.
  23. This nice chapel was found by chance as we drove past and noticed it wasn't in use anymore and looking a bit sorry for its self with a few broken windows and overgrown so decided to take a look inside. Here's a few photos and a bit of history ..visited with @dangle_angle and @GK_WAX and a non member.. Site Description Soar Methodist Chapel was first built in 1806, rebuilt in 1845 and enlarged in 1864. Soar was rebuilt for the final time in 1877, by architect Richard Owen of Liverpool, in the Romanesque style of the gable entry type with an integral tower.

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