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  1. History As far as history goes for this particular property, it is sparse as it is nothing more than a fairly modern residential building. One newspaper based in Barnsley reported that traffic came to a standstill as a result of a fire at the property on Rotherham Road. Two fire crews attended the scene and spent two-and-a-half hours extinguishing the blaze. A second source suggests that the fire was caused by a lit candle, and that a woman had a lucky escape. The woman concerned apparently suffered slight smoke inhalation but was otherwise in good health. The property itself is an average sized two-storey house. Its notable features include an indoor swimming pool and a spiral staircase. Our Version of Events Of all the places we could end up in, we ended up in Barnsley. After looking at the town hall and wandering around the town and its meat and fish market for half an hour it didn’t take long to run out of things to do, so we decided we might as well look for an explore. However, the best thing we could find, unfortunately, was an old burnt down house. We tried a couple of other spots beforehand but didn’t have much luck overall. The house on Rotherham Road is exactly what you might expect for a residential explore – mostly empty and damp. As noted above, though, it does feature an indoor swimming pool where you can try your hand at floating across on doors someone has thrown in. Needless to say, we weren’t very successful but it was certainly worth a quick go. The second bit of the building that’s worth a look at is the spiral staircase in what we think was the former living room. This room was the most photogenic part of the explore so we spent most of our time in here. Going up the staircase turned out to be a complete waste of time because this is where the fire was. There is very little left of the roof and most of the floorboards look rather fucked. Compared to the mansions and castles of Belgium and France, then, this explore is a big disappointment, but it does kill fifteen minutes if you happen to be passing and fancy a swim. Explored with Ford Mayhem. 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9:
  2. Road 66 - September 2015

    I rather skip the Permission visits normally but this one i couldn't resist A yard full of American rusting beauties. When the owner of this place bought it they decided to leave the cars in the yard. I'm not that good in outside shots but here is the result. Pictures : 001 : 002 : 003 : 004 : 005 : 006 : Ciaoo
  3. Lots Road power station (nicknamed the Chelsea Monster) was commissioned in 1905 to provide electricity for the Metropolitan District Railway, now known as the District line. It was originally coal fired and had four chimneys, but when it was converted to oil operation in the 1960's two of them were demolished. In the 1990's it was realised that re-equipping the power station would be necessary if generation of electricity was to continue, but instead it was decided to carry on running the station until the equipment's useful life expired. It shut down on the 21st of October, 2002, and since then all electricity for the London Underground has been supplied from the National Grid. All equipment has been removed and some demolition work has taken place in preparation for conversion into shops, restaurants and apartments. On 30 January 2006 the Secretary of State granted planning permission for the development. In 2007 the developer hoped to complete the scheme by 2013, it has since been delayed by the economic downturn. On 26 September 2013, developer Hutchison Whampoa Properties broke ground on the eight-acre site, rebranding it as "Chelsea Waterfront", with Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaking at the ceremony. The £1bn scheme will be "the biggest riverside development on the north bank [of the Thames] for over 100 years", and will create 706 homes. New planning and design details were conceived between 2010 and 2012. The construction for Phase One (100 apartments) is expected to be completed in 2015/16, and phase two, which includes the power station itself, in 2017/8. I did a rooftop nearby recently (see last pic) and kicked myself for not having bothered with this landmark power station yet, commonly referred to as Battersea's little sister (by me). This was a sole venture after a night in Earls Court with many beers having been consumed. I didn't fancy my chances of success much but it was a good time of day to give it a go and hey presto I was inside. Looking at previous reports not a lot has changed inside here in over 6 years but it still has a certain charm to it due to it's size and art deco design. Unfortunately there was no way I could get to the roof on my own so I may have to pop back with company. Also my pics are a bit drunk so I might return sober as well 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Thanks for looking
  4. 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
  5. Another cool little house.. Took a while to find this one as I kept driving past it.. Must have been something to do with the roadworks outside the house. 10 workmen all digging up the road, and myself and my mate decide to just waltz in past them with cameras on tripods. So called the Porn house as all the neighboring houses have no numbers (just names) and in every room there is a collection of vintage porn mags Thanks to Adam X, Zedstar and Ianovitch for pointing it out. Again another one with nothing to show online for the history, but did get the message from another explorer when they got busted that, the old lady that lived there died in the house and the land is going up fo sale soon and keep out please.
  6. 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 !
