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  1. Hi all a nice new report from me on a recent explore. This is a cracking little church with some awesome stuff still left and very photographic. And seeing has its close to christmas this seems like a good time to do it and post it. Some awesome stuff here like the tower and the bell. In what i coulden't resist to ring hell ive always wantd to have a go. But bloody hell its a lot louder than ya think lol. And that was via a little tap. Anyways met a few people here not to many just 4. So all in all was not to bad was expecting a coach to be here to be honest lol. So went with the missus and she loved every bit of it. It was a great place indeed not sure how much longer she got has wont be long before kids etc start to fook her up but for now shes a stunner. I'm sure you all going to like this one. Picked a cracking day for this has it was the village christmas party. So everone was busy. Can see why its stood the test of youth etc has its in an incredibly viewable place where loads of people can see what ya up to. And homes built right next to it practicaly on the ground lol. Anyways armed with a new camera thx to @ACID-REFLUX off we went. I would also like to add that the climb up the tower is a bitch and bloody narrow. The only shot i seem to have missed is that of the organ. Not to bad a loss has its in semi decent condition not sure how i forgot. Also there is a basement but a fat ass like me cant fit lol. And there is electric and water still on in this place. And has a word of caution in the tower the floors are in an extremely bad way. Major butt tightning. History : St John's was built between 1890 and 1892 to a design by the Lancaster architects Paley, Austin and Paley. The estimated cost of the church was �6,800 but, because of problems with the foundations, its final cost, including the fittings, was nearer to �12,000 (�1,170,000 in 2015). It provided seating for 616 people.Financial donations towards the site and structure of the church were made by Thomas Brooks, 1st Baron Crawshaw of Crawshaw Hall. Because of diminishing numbers attending the church, and because of thefts of lead from the roof of the church, the congregation has decided to opt for the church to be declared redundant. The church was declared redundant on 20 February 2012. The church is constructed in sandstone with Yorkshire stone dressings and is roofed in green Cumberland slate. Its architectural style is Perpendicular.[2] The plan consists of a nave and chancel in one range, north and south aisles, a south transept, and a north transept above which rises a tower. A clerestory rises above the aisles along the length of the nave, to the south of the chancel is a chapel, and to its north is a vestry. There is a porch in the westernmost bay of the south aisle, and another porch in the angle of the south transept.[2][6] On each side of the clerestory are ten square-headed two-light windows. The west window has five lights and contains intersecting tracery. Along the aisles are buttresses and two-light windows. The south transept also has buttresses, and a large five-light window containing Perpendicular and curvilinear tracery. The chancel has a large east window with six lights containing Perpendicular tracery. The tower has diagonal corner buttresses that rise to octagonal turrets surmounted by crocketed pinnacles. The summit of the tower has an embattled parapet.[2] Interior The interior of the church is lined with red Rainhill sandstone.[6] The five-bay arcades are carried alternately on round and octagonal columns. The chancel arch is high, and has two orders of moulding. There are carved wooden screens between the nave and the chancel, and between the chancel and the north transept. Some of the choir stalls have elaborately carved crocketed canopies containing statues.[2] The reredos dates from the 20th century, and contains statues of the Four Evangelists. The font is hexagonal. In the church are memorials to members of the Brooks family.[6] Inside the tower, and near to the tower, are carved texts from Psalm 148.[5] The Church of England Commissioners had agreed the sale of the church to a small non trading renewable energy company in 2013. However a planning application was rejected in January 2015, as the plans involved the removal of 80% of the tree's on the site, most of which have Tree Preservation Orders on them. The siting of one 40ft and two 20ft used shipping containers in place of the tree's was also cited by planners the reason for rejecting the scheme.[9][10] As the site has been removed from the Church's list of buildings for sale, its current status is unknown. PICS: Christmas shots lol The bell .. It goes DONG loudly lol Really pissed at this shot has i really really wanted it. But was major dark and fooking floor moves and shit the shit being bomb diving bloody pidgeons sure these fookers take after an old japanese custom lol. Sorry for blur but give ya idea of it. Atleast the inside bell shot came out ok. The tower stairs Sorry for pic heavy just so much to shoot. Anways these last 2 are my faves so will say thanks for looking and have a good christmas all. Merry christmas have a great time and thanks for looking at the stunning church.
