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  1. BikinGlynn

    Great Britain Murray Asylum - May 21

    ] I think I first saw a report from this place in 19& knew it was somewhere I wanted to see, the problem with it its just so damn far away! But a recent chance of an absolute epic weekend up North with my non member exploring partner & it was a must see. It appears we were just in time too...
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    Great Britain Littlewoods Bunker - Jan 20

    Stolen from Subrit Where there was space on a factory building site, an external shelter was likely to be the favoured solution, reducing the likelihood of the staff air raid shelter being crushed by the building above collapsing on it or the escape route being blocked by post-impact debris. At...
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    Great Britain Harold ROC Post - May 18

    Harold ROC post is a ROC post, the same as some 1750 other originally constructed across the UK If you have been asleep for the last 20yr this explains all. ROC (Royal Observor Corp) Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps'...
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    Great Britain Reven Hotel Droitwich - Dec 20

    The Raven hotel is grade 2 listed & is described as Part late C16 timber frame and plaster, 2 storeys and attics. 4 late C18 windows, above and below. Late C18 moulded wood pediment over altered porch with later. A decision was taken on Friday, May 7 2010 to move all business from the historic...
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    Great Britain St Johns Asylum - March 20

    formerly, the Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum was built in 1852 and enlarged on several subsequent occasions. It was originally established jointly by Lindsey, Kesteven, Holland, Lincoln, Grimsby and Stamford, and managed by a Board of Visitors appointed by the contributing...
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    Great Britain Lion Brickworks - Apr 21

    History taken from the encyclopaedia of @HughieD The site lies just North of Scalford in Leicestershire, next to a bridge on the minerals rail line (a.k.a the iron-works line). Lion Brick-works opened in 1875. The nearby railway line provided links to the local quarries. One legacy of the brick...
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    Great Britain Charlottes house - March 19

    Been done a fair bit I know but this was a rather nice residential a few years back. As usual its gone downhill quicker than a fat man on a sledge but this is often the case. The history is vague on this place or the neighbouring property which is little more than a shell, but Im pretty sure the...
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    Great Britain Stoke Edith Hall - Dec 19

    From the info I can find the main building here is the remains of a once grand hall. The present 17th century quadrangular mansion was preceded by a multi-gabled, Elizabethan home. Set within gardens, it was destroyed by fire in 1927 Stoke Edith was the principal manor of Sir Henry Lingen...
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    Great Britain Talgarth Asylum - May 21

    "Dont bother going Talgarth its completely trashed" they say! Got a point really Im about 10yr late on this one but my God its still photogenic & I dont believe its been done for a while so heres my recent visit. Taking a discrete way in meant we had no angry encounters & spent a leisurely...
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    Great Britain Collyweston Bomb Store - 17-21

    To say Iv been here a few times is an understatement, I even have an exclusive pass to the surrounding nature reserve. its an easy explore & despite being told to leave a few times its become a bit of a holiday camp, last time I was there there was guys on crossers, 2 guys shooting air rifles in...
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    Great Britain Ham Tunnel & Viaduct - Apr 21

    Cant see that this has been covered before which I cant believe, though it is a bit "public" for most of you its a simply stunning location! Another one I dropped in on our recent visit to some amazing caves, didnt expect much here but it far surpassed our expectations. First the tunnels. Im...
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    Great Britain White Ladies - Loughborough - Feb 20

    I keep hearing "all domestics are crap & they have all been trashed these days", well last year I did quite a few of this standard but unfortunately the only reason they are not destroyed is through keeping them quiet. No-one likes doing so but this is the age of the goontube we live in...
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    Great Britain Maplefields Sch Kettering - Feb 20

    Weird eint it, this is a stones throw from my house & I ignored it for years only taking time for a look when demo had started. There was not much there when I went tbh but thought it was worth sharing. I cant find out much about maplefields but I know it was a SEN school that closed &...
  14. BikinGlynn

    Great Britain East Somerset rolling stock - Apr 21

    This selection of rolling stock has clearly lay dormant for a long time, the most interesting of which is the ex military crene at the front of the line. Easy to find had a really chilled out wander round here with @Down and beyond after some morning underground epicenes. Thanks to...
  15. BikinGlynn

    Great Britain Selborne Brickworks - Jan 20

    Selborne Bricks have been hand-made in the village since 1872 or later known towards the end of its life as tower brick and tile company went into administration in late 2009 and finally closed for business in 2011. Cant find much history on this place at all but did discover the owner of...
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    Great Britain East Tilbury Battery - March 21

    I dont normally post stuff straight away but this place was a pleasant surprise so thought Id do it while fresh in my mind. So I am off work this week, but our company had a hours work down Southend so I offered to do this foc so long as my mileage is paid so my Son & I could spend the day...
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    Great Britain Welsh Presbyterian Church - Liverpool Apr18

    The church was built between 1865 and 1867, and designed by the local architects W. & G. Audsley. At the time it was built, because of its steeple rising to a height of 200 feet (61 m), it was the highest building in Liverpool. In 1982, when it was no longer used as a Welsh Presbyterian Church...
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    Great Britain Falcon works Stoke - Jan 20

    Been done a dozen times is one of many potteries in Stoke, I cant really be bothered to go over the history again so Ill point you to the last report I dug up which happened to be mooksters here. https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/w-h-goss-falcon-works-stoke-on-trent-march-2019.116925/ I...
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    Great Britain Bullstrode Manor - Aug 19

    The original house was built for the infamous Judge Jeffreys in 1686. It was sold to Hans William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland, who made it one of his principal residences and died there in 1709. In the 1740s, the architect and builder Stiff Leadbetter altered the house significantly for the...
  20. BikinGlynn

    Great Britain Mapel Outdoor - Jan 20

    The much-loved facility, which boasts a 22-acre lake, climbing wall and giant ropes frame, had been used by schools, youth groups and charities who stayed at the centre’s in-house accommodation block with 38 beds and a staff flat. The use of the gravel pit near Chatteris started in the 1960s...
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