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  1. this is the old fujitsu in hertfordshire i cant really find any information about this place but apparently there moved to a new building within 5 miles of this one full set : http://www.flickr.com/photos/samcain/se ... 485265462/
  2. yeah i did this building a while back and doesnt sound like much has changed. wonder if the fish are still alive in the pond?
  3. scattergun - thanks perjury saint - thanks stussy - thanks
  4. A little bit of history on why this building lies empty: it has also suffered 2 major arson attacks (one in downstairs offices and one at the rear in the factory) but walking round there has been many more attempts early this year (2013) you can buy there full list of "useful" contacts (64,405 of them apparently) for the cheap price of £679.99 this is a great building really enjoyed walking round and the smell of engineering. also some amazing graffiti all around but i couldn't document everything there was simply too much Full set: www.flickr.com/photos/samcain/sets/72157635023996090/ some panoramic's "think outside the box" from the fire escape stairs so glad i got to the roof most of the office's are trashed the place is massive it had to be done (i was really surprised to find them still lined up!) ther is always time for a chair from the most recent fire a lot of open open bits of old oil the remains of the Renault parts production line didn't except to find this in the middle of the factory looked like there were trying to keep something secure any ideas??????????????? didn't except to find this in the middle of the factory looked like there were trying to keep something secure any ideas??????????????? from the first major fire factory in it glory days mail room old parts this is a smaller building at the front not really sure what this was used for but its now used as a squat secca hut something tells me that Secca will be a bit slow to react
  5. shush - same! sk - thanks starlight - yeah was quite trashed and thanks nelly - thanks lara - thanks
  6. yep still a good easy explore
  7. is this still around or has it been knocked down (hertfordshire seem to like knocking stuff down)
  8. Thomas Green came to Leeds from Carlton-on-Trent near Newark and founded the company in 1835. The company was originally located at 34 Lower Head Row (now Eastgate), Leeds, and specialised in all types of wirework, including wire weaving and galvanising. The Smithfield Foundry site in North Street was purchased in 1848 and the first buildings were erected in 1850. In 1863 a London office was opened, principally to serve the overseas trade. This was followed in 1881 by the opening of the “Surrey Works†in Blackfriars, London. Improvements in trade led to the opening of the “New Surrey Works†in 1902. Thomas Green also produced a range of steam road vehicles including fairground centre-engines, road tractors and agricultural tractors. Perhaps their most well known product in this range was the steamroller, which commenced in 1872 with a vertical boilered model for the Royal Gardens, windsor. Shortly afterward, in 1880, a convertible model (i.e. traction engine or road roller) was introduced. A conventional horizontal boilered model followed this in 1881. The range was developed to encompass the whole range of weights (3ton to 12ton) and styles (tandem roller, triple roller) which enabled them to become one of the market leaders, with around 300 machines supplied. With an eye on sports grounds, Greens introduced the first of a range of petrol engined rollers in 1905. The diesel engined DRM model in the 1930s, and lighter versions, the DRL and DRX, superseded these. In the 1960s, the “Workman†was designed together with a heavier model, the “Pacemaker.†This one is at my local cricket hut and hasnt been used for a very long time (ive never seen it running) and looks like a few parts have been stolen of it over the years
  9. Canonguy

    Ghost Ads

    The ghost ads from Kimpton, Hertfordshire Sunlight soap (sorry about the lens hood ) Bakery lion brewery And a new ghost ad (fire) DAG Garage
  10. The Horse and Groom a two storey flint faced building which until recent years operated as the Horse and Groom Public House. The road was created a turnpike road in 1720 and the inn was built in the late C18 as a stopping point on the Stevenage- Royston route. The property ceased trading some 6+ years ago and the building is in a deteriorating condition. It is prominent in the vistas due to its location adjacent to the road. since its opening it has had load of owners i managed to track a few down on the local records and directories: 1869-Mrs Anderson 1879-J Anderson 1883-Jeremiah Anderson 1892-J Anderson 1896-J Anderson 1904-Herbert Ryland 1916-Samuel Winter last owner is Stuart Findlay (from local news paper 2010) If approved his plan for the site would see a new Ibis hotel built back from the road and would also incorporate a large car park, conference rooms and a restaurant. This is the third time Mr Findlay has tried to build a hotel on the site with the district council blocking previous efforts in 2006 and 2007 to develop the pub which has sat empty for more than six years. Erection of 60 bed hotel Refusal 22 December 2006 Erection of 26 bed hotel Refusal 5 December 2007 Erection of restaurant building with ancillary accommodation following demolition of existing PH.Approval 8 July 2009 However , permission for a restaurant was granted in 2009 but the businessman wants to build a hotel and feels there is a need in Crow country. *(sorry for spelling mistakes I'm dyslexic)* like the police really care what a graff writer thinks =) lost bear i think i will pass on the offer
  11. might be useful for some derps and sites in london http://www.facebook.com/pages/Derelict-London/5693054241?hc_location=stream
  12. cheers nelly and yeah not sure why they went smaller ill look into it
  13. thanks stussy this is a one that is a ASAP one before its knocked down