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  1. jane doe

    Belstone pumping station 2010

    Visited here in 2010 nice little pumping station on Dartmoor .sorry about the rubbish pictures  .The pumping station closed in the 1960's.
  2. jane doe

    Predannack Airfield 2010

    Predannack opened in 1941 as an RAF base, but today is the satellite airfield to RNAS Culdrose - it is a restricted MOD site and an active airfield used daily for flying training and also provides our Fire Fighting training facility. The area is heavily utilised by Culdrose helicopter squadrons...
  3. Flava

    Par Docks Cornwall 2010

    Histroy A commercial port in Cornwall has cease trading and axe nearly 200 jobs as part of cuts carried out by a china clay company. The cuts at Par Docks are part of plans announced earlier in the week by Imerys to make 800 workers redundant. The docks will stop being used for ships...
  4. Gangeox

    King Edward VI Grammar School Nov 2010

    Okay, here we go with my first post here, hope its okay and will get round to posting more, let me know if i've missed something bit rusty at this. :D The School was opened in August 1857, it was designed by Decimus Burton, famous for building parts of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and...
  5. silverainbow

    1880 Channel Tunnel attempt, July 2010

    Visited with Space Invader and Fort Knox Zero And for some History; Many proposals had been made for a Channel Tunnel dating as far back as Napoleonic times and in 1875 serious planning began on both sides of the Channel. However, early attempts on the English side were not very successful and...
  6. Nelly

    Great Britain The Haque Empire Indian Resturant - Ongar - Feb 2010

    Oh Dear!!! It appears that somebody left the biriani on a slow simmer and forgot to check it!!! Originally called "The Gypsy Mead", The Haque Empire served its last poppadom in 2003 after a fire and has been plagued by arson ever since. Serious fires were put out in November 2007 and two in...
  7. Nelly

    Highwood Hospital - Brentwood - Dec 2010 and Jan 2011

    I visited this hospital in December 2010 and enjoyed it so much that I returned in January 2011 to explore some more!! Highwood Hospital was designed by Charles and William Henman who were commissioned by the Metropolitan Asylums Board to provide medical and social conditions for poor children...
  8. Wevsky

    A explore local.. 2010

    Right decided today was gunna meet up with "space invader" and a local as u do we decided to go to the RanK Hovis Mill and just for kicks Go for my 4th visit to the boeing 747 near by!! Ive done both sites but a revisit after a xmas stuck in was in order... some pics Hovis mill first...
  9. Wevsky

    1880 Channel Tunnel Attempt December 2010

    Right after report not long back myself and uncle b decided we'd put this off long enough so cold weather and long walk aside we decided to go for it,we where joined by obscurity ,maniac and ofatjameso...was cold wet and thats before we hit the tunnel,excuse quality of pictures as finding a...
  10. silverainbow

    St Margarets 5.5" Gun Battery (Z Rocket) 2010

    Visited with Wevsky and Superwide, my 1st underground explore experience, thoroughly enjoyed, bit of history on the site, Situated on the cliffs above St. Margaret's Bay is the site of a four gun, 5.5" battery that was one of the earliest of the protective emplacements that were rapidly...
  11. silverainbow

    St Margarets Bay 2010

    Anyone know what this was access to ?, Its at St Margarets Bay car park on the right hand side (with your back facing the water) in the cliff face about 10ft up or so Looks to me like the top of a stairwell that used to be, Itd be nice to know where it went or what it connected to Cheers...
  12. Wevsky

    RunWell Hospital December 2010

    Right after a late night doing a revisit to a local underground section i was up at six am awaiting obs to arrive, who bless him brought me some liquid refreshment to get me going!We Then picked Knox up and set out for runwell.The place is huge..entrance thx too professor fink for some useful...
  13. Wevsky

    Pierremont Park/Gardens Shelter December 2010

    Right no actuall history i can find on the shelter itself but here's a bit of history on the grounds its in.. Pierremont Park has a hall and associated gardens of unknown size dating from 1785. The site was purchased by the district council for council use in 1927. The gardens include specimen...
  14. H

    Skirwith X Showcave..... 2010

    This is a near Unspoiled cave which is well known to cavers and potholers it was open to the public in 1964 and shut in 1974 due to there not been enough tourists to keep a good income for the owner possibly due to other show caves in the area one of these would have been White Scar... Loads of...
  15. Wevsky

    SummerLands Lodge Westgate On Sea december 2010

    Right this was not our plan for the evening!Dover was the actually place to visit for something much nicer!But as some of you may have noticed its been snowing road conditions arent good and it was minus 4 last after a driver round our local derelits and a few fails on entryas a last...
  16. Wevsky

    North Entrance western heights 24th november 2010

    Right i posted a detached bastion report this is the north entrance leading onto the road that you see on the trail thru the moat going towards detached..Not going into history its Napoleonic as id finally managed to get in here i thought id post a short report.. Visited with uncle bulgaria who...
  17. Wevsky

    Fort Burgoyne november 2010

    Right before i put the history up id like to explain this was visited at night..cold damp windy and nasty!didnt have the advantage of being able to see other possible routes as it really wasnt an easy route in..right that said visited with uncle bulgaria and nite walker..thx to a few bits of on...
  18. Wevsky

    Great Britain Grupo Antolin november 2010

    Right this was just going to be a look around after obs had allready done a lot of research and "looking"into a way in!as it happens after walking the outside of the building a way in manifested itself and with the usual skills and effort from knox and co we where in..right a bit of history...
  19. Wevsky

    Great Britain Old kent college chapel 2nd november 2010

    Right this was a spur of the moment find as the place we where heading out to just wasnt do-able,its a chapel from a closed down and well demolished college ,i assume the chapel is still there because its listed!well i assume!the college is long gone and rebuilt on i cant find any info on the...
  20. superwide

    D.O.E August 2010

    Just a few images that were taken in the D.O.E tunnels. Just having a play with Fat wreck's wire wool trick.