By The Urban Collective
Former Latvian Consulate Charnock Richard - Feb 2018
I'm posting this to save you a journey lol, plus I wanted to at least make some use of the time I spent there even if the photos aren't the greatest!
Pemberton farm was the former home of Howard J Pym Honorary Consul For Latvia and his family.
The property was renovated in 2005 and the Pym family lived here until 2007. Timber Latvia Ltd was registered at Pemberton farm incorporated in 2010 but later dissolved.
Since then the property has been on on the market for close to one million pounds, however,
it now lies in a state of utter destruction thanks to vandals and arsonists and almost nothing remains of its former glory.
Unfortunately, that is all the info I could gather on this place and I'm sure you'll agree from the pics it is a no-go,
however, we did find thousands of spent ammunition rounds so if you can then please let me know what you think they are.
Explored here a couple of weeks ago seems a bit destroyed now which is a shame bet it was a decent explore at one point.
A bit of history,
Royal Army Ordnance Corp (RAOC) Marchington, was built around 1957 and dealt with the supply and maintenance of weaponry and munitions and various other military equipment until 1993 when the Corp amalgamated with the Royal Logistics Corp. The site is now an industrial estate. It was also a Central Vehicle Depot during this time until the barracks closed in 1970, and the Territorial Army took over. Until it finally closed the site in the early 1980s. Marchington also housed the Armys fleet of Green Goddesses which came under the jurisdiction of the Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).The site is now an industrial estate. The Barracks lie bare and derelict and the married quaters have are all now private housing.
By Dubbed Navigator
As the title says
Thought of it when I found a load today of explores I did years ago.A quick commentry as to why would be good too.
I think this was my first trip to West Park. It had been started the night before in the neigthbouring park, progressed to dodging the PIRs and then the infamous MC hammer. Good times.
This is my first splore so please go easy. Any advice is more than welcome.R B Harrison's Shipyard. Its in NE England Based On The River Tyne.A shipyard was set up in Bill Quay around 1820. This was taken over by RB Harrison in the mid-century and the yard became a repair facility. It continued in this role until the 1980s
Many Thanks For Taking The Time to look at my very 1st splore.
Easter Weekend - myself, Silverainbow, HitGirl, Rich, Harry, Greg and Kevin.
The freezing temperatures, bitter wind and snow would not ruin a great day exploring Dover. These various sites have been done inside out by so many people, so I won't bore you with the history of them all, but their histories can all be easily found online.
We began the day early with Z Rocket at St Margaret's, complete with it's own Labrador guard dog. It was extremely dry down here, but a good start to the day. Moving on to North Entrance, the roof vent had been cleared of crap, creating a lovely bright light down into the tunnel. HitGirl had to be talked through the spiders in the tunnels between the water tanks here, but she braved it well. It was then time to head to Hospital Postern, a staircase, where a few artistic shots were taken with tea lights and wire wool. The climb back from here was slippery, and the polystyrene-like snow didn't help! A quick break for lunch, where Harry got well acquainted with a local pensioner, before heading to South Casemates. A nice explore, despite the graffiti, with lovely lighting. It was then time for... the pipe. A long, very small chalk cave system including an 8ft long, 40cm diameter porcelain pipe, which involved knee bashing, mound climbing, dust inhaling, body squashing, cramped crawling and a lot of laughs. North Casemates had suffered a lot less vandalism and damage, so the rooms were well worth the crawl. On the way back, I got one arm stuck down by my side, with no room to move it in front of me, meaning I had to crawl through with only one arm ahead of me, shortly followed by HitGirl almost losing her trousers. Leaving Casemates, a quick group shot was taken, before finally heading to the Grand Shaft and then to the train station for the ride home. Thanks to those that made it a great day, such a good bunch of people!
Only a few assorted photos of the places we visited, as I only have a point and shoot. Nonetheless, one or two okay shots. Enjoy!
1. Z Rocket
2. Lovely gates at Hospital Postern (excuse the flash)
3. Striking graffiti and rubbel at South Casemates
4. View out from South Casemates
5. North Casemates
6. Icicles at North Casemates
7. Huge concrete block backfill at North Casemates
8. View behind of HitGirl and Kevin emerging from the pipe into the chalk cave tunnels
9. View in front of the cramped tunnels (apologise again for the flash, no time to light paint)
10. Looking up at Grand Shaft
11.Lovely Dover sunset
12. Group shot