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    Great Britain Brogyntyn Hall (House of Tears), Shropshire - Oct 15

    How can I add a video to this post so it shows it on here and not just the link, Ive tried link but its not working. And ive not got the add video on the button at the top??
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    Uniqema Chemical Works, Bromborough - November 2015

    This was the second stop of out Sunday trip. I have to say I do love a good bit of industrial filth. History - Originally owned by Price's Patent Candle Company. In 1853, Palm oil was brought into Liverpool and so the company needed a site to use the palm oil closer to Liverpool than taking...
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    Cornist Hall, Flint - November 2015

    This was the last stop on our trip on Sunday, was a little bit of a let down. History - Cornist Hall, built sometime in the early 1700s, is a former luxury mansion located in the town of Flint, Wales. It is a Jacobethan style brick and stone structure; although this term was not coined until...
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    Lostock Power Station - Northwich - Nov 15

    This was the first visit of 3 yesterday, we may have got here a little early as it was pitch black and had to wait around for an hour or so for the sun to come up. History - Bowman Thompson & Company originally owned the site but was sold in 1900 to Brunner Mond whom with a seven year...
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    Blue Lagoon (visit 2015)

    Love the 1st 3 shots, would love to try somewhere like this myself but not had the chance to yet
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    Winstanley Hall, Winstanley - March 15

    This is first time out with my camera Nikon D5200 and first time doing any Urbex at all. Went out with two mates and big thanks for them for letting me tag along on this trip and a few more that ill post at some point. We tried one place first but couldn't get access. History The hall was...
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    John Rylands Cotton Mill, Wigan - March 15

    We came across this looking for some underground stuff and was a nice little find. Since we went I have seen in the news that parts of it have been set on fire and unsafe. History.. In 1819, Rylands & Sons were established with their seat of operations being in Wigan. John, the youngest...
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    Corah & Sons, Leicester - April 15

    Random quick visit to this place, didn't get in much of it but a nice little visit. History - Corah & Sons was a former hosiery and textiles business, founded by Nathaniel Corah in 1824. St Margaret's works opened in 1865 - 66 and closed in the 1990s. Today parts of the factory are still...
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    Frank Whittles Factory, Whetstone - April 15

    After a nice long drive we finally found this place. History - The factory itself was owned by Sir Frank Whittle, who was born on the 1st of June 1907 and died in august 9 1996. he was a royal air force officer who was accredited for single handily inventing the turbojet engine, although the...
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    Empire Theatre, Burnley - April 15

    We had a few failed places but then got in this place. Nice place but smelt a bit. History - Originally called the Empire Theatre of Varieties, this theatre opened in Burnley in 1894 with capacity to seat 1935 people. Funded by the Directors of the Victoria Opera House Limited. In 1995 the...
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    Brierfield Mills - May 15

    I got invited to this visit of someone I got chatting to on FB and was a nice place to look round to see how it it and what they are trying to turn it in to. HISTORY - Brierfield Mills stands on the east bank of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It was established before 1844 as a steam-powered...
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    Sheffield Court House, Sheffield - May 15

    This was the first stop when we spent the day around Sheffield, 5 tried 5 entered. History - Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market. The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a...
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    Loxley Chapel, Sheffield - May 15

    This was our last spot on our day in Sheffield and for myself love places like this but wasnt that much in there History - Loxley Chapel was built in 1787 by the Rev Benjamin Greaves who was the curate of Bradfield, along with a few friends. The chapel closed in 1993 after the parish had...
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    Record Ridgeway, Sheffield - May 15

    We came across this after some old dears on a different site pointed us towards it. Empty but some nice art work. History - The works on Shepherd Street were founded by William Ridgeway in the 1930s. William Ridgeway merged first of all with Record Tools in 1974. Record were another Sheffield...
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