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  • Birthday 10/06/1992
  1. Cheers mate Yeah quite a few years I think. I've kept myself busy but not bothered to post anything anywhere for a long time! I read about all this photobucket lark and thought I'd have a go at using Flickr for a forum post. I won't leave it so long next time
  2. History Going to be brief as this is everywhere, I'd recommend rafchurchfenton.org.uk if you're looking for a solid reference on the subject. RAF Church Fenton was opened in 1937, during WWII it had a defensive role protecting the northern Industrial cities from bombing raids. It also hosted the first American volunteer 'Eagle Squadron' during this period. Much of its postwar history was dominated by an emphasis on its role as a training airfield and from 1998 to 2003 Church Fenton was the RAF's main Elementary Flying Training airfield. On 25 March 2013 it was announced that Church Fenton would close by the end of the year. The site was bought by a local entrepreneur in late 2014 and the airfield now caters for private flights, having been renamed Leeds East Airport. The Explore Not much to say here. There's a bit of building going on on some adjacent land, whether this means the airfield owner has more significant plans for the derelict portion of the site I have no idea. All in all despite lots of talk of run-ins with police and security it was a very relaxed mooch, albeit slightly disorientating at points with the overgrown and repetitive nature of everything. There's not a great deal in the way of ephemera or artefacts, just lots of peely paint, first-floor ferns and other fairly natural pretty decay. By and large aside from some new (crap) graffiti very little changed between my visits. The Pictures I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. Thanks for looking. If you're anywhere vaguely near Sheffield and want to link up then drop me a line. Cheers, Thirteen.
  3. UK Hepworth refactory brickworks loxley august 2013

    Good report mate, had a brief wander recently but the part I got to was more or less flooded and I was wearing Primark canvas shoes haha. On whatever part of the site I was on there were tonnes of infrared cameras, webcam looking things, all linking back to a couple of mobile solar panels with the security companies name on. Never seen a setup quite like it. I don't have a clue whether they were working or not but there must have been some outlay for those panels. Seems a bit over the top given how run down the place is.
  4. The History A quick report from this relatively local site. I can't find a report on it on here but it does feature here and there elsewhere on the web. The Loxley Independent Chapel was built in 1787 at the expense of one Rev Benjamin Greaves, the curate of the nearby village of Bradfield. Although completed for the most part it is assumed the financial resources of the Reverend and his friends must have fallen somewhat short as the builders failed to install window on the east side of the building. Owing to this fault the building could not be consecrated and was therefore sold at auction for £315 and brought into use as a Free Chapel. The first baptisms took place in 1799 and by 1851 a religious census showed an average afternoon congreation of over 200. In 1872 the first officer of HMS Titanic, Henry Tingle Wilde was baptised in the chapel. Despite amalgamation with a congregation from the United Reformed Church attendance continued to dwindle and the chapel finally closed in 1993. The building is now in private ownership (I think I'm right in saying the same bloke owns swathes of dilapidated buildings in the area) and although it is Grade II listed it was fallen ever further into disrepair since first being placed on English Heritage's buildings at risk register in 1985. The Pictures 1. A wonky external owing to the ridiculous shape of Sheffield in general: 2. The organ from the pews in the loft: 3. The pulpit, showing the pretty dire state of affairs on the ground floor: 4. An attempt to diversify on the cliche preaching shot: 5. Some of the marble memorials and related 'things' dotted about, the plaques are pristine, it's a strange contrast: 6. A good example of how an organ console shouldn't look: 7. What seemed to be a Nonconformist newspaper, riveting stuff. Cheers for looking, if you're in Sheffield and up for some explores then drop me an email or PM Thirteen.
  5. Good Morning from Sheffield.

    I'm from Thanet originally Nelly, not that that helps in terms of reputation.
  6. Good Morning from Sheffield.

    Here's a backdated report I've just put together, thanks everyone http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/showthread.php/6358-Belgian-Business-2012-2013
  7. Belgium Belgian Business 2012-2013

    The Trip/Report This is a short collection of snaps from two trips I've made to Belgium with my girlfriend over the past year and a half. I've only just signed up but hopefully these are illustrative of the sort of things I've been up to recently(ish). I won't include history as all of them have been covered extensively and I'm unsure as to how much detail is appropriate considering the more anonymous nature of our Belgian friends. If anyone (mods etc.) want specific history then I'll be happy to edit and include anything necessary. The Pictures The Horror Labs The Crypt The Chamber of Commerce Château de Noisy Thanks for looking, Thirteen.
  8. Good Morning from Sheffield.

    I've had a HDD fail and I was silly enough not to have backed anything up, I will chuck together a couple of reports from what I have in a little while though. Hopefully I'll get something done this afternoon in time to post it up this evening
  9. What made you use the username you use?

    Picked it when I was about 15 for some reason. I am, metaphorically, too far down the rabbit hole to change it. It's also been my email address the entire time and it's become a case of keeping it for new things so there's some sort of continuity and I don't seem to be a random (not that I ever post more than once a month anywhere anyway) haha.
  10. Hi everyone, I've been posting stuff on the facebook group sporadically for a while now and thought I should probably cave and sign up. I'm not going to bother you with all my old reports and I'm not sure if anyone on here will recognise my username but I've been knocking around in the usual places online for about 5 or 6 years now and just wanted to start putting some stuff up elsewhere. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.313951485327254.96974.313936838662052&type=3 Not sure on the protocol regarding links (Mods please edit this if it's not allowed!) but there's a bit of my stuff just to give people a cross section of what I'm into. Frequently moving between Sheffield and Kent (and Belgium/France when I have the cash) so feel free to get in touch, always happy to get involved. Thirteen. (Christian).