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  1. jones-y-gog

    Welcome new members!

    Just a quick 'Hello' to some of our newly registered users of the forum, namely @flflip @DrSilenec @Phil Salisbury @sepandbar @JACKBM_2 @Doris A warm welcome and feel free to get involved 🙂
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    Great Britain Capel Horeb (June 2019)

    This little rural chapel is sadly in pretty bad shape - the roof is falling in now. However it seems that after being on the market for a while it has now been sold, so maybe there is hope for it. I remember seeing just one photo of the interior and there was no info to go with it. I had this...
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    Great Britain Whitchurch Asylum (February 2019)

    As I have had more than a passing interest in the urban exploring scene of late, it almost felt like everyone else in the UK had visited Whitchurch apart from me and perhaps a little old lady in Aberdeen. I thought I'd missed the boat as I heard about various updates as to the situation there...
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    Great Britain Dewsbury Library (April 2019)

    The old library is a Victorian building dating from 1894, next to the former public swimming baths on Wellington Road. It is Grade II listed and closed in 1996. In the years since then it seems that several ventures to redevelop have failed so sadly it remains in a very neglected state. Much of...
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    The Bridge Inn (May 2017)

    According to a report in August 2018 there were 18 pubs closing in the UK every week with 476 closures in the first 6 months of that year. It's a sobering (sorry) thought for someone like me who appreciates an ale or six in a nice hostelry.  There are records showing The Bridge Inn here going...
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    Great Britain St Brigid's Asylum, November 2017

    Originally opened in 1833 as Connaght District Lunatic Asylum, later changing its name.  I found a very interesting write up on the below link, which is where I copied this - It was intended for the care of ‘curable lunatics’ and opened in a spirit of optimism with regard to its progressive...
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    Great Britain House On The Hill - Wales - 2017

    This is where Henry lived with his wife Mary and their only child, a daughter. Mary died a long time ago and Henry had to move in with his daughter who looks after him. He is 98 years old. After much persuasion he finally agreed that this, the family home must be sold.  Henry was a hard-working...
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    St Georges Asylum (May 2014)

    As I was flicking through old files recently i noticed that I'd only processed about half of the pics from here. So I decided it was about bloody time I did - this is the condensed version.  If you are interested in reading more about the institution I would recommend reading the info on the...
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    Great Britain Cloud Cottage - 2015

    One from the vault. Did a quick search on this one and surprisingly saw very little in the way of reports - so thought I'd share my take on it. Back in the day this place was quite infamous - mostly it seems due to the few 'bad apples' that lurk within the exploring community. Stories of...
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    Burnley Empire Theatre - July 2015

    First things first - this place is a death-trap. Simple as that. And it's quite likely to be worse now than it was when I went. But as I have a bit of an obsession about redundant old cinemas and theatres I left all common sense at the entrance. The building still shows signs of its grand past...
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    Octel Bromine Works, Anglesey, January 2017

    This is a spectacular location for sure, surrounded by wonderful dramatic coastline. If you've got time I'd recommend bringing a packed lunch!! You could be watching the waves crash against the rugged cliffs, maybe if you're lucky you might spot a seal or a puffin passing by.  Here in 1951...
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    Great Britain Fat willys house 2015/16

    This was a chance find in late 2015 with a second visit in early 2016. Although someone - presumably a family member - had tried to do some 'sorting' they hadn't got very far. At the time it had been un-lived in for quite some years I'd say. There wasn't much to reveal specific detail about who...
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    Ferodo/Friction Dynamics - North Wales - June 2017

    Hello folks! This site is quite well known I would say - workers left the site for the last time in 2007. It was opened in 1962 as Ferodo brake components and all was dandy for almost 40 years until it was taken over by Friction Dynamics then things went tits up. It was the scene of one of the...
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    Forum/ABC Cinema, Liverpool (April 2016)

    I've got a bit of a thing for theatres and cinemas and this one had been tightly sealed for many years and had the reputation of being a real tough nut to crack. When I heard there was a whiff of a chance I realised that I had to act quick if I was to get inside this rather special place. I'm...
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    Classical Chapel (November 2016)

    This is one of the most ornate and beautiful chapels I've ever seen, even though its been deteriorating badly since closing around 1999. Bought at auction three years back, but it seems nothing has been done to stop it the rot.  Call me cynical but sadly it's the same old story of cash-rich...
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    Great Britain Teapot Cottage (March 2016)

    Just a brief report as this place was tiny but still had a few little bits left behind to make it interesting. In Wales, chapels were built everywhere - literally - and quite often there would also be a small house either joined to it or very close by. This was the case here, a caretaker would...
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    Germany The Blue Hospital (Nov 2014)

    Visited with a non forum member - This hospital is part of a large former military camp which was taken over by the Red Army in 1945 until they left in 1990. Since then it has sat empty, slowly decaying.  In my time I've happily wandered around many abandoned places with no bother including 4...
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    The Coliseum Cinema, Porthmadog - Feb 2016

    This one is quite a personal report for me. My mum remembers with fondness visiting the local cinema. During the 1940's and 50's before homes had TVs it wasn't just films that were shown - this is where you could see footage of the important news events of the day. For example she...
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    Requiem for Severalls

    This is my first 'video', basically a series of stills set to music but its a start!! While there is a feeling in the explore community of a sad loss of Sevs, it must be remembered that a good many people will be glad to see it gone. There were large numbers committed there without good reason...
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    The Artists House - Feb 2016

    Tucked away down a remote valley in Wales sits this beautiful old manor slowly getting worse for wear. As is usual with former homes it had me wondering what the back story was, and how it got to this situation. We may never know. One thing that's certain is the previous occupants were very...

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