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  1. A early morning meet in Liverpool with @GK-WAX to try a few locations around the city that resulted in a few fails but can wait for another day. Then we decided on littlewoods.this one I have tried before with @telf and @whoopashooppa but didn't manage to get far so roll on a few years and I'm back again. Last time it was a bit of a fort knox so wasn't expecting to find a way in. Now yes it's stripped out but I enjoyed it especially up on centre tower roof on a sunny morning. So here's some history and photos. History... Architectural charity SAVE Britain’s Heritage welcomes new plans to save Liverpool’s most prominent Art Deco landmark, the huge white Littlewoods building that dominates the city’s eastern approach. Built in 1938 for Littlewoods’ famous football pools, the tall central clock tower and streamlined concrete profile are visib le far across Liverpool. The building housed the giant printing presses that sent millions of pools coupons across the country every week, to player s dreaming of winning a golden ticket. photos from SAVE Britain’s Heritage The National Lottery superseded the football pools, and the building has lain derelict for over a decade. English Heritage refused an application to list the structure and two redevelopment schemes have fallen victim to the recession. Earlier this year, local press reports warned that demolition was becoming increasingly likely as the structure fell into decline . SAVE responded by drawing national media and ministerial attention to the building’s importance , owned by the Homes and Communities Agency. SAVE P resident Marcus Binney accu sed N ational Regeneration A gencies of indifference to the building’s demonstrable architectural and historic significance. T he building was seen by sev eral million viewers when SAVE Deputy D irector Rhiannon Wicks appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh show in S eptember with Dan Snow, to highlight its plight . Now Manchester based developers Capital & Centric Plc have announced their intention s to buy the building . They are submit ting a planning application to Liverpool City Council to convert it into a hotel wi th commercial space. The new proposal, drawn up by Shedkm Architects , would see £16 million of private sector money invested in the refurbishment project , which could start on site summer 2013 . The project is thought to have won financial support from the mayoral City Deal fund. SAVE salutes the Mayor’s positive achievement in working with national government and the private sector in response to public opinion to secure the future of this important building. DSC_3040 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3066 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3065 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3064 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3063 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr url=https://flic.kr/p/JRoMB5][/url]DSC_3062 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3061 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3059 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3057 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3054 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3053 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3052 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3051 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3050 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3048 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3047 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3045 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3043 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3039 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3038 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DSC_3067 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  2. Grand casino history Located in the Sefton district of Southport at the corner of Lord Street and Court Street. Originally built in 1923 as a garage and car showroom, it was converted into a luxury cinema in 1938 by architect George E. Tonge. The Grand Cinema opened on 14th November 1938 with Arthur Tracy in "Follow Your Star". The cinema was designed for and operated by an independent operator throughout its cinematic life. Seating was provided in a stadium plan with a sloping floor at the front (known as the Pit stalls and stepped floor at the rear which was known as the Royal stalls and Grand stalls. An unusual feature was the provision of a balconette which was attached to each sidewall. Seating was provised in pairs all along towards the proscenium. There were decorative grilles each side of the proscenium opening which contained the organ pipes of the Compton 3Manual organ which had an illuminated console on a lift, in the centre of the orchestra pit. The organ was opened by Herbert A. Dowson. In the ceiling was a large shallow dowm which had a central Art Deco style light fixture. There was a cafe provided for patrons. In 1963 the Compton organ was removed to Cheetham Hill Methodist Church in Manchester, which in later years was moved to Chorley Town Hall. In 1966 another Compton organ was installed at the Grand Cinema which had previously been housed in the Regal Cinema, Douglas, Isle of Man and this was opened by Charles Smart. The Grand Cinema closed on 2nd July 1966 with Sean Connery in "Thunderball" and Peter Cushing in "Hound of the Baskervilles". It was converted into an independent bingo club, and the Compton organ was played to bingo players at the interval during the first few years. The Grand Cinema last operated as the Stanley Grand Casino, and from 2007 became the Mint Casino, but this was closed by May 2016 and the building is boarded up in early-2017. It is a Grade II listed building. Visited with @albinojay and @GK_WAX a nice easy no bother place this one to trouble or drama. With nice easy local parking. The place is a bit of a death trap with soggy weetabix floors. But enjoyed it was met there by another couple lads @cloth head @scrappy and another lad who's name I didn't get.nice to meet you all. This has been around a while but hasn't had much foot traffic previous post have been in non public so I'll post here. Move if appropriate thanks. AE3A3F7D-13D6-46A2-BBAC-531556536576 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 677196FF-ED07-414A-9EB3-16F7F1686508 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr A4BEE354-17D4-43C3-B29B-E949AD22EA21 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 521170FE-A826-4E2B-AE07-F90EB2A17446 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 41F04130-2574-41F5-BAD8-C6637C8C1DBA by Lavino lavino, on Flickr C5221223-E490-4DDB-9B64-EB5D1A80F0A0 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr A24A62DC-B8F2-4029-A979-D553F1A5F329 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 97FA0434-1D1C-44A2-96E0-89E2C6D61EC6 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 352BF5D7-B9D9-4E71-861F-CA6B8AADC650 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 95CC590A-7E8B-4876-A259-F6DCD85E1E93 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 5857917C-0368-421B-AF97-4E56B351376E by Lavino lavino, on Flickr F8D01375-12B7-4DD2-AF23-E36E812755EA by Lavino lavino, on Flickr CD2C385D-4775-4085-BCAC-E9347EE31B4E by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 97ABFA19-6F4F-488A-9F00-9636FFF07634 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr url=https://flic.kr/p/GcMZPQ][/url]ADBDC4A5-0609-4DF9-9D88-135775D61C59 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr B34CB251-D300-48EA-B24C-14806915C219 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 78899088-C91D-41E8-ADBE-8B4D02F6E0E6 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr url=https://flic.kr/p/23fMZKj][/url]7C7E01B6-72B6-4394-A664-A2188F5B5DBB by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 48BCACC7-F497-4402-911D-BC6A68F8C329 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 10E00DAC-5129-442C-A055-D8E8E6A46B37 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr A57EDCE2-17AF-4066-AEBF-742B3DFB10C6 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 9419402C-5E4F-45DA-BF5D-5706D72749B3 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 6ACB5984-5895-43ED-82E3-132DE586AC2F by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 324F8383-0F17-4D00-AB82-60CE78F340C2 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr FF2CBFFB-2962-498A-BEE4-2DE4AB3EB6D8 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 0FF552D4-1564-48DE-8E48-EFA706588646 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  3. Yeah mate I’m good hope your well also will have to arrange something you still getting out with the snake.
