Visited the ship in north wales with woopashoopaa vulex and Telf great looking ship with some good graffitti. Lots of barbed wire and fences around the ship but managed to get to the ship but then we heard " your not supposed to be here" by the secca guy coming from his cabin. Did manage to get some pictures was a nice leisurely look around and nice scenery to be had.on with my history and pics....
On August 10th, 1979, a former Sealink passenger ferry called The Duke of Lancaster" was beached at Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales with the intention of turning it into a floating leisure and retail complex called The Fun Ship but the project never achieved it's full potential due to many long running legal disputes with the local council.
Make no bones about it, until it was converted into a car ferry she was one of the finest vessels afloat at the time. The first class quarters in the late fifties and early sixties were the best around, silver service restaurants, state rooms and luxurious cabins. In fact, the facilities and the accommodation on board Lancaster were so good she was frequently taken out of her usual ferry service and used as a cruise liner with frequent annual cruises around Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
By Lucky Pants
Lancaster moor Asylum (formerly known as The County Lunatic Asylum) May 2013
During the nineteenth century Lancaster became a Center for the treatment of mental
illness, in 1809 it was decided that the proposed County Lunatic Asylum would be built at Lancaster.
Lancaster Moor Asylum was LancashireÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first County Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1816,
extended in 1824 and annexe completed in 1882, and by 1891 it accommodated 1833 patients
but could hold up to 2400, the building occupies a site comprising an area of about 41 acres.
The renovation is well on its way with huge piles of rubble piled outside of the main block and
new windows being fitted almost throughout but still well worth a look .
Nice relaxed explore with Mars Lander after the security dodging of the amusement park.
Thanks for looking, always a pleasure .
Well this was actually the backup plan, after our failed revisit to Lancaster Moor. I had seen previous reports and thought it looked a nice little place, so off we went!
Explored with TeeJF and Zero81, great company
The History on this place is a little hard to come by, but a large part of the site was designed by W A Deighton in 1901. Deighton was a well-known brewery architect who was also responsible for the Grade II-listed Cook Street Brewery in Salford.
Mitchell's were established in 1865.
Mitchell's of Lancaster is a well established family owned pub and hotel company, operating seven individual, quality hotels and 55 traditional inns in North Lancashire and Cumbria.
Established for over 140 years, the company was founded by William Mitchell and is now run by the founder's great-great-grandchildren. The story goes that a chance meeting with a friend provided the money William needed to build his own brewery. Once the brewery was built, William went on to build a number of large hotels and inns, strategically sited within the Lancaster and Morecambe area. The company no longer brews its own beer, but maintains the family traditions of running good quality establishments offering an excellent range of cask ales, fine wines and home-cooked food in comfortable surroundings.
Well on with the show
Well thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed
Absolutely loved this place... a fantastic explore around a stunning old asylum which was subsequently partly converted into a hospital with large wards and a theatre before closure in the 1990's.
Lots of cracking original features left, a never ending complex of chav free peely paint paradise and a I found an in date packet of Space Raiders!
No better way to spend a glorious sunny Sunday morning than in the company of Skankypants, Shush, Mr Toby, Hitgirl, Richard and Auntie Pam, a bloody splendid group of thoroughly excellent people... doesn't get much better
I managed to get a cracking scrape on my head as you can see in the last picture from the beautiful chrome door on a bed pan poo suction machine... it even had a log on board... so there's a story to tell my kids.
All pics taken with a rinky dink OMD EM5 and 17mm.... cheers for looking!
I know I know.... sex on a fucking stick Nice scrape on my head from the poo pan cleaner door :-(