I had a few days off last month so decided to go to Dyson.
As you can see it was quite foggy which made the whole thing feel pretty creepy, solo explore as well. lotta fun.
I will be doing a revisit at some point and hopefully with a drone
The building, in Sheffield, closed its doors in 2006 and since then the gutted remains have been left to rust.
The Dyson Group, founded by John Dyson, opened their first factory in Sheffield in 1834 at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, before later moving to this site.
Using new software to edit videos so should be a big improvement in quality!
After having been offline for months, it was time to work on some pics again.
Yeah, cool… 1 set down.
500+ to go….
In 1913 this rather pretty brick church was build.
Back in the day it belonged to Russia or Ukraine, not sure.
After the 2nd WW, it was given back to Poland and wasn't used as a church after that time.
Until 1990 it served it’s purpose as storage space/warehouse and was abandoned after that time, in desperate need for repair.
Even though there’s nothing left inside, it was still a nice place to spent an hour and take some snaps.
The murals are in exceptional condition, considering it’s been left to rot for many years.
Hopefully one day it’ll be restored to its full glory, although I doubt it ever will be.
So on with the shots;
Thanks for looking...
The Royalty Cinema, Birmingham - Jan 2017
So yet again, a very slight backlog going on here but nowhere near as bad as before! Mookster, two Newbie explorers (friends of mine) and myself visited The Royalty in Birmingham on the start of a big road trip of the midlands.
I had wanted to do this one for quite some time, so I made it the main spot for the day. We arrived around 7am, but it was far too dark, so off to a greasy spoon we went till it got a bit lighter!
This is a bit of a funny one really as it used to be occupied by a Hand Car Wash who used the old car park, and access was allegedly through various different ways. I once rocked up outside about two years ago, but never actually explored it then so it was good to finally see it!
The Royalty was opened on 20th October 1930 with Maurice Chevalier's "The Love Parade".The cinema was built for and operated by the local independent Selly Oak Pictures Ltd.
Eventually the site was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain in March 1935. The site was closed by ABC on the 2nd November 1963 with Cliff Robertson in "P.T.109".
It was later converted into an Alpha Bingo Club (operated by ABC) and later a Mecca Bingo Club. By 2010 it was operated as a Gala Bingo Club which closed around 2012. In the summer of 2011, the Royalty Cinema was designated a Grade II Listed building by English Heritage.
in 2012, police raided the site when a large scale weed farm was found in the attic.
In 2017 the site stands derelict but there is hope on the horizon with local rumours of it reopening as a cinema.
What a beauty she is as well.
Situated on a main road from England into Wales this place shut down back in 2012 when a number of the restaurants were closed, it's been empty ever since. Seemingly well secured I never investigated until I passed early this year and noticed the front door was wide open. Being recently shut it was in relatively good nick, but the back door had in fact been knocked in some time ago. I didn't stay too long as it's quite open but took the time to get as many snaps as I dared. I'm glad I did, a couple of weeks after the doors and windows were sealed shut and boarded up. Thanks for looking.
I've driven past this place many times but only recently realised it was empty as I passed it on a day out to explore, I know nothing of its history but deduce it's been empty around 5 years according to magazines found inside. It's situated in Mid Wales on a main road and the gardens are quite overgrown, thankfully this time of year the greenery is manageable! All doors were closed but thankfully one of them wasn't locked.
There is also an outbuilding next door which I didn't have time to check out properly to see if there was access, next time maybe. Thanks for looking.