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  1. Had chance to visit this place with permission so living down the road i thought it was worth popping in. The Old Nick was the original police station in Gainsborough. It is an Italianate-style Grade II building at the junction of Spring Gardens and Cross Street - just above the vehicular access to Marshall's Yard. Back in 1859 land on this site was sold to build a Magistrates' Court and Police Station. These buildings served their purpose until 1972 when the new police station on Morton Terrace was built followed by the new Magistrates' Court on Church Street in 1978. The court room is now the main theatre, still can see the main structure but they were practising for a show so no great photos, again with the judges rest room, its the costume room. Down stairs though, pretty untouched are the cells, interview room, doctors room, check in desk and exercise yard. Few other bits and bobs to see, this is it really. If you close by and get the chance its worth it. Another local one im glad to get off the list anyways
  2. With Kind permission of Pontefract Town hall - Visited with Ant Background; The building was built in 1785 and was the first building ever to hold a secret ballot so is the birthplace of our modern elections. The building has many beautiful rooms one of which contains a monument to Lord Nelson. It has jail cells in it's basements the door to which can be seen on the outside of the building. The building was home to the towns police force and was the Police Station for the town over 150 years ago, when Pontefract Borough had one of the oldest established police forces in the Country. The cells were last used in the early 1960s, when the Court House in Pontefract was being renovated and the Courts were held in the Town Hall. Unfortunately the actual police station has been converted from a victorian style house of the law into a NPT desk for the WY police and so only the holidng cell and the older cells which are almost unrecognisable due to it being used as a coal store, are viewable to the public. As mentioned above the hall holds a little bit of fame, an original part of Nelsons collum showing Nelsons last moments at the battle of Trafalgar aboard the HMS Victory, which was brought to Pontefract via horse and cart in 6 pieces. Our guide Stan was kind enough to let us have a look around the Nelson room (Old court room); Thanks for looking
  3. History Palmerston North Police Station, originally one of four stations in the city, was completed in 1938 at a cost of £30,000, and operated up until 2005. The existing building was built on the site of the former wooden Victorian era police station and, in keeping up with modernist ideas and technologies sweeping across the county at the time, its design included seismic resistant concrete. Respectable structural engineers from California, Japan and New Zealand worked in partnership to implement and advance the use of reinforced concrete throughout its construction. The building is also based on a stripped classical style, which restricts the use of classical design elements (i.e. columns, decorations and pediments), and much of the exterior is plastered over to exhibit imitation stone joints. At the time, Palmerston North was considered to be an exemplary example of a modern police station in the southern hemisphere, and it attracted much attention from the Australian State Police who requested the site’s plans to assist in the construction of their own stations across the Tasman. It was reported that the police station stood to represent efficiency and subsequently a large number of cells, most equip with a toilet and some with a shower, were incorporated into the building’s design, alongside living quarters and other areas for staff. Interestingly, after the closure of the former Palmerston Police Station crime, between 2006-2010, rose significantly and the overall rate for the city was equal to the rest of New Zealand as a whole; although crime rates have dropped in more recent years. What began as nothing more than a small clearing in a forest, formerly occupied by indigenous Maori communities, the city of Palmerston North has risen to become one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand. Since the arrival of British and Scandinavian Europeans, the area has been entirely transformed and as the forests disappeared farmlands and cityscape began to appear. Our Version of Events Well folks, it happened, we finally found ourselves holed up in a police station, and an especially grim one at that. Three people or more to most cells, traditional plastic coated foam mattresses, one shared stainless steel toilet (with an incorporated sink on top), a shower if you’re lucky, graffiti from former inmates, and a peep hole for the guards to watch you taking a shit. As we arrived in the city police presence was tremendously high, and as we discovered the new police station is only a few hundred metres down the road. Nevertheless, we managed to amble on inside and the explore was excellent. Although it’s mostly stripped, many of the original features survive and you get a good feel for what it would be like being a ‘bad-guy’ in one of the old Robocop films. The graffiti inside the cells is incredible; a mixture of former gang members’, general ‘bad-guys’’ and Maori captives’ thoughts and feelings. There’s a certain sense of satisfaction to be had being able to see police officers walking outside the windows and watching them move about the street when you pop your head over the edge of the rooftop. Explored with Nillskill and Zort. 1: Palmerston North Police Station 2: Coat of arms 3: Old paperwork 4: Small