  2. Hello! Voilà je me décide enfin à publier cette petite explo qui date de fin décembre. Et maintenant ça va être un peu dur d'aller faire de l'explo car je me retrouve actuellement en béquilles... Bref mais si vous passez par la Touraine je peux quand même aller boire un verre avec vous si le cœur vous en dit. Après avoir hésiter plusieurs fois à rentrer dedans par rapport aux différents affichages on décide d'y rentrer malgré tout, ce fût une bonne chose et une belle découverte. Dommage qu'il ait eu beaucoup de changement depuis les premières photos que j'avais pu voir... Pourquoi l'hôpital du lion volé? Dans la grande cage d'escalier se trouvait un lion sur le début de celle ci qui fût surement arraché... Bien dommage car je me réjouissais de le voir enfin. Je vous laisse découvrir ce lieu en photos: GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Hello That I finally decided to publish this little explo dating from late December. And now it will be a little hard to go to explo because I now find myself on crutches ... short but if you go through Touraine I can still go for a drink with you if your heart tells you . After hesitating several times to get into it with respect to different views we decide to go there anyway, it was a good thing and a great discovery. Too bad it has been much change since the first pictures I had seen ... Why the hospital stolen lion? In the great staircase was a lion in the beginning of this one which was probably ripped ... Well shame because I was looking forward to finally see. I let you discover this place in pictures:
  3. George Barnsley and sons, a key toolmakers in Sheffield's history, well at least for us lot.. Heres a small set for you i took a few months back now enjoy:p THanks ........
  4. UK Greenbank Synagogue Dec 14

    I was dead excited to see this place, then the day before we came a report was posted saying it had been sealed up. Gutted! Then to our amazement, we found a window, unboarded and open. Mazel tov!!! Shame to see this place so trashed. The metal has gone, the flooring is being nicked and all the Jewish stuff wrecked Thanks for looking
  5. This one was at the top of my list for a while. So when the day came, I don't know why I lacked motivation...I hardly spent anytime taking photos, and in hindsight, now I'm gutted about that. Still, never mind. I have my memories, and lots of blurry photo's. Anyway, every man and his dog have been here, so I'll spare you the history. Thanks for looking
  6. I think almost everyone knows it now. The monument on the 1441 m high mountain was opened in 1981 to the 1300 anniversary of the founding of the state of Bulgaria by the Communist Party (Socialist Workers Party). It's the largest ideologically motivated building in the country. After a 2.5 hour flight to Bucharest / Romania end of December 2013, I needed for the nearly 300 km drive (partly in fog and on icy mountain roads) another six hours, until I had finally arrived ... 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 27 28 29 30
  7. The castle was built in the 18th century. During World War II it was occupied by German troops and eventually used as mother-child home. After the war it was among other things used as an orphanage. 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
  8. So after visiting the carehome in Malvernbury, a drive to Greggs for an unhealthy meal of Sausage Rolls fresh out of the oven so they were NUCLEAR and a coffee for Landie, we took a slow afternoon trundle to a small village outside Malvern to this disused Waste Incinerator. Theres very little on Beacon Waste Incinerator but it is thought to have closed in the early noughties, but the rot has really set into some of the steelwork inside and its slowly returning to nature. This site was on a tiny network of B-roads mostly single track with passing places, so getting 10,20,30,40 Ton trucks down these lanes would not have been easy and I would have thought the smaller traffic would have spent a lot of their time reversing to the nearest passing place. The site was owned and operated by Worcestershire County Council; and legally the land use is still of a waste incinerator facility. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157650082281742/
  9. Crookham Court Hi guys, first post here! Visited with Miss.Anthrope in December 2014, I wont put to much history up because you all know the place. A bit about the school: Crookham Court School, in Crookham Road, closed in the late-1980s after finding itself at the centre of a national scandal when three members of staff were convicted of sexually abusing pupils. The site comprises 7.32 hectare of land and contains Crookham House together with a number of outbuildings, including the chapel, stables, gym, classrooms/woodwork room/artrooms, portacabin flat, and various storage buildings. There is also a swimming pool, tennis court and playing fields on the site. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Thanks for looking guys!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. The property was built only in the 1920s, later it was used as an agricultural school. In parts destroyed by a fire and abandoned in the mid-80s. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  11. Today I visited this old graveyard somewhere in Belgium.