  4. Visited with @albino jay and @GK-WAX and thanks again to jay for doing the driving and I also stole your history mate because I couldn’t find any hope you don’t mind. We was passing by the mill on our way home so popped in for a look. And glad we did I like these old mills. And the demo team were already on site so don’t know how long it has left to stand. So here’s the history and pics.. Steam-powered worsted-spinning mill built around 1850 on Black Brook. Owners and tenants of the mills have included James Nutton & Company [1863] John Horsfall & Sons Limited [1896] F. K. Adcock & Company [1936] Part of the Mills are still standing though no longer used. The mill had a 170 ft tall chimney which was struck by lightning in 1967. The chimney was reduced in height – to avoid further strikes – and was finally demolished in March/April 1992 The majority of the Mills were demolished in 2017. The mill by Lavino lavino[/ The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr url=https://flic.kr/p/H2Q9pV]The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  5. A very early start for this one. And thanks for my invite from the other 2 lads I went with @GK-WAX and @albinojay arrived here in the pitch black early hours. Luckily we didn’t have any trouble finding our way inside. We’re we found ourselves a room to wait for it to come light enough to have a look around. Watching the bustop across the road. That’s one seriously busy bustop. And another 2 guys turned up giving us a surprise we exchanged a few word and we all carried on. Here’s a few photos and history.. HISTORY Located in Southall, Middlesex, in the west of Greater London. The King’s Hall was built in 1916 and was designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. The King’s Hall building has a 3-storey red brick and stone facade. It was operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission and it was soon screening religious films. By 1926, it was operating as a regular cinema, still managed by the Methodist church. The King’s Hall Cinema was closed in 1937. It then reverted back to a Methodist Church use as the King’s Hall Methodist Church. They vacated the building in January 2013" 6C566847-A7B2-4B03-8B35-21A83B59D5DD by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 11C63D3A-09F5-4CAF-B8DC-2D9DBAE3A34F by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DF9E3CFA-46FB-4F59-8E89-05044F4D4E0D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 291685A1-C7A5-4C05-AE0D-EAA5E9E3BE3D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr A942D367-319B-4051-9965-CBC9BE782D97 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr B6451F47-AED7-46C9-BC1F-FBB8716DC866 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr EFEFBB87-D905-4675-B792-572677174349 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 4FF422D0-9457-4DBB-A0FD-B3A59E0105DA by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 6388F9DD-1E6B-43E1-B475-C54D7702ADD7 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 8F93F594-6E02-49A8-90EE-77146630400A by Lavino lavino, on Flickr F0EA6489-742D-4A55-B053-E9407A809A35 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr D6912FEB-7A41-4075-BF3F-18CC92A71332 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 82C5654A-58D8-4F3D-ABA7-6FFA3CE99615 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr EF6C4F61-3E43-4EA3-99E3-79E7A4CD7986 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 7E8CA3B9-870B-4597-BE8C-822A743FA4B8 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 05FFBC9B-A065-4D18-ADAA-AC06F324A28C by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 596A95BD-32DA-4213-9C8E-06061841A60B by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 732BCB12-D01B-4F4E-9ADF-B1C86B4F2D95 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 0CCE03D2-1009-4B27-BF40-1FC90159D5C5 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 170B80EE-4ADD-4D0C-9AEE-076DA9AA07D3 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 31BAC71F-DB78-462D-ABC1-08C4DAB3AC19 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 31BAC71F-DB78-462D-ABC1-08C4DAB3AC19 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 2A00922B-01E0-4236-9129-02F812E7E710 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DF19BB97-1E29-4ECC-8B17-A1A4B30B7C95 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr E4354E42-97FB-4BA5-BC76-2304A4DF14CC by Lavino lavino, on Flickr D3A585BC-9EA7-4A96-A87E-58351FCC62B2 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr C88FDA25-E4EC-4269-9D64-A91725F507F2 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 9A4FC978-0A5C-43D3-A340-BF4ABF5EC679 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 6FED0FA9-4A21-4C0B-ABB0-1D6C5EB0721D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 5056F5C5-4624-400D-BF20-7ECF2C724B3E by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 0D7DEB4E-2C2C-4A67-82C6-A80B4153E5DF by Lavino lavino, on Flickr E3A4C8B4-8A02-4816-85BF-51EED2EDFEFD by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 18858080-1428-48B5-8F3F-2416CDCDF481 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 2FA9A65E-7F5B-4BE6-A4E8-2418BAABEB71 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  6. 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
  7. @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.
  8. 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.
  9. Nailed it my mate. That's what its all about.
  10. Great set Andy the best I've seen from here well done.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Photos keeps disappearing for some reason.
  14. His is name the man in black on 28dl he used to be there every weekend lol
  15. 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
  16. 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 ...
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