cell 5: Large cell 6: Peep hole for the guards (opposite the toilet inside the cell) 7: Willy Mitford (research him, there's a good story) 8: Viva La Revolution 9: The other end of a larger cell 10: Stainless steel toilet and sink 11: Corridor to cells 12: Toilet roll and bar of soap (one for each cell, after that you're using your hand) 13: Fume cupboard 14: Examination/evidence sink 15: Steve Irwin 16: Booking room (looking down into the cell blocks) 17: Temporary holding cell 18: Booking room 19: Print room 20: Front of the station (the public side) 21: Map of Palmerston North (inside the chief's office) 22: Main reception (for the innocent folk) 23: Main reception and front door 24: Upstairs (staff area) 25: Staff bar 26: Palmerston North Main Street 27: The new police station 28: Behind the reception booth 29: A very large camera 30: Prisoner drop-off area
  4. UK Bury police HQ April 2015

    a recent visit with @woopashoopaa @Telf and @GRONK was a fun day out had by all of us.visited various locations so on to the police station after have a good look around and telf working out our way on site we spotted our entry point finally got in all was good headed streight upstairs was going well till we reached the ground floor and got busted. so not many pictures as i was more busy looking around and to be honest not really much to see a bit of history and pics.... The building has been empty since 2010, when the police force left Irwell Street for a new £16 million base in Castlecroft Street. A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “We recommend that the public do not enter condemned buildings and adhere to safety signs that are on these buildings. “We will arrest and detain anyone who is caught breaking and entering.â€
  5. This Hospitalcomplex was used as an hospital for the government and the secret Police (STASI) in the former GDR. I have no historical facts right now, will deliver them later.
  6. Aylesbury Former Police Station/CCTV Building/Free Parking – Sept 2014/Apr 2015 Recorded History –This site used for information -http://www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk/Document/Defaultcd79.pdf In October 1935 the new Aylesbury Police Station and constabulary headquarters along Aylesbury’s Exchange Street were opened by Sir Walter Carlile; who at the time was the Chairman of the Bucks Standing Joint Committee. During his opening speech, he said: ‘a high and well deserved tribute to the efficiency of the County police and said the problem Colonel T R P Warren, the Chief Constable, had tackled had been a stiff one but the work done spoke for itself.’ After Carlile’s ceremony the guests were able to witness the despatching of a message by the aid of the teleprinter from Sir Walter Carlile to all of Buckinghamshire’s Police Forces. He also stated that in no county in England did there exist a Police Force more united, more efficient, more happy and contented or more loyal to its best traditions. The total cost of the buildings came to £14,461 by Messrs Webster & Cannon the well-known and reputable Aylesbury based builders and at that time one of the largest in southern England. The design came from C H Riley, the County Architect who also designed the now derelict 1929 County Offices in Walton Street which sit behind the police station and compliment it very well. Recent History One of the buildings became the CCTV hub of Aylesbury and the other became part of the local probation system (I believe) and both became disused by 2008. The car park and ground space at the front was Aylesbury’s best kept free parking area from 2008-2012 and saved me and many other people many hundreds of pounds and also provided easy, central parking, sometimes even for a few days!!! The site was sold in 2012, the parking was closed off, and the site sat disused until early 2015 when after many attempts to save it, it was decided that the Police Station be demolished along with the Police House, Jail Cells and the rear wings of the neighbouring Council Offices, the right most building; the Constabulary, be kept in situ. A flat tarmac car park will go in place as part of the towns Waterside Development The Explore Well well well, here is one I have been waiting to do since I first started in urbex in 2009. It’s been in my hometown, right in the centre all these years now and the time finally came to do it. In September 2014 I seized the chance to explore the one side that will be remaining, when a couple of people involved in tidying up the externals allowed me to go inside and snap away. This building remains mothballed. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 The demo date of the fated Police Station side loomed even closer and with sometimes daily checks, I found no way in at all so decided to wait till the demo crew moved in; and one early morning in April 2015, I covered the side that is being demolished. They had worked very quickly on the inside and sadly not much was left, and I could find no way into the cells. I didn’t venture into their tightly sealed asbestos removal areas so I missed the cells… Or did I? #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 A return was on the cards, I just had to see the cells, so on a rushed visit of about 30 minutes, having promised I would be home for the roast dinner laid on one April Sunday afternoon I seized the chance and checked for any open doors. Slates removed from the roofs, most of the wood and fixtures all gone and no cell doors, but at least it’s all now in the bag. #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 It was nice to finally get that one in the bag, but it’s a shame it was too far gone when I arrived. More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157651973250242/
