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Hydro last won the day on June 16 2018

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    Drains, mines and anywhere high

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  1. Thats cool as fuck! Great set too mate
  2. Wow, i can't believe you bothered hahaha. Passed this place all the time since i was little and never even considered it LMAO. Now i know why
  3. Welcome - I'm from Castleford and Leeds in our local stomping ground Drop us a message Saying that if you want to do car washes don't bother
  4. Visited with @The Amateur Wanderer Myself and @-Raz- have been looking at this place for months however we could never see a way in, and the reason for that is how you get in is something of a death trap... hmm. But one night me and Mike decided we were going for it so we readied up and in Frenchgate and went for it. After a quick struggle and the blur of about 40ft down we made it and had a very enjoyable visit. History; The Grand was opened on the 27th March 1899. It started its life as a Circus Hall and then became the home of the Salvation Army, it was used for Political Speakers and eventually it was bought and turned into a theatre by a Mr J W Chapman, who at that time was the Lessee of the Old Theatre which stood in the Market Place. It was designed by J P Briggs and was built by a local firm of builders, Arnold & Sons. It was one of the first theatres in the country to have electric lights and also a sprinkler system installed. All staircases in the building are in stone as fire was a great hazard in those days. Many famous names trod the boards at the Grand including Charlie Chaplin, Max Miller, Henry Hall and his band with Betty Driver (who went on to play Betty Williams in Coronation Street), Julie Andrews and Morecambe & Wise. The Grand Theatres last stage production was Showboat in 1962 after which it was converted to a bingo hall. In the 1980s a ring road was built around the theatre and as a consequence a corner of the stage was chamfered. In 1995 the bingo closed and the theatre was due for demolition but was saved by the Friends of the Doncaster Grand Theatre along with Doncaster Civic Trust who succeeded in getting it statutory listed Grade II. There have been fresh calls in recent years to re-open the Grand, but judging by the fact it's still slowly rotting away i guess this has failed. If you got this far, cheers for looking
  5. Hey everyone Its been awhile everyone missed me No... well i've missed you. I've been so busy recently that between work and exploring (total of 30 times and i feel like the king of Kellingley) I've had no chance to get on here and write about dangerous things for you fine people. Well as its saturday and work is dead i'm going to sit here and get paid to write a report (always a good feeling). So on with it... On one of our Sunday jaunts out we headed outside the realm of perfection known as Yorkshire and in to Derbyshire, a county almost as beautiful but they "spek weird lark" so it can't be Yorkshire. However what Derpyshire does have is a fair few nice old buildings and mines spread around, or in some cases, both at the same place. Bonus. We went to have a look at the Gravestone tunnel first and hit this on the way back. Not the most interesting of places but its another one of the list. History; Stolen from various reports Rockwood Pigments Factory is located under High Tor cliffs in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. The factory is now empty and faces an uncertain future. It is known as the High Tor Works. Originally called Viaton, it was originally established for mining iron ore but after this was worked out in 1850 the waterwheel was used to grind white lead. At the end of the century the Via Gellia Colour Company took over, installing a turbine to drive four pairs of Peak stones which for the next twenty years ground iron oxide. Then bone char, the waste product from sugar refining, was ground until the late 1960s. Later the site was used for blending pre-ground chemically-produced colour products for use in paving slabs and other cement products. Finally the site became part of the Rockwood group. A dodgey sqeeze A swift selfie to finish, well thanks for looking and i'll ntry and crack some more reports out within the next few days
  6. Nice that man... also nice to see you finally posted a report I like the detail shots a lot