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    • By Maniac
      This place has intrigued me since I saw it about 4 or 5 years ago, but I had no idea it was derelict until about a year ago - from a distance it looks like it's still in use as it's not in that bad shape.
      I'm not sure if this was a control tower of some sort, or merely an observation platform. It's next to folkestone harbour, and yellow pages dating would put it's closure at around 2003/4.
      Unfortunitely I didn't get many photos - I was somewhat limited photography wise as we couldn't use torches being surrounded by glass in direct line of sight of the the harbour entrance, but I thought I'd stick them up anyway. We did venture into the lower levels of the tower, but I couldn't photograph anything down there - it was too dark - there wasn't much left to see anyway, kitchen, staff room and offices.
      This is what it looks like on the outside

      This is what it looks like at the top on the inside


      And the view out of a couple of the very dirty windows at the top


      Apologies for the photos, but I thought it was interesting enough to warrant a post.
      Maniac.
    • By (76)
      These are my first pictures on OS, quite late as I seem to have been really busy lately!
      This was good wander on a Bank Holiday weekend recently. This 22-storey building known as St George's House is being converted to flats after Swiss cereal peddlers Nestle moved out last September.


      After going up all those stairs , this was the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer. In hindsight, we should have brought a barbecue



      ...and now for the long way down...


      The previously posh reception area has been turned into a base for the demo crew.




      Adios

    • By Vief
      Former water tower. Don't know much about this place, but it was cool to visit something different.
      Didn't made it to the top, too lazy . When we just finished this place, security came along, luckily they didn't caught us.
       
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    • By Gromr123
      Tower brick and tile company is a lovely little explore tucked away in the small village of Selborne. It's very isolated, with interruptions only from the occasional passing car and the swarming birds in the field opposite. 
       
      The History
      The Brick and Tiles company have been producing hand made bricks at this site since 1872, with production finally ceasing on the 6th of November 2009 when the company went into administration.
      Since then there have been attempts to breathe life back into the brickworks, however all unsuccessfully. 
      There were plans to turn the factory into a clean eco-friendly factory by using a anaerobic digester in order to generate the gas required to power the site.
      Unfortunately plans for this were refused in August of 2009. (Waste-to-energy plans at Selborne brickworks refused - BBC News)

      The Explore
      After attending a wedding, nothing was better to break up the niceties of suits, dresses and canapes then getting mucky and dusty on an good explore half way into the long drive home (It was pretty much on route anyway!).
      The weather was cloudy and slightly foggy, but it wasn't raining and it wasn't freezing so we had no complaints. 
      Overall a pretty chilled explore with a surprising amount of equipment and machinery left and intact. As described by Mookster, this is very much a mini Clockhouse Brickworks, although getting in was far far easier.
      It's a shame we rushed round here a bit, as it's one of those places you could happy spend a few hours exploring. A small factory brimming with character and interesting relics of its former years. 
       
       
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      The Kiln

       

       

       

       

       

      In here is the most impressive porn room I've seen so far. 
       

       

       

       

       

      A big poster of how it used to look in its former days I assume?
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      One of a few Drying ovens.
       


      Looks like a big chemical drum leaked onto the ground. Not sure exactly what it was, but I didn't really want to find out.
       

       

       

       

       

       

      I'm not really sure, but this looks like it could be a press used for forming the bricks/tiles.
       



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