Jumanji - a Manor with a litte special part...
Jumanji 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Jumanji 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Yes i hear you cry another cdc report..it's been hit a fair bit i know but as we had just left the pre metro we thought as we where in the area that we would pop in.Weather was bleak not an easy task trying to expose anything properly in that light but ive cobbled a few together that weren't that bad!!
Visited with Obscurity,Spaceinvader and Urbanginer
That was out 15 hour flying visit to BE..home in time for tea!!
Some of you who speak to me on Fb or chatbox may have sussed i recently got a passport and also have been learning to abseil...This is the reason ive been doing the abseiling,saw this first several years or more ago and thought ive got no chance of ever seeing this!How times change..So all passported and roped up Myself SpaceInvader,Urbanginger and Obscurity set out to have a crack at this..
The shaft pics i would have liked to have done better but due to heavy rain on the way in and back out i wasnt risking the camera for a better shot!Big thanks to Si for the helping hand at the top dragging my knackered body over the final push!!
On with some pics,i seem to have got some lense flair going on so a return is in order.
Was very cold wet yet most enjoyable evening...
Just up the road from the picturesque Dobbs Weir is an overgrown plot of land that I have been driving past for months.
Behind the brambles is a what looks like a very large collapsing shed, every time I turn my head at it and wonder if there is anything of interest in it.
Had it been bigger and made of brick then I would have been in like a shot, but this? Is it going to be worth the trek and the scratches??
It turns out that its called 'Picardy', probably named after the province in Northern France famed for The Battle of the Somme, so I did my normal research and came up with a very sad news paper article about the place
It would appear that there was a caravan type mobile home in the garden of Picardy, it's not clear whether anybody still lived in the house itself at the time, but going by the dates on some of the stuff inside then I would guess that the house was in such a poor state of repair that it was abandoned and the caravan in the garden became the new home.
The caravan base is just visible through the sea of stinging nettles
In September 2010 a planning application for 4 detached houses was rejected by Epping Forest Council
So, it on with the photos and I'll let you see what you make of the place
Thanks for looking