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  1. What a place! I dont often favour these types of places, but this one was a must from ever seeing it once on the forums a few years back, still to this day I loved it and have a new soft spot for places like this. Inside its a mini death trap with soggy pigeon poo soaked floors, but it has such a photographic essence you cant really go wrong no matter where you point an set up your camera. Had issues limiting my photos from here. Some history below! George Barnsley & Sons Ltd was founded in 1836 and were originally situated on Wheeldon Street, Sheffield. By 1849 they had moved to the Cornish Works, which were much larger premises. They specialised in the manufacture of files and cutting tools for use in the shoe making industry. There are a number of family names that are known to have deep roots in the Sheffield area, and the Barnsley name is undoubtedly one of them. In 1650 George Barnsley became Master Cutler, a role fulfilled by another George Barnsley in 1883. This George Barnsley was of the second generation of the firm of George Barnsley and Sons, toolmakers. The business grew to become the world's leading producer of tools for shoemakers. The technological revolution of the 20th century saw a decline in the need for traditional tools. George Barnsley's survived until 2003 when the premises finally closed Thanks for looking folks
  2. Probably one of my favourite locations this year! well up there with some of my favs anyway... An old farmhouse and the owner dont care about it but inside its a brilliant treasure of a place, upon entering I went through the floor (ankle deep) as I left the room I then went through the floor again, think that one room was cursed as it got me on the way out aswel. Upstairs a gem of little trinkets and some fine decay on the walls, with branches growing in through broken top windows, its a real gem to be seen, big thanks to Mikeymutt for the heads up. Since my visit a few bits have been moved about like a game of chess lol On with the photos! Thats all folks, more coming soon no doubt thanks for looking!
  3. Had a heads up from a mate about this place, so decided to have a nose around early one morning... VERY CLEAN! After spending some time in Sheffield I was on route back down the country, an after a quick scope of access, I then parked up in another nearby field and caught a few hours kip. Frosty start and inside I went before workmen arrived, gave myself a max time limit and away I went, honestly you could MOVE IN TOMORROW! from a few old newspapers darted about it was left circa 2012, an a tiny bit of damp on the carpet is visible, but hey it needs a new owner thats for sure. On with the shots! My only regret was not taking a cheeky bath after 3 days sleeping in the car oh well all clean now!
  4. Yep another RAF Upwood post sorry folks! I had ventured around here late last year and easily got booted off by Mr estate car, since then its been active due to that medical facility but sadly not do-able an half collapsed. Anyway after the airsoft players finished in I ventured an spotted another group of people enjoying whatever you can enjoy about this place... The graffiti did not interest me, so kind of focused more on the natural decay here, but thats damn hard in itself with the amount of crappy scribbles... Anyway best part about going in the evening as sunset was approaching, dead quiet I enjoyed the silence... That was until Mr estate car opened the gates and I was off in an out the buildings like a mole. Many know the history. And a pose at the end Cheers for looking
  5. Awoke early down a farmers track at 6am, cold an legs numb from the sleep in the car, this place was on my list so it was time to tick it off. I rather enjoyed seeing these myself as from peoples pics here an there across the web, light painted like mad in here to even get a shot I was pleased of, loved the peep holes an how the light began to shine in from one end of the cells. Some history St. Mary’s was originally a work house and later turned into a hospital, this place, unlike most others, retained some of it's original features from it's Workhouse origins. The whole Vagrant's block had been retained. Why they did this was unclear, but a small section of this small block was converted into a small Mortuary that would service both St Mary's and Melton Mowbray cottage hospitals Thanks for looking everyone
  6. Hey folks! Have not posted in awhile so thought I would share a fair amount of places, I have visited over the past few months. This place I was keen to visit, I dont really like hospitals much but this small place caught my eye, mainly for those luxury tray pillows I heard its now sealed if anyone is venturing this way anytime soon, but other places are doable onsite Anyway A small mortuary! Short & Sweet! Cheers for taking a look!
  7. Not my usual way to spend 30mins or so, but the place seemed curious when passing, so popping inside finding odd trinkets and going up the stairs, it soon began to feel like it could cave in, inside is all light painted which showed a wall mural, (minus light through doors/ceiling) outside a wonderful RV its up for sale so anyone wanting a splore vehicle this is right up the alley even has on-board camera No other information on this one sadly but not bad for what it is. Thanks for looking
  8. I had driven past this farmhouse 12 times last year, on route to other places in Norfolk, past Cambridgeshire alike an not once did I have a real big urge to take a peek, it wasn't until a friend took a few externals an shots through the window, that it finally seemed worthy of my time. So arriving just as the sun shined across the field, I walked towards the old farmhouse an opened the door. This is what greeted me an to be honest I rather enjoyed this derp! 1 3 5 6 9 8 7 10 4 11 12 13 Short and sweet but very surprising to have a lovely piano inside cheers for looking!
