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  1. Germany Kinderklinik - Germany Feb 2014

    That looks mint, almost as if someone's been round with a duster and a vacuum, great shots
  2. I loved it in here, it's a big old place with various buildings and lots of cool street art dotted around. I visited with Acid- Reflux a couple of weekends ago and we enjoyed some glorious sunshine despite initially fearing the worst. Demolition has begun inside one of the buildings but they haven't really scratched the surface yet so it's still well worth a visit. History (stolen from Und3rcover Genius): Stones Brewery (William Stones Ltd) was a regional brewery founded in 1868 by William Stones in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, and purchased by the Bass Brewery in 1968. After its closure in 1999 its major brand, Stones Bitter, has continued to be produced by the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Stones Bitter was brewed at the Cannon Brewery from 1948 and was popular with Sheffield's steel workers. Stones Bitter was originally available across the south of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with distribution extended to the rest of the north of England in 1977, and nationwide from 1979, accompanied by a considerable marketing push. Increasing demand saw it also brewed at other Bass breweries from the 1970s onwards. The beer's popularity reached its apex in 1992 when it was the country's highest selling bitter, selling over a million barrels. The beer has been lauded in certain quarters as "one of Sheffield's most famous exports". Sadly, the declining demand for Stones Bitter has meant that this once bustling brewery has been stood empty for a decade and a half, and demolition work has started recently. 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. Few more bits here Flickr: The_Raw's Photostream Thanks for looking
  3. Cheers guys. Ya know what I think I enjoyed it more than the courts even if it wasn't quite as epic, lots of different buildings and levels with oddities lying around everywhere
  4. I visited this treacherous site in the dark with a friend (ACID- REFLUX from 28DL) who took one for the team by going through the rotten floorboards just before we left The main attraction of this place for me was the rumour of 10 hidden paintings by the Sheffield based street artist Phlegm. We managed to find 8 of those, I think the rest may have been destroyed by the collapse of various walls and roofs. The place is a total death trap at least in the main building on the first floor, there are holes everywhere going right through to the lower level and it's so overgrown that most of the holes are invisible. Anyway, if you like playing treasure hunt and dicing with death then this a great place I couldn't find much history on the school buildings specifically but here is some info on the adjoining church and parish as a whole: Matthew Ellison Hadfield designed the chapel-school which was completed in July 1853 at a cost of £1,850. The chapel was greatly expanded in 1856 by George Goldie, a partner of Hadfield’s, with the addition of a nave and a chancel and was officially recognised as a church although it had no tower or spire. Further building work took place in 1870 when a church tower was built up to a height of 40 feet which incorporated the south porch and an entrance from White Croft. The tower was raised up to its present day height of 93 feet in 1911 when a donation by Mr. Philip Wake enabled it to be completed in a design in the Norman style based on a typical church in Normandy. The architect of the new tower was Charles Hadfield and it was formally blessed and opened by Michael Logue Primate of All Ireland on 28 October 1911. The first Sheffield Blitz raid by German bombers on the night of 12/13 December 1940 resulted in the destruction of the original 1853 chapel when a parachute mine landed on the roof. The original girls school was also destroyed and every window in the church was blown out destroying some valuable stained glass windows. The newer part of the church from 1911 escaped serious damage. Unsure how long this place has been abandoned but for quite a long time judging by the state of it. The adjoining church was also abandoned many years ago although it is currently used for storage by a charity who provide poor people with furniture. With fears for our safety in mind we didn't hang around too long so the photos perhaps aren't the best but they were all I could manage under the circumstances in a short time frame and in the dark The exterior shots were taken the following day. Exterior Enter at your own peril The Holey Rooms The Collapsed section Downstairs Thanks for looking
  5. Cheers. Yeah I agree, most places in Sheffield are full of epic artwork from what I saw
  6. This is a report on the final days of the colossal abandoned Heygate council estate in Elephant & Castle, it's a demolition site now. I know it's not a typical derp but thought I'd post as no-one else has basically! The Heygate Estate was built in 1974 behind Elephant & Castle station and became the home for more than 3000 people until 2007 when residents were relocated because of a scheme to regenerate the whole area. Southwark council's reasoning for the closure of the Heygate estate was down to the fact that it had become a hive for crime and poverty although residents refute those claims. Residents were given little choice but to be relocated or be taken to court. Development plans were halted upon the discovery of asbestos throughout the buildings and the entire estate was left abandoned for several years. The bottom three floors were sealed up with metal panels to stop thieves and vandals from gaining access but the rest of the site was accessible from the street amazingly and became a mecca for street artists travelling from acros Europe to leave their mark there. Several film scenes were shot here from films including Attack the Block, Harry Brown and World War Z. These photos were taken with my samsung phone from steet level, inside the main building and up on the rooftop. Hope you enjoy! One of the main blocks from the outside Barbed wire hammock hanging from trees on the way in Destroyed TV Cool artwork everywhere, although kids were vandalising anything half decent within a day or two by the end. The most poignant bit of artwork; the old Elephant & Castle being brought to it's knees by the new Elephant & Castle.... The Shining tricycle! Class cleansing, a pretty accurate political statement.... Scenes of ruin A crew filming a music video, the Heygate's homeless resident asleep underneath the steps A stray knife lying on one of the top floor corridors, a random set of traffic lights and a golf bag inside an empty flat.... The Yellow Pages from 2000/2001 A pair of Simpsons slippers left by the door of a flat Shot overlooking the estate from a top floor window Rooftop entry point Roof with a view.... You can read more info on the story of the residents of the Heygate estate here: Heygate Estate · Setting the Record Straight
  7. I heard the first building came down this week finally, the beginning of the end
  8. Cheers. Lots of more recent stuff from Phlegm on his blog here if you're interested: http://phlegmcomicnews.blogspot.co.uk/
  9. Yeah it is sure is a beast, thanks for all the positive comments much appreciated
  10. Cheers guys, SK if you're in London I can't recommend Phlegm's current exhibition highly enough, it's on Shoreditch high street at the Howard Griffin gallery for the next couple of weeks and free to get in
  11. Thanks mate. Indeed, the Aylesbury estate's already started I believe, even bigger than the heygate although I guess this time around they'll be aware of the asbestos so it should be a bit better organised you'd hope
  12. Thanks all, yeah it is a proper eyesore. Some of the old residents are still up in arms about it coming down as they built a community in there, I'd like to hope that they'll all end up somewhere a little bit nicer though which should soften the blow
  13. Thanks everyone, it's definitely worth a visit for a giggle and it's bigger than you'd expect