  7. Well finally onto our last explore of the night last night, myself, woody and two others went on to do this one, after a long day and night exploring this was 4th on our list for the day/night, been wanting too see this section for a long time so to finally see it made us more than happy and we all came out with a big smile on our faces, apart from the chalk grafitti its very nice down there and harldy any litter etc. bit wet in places but thats to be expected with all the rain we've had the last few months. i wont bore you with the info as theirs so much of it about and been posted before but heres a few pics i took and i hope they show just what a lovely place it is :-).
  8. Visited this place about three times back in 2010,Never have been happy with these pics but in my defence i was very very drunk most the time so they are what they are.. Fast forward 3 and a half years and i was back down here.Saw a report go up on this last year and after a while we went to pop the lid and have another look round,the lid refused to lift more than a few inches so after a couple of attempts and feeling a bit puzzled we left it . Recently pics have been appearing on Failbook so we assumed the alternative access point had been used! On getting in my first port of call was the far end to see why that cover wouldn't lift,Seems some BELLEND had tied rope under the cover and onto the ladder inside which would account for it not lifting,Ropes still on the floor and in one of my pics.. Brief info.. The cannon rd section lays in between the westcliff and the main section (train tunnel)..access into the main section is stopped by about a 25m long stretch of roof fall and at the westcliff end by a sewer pipe cutting it off and running into the westcliff section and up what would have been the ellington section now after a 30 odd foot crawl totally consuming the tunnel itself... visited with Spaceinvader,Obscurity,STeALtH and his missus.. pics in no real order Note the rope on floor which had been tied under the cover one of a chalk shaft.. Sorry about the fisheye overkill the wangle is bust and in shop
  9. A little bit of torrential rain put us off of our planned explore, luckily this little gem was the backup! really tidy little set of tunnels including the bits cut with the new tunnel boring machine, strange to go into a set and not see a load of chalk graf but kinda nice History here: http://www.subterraneanhistory.co.uk/2007/02/winchelsea-caves-dover.html those chairs, even thou i knew they were there still caused a fright, i smashed my head on the ceiling one whilst doing the silohette on the last shot
  10. I love this place, Explored it back in 2010 and when I heard it was open again I had to go back, Bit of History for those of you that dont know; Crete Road / Silver Springs Reservoir, Construction work was completed on July 1866, It was alleged to have supplied the Silver Springs Soft Drinks Company with water although some other History that I have read seems to contradict this, There are two tanks, Each approx 88ft long and lined with cement, They are Interconnected by arch ways, So so Pics Left Hand Side Right Hand Side Overflow Pipe and Rungs down in to the Right Chamber from Overhead Bit of Arty And Finally Thanks for taking the time to check out my Pics
  11. Built in the chalk for the citizens of Portsmouth in the event of an air-raid during WWII, it's easily the best air-raid shelter i've visited, a true time capsule of which i can't convey the feelings that were stirred inside or how oppressive it might have felt back in the day. But armed with a compact i visited in 2010, so excuse the quality of my pictures because i realise they don't compare to many but i thought i'd share nonetheless. The 30,000 square ft tunnel system could officially hold 2,535 people, although this was doubled in times of need. This is one of the generator rooms, the concrete plinth would have housed a generator, although only the fixing bolts remain. The scrapman didn't take all of the bunk beds which would've lined many areas of the complex. Lot's of signage inside to direct the citizens it served, here is two examples. One of the lavatories within the shelter. Two mopeds are rusting within, one is a Bianchi, who now produce some of the best bicycles in the world. I doubt this notice will last another 70 years. One of the escape shafts, i went up but it is sealed, no sign of it on the surface either. ... and that will donkey do, hope you enjoyed!
  12. UK Kent Road Trip Jan 2012

    Some landscapes near abandoned train stations, abandoned boats, abandoned houses (with nothing in them) and a poser on a boat
  13. Crete Road Reservoir was Constructed in 1866, completed late July Its sole purpose was to supply water to the Silver Spring Soft Drinks Factory, Visited with Space Invader On with some pics And now for a bit of self indulgednce And one from "Up Top" Also Visited The Hills pipeline tunnel whilst we were there, Some pics from this also Space Invader kind of got featured in this one Thanks for taking the time to check out my pics
  14. Visited with Space Invader, Wevsky, Obscurity, Nelly and Skeleton Key I see that Nelly has already done a top report and pretty much covered the history but heres a little more; The history of the Connaught Tunnel dates back to 1878. It allowed the railway to be diverted under the Connaught Passage, a water link which connected the Victoria and Albert Docks, it is around 550 metres long and runs between Royal Victoria Dock and Royal Albert Dock close to London City Airport. On with my Pics Great little explore, would recommend highly !
