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UK Pitchford Hall - Shrewsbury - July 2015

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This place has been done a lot lately so I will spare you with the history.

Firstly I must say hats off to Lenston, he helped massively with this so thanks mate :thumb

As you all know, my explores are never dull haha. Something always happens, this was no exception. Visited with Hamtagger :D

We set off early, a 2.5 hour trip led us to where we needed to be, parked the car up, got our stuff and set off. The first stream we came to we had to get over, after the rain we had Friday night, the water was a little deeper than expected but we made it across no worries. Next up, we had to cross the river, over a wier though so not deep at all. Sadly, not low enough for me to run or walk across without getting drenched so off came the socks and trainers and I literally paddled across. Had been there literally 5 minutes when I had to change in to my shorts due to the heat, while HT had his big boots and combats on and dressed all in black there was me in a nice little vest and shorts :D Not good for stinging nettles though... but really good if you have Hamtagger battling through them first, thank you :thumb

Now, we spent 4 hours trying to find access, it was a mission. Anyone who has visited will know that 4 hours trying to get in this place we would have covered everything. Sadly, the place had been locked down in the last week. Not a good start, we weren't ones to give up until we had literally exceeded every angle. HT made it down over a 15ft wall and thankfully got me in. Not an easy task.

We had a great explore, checked out everything we wanted to see and was really amazed by the place. I am quite in to the history of some of the places I visit so I felt quite privileged to be in the rooms where Queen Victoria once sat or slept. It is by far one of the best explores I have had the pleasure of doing.

All in all we spent nearly 8 hours there, sadly the treehouse is now locked too. That was one part I really wanted to see but never mind. There has been signs put up now saying Private property keep out and also Police dog training signs.

We were literally in the last room when HT came in to say there was a man coming towards the place, so we shut the door and hid in a corner. He walked in and was quite aggressive when he saw us. We just stayed calm and let him speak. He told us that someone had visited recently who he had caught, who ever it was told him that he had been told it was literally a walk in. He was fed up of people coming in so it had to be sealed. This guy had been out Friday buying padlocks and yale locks for all of the doors and the only reason he wasn't there when we went was because he was out buying more. He told us the guys were 'bloody urban explorers' so we told him we had been for a walk and suddenly came across this place and decided to take some pics. He asked for our names for the police as he said the police were down there Friday but in the end he just told us to go. He was OK in the end. We weren't rude, just polite and I think he could see we meant no harm. I am not sure if he got some grief from who he caught. He also mentioned he had seen Pitchford Hall on an Urbex site earlier that day. The day ended well though and we were so glad after waiting so long to visit we did actually manage to get in to see it. I would say this is going to be completely sealed by the time you read this, which is a shame but that's how it goes.

OK, on with the pics. Tried to give something a little different but it's hard when its so bloody beautiful!

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17 - Erm, we found some props.... what a good looking fella I have ;)

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18 - Royal Doulton Bath..

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21 - I hate pink, but I loved this room!

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22 - The clock mechanism

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23 - A little bit of history..

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Some cool pics there and glad you guys got to have a mooch about even if it didn't go exactly as planned :) Its a stunning building for sure.

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Can't actually choose a favourite from these to be honest, was a great day, really fucking enjoyed it even after the almost "walk away" (saying no more :D)

17's a belter :D

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Can't actually choose a favourite from these to be honest, was a great day, really fucking enjoyed it even after the almost "walk away" (saying no more :D)

17's a belter :D

Oh, the moment that you actually wanted to walk away from the place... well after 4 hours trying to gain entry most would have done as well ;) And thank you, 17 is my fave :D

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Lovely place, & a set of photos to match :)

HT in Deirdre Barlow glasses aside the plumbing & plug socket porn shot is doing it for me :D

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Great set of photos there looks like you lads had a good time there. And glad you made it in. I really enjoyed my visit also. Did you find the hidden door in the wood panneling.

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