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  1. Supply shaft - west a abandoned part of a german steal factory... 1. Supply shaft west 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Supply shaft west 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Supply shaft west 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Supply shaft west 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Supply shaft west 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Supply shaft west 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Supply shaft west 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Supply shaft west 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Supply shaft west 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. Supply shaft west 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. Supply shaft west 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. Supply shaft west 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 13. Supply shaft west 13 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  2. Info from the net... The post-war 'baby-boom' resulted in a much higher number of teenage children in the 1950s. Liverpool Corporation embarked on a massive school building programme.. West Derby High School was opened in September 1957 by the first Head Teacher who was Mr A.L Casson. The school was designed by Liverpool Architects Harold E Davies and Sons to house 540 boys. Harold E Davies died in 1952, so it is unlikely that he was involved with the plans, his son Harold Hinchcliffe probably designed the building which took about two years to complete. Originally West Derby was designed to be used in collaboration with nearby Holly Lodge girls school, and in 1984 there were unsuccessful plans to merge the two schools into one. West Derby School is now a single site school as of September 2010 when it relocated a few hundred yards to a brand new building on West Derby Road, as part of the Building Schools for the Future scheme. Famous ex-pupils include.. * Actor Craig Charles * Radio DJ Kev Seed * Actor George Wilson 1957 This is the Bankfield Road Wing...
  3. Morning Post on Facebook this morning from a guy I follow, "The Walking Englishman", he gets bloody everywhere. No Mytholmes on Google Maps, but a pic of the Haworth one... Clicky Google Streetview's a pain in the arse on this laptop or I'd pin point it a bit better... I'll go through his recent posts a bit better when I have a minute - he sometimes publishes his routes - & see if I can work out where the other is too.
  4. Hi Has anyone ever been around here? I'm off to the area pretty soon & found this place on Google maps... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNAS_Dale_(HMS_Goldcrest) Google Earth shows what appear to be quite a few intact(ish) barrack blocks & outbuildings, & the place was only used 1941-48, so I'm hoping there'll be something original. Privately owned by a farmer since it was de-commissioned, looks like it was just farmed around the edges.
  5. Hello there boys and girls, just wanted to say a quick 'ello from the North West, been around for a little while with a few explores now under the hat.........recognise a few on board here Hopefully get to meet a few more Thanks Will Knot
  6. Former Keighley College 6 Lord Street Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3DB http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2345327/World-War-Two-bomb-shelter-space-scores-people-college-car-park.html Gotta be worth a look ?
  7. This building was actually a single room schoolhouse, and on Sundays, the chairs were turned and it served as a chapel to the small hamlet of Bedham. It was built in 1880 and abandoned in about 1960. A nice casual explore, and one I have wanted to see for a while. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed
  8. This explore was a bit of a risky one... Alarms started ringing so we left, but took this blurry pic before I did. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed
  9. I have a new site that I'm itching to explore, and my usual crew are unavailable for a few weeks. Anyone fancy hooking up?? I'd quite like to meet other like minded people, and also want to get this done before the local chav's move in, or developers..... PM me if you're interested, thanks P.s, sorry if this isn't the way to go about meeting others. Not been here for long
  10. So I heard about this place from a previous report so decided to have a look around. After gaining access immediately once we were on the site, we discovered that its fairly large, the corridors seem to go on forever. A majority of the floor has been taken up and there are random items dotted about in various different rooms. We also discovered a basement which we ventured into, which turned out to also go on forever. Away from the main building there are several small outbuildings with other junk and old documents. We also managed to find 2 of the server rooms. THE BASEMENT
  11. Hello, my name is Mark and I'm from the wild's of Cumbria. I have been doing Urban Exploration for about six months now. Got afew reports to put up soon and a list full of locations for future mooching so, hopefully more to come;)
  12. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any information on this one. A nice easy 15 minute visit on my walk around the harbour. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed.
