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  1. Rik

    RAF Bovingdon Control Tower/Vulcan XH558 fly by - June 2015

    My visit This was right on my doorstep, and I was a little bit curious, the perfect opportunity came around to visit, a Vulcan fly by! The XH558 ( (the last airworthy Avro Vulcan) was flying right over the location after looking at the route map! Off I went to get a good view and it just...
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    River Gade Flood Culvert - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Jan 2015

    My visit Got a tip off from a fellow 28DL forum member Northern Ninja, (unsure if they are on OS) and a lot of information regarding this little local explore right on my doorstep from him, so big thanks to him for that. Off I went to order some waders as at the end it was indeed waist deep as...
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    Cheddington ROC post - Buckinghamshire - July 2014

    My visit Visited with Southside Assassin, thanks to him for the nice day out :) Roasting hot day and I mean roasting, Southside and I decided on a little mooch over to Cheddington again, I had missed a fair few bits of the base so wanted to go back, we stopped by the ROC post, my first ROC...
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    RAF Cheddington/RAF Marsworth Buckinghamshire Revisited - July 2014

    History RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former Royal Air Force station located 1 mile south-west of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England. The airfield was closed in 1952. Cheddington was used as a First World War aerodrome briefly during 1917. The airfield was closed...
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    Wolverton Rail Works - Buckinghamshire - April 2014

    Wolverton Railway Works History Wolverton railway works was established in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1838 at the midpoint of the 112 miles (180 km)-long route from London to Birmingham. The line was developed by Robert Stephenson...
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    Countryhouse - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    History Cannot find any history about this place, I will keep digging and get back to you My Visit While on the way to another explore, this place caught the corner of my eye, it didn't look doable and under 24hr CCTV :D , I risked it, a bit of investigative work and I was in, nothing...
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    Harperbury Hospital - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    Harperbury Hospital History The Middlesex Colony, begun in 1929, was opened on 20th May, 1936, by the Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley Wood, M.P. Minister of Health. The Colony is intended for mental defectives who are socially inadaptable in the community, or who are neglected or without visible...
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    5 Cheapside, London - April 2014

    5 Cheapisde History In the middle ages, Cheapside began as a market. As the number of businesses grew so did the number of markets in the capital. The fire of 1666 destroyed Cheapside. In the 19th century the area regained a new name for trade. Shops and restaurants thrived...
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    Millennium Mills - London - March 2014

    Millennium Mills History The Millennium Mills is a derelict turn of 20th century flour mill in West Silvertown on the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock, between the Thames Barrier and the ExCel exhibition centre alongside the newly built Britannia village, in Newham, London, England...
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    RAF Cheddington/RAF Marsworth - January 2014

    RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former Royal Air Force station located 1 mile south-west of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England. The airfield was closed in 1952. Cheddington was used as a First World War aerodrome briefly during 1917. The airfield was closed after the...
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    Local MFI Store, Hertfordshire -Jan 2013

    Little disappointed with the selection! Now I know its not very exciting, but thought I would share anyway! (apologies for quality of photographs still stuck with damn mobile) :)
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    Bonjour from Hertfordshire!!

    Don't believe I had created my own thread had certainly replied to a few but here goes! :) Rik in Hertfordshire, a few people will know me on Facebook as well ;) First explore posted the other week on here. Getting old this month! big FOUR ZERO! IT Geek, mainly Microsoft, Part time IT...
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    Great Britain Water Tower and Pumping Station (Great Gaddesden) - April 2013

    Hi folks Here is my first post, any feedback appreciated, went for a walk in the woods, and stumbled across this Water Tower and Pumping Station (I think its a pumping station had signs all over it DANGER DEEP WELL and was locked unfortunately but grabbed a couple of shots from inside the door...
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