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  1. I have found a location close to me in West Yorkshire that has been covered before, the site is nearly completely destroyed but the main barn and some of the out buildings still exist. I enjoyed looking around the site and turning it into a cinematic style video (i hope i aren't hated for it, my last video i posted on here went down well). Let me know what you think of the video.
  2. Visited with @albino jay and @GK-WAX and thanks again to jay for doing the driving and I also stole your history mate because I couldn’t find any hope you don’t mind. We was passing by the mill on our way home so popped in for a look. And glad we did I like these old mills. And the demo team were already on site so don’t know how long it has left to stand. So here’s the history and pics.. Steam-powered worsted-spinning mill built around 1850 on Black Brook. Owners and tenants of the mills have included James Nutton & Company [1863] John Horsfall & Sons Limited [1896] F. K. Adcock & Company [1936] Part of the Mills are still standing though no longer used. The mill had a 170 ft tall chimney which was struck by lightning in 1967. The chimney was reduced in height – to avoid further strikes – and was finally demolished in March/April 1992 The majority of the Mills were demolished in 2017. The mill by Lavino lavino[/ The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr url=https://flic.kr/p/H2Q9pV]The mill by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  3. 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
  4. Evening all, hope everyones all gravy, had a lovely couple days of urban and rural exploring over the weekend. Couldn't really be bothered with a big drive on saturday so stayed pretty local, been meaning to pop in here for ages but havent got around to it for one reason or another. Visited with my mate jane and thanks to some help from raz we were in without a hitch. Cool place, awesome just how much stuff is still there, which was good cus i was only really using my 35mm lens as i'm still without a wide on, borrowed janes for a couple but for the most part its a set of details and things that caught my eye about the place as opposed to the space as a whole. The explore As i mentioned before thanks to raz for the heads up, big help mate especially the info on the bells, jumped in there and could hear some voices so kept quiet and then saw a couple of people, they'd seen us aswell and it was that moment of, right are they explorers or do these guys work here.....-oh cool they got cameras, golden was another group of explorers-with their very young puppy cradled in one of them's arms no less!, they told us about another access point which tbf was easier on the way out. Was a nice mooch wouldn't say chilled out as knew there were bells in certain parts and people do come and go down here so tried to keep quiet. All in a pretty enjoyable mooch around a cool bit of brum industry, lots to rummage through and get your fingers dirty on which is always interesting n fun, bailed out in our own time without causing anyone any grief so all in a successful little wander. Bit of history shamelessly pinched of HT, cheers dude:grin2: In West Bromwich is the West Bromwich Spring Co. Ltd, also known as Helical Works. The West Bromwich Spring has been at the forefront of precision manufacturing since 1896. Their website boasted a claim Precision springs made to order: Any Design. Any Quantity. Any Time. Found it difficult to find a lot of history on the place online for some reason, just loads of links to yell.com etc giving details of the business as if it was still up and running, which makes sense I suppose as the site is roughly 25% live with only the rear areas falling into dereliction. Found some disjointed info about the owner legging it from the site and not returning after a large quantity of his machinery failed safety checks in 2007 and it would've been too expensive to bring the equipment up to satisfactory standards. The company was valued by an independent body around this time at £-110,892. The unknown owner currently rents parts of the complex out to private businesses. aaaand the picywicks WARNING Hand tool geek alert, Woden was a sheffield tool maker back in the glory days of sheffield steel tool making, they primarily made planes and various edge tools but as you can see vices were not beyond the realms of possibility, that said it could be a vice made after the company was taken over by record sometime in the late 50s, i think woden became the record budget range (still be better than the chinese shite getting passed off as record these days!) eventually the woden TM was discontinued in the late 60s. thanks for looking dustbin lids
  5. After finding ourselves in a live swimming baths in Birmingham we had a short trip to West Brom to have a look at this place which from the outside doesn't look too big but once inside its huge, loads of interesting stuff! Visited with @hamtagger & @Fatpanda Cheers for looking
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Early morning Sunday mooch around a choice bit of Birmingham industry? Yeah... Don't mind if I do!! And seeing as its a local job, I'll be back soon as I didn't have time to cover it all... With a WEALTH of machinery and gubbins left behind, I could have quite happily wasted most of the day here... ...The West Bromwich Spring Company... Thanks for lookin' in...
  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. 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
  13. 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.
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  16. 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
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  18. 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/
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. "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.
  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. 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...
  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. 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!
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