  12. UK Cae Coch - Dec 2014

    Been here a few times now and still the place ceases to amaze me, it's as mad as a bucket o frogs!! The water that cascaded down through the mine seems to have stopped flowing, resulting in less bacterial growth and a lot less colour, still worth a visit though. Some history; The entrance Fresh air
  13. After finishing in Malverbury and having the now regular bog-standard explore lunch which involves raiding the nearest Greggs of their sausage rolls and steak bakes me and Mr. Landie Man headed off in the direction of somewhere I'd always been meaning to drop by but never got the chance, or always found something better to do. As it happens I really enjoyed it here, a nice big industrial derp to get the juices flowing. The Beacon Waste Incinerator was used by Worcestershire County Council to dispose of waste, and ceased operating in the early 2000s. The large building sits quietly rusting away down what is basically a farm track in the middle of nowhere - god knows how they got the trucks down there to the incinerator. A nice chilled explore to end the day on and I'm glad I finally ticked it off. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157649458513568/
  14. I first visited this place over three years ago in October 2011 - back then the place was absolutely mint, totally untouched by vandals and even had the electricity still on. Well what a difference three years makes, stepping foot in here again was like stepping into another world. The pipes got ripped out and the lead off the roof stolen at some point in 2012 which meant water has poured throughout most of the building, which doesn't sound good but as most of the furniture and small items are still left inside (even the packet of co-codamol I found in the office back in 2011) it has lead to the place becoming full of amazing decay and some serious mould issues! I loved it when it was a minter and it looked like everyone had just gone on a day trip to the seaside to be back in the evening, but I similarly loved it in it's much more decayed state. The first floor is a minefield of missing floorboards from where the pipes have been taken out, and the top floor has had a large amount of ceiling come down so it's proper sketchy in parts... Thanks for looking, more from this visit here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157647534095844/ If you want a comparison, here are my photos from October 2011 https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157627925825550/
  15. Past sunday I visited this incredible Chateau. Lots of decay. Enjoy...
  16. The decayed part of Pritzer Fac. 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 27 28 29 30
  17. Already built in the late 19th century. Also political prisoners were incarcerated here. Mid-20th century it was closed and used as a museum. Abandoned and in decay since the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Normally the prison is guarded and not easily unseen accessible, because the guardian lives directly on the site. But fortunately the guard was not at home and a hole in the wall gave access into the building... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Not a fake, the rays are real.) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
  18. A former manor house which was most recently a residential clinic treating alcoholics. In 2003, due to drastic funding cuts it was forced to cease operations. It has been abandoned and neglected since. Unfortunately the beautiful fireplace had gone, but still it was an interesting explore
  19. Much like everyone else Ive been itching to get in here for a very long time, Well an opportunity presented itself so I though hey why not, lets get down there! A selection of my pics from the night in Question A nice bit of Original Graff And looking up into a vent shaft Ill admit I was disappointed with my pics from the night, was all a bit rushed and as it seems to be of late way too many people about! Thanks for looking
  20. Another from my extensive backlog of smaller industrial sites, and a very rare solo jaunt for me as my companion managed to injure his ankle a bit in GKN earlier in the day so wasn't feeling up to it. Located next to the River Tame in the Witton area of Birmingham the waterworks closed down a number of years back, not sure when. But it was a nice relaxed wander on a freezing day at least although it won't win any awards for the best location I've ever done that's for sure. Even gave a cheeky wave from the top of one of the buildings to a car park attendant in the grounds of the equally derelict factory across the river which has it's grounds used as overflow car park space on football match days, I suddenly realised he was staring intently at me from the fence on his side of the river so couldn't help myself! I'm not a huge fan of solo explores especially if I don't know what I'm going up against but it's good to dabble every so often. This sloped tunnel led under the river and was quite flooded...and as I was on my own I didn't venture any further! The colours are very reminiscent of a bigger place filled with lots of famous blue pipes I'm sure you'll agree.... Thanks for looking more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157628472135021/
  21. Another one of those that I've been wanting to do for years, It became common knowledge as to where the entrance was and after a tip off I thought it was high time I paid this last section a visit ! A little history about the Ramsgate ARP tunnel network; The design and construction of the tunnels was masterminded by the Borough Engineer Mr. R.D. Brimmell B.Sc. A.M.I.C.E. as early as 1938, but was repeatedly turned down by the Home Office. Ramsgate's flamboyant Mayor of the time A.B.C. Kempe kept the pressure on, and with the increasing intensity of the war in Europe permission to start construction was given in the Spring of 1939. Work started immediately at a cost of just over £40,000 plus a further £13,500 for services and fittings. The first section between Queen Street and the Harbour was opened by the Duke of Kent on the 1st June 1939. The tunnels were 6 feet wide, 7 feet high and constructed at a depth of 50-75 feet to provide an adequate degree of protection against random bombing with 500 lb. and 1000 lb. medium capacity bombs. In the case of a direct hit, a 500 lb. bomb would not be expected to damage the tunnel; but some spalling (splintering) of the chalk would be expected if the bomb was a 1000 lb. medium capacity type and the overhead cover was less than 60 feet. After the end of World War II a large sewer pipe was installed in part of the system under Ellington Road and continued down to the Harbour. The remaining entrances were sealed and the tunnels began to fall into disrepair. And some of my pics from the visit On the 24th August 1940 Ramsgate received more than 500 bombs when a squadron of German aircraft were approaching Manston. Their leading aircraft was shot down over the harbour and in vengeance they decided to release their bombs over Ramsgate. This was the first air raid by the Germans on an unprotected town. On that fateful occasion countless lives were saved by an underground Air Raid Protection (A.R.P.) system of tunnels dug for the purpose. These tunnels extended for approximately 2½ miles around the town with 11 entrances at strategic points providing refuge within 5 minutes walk of most areas. A 1500 yard long former railway tunnel was also used and linked to the A.R.P. system. The tunnels were equipped with chemical toilets, bunk beds, seating, lighting and a loud speaker system. Many people took up residence below ground having lost their homes above. Others used them just for shelter or to move around town during a raid. And finally a nice bit of original Graff that I spotted despite running around muttering expletives like a loon A fantastic night had by all, thanks for checking out my Pics !
