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  1. Nice pics there Damo. I've literally this evening finally downloaded my memory cards from this trip, I might even put a report together once I've figured out where to host my photos now I don't have photobucket any more
  2. UK Drake Island - Plymouth - May 2017

    I have to say it was discussed that weekend was a quality weekend this, just bought some good memories flooding back.
  3. Thought I'd post up photos from my visit here in April this year. This location is very under-valued in my opinion, it is in fantastic condition inside and makes for a really interesting couple of hours explore. The building is pretty big inside, many offices and little back rooms to be found, as well as two projector rooms (Projectors sadly gone) with 3 cinema screens and lots of other random rooms. There's also a fair amount of origenal features and detailing in the building, which is fantastic! The cinema closed its doors in 1999 (I think) when the multiplex odeon opened down the road at lockmeadow. It has laied empty ever since, although someone must maintain it, as it's surprisingly clean and tidy inside, and the ventilation/heating system is still on (as the bingo hall underneath share the same system) Apologies for the quality of these pics, they were on my old camera and were mostly handheld as I didn't posess a tripod back then!! Reception/foyer area Going up . . . Pop corn anyone?? To the Cinema Screens This is Screen 2, Screens 1 and 2 are virtually identical mirror images of each other where the origenal audatorium was split in 2. Motors that powered the screen curtains and shuttering. Screen 3 was the most amazing room with the most fantastic plasterwork in the ceiling. And this random room, who knows what it was used for, but there were lots of period features in it, and a bloody strip light right in the middle spoiling it all! Random rooms everywhere with all sorts of bits in Some projector room equipment, but no projectors And a couple of images from the roof looking over maidstone It was an amazing place to look round, nice and warm and dry for a change as well. Maniac.
  4. UK Bletchley Park 05/17

    You have to remember the museum next door is primarily concerned with the place as it was used in WWII for the code breaking, that's what it focusses on. Most of the equipment that's left in these buildings has no relation to that activity and is much much newer. It's still interesting, but I can understand why it's left there.
  5. Lovely set of photos there, it's deinitely one of the better ones to go see this. Both times I've been here I've never got to the far end, that corridor is just so long!
  6. Great set of photos Andy, was a fun day.
  7. I cannot believe the power is still on in there! Crazy! As cinemas go it's pretty modern, but if you poke about there's a few older bits and pieces worth a gander in the building. Nice report.
  8. Hi, new on this board.

    Hi there, Welcome to OS. Feel free to post up some of your old stuff if you'd like, it's always interesting to see. Any questions, please ask away. Maniac.
  9. As cinemas go, this is a good one!
  10. Shadz is BACK

    How did I miss this. Yes it's still here @Shadow although looking very different these days. You going to get out and about again then? It's been a while! A lot has happened in the intervening years. Give us a call sometime, my number's still the same!
  11. UK Odeon Cinema - Dec 2016

    This forum does auto size, however it does it to a width of 1024 pixels which means your portrait shots appear very wide and long. It's better to re-size before you upload to long edge 1024 pixels which keeps everything in proportion. Depending what camera you have there may be other options available for len's. I'm amazed the power is still on, it was a damp soggy mess 6 years ago, it must be even worse now!
  12. UK Odeon Cinema - Dec 2016

    I know exactly which one this is. Pretty cool that you can get in again, although it looks to have decayed a lot more since my visit. I'm guessing the power isn't on any longer? Could do with resizing the photos and I'm also not sure what Lens you're shooting with, but it's a bit zoomed in and you miss the scale of the place a bit. But fair play for getting in here.
  13. Hello from France

    Welcome to OS, I hope you enjoy your time here. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  14. UK New Liverpool Explorer

    Hi and welcome to OS. If you have any questions, please fee free to ask.
  15. Hi and welcome to OS, hope you enjoy your time here. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
  16. I hope some of those rides get a new home before the vandals get in and destroy it all. Especially that old carousel deserves a new home. Great report @AndyK! bet it was a lot of fun.
  17. Hello

    Hi welcome to OS. I hope you enjoy your time here. Any questions, please feel free to ask.
  18. UK Tower Colliery, South Wales Nov 2016

    I had absolutely no idea this was still there! Nice report
  19. UK Hatfield Colliery - Nov 16

    More left than I thought there might be.
  20. Nice one, great set of pics. As it appears to be open again I should get my backside down there really before someone puts a lock on it again.
  21. Hi there, Thanks for posting, but that's not really a report and isn't now we normally share things on here. Please see the posting guidelines in the FAQ section. I've moved this to leads and rumours however as it might be interesting for some local to go and have a proper look at. Maniac.
  22. Doesn't matter how many photos I see from the Welsh slate mines, I still love them and still see bits I've not seen before!
  23. UK Leybourne Grange, October 2016

    WOW that is looking a right state these days! I'm sure they were supposed to be doing something with this, but I guess developer got greedy/lazy and did the easy stuff leaving this to rot.
  24. UK Shoreham Cement Works, October 2016

    This is one of those places which has been there since before I even got into the hobby, and I can't believe it's still there! I've still never been :/
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