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  1. History Due to the aircraft stationed at RAF Coningsby there was an external bomb dump, in order to Reduce the quantities of explosives stored and the number of personnel exposed to risk, along with separating explosive processing from storage were the major lessons adopted in what I believe was the reason for a bomb dump further away than normal. Historically I couldn't find much on this place. I did find out about an accident that occurred there in 1971 though. An accident which killed 2 armourers while they were preparing 68mm SNEB Rockets. Without warning, one initiated in the process building they were working in. There was an unexplained electrostatic discharge causing the rocket motor to fire. The Explore Well this is pretty close for me, literally just down the road. I have been here before. Obviously having a connection to the RAF held some interest here. I explored with @hamtagger as per We had a relatively leisurely stroll around. As far as bomb dumps go it was 'normal' in layout and relatively huge. Admin buildings scattered the front section of the site past the picket post and the remainder were process buildings or prep buildings. We ventured in to one and noticed that we hadn't seen it before, on any reports or throughout social media but it was what was inside that caught my attention. Guns & not the handheld sort. I have had to do a bit of research on this because I wasn't aware that firstly they were Royal Navy guns & secondly what type of gun they were. It turns out that there was 2 types, the first was a GCM-A03 twin barrelled Oerlikon. This had a firing seat where someone could sit, almost like a little cabin. It was a bloody tight squeeze as well and I am tiny! Apparently capable of firing 650 rounds a minute. The second which there were 2 of didn't have a firing seat so it was fired by someone either standing up and shooting it or controlled electronically. The first fired 30mm rounds while the second fired 35mm rounds. Both would have been mounted on a ship & both had the barrels removed. Next to this we also found what we believe to be a small communication suite. I have never seen one before and may never do again but it was cosy and compact! We had more or less finished when we spotted 2 blokes part literally right outside & jump over the front gate, they seemed to follow us to the rear side of the site. No camera's or owt then just disappeared. Anyway, enough of my waffle & on to the pics This is where they would have serviced Skyflash & Sidewinder missiles 1 2 This is the communication suite 3 4 The GCM-A03 twin cannon Oerlikon 5 6 7 8 This is it in action (Not my photo, obviously) 9 This was the other gun, a GCM-A01 (I believe, could be wrong) 10 The rest of the site 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 A little mention of tornado here, which became stationed at Coningsby during the Gulf War 18 Mercury Thallium is found in AIM-9 sidewinder missiles 19 20 21 thanks for looking!
  2. i am loving the wallpaper here, really like your detailed shots too Andy
  3. Italy Villa Sbertoli, Italy - September 2017

    Lovely pics Damo I love those little seashells above the doors. They caught my eye first. The whole place is stunning! Such beautiful architecture.
  4. History Malsis School located at a mansion known as Malsis Hall in the village of Crosshills, in North Yorkshire, England, was a co-educational independent pre-prep and preparatory school for pupils aged three to 13 years. The school was founded in 1920 and closed due to falling pupil numbers in 2014. Facilities at the school included 3 km mountain bike trail, 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, all weather pitch, rifle range and 40 acres of grounds. The school closed on 10 December 2014, when the final assembly started at 11 am and concluded at 1 pm. The next day the school trust went into administration with Ernst & Young of Leeds. The school's assets were auctioned off and the land and building sold by Eddisons, and having fully paid off its debts it passed into creditors voluntary liquidation and the company was finally dissolved on 4 August 2017. In January 2015, The Old Malsis Association (OMA) was formed to represent the views of school alumni from down the years. Malsis Hall and its grounds have been sold to Seddon Construction, which plans to build 100 new homes on the site and transform the former school building into a specialist rehabilitation centre - subject to planning permission being granted. Proprietors Jonathan and Jamie Seddon were both former Malsis pupils in the 1980s. Explore Me & @hamtagger had seen this pop up online a few times & ventured over to yourkshire. We met @Moz88 while in the grounds before we even got in and was nice to explore with someone new. A rather ungraceful entry by all 3 of us added comedy to the explore. This place was as interesting as it's history. Literally everywhere you looked there was something ornate or some thing that caught our eye. Probably one of the nicest places I have visited. The tower had been unused for some time with no steps up to the top. The place wasn't in bad condition at all. With the main mansion house being where the interesting stuff was the back end of the school which was the newer part did hold some nice bits to see. Some of it was quite sad with pictures of the girls and boys still littering the tables and art/french work adorning the walls. I loved all of the ornamental ceilings & architecture, the pediments outside the headmasters office & main building were very 'stately home'. Anyway on to the pics. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Thanks for looking!
  5. UK RAF Coningsby Weapons Store - October 2017

    Some nice bits left in there and a little piece of history from Bomber county!
  6. Hi guys! Newbie from London!