  9. Unsure what I should really name this? An abandoned dairy farm, missing that red dress (which was more pink) and some large amounts of decay in rooms... A lovely afternoon spent walking around, admiring the decay and bits an bobs that laid scattered about, certainly worth your time still and quite frankly seems like locals have given up asking questions why you walk down a lane with a camera an tripod, especially after explaining once before we dont get nice fields in kent like these ones here... Walking around inside with the wind blowing through the whole place was rather cool, doors slamming and the curtains blowing about made for some interesting pictures. Many people know most of this places history after it splashed in papers and its been done a fair amount. IMGP0772 IMGP0642 IMGP0648 IMGP0651 IMGP0655 IMGP0656 IMGP0665 IMGP0668 IMGP0682 IMGP0687 IMGP0690 IMGP0698 IMGP0699 IMGP0703 IMGP0712 IMGP0713 IMGP0716 IMGP0741 IMGP0744 IMGP0748 Cheers for looking everyone!
  10. Most people know about this place and have seen it pop up almost everywhere this year, I may be hated for this but it just did not do nothing for me this place, I only liked the ceilings mainly, the best part for me was basically being a ninja an walking around trying not to make noise at silly o clock in the morning, I guess once you have seen the pictures of this place online, you've basically been, im sure my photos wont show anything different than anyone else's either but someone might enjoy them I have to also say watching secca sleep and the dogs staring up at me as I stood looking at them from the windows was rather fun, I was expecting them to bark and wake secca up, but alas nothing not even a whimper... shocking. IMGP2706 IMGP2704 IMGP2699 IMGP2696 IMGP2694 IMGP2691 IMGP2685 IMGP2684 IMGP2680 IMGP2678 IMGP2667 IMGP2670 IMGP2664 IMGP2663 IMGP2660 IMGP2657 IMGP2648 IMGP2643 IMGP2653 Thanks for looking as always
  11. Checking a few other places before getting back to Manchester, decided to pay a quick visit to this place, the decay inside is lovely an rather slippery, spent a good hour inside picking out some details I liked most. Surprised I got the shots I did in here, but its quiet around here at 8pm at night, minus a few kids lingering around trying to find a way into the main hospital lol hope you like my shots. Cheers for looking everyone.
  12. Been awhile since I posted on here, so thought I would put a few places up I had been to earlier this year and likewise. A rural cottage, once home to a hoarder, lots to see an loads to photograph, could of spent ages in here, but more gems like this awaited us on the trip. Upstairs was packed full of old magazines and trinkets almost so the doors would not open fully! a proper hoarder with an eye for musical instruments... IMGP0786 IMGP0888 IMGP0917 IMGP08444 IMGP0881 IMGP0878 IMGP0873 IMGP0869 IMGP0865 IMGP0846 IMGP0892 IMGP0840 IMGP0837 IMGP0836 IMGP0830 IMGP0822 IMGP0802 Thanks for looking folks, hope you enjoyed her as I did.
