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  1. Nah mate, it was pitch black and I was alone, didn't want bounce off or go through it !!!
  2. This was one i did a few months ago and in fact was the last before taking an enforced sabatical. I originally was going to another site with my regular partner (not in a gay way !) but at the last minute I was solo and decided to check this cracking place out and glad that i did. It made for a very easy explore and those that know me are aware of how reluctant I am on solo explores. This was quite a large site and seems to have suffered with cable thefts recently as it is due to be demolished. A brief History and then the pictures.. Rutland County College is a post-16 (or sixth-form) college, based mainly in Oakham, Rutland, England. In September 2012 it opened on a new site in Barleythorpe on the outskirts of Oakham. Originally called Rutland Sixth Form College, it was built on the site of the former Rutland Girls' Grammar School. It was incorporated into Tresham College in August 2000, changing its name to Rutland College. In 2009 Tresham Institute announced its intention to withdraw from Oakham. As Tresham owns the site and assets, it is selling the existing buildings and land, leaving the local community to find a new site and the capital to build a new 16-19 college. In autumn 2009 Rutland County Council announced that Casterton Business and Enterprise College (an 11-16 community college) would take responsibility, in partnership with the County Council and Tresham, for managing the college and would provide 100 sixth form places at its Great Casterton site in addition to Oakham The second phase of the proposal included moving to a new site and in November 2010 it was announced that the College would relocate to occupy the EEF Conference Centre in Barleythorpe in September 2012. The College prospectus describes a new post-16 programme with a range of courses including ‘A Level’ subjects, the new 14-19 diplomas, apprenticeships, or career specific ‘vocational’ training. The College was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2010.
  3. I was there in Febuary and all was intact still.
  4. Return to Exploring

    Thanks mate, its been a while !
  5. Coming back to exploring after an enforced sabbatical in a couple of weeks and would like to team up with some regular buddies, located in the cambridge/suffolk/Essex area for exploring, I am not an exploring 'virgin' so not as clumsy as i was !! PM if interested Steve
  6. Buses and other broken bits of scrap - April 2013

    loving that mate, good photo style as well....
  7. This again is another pub that has fallen foul of the recession and closed around 2008, It is named after the local fox hunt. Its last use was as a upmarket Thai-restaurant-cum-pub which failed fairly quickly. I have had this on the radar for a while and decided to give it a try yesterday. The pub has stood empty and apart from all the copper etc being stolen around 2010 it is relatively untouched and Chav free !!. The upstairs was just empty rooms with floors missing so I concentrated on the pub itself. For some strange reason there is still power to the place as the lights were on above the bar and I thought someone might have been squatting there !! The Pub originally advertised itself on the business directory as: "Trinity Foot is a family friendly pub restaurant. Our specialty is Fresh fish and we usually have around 20 different types of fish on our Main and Special menu. The pub is set in around five acres of land with a delightful garden area where we set out our Marquee that caters for weddings of up to 100 people as well as other business functions. The Trinity Foot Public House is ideally located on the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon with easy access from either side of the dual carriageway." On with the pics...
  8. Missile Testing Labs - April 2013

    liking that mate,
  9. RAF Greenham Common August 2012

    Now that I like and that I would like to do, thanks for sharing
  10. Been working away this week and came across this whilst walking, no history but was better than nothing, not sure why there was a piano in a factory or all the other stuff, place was pretty wrecked but after 2 failures anything would suffice !!
  11. I actually visited this place thinking it was just the one building at the front but was surprised to find that there was loads at the back ! made for a good couple of hours wander round and I still didn't cover the whole site as there looks like more newer building close by are now disused !! Some History then the pics (a lot of them, sorry !!) The former Wardle Storey’s site has a rather complicated history regarding its many various different uses and owners. It was a bit like trying to trace a very hectic family tree, with different name changes, mergers and separations leading down different routes, and without any written documentations easily available I have tried to put this together with some element of accuracy! I was very lucky to bump into a couple of guys out walking their dogs who lived locally and knew a great deal about the site, one of them had worked on the southern site as an electrician for 44 years. So I must thank them both for their time, as I did grill them for a while as they were full of facts, I mentioned that I would put some pic’s on this site so they said they would check them out...so cheers again guys! The 130 acre site is situated on a peninsula of land with its southern edge on the estuary of the River Stour, and is divided into two sites separated by the main East to London train lines. It was Brooklands Farm prior to BX Plastics purchasing it in 1887 in order to relocate their plastics production London factory, as nitro cellulose explosives was used during the processing practices and London wasn’t considered a safe place to use such dangerous compounds. The company built an extensive array of factories, workshops and warehouses, which during their heyday were busy full off machinery, various materials and chemicals, with over five thousand employees, which seems an impossible scale to imagine compared today’s factories. Down the road Brantham village was purposely built to house the massive workforce. During the sixties the company held patent on several plastic products and manufacturing processes, Margaret Thatcher worked there for a short time as a research chemist during the 50’s (I could think of a better use for some of them explosives...). The company was acquired by the British Xylonite Co.Ltd during the 1980’s. Xylonite, the USA version of Celluloid, had many purposes including tubes for insulating electrical cables, jewellery and various household items. During the 60’s and 70’s many sales and mergers took place including Union Carbide in the petrol chemical industry, the Bakelite Corporation the pioneer of the plastics industry, The Distillers Company and the most significant in 1977 was the Storey brothers of Lancaster, with Brian Taylor paying only a penny for the whole site! (This was a legal technicality as you cannot “give away†anything legally, to make a binding contract requires consideration, or a payment...so one penny legally binds a contract). Later, in 1997 Alchemy a milling and turning plastics and metal company bought out Wardle Storey’s. Sadly the site closed down in 2007. The following year the first phase of demolition had begun..
  12. Cars were just sort of there ! There are ditches now so u can't drive up to it now
  13. Thanks Shush, only a little bit cheating !
  14. That place looks stunning and your pictures do it justice mate
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