    Hey! Welcome to the forum! Not sure if any of us have ever been to the jungle lol but Id be interested in seeing what reports you have to post
  7. UK Hook End Manor September 2017

    I love the look of this place, There is so much to see. I love love love how the ceiling has been wallpapered. Thats bloody awesome haha! Its unoccupied but weirdly has the feel that someone hasn't long been there. The cushions around the seat, the crockery on the dresser and the game of scrabble unless that was propped. Nice set I like!!
  8. Germany Peppermint Powerplant - April 2017

    Really nice! Colour really stands out
  9. Some cool stuff from Liverpool at the moment. I quite like this, photo's well which is always good like that little arch type thing
  10. The art school explains the randomness. I was wondering what that thing was that resembles a brightly coloured tortoise shell. It's obviously a brightly coloured tortoise shell haha! Thanks for sharing
  11. Not in great shape this, some typical social club decor going on
  12. UK North Staffordshire infirmary sept 2017

    Nice mate, I like that wet corridor shot. Always good to be on the ball
  13. Belgium Château D’ah, Belgium - August 2017

    What a sorry state! Still, nice to get an update on it
  14. UK North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary

    The best report I've seen from here so far. Lovely isn't it. The First pic is mint! Nice bit of slabbage there too
  15. Belgium Science Lab, April 2017

    Another cool place, like the bottle shot
  16. Belgium HFB may 2017

    Some lovely pics there nice to see you back too
  17. UK Pyestock Anechoic Facility - August 2017

    That's really quite something! Really interesting read too. Fascinating pics I like this, a lot!
  18. That's quite nice, some nice bits left. I like how nature is reclaiming
  19. History T.G.Green & Co Ltd originally operated from the village of Church Gresley, South Derbyshire between 1864 and 2007. More famous for their blue and white striped 'Cornish Kitchen Ware' produced from the early 1920's (then known as 'E-Blue') the pottery produced many hundreds of patterns from Yellow wares, Victorian transfer prints, colourful hand painted Art Nouveau & vibrant enamelled Art Deco patterns, Wartime utility pottery, avant garde Retro designs and many well known Brewery wares, employing up to 1,000 local staff at the height of production. Now, sadly, the old pottery site lays in ruins, the land under private ownership, never likely to ever see production again, the last of the South Derbyshire potteries has gone, although as it nears its 100th anniversary the traditional Cornishware is still manufactured and sold through a new T.G.Green & Co Ltd. Explore This is somewhere I have wanted to visit for some time so pretty pleased we eventually got around to doing it. Visited with @hamtagger. We got here and spent a little while just venturing round the site, there was a bit of activity from the far side but from what I could see there are various parts of the site being used. Not a hugely massive site but we spent quite a number of hours here. I really loved this place. Although a bit late on getting here and missing out on a few bits I have seen in various other reports there was still enough here to see and the decay is so much more established which made everything much more photogenic. Well worth a trip if you havent already. It was quite nice to see some finished products So, on with the pics. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 One of the companies they supplied to 15 16 17 18 19 Thanks for looking!
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    Hi, welcome to Oblivion State. There are lots of us about should you need any help with anything Tracey
  21. UK Meadows Cottage (Lancashire) - May 2017

    Agree with what's been said above, you should never judge a book by its cover so to speak. Welcome to the forum aswell
  22. UK Essence house

    Really nice Mikey, love the old photos, they give a nice story as to who lived there and I love this little place. They must have been very house proud because it looks remarkably kept. Really atmospheric shots too
  23. Your putting some niceness places on the map from over there mate. I like the building in this one. Lots of stuff left aswell. Nice
  24. New Zealand Holcim Cement Works, Westport - July 2017

    Certainly paid off taking the other direction that day didnt it but I can see what you mean about the weather. Thats mad! This site looks huge! Really nice though and lots to see
  25. UK Lost Traction (engines) aug 2017

    Different that and like hamtagger says lots of old machinery!


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