  7. An oldie from last year but not posted on OS History Closed in 2005 the site is a former Police Training facility and living quarters, it comprises of a main central block, together with a number of residential blocks all around and additional sports fields. In addition there is a range of buildings of varying ages to the rear of the main block, comprising of accommodation blocks, a boiler house, maintenance buildings, some classrooms, gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna room, snooker room, lecture rooms and a bar/club building. Pics Thanks for looking
  8. Tower Bridge Magistrates Court is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1906. The three storey building was designed by John Dixon Butler with a stone and brickwork exterior and an Edwardian Baroque style roof. The Court entrance is flanked by high socles supporting giant Ionic columns to the 1st and 2nd floors with the Royal coat of Arms above. There are 3 courtrooms, two are formal dark wood panelled traditional courtrooms and one is a late 1970's relatively modern courtroom. The court closed it's doors in June of last year and there are now plans for it to be turned into a hotel. I've had my eye on this for a good while, it has 24hr security inside the building and various people turn up to to work in the offices upstairs. With no obvious ways inside and with so much activity I was thinking of trying for a permission visit but just hadn't got around to it. Then something amazing happened when myself and Gabe walked past at 6am after a night of rooftopping and drinking. We rang the doorbell, security came to the door, barely even looked at us and just waved us straight in as though he was expecting us. We waltzed straight past him like we were meant to be there and disappeared through the first door we could see. We managed an hour sneaking around inside before a different security guy found us and asked us who we were. We gave him a load of cock and bull about how we were doing a photography project and our lecturer had arranged our visit. After checking his records he said we would have to come back another time when permission had been established, apparently the guy who opened the door for us was on his first shift and had assumed we were meant to be there. It was a hilarious adventure from start to finish, the only gutter was we didn't get to see Court No.1. Still, we saw the two other courts, found loads of cells downstairs, and ventured into part of the police station before we got rumbled. I took a few externals months ago before the hoarding went up.... Reception Area Court No. 2 Court No. 3 Heading for the cells Check-in Counter The Cells Taking the piss Our friendly but confused escort showing us the towards the door Sneaky last pic before we left, the door to Court No.1 on the far right, the one that got away..... [ Thanks for looking
  9. Hello, I was driving past here a couple of weeks ago and noticed the green hoarding, not knowing what was behind it I done some research. I found out it was Farnham Police Station. They closed it in around 2012 after announcing Police cuts. The place itself only has a couple of interesting rooms but never the less, its a Police Station. A few bits and bobs remained but nothing to exciting. A few law books and a box of needles! Farnham Police Station is situated in central Farnham, just to the south of the town centre, and opposite Gostrey Meadows recreation ground. It is s within the boundary of the defined town centre area and the Farnham Conservation Area. Surrey Police took the decision to sell Farnham Police Station as part of a wider estate restructuring and rationalisation programme. In February 2014 Churchill Retirement Living resubmitted a planning application to provide 50 sheltered/retirement living apartments following a Planning Inspector’s appeal decision in November 2013 dismissing an appeal for insufficient Affordable Housing provision.. Thank You!
  10. UK Police Academy 3 Aug 2014

    Went on a mini tour the other Saturday with a couple of none members and the first stop was here. It was the main Police training centre for South Wales, not sure when it closed but it seams a while now. I was told some photos were lifted and posted on a local online magazine and security might be tight, so we drove around by the main gate and the security office was locked down and we could not see anyone, we made our way to our parking spot and was soon in. Its a big place and we decided to go down the front and work back to the entry point. We started in what we think was the admin block and then found a freezer room, (I told my mate it was the morgue and he believed me ) from there we made our way around the main building which contains the swimming pool and other good places, we were checking of access as we went. My mate was up ahead and then I could hear him talking to someone, at first I thought it was another explorer but when I walked around the corner it was secco. To be honest, he was a nice guy, made no fuss and just asked what we were doing there and how we got in. He told us that since the article, the security was now in the main building with one there during the day doing hourly walks and two at night doing the same. We asked if we could have a look in the main building but he said he couldn't and took us to the main gate, let us out and it was a long walk back to the car. I took very few photos and to be honest wasn't going to bother to post! there's not may more but the rest can be found here https://www.flickr.com/photos/cunningplan/sets/72157646603570475/ The morgue And that's as far as we got sorry
