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  1. Keep meaning to have a quick nosey in here when I'm passing. Only round the corner from my old gaff. Nice one mate. I miss Nuts lol
  2. Yeah, my Nan and Grandads house had their bathroom the same colour when I was a kid. Mad how I thought it was hideous then but now I'm really into these disgusting 70s bathroom colour schemes. I need help.
  3. Yeah I've linked the full image rather than a medium thumbnail. I just thought they'd take forever to load but it seems to be ok.
  4. Here's a pic of the control room around it's opening time in the 20's if anyone is interested. Forgot to include it in my report. DOH
  5. There's still a few about, obviously nowhere near as many as there was though, but still a few. It's mad some places you go and you can see 3/4 former theatres all within a few hundred yards of eachother. All of different sizes, and level of glam but most converted to furniture shops lol but yeah it's a shame when ones like this get left to just deteriorate to the point of no return. Thanks, it's always a bit of a pain in the arse with the garish colour schemes in these places, and with the lighting.....when it works
  6. great use of lighting in there shots. As said grim place, but belting photo's. Particularly liking the first one with all of the cobwebs.
  7. some cool locos there man
  8. Some cool motors there especially that silver Eclat Riviera I think it is. Quite a rare motor only a few hundred of them were made.
  9. Nicely done mate, liking the long corridor/pipe run shots
  10. That bar area is lovely. Vibing them seats
  11. History Agecroft was a coal fired power station which was directly fed by Agecroft Colliery located across the road. The power station consisted of 3 stations. A was opened in 1925 and had 4 Metropolitan Vickers generators putting out 57,500Kw. A video of the opening in 1925 https://www.youtube.com/embed/U6DeR6gj3Nc In 60’s the station was extended, and stations B and C were added along with another 4 generators and 4 natural draft cooling towers. Upping the stations output by 358MW these both opened in 1962. Video from 1962. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hFBSyudgfgM Phone shot of a CEGB sign we found the remains of in A matching that in the video above. Being constructed in 1924 Aerial shot of A in full swing Looking at the station from Agecroft bridge Metrovick Turbo Alternator in Agecroft A Agecroft B and C, dates unknown Agecroft B turbine hall in 1962 The updated control room for B and C in 1962 During use the station had 3 steam loco’s built in 1948 by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns in Newcastle to shunt coal from the colliery between the stations. With the nationalisation of the UK electric industry a conveyor belt was built instead making the loco’s all but redundant. The loco’s were sold in the 80’s and Agecroft No1 can be seen at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. In 1991 Agecroft Colliery closed in March and 18 months later it was announced the power station would close in March 1993. The demolition of the cooling towers was delayed until May 1994 due to a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting in them. The cooling towers being demo’d in 94. This is the view and a memory I had as a kid watching the demolition from the opposite bank of the Irwell in Prestwich Clough. I think the disappearance of these from the skyline I grew up seeing is probably why I get a proper woody for cooling towers. Anyway here’s a video of them being demolished. (skip to 1:05) https://www.youtube.com/embed/mS6OxiFIyeE https://www.youtube.com/embed/iL3Nns3MIeM The site was bulldozed and HMP Forest Bank was built on the site, which opened in January 2000. The Explore Now as I mentioned above I grew up a mile or two away from Agecroft and I remember going on bike rides with my old man down the clough along the banks of the Irwell seeing the cooling towers, and sadly watching them be demolished (which at the time was bloody epic) obviously now they’re quite a rare sight, especially round here. So yeah I’m rambling. Anyway basically I’ve always driven past the old site and never really given too much thought to it as there only seems to be a couple of buildings left at the front which as far as I can remember have always been offices. Well driving past a few weeks back I saw a couple of the usual security signs up and thought eh up. That has to be worth a nosey. Worth a nosey it was. With a day free I gave @bolts and @ferret a call and off we went. Now we didn’t know what to expect, maybe there was epic, maybe there was stripped out modernised offices, but you don’t know until you look. Turns out the buildings up front which were ITab are now a school. Rammed with kids of all ages playing out near where we wanted to go, but we persevered and cracked on with the task at hand. We managed to get down between a couple of buildings, and noticed some large cable runs. Similar to that of what’s left at Winnington. A few risks later and a massive shout out to @bolts for having some balls and to push us we were in the main building. After checking this out we moved onto the adjoining outbuilding where we stumbled across the control room. WIN. We checked also out a few outbuildings what I think was a pumphouse at one point which is now just empty, another small outbuilding going underground but that's flooded, and then the offices at the front which I believe were used as the CEGB training school in the 60's is now being used as a Jewish school. Where the old turbine hall for A was there is a 60's ish brick office block which was modernised inside and empty. Still a bloody top find and a great day out. Pics My photo’s are a mix of phone and DSLR So this is the first building we got into. 1st floor (phone) Main building Onto the control room. Peace out
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