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  1. Lenston

    Whitchurch Hospital - 35mm BW Film - Jan 2019

    We all know the history of this place and with so many reports going up recently but here is a short version.   Inspired by Tumbles i decided to shoot some old BW Film.   History   Costing £350,000 and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum opened on 15 April 1908. The main hospital...
  2. Lenston

    Mireystock Tunnel - Forest of Dean - June 2018

    History    The engineering company J.E. Billups of Cardiff who also constructed Mireystock Bridge and the masonry work on the Lydbrook viaduct commenced construction of the tunnel in 1872 using forest stone. The tunnel is 221 metres in length and took 2 years to construct. The tunnel allowed...
  3. Lenston

    Hunting Butts Tunnel - Cheltenham May 2018

    History (GWSR.COM)   Hunting Butts tunnel often gets overlooked but it is the shorter of the two tunnels on the Honeybourne Line.  It has track laid through it and it is used to store rolling stock although the Cheltenham end of the tunnel is fenced off with a robust steel palisade.  Hunting...
  4. Lenston

    Ratgoed Slate Mine - Mid Wales - March 2018

    Visited with The Kwan on a rainy Saturday, some lovely bits left in the area and we missed quite a bit so theres always an excuse for a return visit.   Some History   The name Ratgoed derives from “Yr Allt Goed”, which means the steep, wooded hillside. Ratgoed mine was also sometimes known...
  5. Lenston

    Ebbw Vale Culvert ( Dunkin Donuts ) Wales - Dec - 2017

    A bit of a revisit to see if anything had changed since my last visit in 2014   Well worth a look if your passing.    Some History    The Culvert in Ebbw Vale is along the River Ebbw Fawr, a stretch of just over a mile of the river was Culverted in 1937 to accommodate expansion of the...
  6. Lenston

    Gelli Tunnel - Afan Valley - Wales - Oct 2017

    Not documented on here and i was passing through so thought i would post it up.    History (Forgotten Relics)   Overshadowed by its bigger and more celebrated brother called Rhondda, the 164-yard Gelli Tunnel formed part of a line built to connect the collieries of the Rhondda valley with...
  7. Lenston

    Parc Lead Mine - North Wales - Sept 17

    Visited with The Kwan    A nice wander around the upper levels of this mine, some nice bits dotted about with false floors everywhere so a keen eye on your footing is essential. A return visit needed to see some of the lower levels and thanks to The Kwan for another great afternoon in North...
  8. Lenston

    Singleway Mine - Bath - June 2017

    A chance message about access as i remembered someone getting caught in the grounds a little while ago. Couple of weeks later back in Wiltshire we managed to get in. Nice to see one of the lesser known mines in the area. Some History (mrca) Singleway Mine, is a small underground quarry...
  9. Lenston

    Tytherington Quarry - Gloucestershire - March 2017

    History   Originally a tiny quarry started in 1872 this huge site is now three quarries joined by short tunnels. Over seven miles of narrowgauge track was laid down and the site gradually grew. Using just a mobile crusher and plenty of local labour 60-65 rail trucks,each carrying 8 tonnes,left...
  10. Lenston

    Severn Bridge Tunnel - Purton - March 2017

    History (Forgotten Relics)   This is the old severn tunnel that connected to the old railway bridge over the river Severn.    Built by the Severn Bridge Railway Company between 1875-78, this 506-yard tunnel formed part of the western approach route to a mammoth cast iron rail bridge of...
  11. Lenston

    Tyhtherington Tunnel - Gloucestershire - March 2017

    History (Forgotten Relics)   The Midland Railway opened its 7½-mile branch from Yate to Thornbury in stages, completing it in September 1872. The line had opened to Tytherington in 1869 but the intervening 2¼ miles required a pair of tunnels to be engineered, totalling 391 yards. The longer of...
  12. Lenston

    St Cadocs Hospital - Caerleon - Wales - Dec 16

    Thought i would jump on the tour bus with this one being as its quite close to me. Visited with Lolly92   Some History   Saint Cadoc's Hospital is located in Caerloen on the northern outskirts of the city of Newport.   The building was designed by Alfred J. Wood FRIBA, London and named...
  13. Lenston

    The Rest - Porthcawl - Wales - Dec 16

    History The Rest has an eventful history: it was conceived as the project of Victorian doctor James Lewis and his wife Charlotte, who were determined to provide a convalescent home for working men, women and children from the local area.  Florence Nightingale lent her support to the scheme...
  14. Lenston

    Tower Colliery - Wales -October 2016

      History   Tower Colliery (Welsh: Glofa Twr) was the oldest continuously working deep-coal mine in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world, and the last mine of its kind to remain in the South Wales Valleys. With coal located so close to the surface, it was known by locals to be possible...
  15. Lenston

    Quarella Storm Drain - Bridgend - South Wales

    Built after the famous flood in Bridgend in 1960 this 800m drain feeds off into the main River Ogmore. Not documented or much in the way of features so posting up for the record really. Pics                  Thanks for looking    
  16. Lenston

    Rhiwbach Slate Mine - North Wales - March -2016

    Visited with @The Kwan  We popped in here on the way to somewhere else, great location and well worth a look if your in the area. Pic 6 is lit from the bottom up 50 feet down with a product fail on a 2 day old Lenser :( Some history Rhiwbach Slate Quarry, along with Blaen y Cwm...
  17. Lenston

    Gold mine for sale
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    Sheffield Courts up for sale
  19. Lenston

    Rollerblading down a mine

    Anyone fancy a bash at this :)
  20. Lenston

    I see faces

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