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Ive been dying to get in here for ages, Ive heard so much about the place, seen so many pictures and read so much history, I thought Id never get the opportunity so when I heard that EH were doing tours I though Id dip into my pocket and "Go See", History more than covered by Fortknox and Frosty in their bloody marvelous report ,http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1925&p=13950&hilit=Dumpy#p13950 , my pics dont do it justice I hate using flash specially when Im surround by 24 other people, so here goes
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I battled with myself about whether to post this report or not.
It's like a opening a packet of Revels and coming across the coffee one, it looks great on the outside, very nice, but inside Urrrgh!!!
The Babies Castle was officially opened on 9th August 1886 this institution was for the reception of babies. In 1908 Babies Castle became a mixed home for children under eight years of age. It was particularly used for babies and young children who, owing to their physical condition, were not suited for boarding out.
Babies Castle closed, in 1965 and was re-named, appropriately enough, 'Hawkhurst Castle', after the nearby village of the same name and operated as a private nursing home for the elderly.
In 2006 planning Consent was granted for Babies Castle for conversion to provide a total of 11 residential units
Thanks for sticking with it!!!
Right a trip out for a lookat some of dovers good stuff ended up with this result..The lowest area of dover castle tunnels apart from the alleged Foundation level which to be honest no one seems sure of existance,there is withing the esplanades a passage very well locked that may prove or disprove this "rumour"...any how ..visited with Fortknox0 and frosty and a big thanks to all involved in the trip..right athol,trevenian caves and guilford tunnel..Very good explore loved it infact!!Right spent several hours in and around the tunnels .This is what i managed to get!
On with the pics
Right thats me quite enjoyable night..a late one but wellworth it...
By TheBaronof Scotland
One I`ve done 3 times in 2012 so heres a compilation
This is the place where I popped my urbex cherry
I`m partial to HDR and I`ve noticed going back over my early stuff its a bit neon so apols, I`ve toned the saturation down a bit these days
By TheBaronof Scotland
firstly I make no apology for the size of this thread or the order of the pics, its been a 3 day battle of processing
Visited with Project Mayhem, Lowri and non member Diane
Well, what a crazy 30+ hours this turned out to be.
Left central englandshire at 4pm, only to realise that 1 member didnt have their passport !! so a quick detour to wales (guess who) and we were back on track, straight into an accident on the motorway, so after 90 mins of traveling approx 100 meters we were off again.................. I had built in about 2-3 hours buffer "just incase"...... this would be close.
Uneventful drive to the chunnel, until we heard of "problems" at the chunnel........ wtf !!! the curse was hanging over us !!
5 hours delay !! we wouldnt make it !! wtf !!!
Drive in and ask random bloke trying to sort out all the cars, and he said "just head to the trains, we`ve given up trying to sort an order out"
45 mins later we are on a train, 2 hours drive over the other side and a cheeky 2hours sleep in a service station.
Alarms go off and we are off again, met our contact and the rest is history...............