  15. Explored with Skeleton Key, Wevsky, Space Invader, Obscurity and Silver Rainbow Connaught Road Station and Tunnel opened on 3rd August 1880 I don't have a date for this map, bit somebody may be able to date it from the Pontoon Docks which are no longer there. On the 7th September 1940 the line was severely damaged during a German air raid. The line was repaired for the storage of wagons but the passenger service was never reinstated. The line was abandoned under Section 29 of the Port of London Act 1950. It was used for wagon storage at least until the mid 1960's. Nothing remained of the station by the mid 1950's. Connaught Station is the building just off to the right and the larger building to the very left is the Connaught Tavern (now the Fox at Connaught). The arches leading to the entrance to the tunnel can be seen to the right. This is from the same spot today, only the Fox at Connaught pub links the two photos. This is the route of the tunnel today cutting underneath to the West of the runway at London City Airport and follows under the link that cuts the Royal Victoria and Royal Albert docks. The Fox at Connaught pub is the brown building at the 7 o'clock position to the roundabout. (Sorry for the wiggly lines, my hand is as steady as Oliver Reeds) These ventilation shafts can be seen at the 5 and 11 o'clock position on the aerial map either side of where the road cuts through the docks. We found a sort of trolley on the track and attempted to ride it, mass disappointment followed when we realised that it had to be coupled with another towing train to release the braking system!!! Out the other end.... What a day!! Met four explorers for the first time. On the roof of Millenium Mills by 7am, followed by my first tunnel and then the Royal Mail sorting office at Stratford From left to right. Wevsky, Me!!!, Silver Rainbow, Skeleton Key, Obscurity and Space Invader
  16. UK road trip bonus material....mansion 2011

    well r lass was driving so off to dodge hill as she had not been inside before, after we headed for other quarrys on our big to do list and came across this real nice house.....shame it had suffered a fire, hope they got out alright ! hope you liked the tour next stop a steam crane !...
  17. The bunker along Road Of Remembrance in Folkestone is believed to have been a WW2 naval communication facility. It originally had two entrances several rooms and toilets, with a ventilation room above the complex. You can still see the remains of several WW2 posters on the walls of this place. There may be plans to renovate this bunker and open it to the public as part of the plans for marking the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities in WW1 which takes place in 2014. More information here http://www.grand-uk.com/Step%20Short.html There's also a rather nice map of the place here. http://www.grand-uk.com/Step%20Short%20Files/Step%20Short%20Bunker%20map.pdf Looking back towards the main entrance Looking back towards the second entrance Few nice features left. Remains of posters It's definitely one of the best condition WWII bunkers I've been in. Thanks for looking! Maniac.
  18. These photos are from part of the survey we have been asked to carry out on behalf of shepway district council This is situated along road of remembrance in Folkestone and was used as a WW2 naval communication Bunker, a sign inside called it 'R.N.O' (this is no longer there). It originally had two entrances,the first leads into toilets and the second leads down a flight of stairs into the bunker consisting of several large rooms. This place is in a good clean condition. so anyway...on with the pictures.
  19. Myself and my bro, littlewide decided to have a look at the Road of Remembrance Bunker, I have passed this many times but never entered anything other that the ventilation room which is easy to enter. The main bunker is a little harder and involves some careful foot placement. I don/t know a lot about this place other than it was a Navel communication's centre. Overall its condition is very good, most of the vents remain in situ, with a fair amount of original woodwork and the remains of ww2 posters still on the walls in places. It consists of 4 main rooms connected by corridors a few toilets and other small rooms. Sorry about the pics, I must get a new camera.
  20. Moley PM'd me asking for this to be posted privately, so here it is even if he can't see it
  21. found these on my trip out with solar p these are the 18th Century Caves on Military Road just down from the car park theres about 3 different ones.
  22. Visited this place a few months ago but did not descend into the 2 chambers as I was by myself, felt a little braver this morning so went back for another look. Unfortunately I did not take my box brownie this time as I forgot to pick it up when I left, the pics below are from my first visit but only show the entrance tunnel and a few shots down into it. Went in this time, what a great little place, no chav damage and in really good nick. It was originally built to supply water to the Silversprings factory. Entrance Tunnel leading in Looking back at entrance Across the top of the 2 chambers Looking down One of the 3 vents above
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