  13. Germany Metal factory - west - 2014

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  14. Visited this place back in Dec 2013 With West Park Hospital rapidly getting redeveloped this one is worth a few minutes if your passing. Couple of professional pool tables still left inside, and considering it was left abandoned around 2007 I'm surprised it's not a total wreck. Disturbingly a few signs of some paper being burnt, so hopefully the place doesn't go down that path. I'm Lucky management didn't refuse entry on this occasion
  15. Revisit 03.2014 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
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  17. So a few days past and me and Mookie began our big road trip up North; by first going west to a beautiful Mill tucked away in the West Country. A place time seems to have forgotten, with little physical decay in place. The mill remains a completely water-powered cloth finishing works, established by the Fox Brothers and Co and dates from 1830. The remains of the water wheel are still in-situ; including the line shafting and gearing. An electric motor was later installed to supplement the water-wheel during times of drought; however, amazingly, the water wheel continued to be used for many decades after. Simplifying the industrial process here; the mill comprises of a number of key areas to accommodate the various stages of production: -A Fulling area, where wet cloth was dried, scoured, cleaned and milled to the desired finish. -A dying room, adjacent to the fulling area which specialised in producing an indigo colouring. -Reservoirs and Sluice gates, to manage the flow of water into the wheel chamber. -The wheel chamber and a later power house. . Amazingly, the works finally closed in 2000 and production was moved to a more contemporary location. The buildings and machinery are Grade II* listed, but continue to sit. This was the last woollen mill in the West Country. The site is of European significance. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 More At: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157642390487303/
  18. Wasn't going to bother with a report as to be fair there may be one from about 4 years ago from me,well it was this mixed with another place.. Anyhow its sunday and im so very bored so here's some pics from a recent less crowded trip Brief stolen history Pictors And an odd portrait one cos i dont have another to match it up Nothing new by any means but i was killing time in here so be rude not to grab some more updated pics
  19. RAF RAYNHAM, Raf SCULTHORPE and a old farm. North Norfolk. July 2013 Rather than bore you to death with 3 posts that have all been done to death, I thought I would whack the day trip into 1 report. Visited with my good side kick and mini me daughter, Theanonymousexplorer, Seeker and his wife. This was more of a jolly and time to have a play as it was the start of the school hols 1st stop was Raf Raynham, this was good fun. Managed to have a little look around the boiler room and the officers mess before getting chucked out by the onsite security after getting spotted and grassed on by the lawnmower man. So next stop (after a short visit to the cock + pullit cafe was usaf/raf sculthorpe.... What a surprise we got here. After the usual walking around the HQ and police block, we headed up to the ATC tower and found a big red thing. We had a good look around and then headed of before we out stayed our welcome. The other side of Fakenham was our last stop, the old dairy farm. This was a nice little site with a few bits to shoot, but a day in the summer scorchio sun had taken its toll, and we headed of in our quest to find ice cream. Raynham Sculthorpe The old dairy farm
  20. "It's a dyeing trade" Brook Dyeing were a large company with at least four sites to It's portfolio. They were commission dyers to a host of textile companies throughout West Yorkshire. We all know the scenario though! The textile trade dwindles, we are flooded with cheaper imports and the inevitable closure of our traditional woolen mills ensue. This then seemed to signal the death knell for this particular site, and the order books are no more. There's a lot of activity within this complex. It seems as though certain parts are being rented out to various company ventures! As to what will happen to the actual dye plant Itself is anyone's guess. Let's have a butchers then. With It being associated with dyestuff, one would expect a rather colorful affair. Yeah...... I would agree with that. Workers had a fine choice of buckets and bins to choose from so they could happily weigh their dye recipes in. You would also need a set of scales for precision measuring. Not forgetting the dye. A nice bit of yellow. The business end of things. The dye pans themselves. That was your step by step easy guide Another door...... And even more to explore. The sample room, and lots of pretty little boxes. And lab vessels. It had a nice little office that was packed with goodies. And a cool comfy leather chair. This place never seems to end. Wooden stairs leading everywhere. Lots of weird and wonderful machinery to feast upon. Capturing the moment judderman style. Lets nip outside for a minute. Bit of fresh air. Filtration tanks. And the rather splendid view. Steel pipes. Luv em. The huge twin boiler. Heading out. There's simply too much to cover. So It's time to say adios my friends. And as always..... Ta for looking.
  21. King Edward VII Sanitorium, Midhurst, West Sussex. Currently undergoing a £180million renovation to turn it into luxury housing. The Chapel. Part of this building is now housing the sales office. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed
  22. A few old photos of West Park from a very brief trip in 2010. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Thanks for looking visit my site for my of my old reports: www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com
  23. Hi there everybody, my name is Neil and I live in West Cumbria, been a member here a while but just started having a mooch around! I've never been exploring but would love to have a go, non of my mates are into it and I don't fancy going alone! Not a photographer either but I love reading all the reports and checking out the cool photos so here I am! Cheers!
