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Hi guys, just thought I'd post in here to say hi. I'm from Maidstone, Kent and have been interested in Urbex for a while, but never really looked into it seriously. Recently I've started looking into places around Kent (and i've found some good locations!) and I shall be going on these 'trips' soon. Meanwhile I have a few previous adventures that i'll share with you guys soon.

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Hi guys, just thought I'd post in here to say hi. I'm from Maidstone, Kent and have been interested in Urbex for a while, but never really looked into it seriously. Recently I've started looking into places around Kent (and i've found some good locations!) and I shall be going on these 'trips' soon. Meanwhile I have a few previous adventures that i'll share with you guys soon.

Hi there and welcome to the forum. :-)

There's a fair few of us from Kent on here, me included so get some of your photos up and get involved. :-)


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Yeah I've started seeing quite a few people from around Kent, which is a good thing! I've gathered about five places that I will upload later. :)

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Hello mate and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to those reports and good to see you making the leap and getting involved :)

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Aye it's like a big group hug here from time to time lol :D

Plenty around your neck of the woods as said by maniac, looking forward to seeing what you come up with :)

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