  22. 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
  23. So my first report - I haven't edited my latest stuff and who knows how long that will take, might as well start off somewhere There's a crane up near me and every time I go out I can't take my eyes off it. Just a couple of issues with said crane, it has lots of security measures all around it, added to that the building being constructed belongs to my ex-employers . . . and so began my crane fixation . . . Utterly fascinated, I really needed a crane in my life, it came to the point where I was dreaming about cranes - that's how sad it was I soon came across another crane, which looked very tempting. To be fair they are dotted all over town, it's just I never used to notice them before. Made some plans with a not so active member who knew his way round a tall structure. After two failed attempts we drove round trying to find others, I wasn't going to go home without climbing my first crane. As we were driving down I noticed the two cranes next to Chapel St. Pulled over and started looking for ways to get in. At one point it did seem impossible but soon enough we were in. I thought getting near the base of the crane was the hardest part until I started to climb the ladders - the never ending ladders that seemed to go on forever! As it was my first time, I was pretty knackered by the time I reached the top but that feeling of exhilaration and sense of achievement is worth every aching muscle . . . . Unfortunately for me the story doesn't end there We were up there for about an hour, just getting comfortable when we noticed a police car down the side of the road with its lights flashing. So we waited to see if it moves and whether its presence was just a pure coincidence. After a short time the police car is still there but now two fire engines are making their way up the other side of the road! after a few minutes it was becoming apparent that they were there for us . . . the police and the firemen stood at the side of the road looking up at us! with no options now left but to make our way down. They explained that some nosy bouncer from a local bar/pub thought there were some drunks up on the crane, brilliant! How ironic, I get the police turning up on my first crane. The police were very nice and friendly and just followed procedures before letting us go - they even commented how this brightened up their evening, making a change from what they usually have to deal with. A bit gutted my first visit was cut so short but it was an evening full of adventures and excitement and I loved every minute of my time at the top Some information regarding the construction from the net Chapel Street is at the centre of the £650m Salford Central project to revitalise the area with 1,000 new homes, shops, offices and a European-style plaza. The first major development at the Chapel Street regeneration area in Salford takes its name from a Vimto factory that was once nearby. The development of 83 apartments and 14 houses with the first homes being ready to move in to at the end of 2014 - early 2015 is adjacent to the Bell Tower pub will be called Vimto Gardens. The scheme is part of the Salford Central regeneration project, which is being delivered by the English Cities Fund (EcF), a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and The Homes & Communities Agency, in conjunction with Salford City Council. When complete, Salford Central, which is made up of two inter-dependent areas, Chapel Street and New Bailey, will create around 11,000 jobs, 220,000 square metres of commercial space, 849 homes and 390 hotel rooms. Thanks for looking
  24. When I came walking in this chapel and was stunned by the beauty. This was also my first experience with a tripod, and other camera function as "supiriour automatic" on my Sony DSC HX200. After an hour we walked in some people who were working in the basement, and they "gently" told us to leave Now the monastry has been renovated into students homes, and the chapel is used for weddings and party's. 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7:
  25. I had to do two visits to this place, first time at night with my new DSLR camera and half way through I could not get it to work, so I went back a couple of days later (After I had found out how to use it ) In the late 80s I use to drop people off here in the Taxi/Minibus I was driving at the time, it was quite a popular place. Then it went to a posh restaurant, then one of those all you can eat type. I hadn't been in there but my Mrs, daughter and friends went there once and said they wouldn't go again. It closed not long after. as normal full set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/100221036@N06/sets/72157638155916675/ When it went posh it was called The Waterton Manor believe it or not, that's the men's toilet on the left and woman's on the right Anyone for food???????
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