  24. After today's main adventure I popped in to West Park, exactly 4 years and 3 months since my first visit in 2009. I guess part of it was closure for me on the place that seriously got me into this big time, prior to my first visits to West Park in August 2009 I had visited Hellingly and Fullers Earth in June, however my six visits to West Park between August and October of that year really cemented in my mind that this was for me. After our quick mortuary detour we had a little drive around the site, to see the (admittedly brilliantly done) conversion of the admin block, as I pointed out to my mate who'd never seen West Park as anything other than a building site what each building used to be and what used to be inside it, and pointed out the rough location of the now demolished buildings. I won't say it was entirely sad for me, as a lot of the place has been saved in relation to other asylums and indeed others in the Epsom Cluster, but it was in a way as loads of good memories came flooding back in a wave of nostalgia. It was also interesting for me to notice that the room only accessible through a hole in the stud wall was the old slab room due to the gulleys in the floor. The partition wall was put in after the slabs were removed, I believe at the same time the original chapel was demolished in the 1980s. Farewell West Park, for the final time.
  25. Got a permission visit for this place that's being cleared out now, through the gf's mam as she knows I'm in to this sort of stuff. Willis & Bates dates back to the 1800s, moving to Halifax in the last few years of that century to take advantage of the engineering opportunities offered by the textile industry in the region. The current factory, named the Pellon Works, was built in Reservoir Road and was completed in 1900. Initially, the company made spun-metal parts for the textile industry but they soon diversified into making parts for other industries, particularly those of the gas and the rapidly developing electrical industries of the time. There is a possibility that one of the company's founders, Alfred Bates, was responsible for the design and manufacture of the military steel helmet, although this is unsubstantiated at present.At the end of World War I, Willis & Bates diversified further and became involved in the manufacture of parts for Petromax paraffin pressure lamps and lanterns. In 1925 they started making lamp and lantern parts for the Tilley company, a relationship which lasted until 1938 when Willis & Bates began manufacturing and selling lanterns on their own.The Vapalux pressure lamp bears a close resemblance with the Tilley lamp, in the way the burner works and how the mantle is attached. This is not surprising given that the company had previously manufactured parts for Tilley, although many improvements were incorporated such as a captive preheater torch. The earliest model, the E41, was characterised by having an internal gallery and a plain ventilator with separate slots for air intake and exhaust, very much in the Petromax style. Again, this is probably a reflection of the earlier production work that had been done for Petromax.Although this lantern took slightly longer to start, compared with some Petromax types made by Ehrich & Graetz which were equipped with rapid, blowlamp type preheaters, it burned for hours on end without needing attention, providing 300 cp (candle power) light output.The Vapalux pressure lamp got a real boost when the Second World War started, as it was then issued as standard to the British army. This boost was enormous, and Willis & Bates produced up to 2000 lamps and lanterns per week.In 1946, Willis & Bates began an association with Aladdin Industries of Greenford who marketed their output under the name 'Bialaddin' - thus the 'Vapalux' trade-name largely disappeared other than for some lanterns sold direct to the Army. Aladdin Industries of Greenford were also responsible for the development of the Bialaddin range of heater/radiators as well as the T10 and T20 table lamps, which rivalled the equivalent Tilley products of the time. In 1968, the association between Willis & Bates and Aladdin Industries of Greenford ended and Willis & Bates resumed the sale of their lanterns and the name 'Vapalux' re-emerged. Until 2010, Vapalux lanterns were being made at the Pellon Works in Halifax. Although in 1997, Willis & Bates ceased trading, another local company, Bairstow Brothers (1985) Limited bought the rights to make the lanterns. Vapalux (and Bialaddin lamps and lanterns), continue to deserve a reputation for being well-designed and engineered as well as being totally reliable in use.In early 2010, after the British army started to purchase battery lanterns instead and did not renew the contract, the Vapalux Brand and the tooling and IP rights for its manufacture were sold to a Korean Manufacturer for an undisclosed sum. All manufacturing will be transferred to the new owner and not continued in Great Britain. Visited it r lass
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