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  1. Andy

    North Wales Hospital (visited 05/2015)

    Very well known, why I don't will tell the history, for the umpteenth time. For me it was the first visit of an hospital / Mental Asylum in UK. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 (I've retouched the "ornate penis-graffiti" from...
  2. Lenston

    Celuan Mill - Talybont - Wales - May 2015

    Visited with The Raw, MiarioDigital and Andy Great to meet Andy and Dennis, hopefully some more trips in the near future. I have been close to this mill in the past when heading underground further up the valley but never really gone to take a look, was a nice chilled wander though and a...
  3. Lenston

    Rhosydd Slate Mine - North Wales - April 2015

    The Trip Visited with The Kwan An amazing location with so much to see in the area, weather wasnt amazing but just added to the moodyness of the place. This was a reserve location as we couldnt find the other which will be on the return visit. Possibly July there will be a camping trip...
  4. Lenston

    Police Training College - Wales - April 2014

    An oldie from last year but not posted on OS History Closed in 2005 the site is a former Police Training facility and living quarters, it comprises of a main central block, together with a number of residential blocks all around and additional sports fields. In addition there is a range...
  5. hamtagger

    North Wales Hospital, Denbighshire - March 2015

    North Wales Hospital AKA Denbigh Asylum The Explore I couldn’t do a tour around Wales without calling into to see this one. After already being awake for a long time i’m not even sure what time we arrived or indeed when we left but myself and Session9 had a good few hours in here, which...
  6. hamtagger

    Gwrych Castle, Abergele - March 2015

    Gwrych Castle The Explore Arrived here after an unfortunate fail at our primary location. Frustrating that after arriving there at 1am we had gained access at 3 separate points only to find they had internally sealed the room leaving you having to climb back out again, on this occasion through...
  7. hamtagger

    Denbigh "Silo" Climb - March 2015

    North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - March 2015 So, I bought a GoPro a few weeks ago and took it out for a test drive recently around North Wales. I captured footage from various locations and i've thrown together a little clip with dodgy music from t'internet for you all to have a look at :D...
  8. Session9

    North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - March 2015

    NORTH WALES HOSPITAL, DENBIGH - MARCH 2015 History Designed by architect Thomas Full James to originally accommodate between 60 and 200 patients, the hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure by Enoch Powell during the 1960s, it was closed in sections from 1991...
  9. Landie_Man

    Calcott Hall, Mid Wales - March 2015

    So after a lot of umming and arring about where to go, SouthSide and I decided to head deep into Mid Wales and see if this was still doable. It was very well documented over the last three or four years, things had been unfortunately pillaged and its looking worse for wear, but saying that it...
  10. Landie_Man

    Cwm Coke Cokeworks, Beddau, South Wales – March 2015

    Cwm Coke Cokeworks, Beddlau, South Wales – March 2015 Wow, this is one I have wanted to do for years and finally I got to see it. Me and Southside Assassin loaded up the car and headed off for a mixed weekend away in Wales. After taking a wrong turn and ending 20 miles too far from the...
  11. hamtagger

    CWM Cokeworks, Beddau - March 2015

    CWM Cokeworks, Beddau The Explore After spending most of the night in Talgarth, Session9 and myself set off further south in search of some coke :) We’ve now been awake for around 30 hours, multiple cans of Monster have already been consumed to help with the drive down. Arrived at...
  12. hamtagger

    Mid Wales Hospital, Brecknockshire - March 2015

    Mid Wales Hospital (Previously named The Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum) The Explore The original weekend plan developed rapidly throughout the day before this explore, and instead of going to bed i found myself excitedly driving to Wolverhampton to meet up with Session9 at around 11pm. We...
  13. Lenston

    Dinas Silica Mine (Revisit) Wales - March 15

    Visited with an old mate of mine Cunningplan History Dinas Rock Silica Mines The mines behind Dinas Rock were a rather larger affair than their cousins alongside the Nedd Fechan. Several large entrances are still clearly visible from the path which drops steeply down from the top of Dinas...
  14. trav

    Mid Wales Hospital - Talgarth - Feb 2015

    Some History The hospital, or Brecon and Radnor Asylum as it was first called, was officially opened on 22nd February 1903. This consisted of the main building (12 wards 6 male and 6 female), Isolation Ward and Farm Ward; and cost £128,710.12.8d. The two female wards East 7 and 8 were added...
  15. trav

    Ystrad Einion Mine - Wales - Feb 2015

    Some History Ystrad Einion lead-silver, zinc and copper mine is one of the most northerly metal mines in Ceredigion, situated in the heart of Cwm Einion. Mining had been carried out here in a small way since the 18th century, but the main period of activity came in the final decades of the 19th...
  16. Ferox

    North Wales Hospital. September 2014.

    Spent a lovely morning back in September last year exploring this crazy place with Paul 2129 off 28DL (had a great time round here mate). We had an early close call where Paul spotted a bloke looking up at the Hospital with is arms crossed. Luckily he never seen us and we dropped down to ground...
  17. Fekneejit

    RAF/RNAS Dale (South West Wales, Milford Haven)

    Hi :) Has anyone ever been around here? I'm off to the area pretty soon & found this place on Google maps... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNAS_Dale_(HMS_Goldcrest) Google Earth shows what appear to be quite a few intact(ish) barrack blocks & outbuildings, & the place was only...
  18. Lenston

    Old Bus Yard - Wales - June 14

    History I dont know of much history of this site but i believe there is a local group restoring these buses, an interesting site and well worth a look around. Some pics Thanks for looking
  19. Lenston

    Dunkin Donuts Culvert - Wales - May 2014

    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 steel works. The tunnel was originally a brick lined concrete arch for its entire length. In places it has raised walkways on either side, it is...
  20. UrbexBaby

    Mid Wales Hospital sold out to the Daily Fail

    Another one bites the dust :( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2828454/Eerie-images-rotting-remains-mental-asylum-untouched-closed-15-years-ago-cartoon-figures-painted-former-residents.html
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