  11. Severalls, a heads up.

    Hi guys, I haven't been on the forums much recently (been busy mostly with my new born, but some of it's laziness) but thought I would give you guys a heads up. We were at Sev's this morning for a silly o'clock start and after a 5-6 hour mooch about and on our way out we got busted by Michael accompanied by a Police Officer. Now we had a good chat with them both and they were friendly enough but it turns out the NHS has been getting pissed off with people getting in, so now it seems the cops will be called out every time security thinks they are in the building so they can run name checks (due to people using 'Mickey Mouse' names) and search anyone caught. So I was informed the NHS are looking to make an example of people going in. The Police let us go as they didn't see any reason to take it further their side however we were informed to expect a letter from the NHS with a possible civil prosecution. How I have been lucky enough enough not to get caught in 4 years but everyone's luck runs out some day, but getting accused of breaking and entering and tearing down the water towers palisade fence was a bit nerve racking when you know you haven't done anything wrong. I get the feeling the NHS are trying to pin anything which happens on the site to anyone caught. We will see what happens. This might be nothing to some of you but I though I would let people know that Sev's might not be the easy ride it has been regarding security any more, hats off to Michael though, he was very fair and very professional, and after a bit of a cat and mouse game I felt very good at his job. Anyway just a little shot from the day:
  12. Hi, I've made this movie about our trip to this location, and we managed to get in! (Without paying someone ) Please take a look at the movie of this beautiful location. Everything went fine, until the end, we almost got caught
  13. Excuse the pictures, not sure what I was at that day and also excuse any photo link issues as I can’t work out the new Flickr! Visited back in September with Northern_Ninja from 28. The police station is of a 60s/70s build and served the town of Rickmansworth till February 2011, when neighbourhood officers relocated to share space with Three Rivers District Council. In 2013 the site worth an estimated �2.8 Million sold to German discount store Lidl who plan to build a supermarket here. Rickmansworth is a town approximately 20 miles north of Central London and is located inside the M25. Seriously my pictures sucked on this one: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 More at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157643310024454
  14. I was going to title this post as Headquarters No. 6 Area Traffic Division Seabrook, but I thought it may be a bit of a let down when you looked But thats what it is, built in 1908 as station and garages for Headquarters No. 6 Area Traffic Division under Chief Inspector David Godden. Over the years after closing in the 60's as a police station it appears to have been a youth centre and canoe centre amongst other things. I and others had been trying this place for years but never getting there, unexpectedly a way was found so myself and a friend had a look. This is what we found, these are his pictures. I am having a backup misplacement issue lol I will find mine Unfortunately its now a hole in the ground and the site is being built on.
  15. No story about this mansion, all covered by the nature... http://www.flickr.com/photos/haileiselassie/sets/72157635980698983/ Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  16. CHEERS FOR LOOKIN IN
  17. Location: Rochester Police Station Date Visited: March 2008 Present Status: Derelict and Decaying Future Plans: Not certain, but probably demolition and housing Rochester police statiion was origenally built sometime in the 50's judging by it's style, and is surprisingly small inside for a major town police station, you can see how they really crammed people into the offices by the number of phone points and desks in each area. It was vacated in 2005/6 when a brand new state of the art police station was opened at Brompton, Gillingham covering the whole of the Medway towns from a single location. The buildings are in a bit of a state inside due to its location offering the opportunities to local youths to do their best at trashing the building. There was a lot of furnature and other items in the building when we visited, I understand these have now been removed, and the building is more-or-less a shell. The view from the top of the building is brillient, right across medway in all directions. It's pretty much the highest structure in the area. I expect it will be demolished and housing built on the land, as it's an ideal location for development. On with some photos. Thanks for looking Maniac.
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