  13. So here is a place I did last year, an recently went back to find most of the original items missing anyway best not to dwell on the past an focus on the present. This place was rotten, you could not find a worse place to venture inside, with dry dog Sh!T everywhere, an huge spiders and sacks of babies hanging from ceiling (more spiders) this place even makes my skin feel weird now. When I first stepped foot inside, the smell an rot of the place was very overpowering, but document I must and soon I did not become aware of any of the surroundings an focused on the photos. Id say judging by letters tucked on cabinets it had been abandoned 10/11 years, the last owner was (female) judging by the clothes that was left, an it seemed she lived in one bedroom, bottles of water tucked in cabinets and draws while she remotely hide herself away, did i mention she had possibly 13/14 dogs alive in the house as she sheltered from the outside world? With the woman never leaving the dogs was forced to eat what they could... then each other. (Dog bones present in places). Unsure how even in todays world this could happen, unsure if the woman died here or simply vanished eventually leaving behind every sentimental piece of her past behind, but judging by the place she died here, spoke to the locals the place has been put on the market but with a new road coming in, they want to knock this place down an move the others living nearby. Here is my photos, sorry if there is many, first shots are of a recent visit (B/W) which was not visible or found at start. 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 Thanks everyone for sticking with this, hopefully ive documented this place well enough
  14. So I was rather lucky to have around 4 hours of undisturbed exploring inside here, despite a half naked model on the stairs and a photographer inside shouting "bit more". It seemed secca had the day off, as the hours passed more explorers turned up who each came in two's and threes. I have to admit I never saw the fascination with the main stairs for a photo, the rooms I found more enjoyable. (yet will include a few shots of the stairs anyway). So I explored here undisturbed and left on my own free will before I left an old gent walked in, sandals and a small compact camera, he had to be around mid 60's/70 years old, he strolled in seemed chuffed with himself and began taking some photos for the "holiday album" anyway enough was enough, an decided to head home for some tea! Obviously many people know the history, but has anyone seen the gravestone near the front? ... I heard about it but never spotted it?!?! - oh well. Anyway below is some history -(stolen from web) followed up with my usual style of photos! The Actors' Orphanage was started in 1896 by Kittie Carson at Croydon and was established as the Actors' Orphanage Fund in 1912. In 1915 the Orphanage moved to Langley Hall at Langley (was in Buckinghamshire - now in Berkshire). The orphanage was both a home and a school to approximately 60 children. At ages 15–17 pupils sat the School Leaving Certificate of Cambridge University and if 10 subjects were taken to Matriculation. The home and school was moved to Silverlands at Chertsey, Surrey in 1938 where it remained until 1940. In September 1940 the Orphanage was evacuated to the USA where the children were housed in New York City at the Edwin Gould Foundation, and the children were sent to local schools. After the war ended the Fund established a home (once again at Silverlands, Chertsey). This arrangement ended in 1958 and the Actors' Orphanage ceased to exist. The 1912 fund was re-established as the Actors' Charitable Trust and financial and care help was offered to those in need. Over the years many from the theatrical profession have given time and money to the running of the orphanage including some who became presidents of the orphanage among whom are Sir Gerald du Maurier, Noël Coward, Laurence Olivier and the last president Lord Attenborough. In 1990 Silverlands Nursing School amalgamated with other schools of nursing in Surrey and Hampshire to become the Francis Harrison College of nursing and midwifery. At some point in the late 1990’s Silverlands ceased it’s role as a nursing school and the National Probation Service was looking for a new site for the ‘residential assessment and intervention programmes for adult males with allegations of, or convictions for, sexual offences involving children’. Silverlands in Chertsey was considered the most appropriate. The proposal was met with strong opposition from local people who organised a candlelit vigil to protest about the site being used for such a purpose and were concerned about the impact of the 7000 children attending the 25 schools within a 2.5 mile radius of Silverlands. After a lot of debating and protests on 4th July, 2002, it was confirmed by the Home Office Minister that Silverlands will not become the home of the Wolvercote paedophile clinic. However during this time, the Grade 2 listed building had already had £3.7 million pounds spent on its refurbishment. It remains disused, As always cheers for looking, an hope you enjoyed my take on this popular place!
  15. This place was alongside the road on route to another explore, the initial idea was to leave this place after the outside looked rubbish, but our target for the day was a no go, so we traveled back an decided to nose around to see if we can get inside. After peeking through dark curtains, we decided on the way in and soon was surrounded by a tonne of items, you just dont see everyday a gem of a place, one which I had to return back to the next day an get the shots I could not get due to it getting dark. I have to say this place kick started this year off properly for me, as ive been doing this for about 4/5 years now, an never have I uncovered such a place especially with what was inside enjoy folks of course with places like this the history is usually in the pictures. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 5 Cheers for taking the time to look folks
  16. Hey everyone finally joined up here, an thought id start by sharing this place, visited awhile ago now, an loved it to be honest but recently its been the target of vandals who have trashed and stolen a fair amount of things from here, so thought I would share this place as I found it, last owned by an old gent who I think used to live inside the cottage at one point and then moved in with his children as old age crept in, he occasionally still visits and sweeps around the cottage, but unsure on the situation since vandals have been in. Kind of felt sorry for the old gent really as these are most likely his pride an joy or was. 1 2 3 4 7 8 14 16 Now a quick nose round this small cottage, sadly it was packed of magazines and broken furniture so just picked out some items laying about. 5 10 11 12 13 15 17 18 Cheers for looking everyone an more to come when I get round to it.
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