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  1. At last I get to go to visit a train graveyard! I went to Oakamoor for a look round but even the rails have been taken away from there and scrapped. (non-HD people should press the back button and look at some drains ) Anyway, just before it was dark I managed to get pictures from another location I'd seen on Google Maps. I couldn't get up onto all of the carriages because of a bad elbow at the moment I'm surprised it hasn't been sold off for scrap. It was nice to go inside a proper old fashioned passenger carriage which hadn't been vandalized in any way. First some general shots from walking around...... and my favourite carriage......
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    UK Bye Bye DRI

    The final stage of the Derby Royal Infirmary demolition was done last week. Sadly I never visited this site but I loved the style of the buildings when driving past, and the reports from people who did explore here over the years are great. I had a look on Friday and there are just two buildings left which are going to remain. http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/DRI-end-era-final-building-demolished/story-28708778-detail/story.html
  3. Home Farm, Derbyshire February 2016 Intro: A really nice little place and interesting to look around. The farm house has its windows and doors boarded up with wood and metal shuttering so inside is pitch black. This gave me change to use my new torch for the first time! I couldn't get any photos of the outside of the house because its extremely overgrown and the only position that would have allowed a photograph would have made me visible to some workers. The house inside is really sturdy, no rotten floorboards or anything although in places the roof has just started to cave in so it won't stay that way long. I noticed some recent graffiti in the outbuildings as well, it looks like the local kids have found it. Lots of nice old wallpaper and carpets to look at but unfortunately its completely empty – not even a piece of rubbish in there. History: I can't even find the names of who inhabited it in the past. A lot of the nice old stuff from the outbuildings has vanished over recent years and the house itself has nothing to indicate a built date. The farm is situated in the grounds of a 315 acre estate and provided the main house with milk and other produce. It had cattle and pigs but also grew a variety of crops. Every summer the entire estate staff from laborers to grooms flocked to Home Farm to help with the harvest. Anyway, here are the pictures, firstly some from inside (remember is was pitch black so excuse the hard light in areas)....... Some of the outbuildings........
  4. Woah great pictures and a great place! I know this building - not sure what its like now though. They were meant to be doing it up but kept hitting problems.
  5. Intro: Only a few basic photos of this place but thought it would be worth documenting for reference in years to come should it ever be demolished. Due to a fire in 2013 (where unfortunately a homeless man sleeping inside died) the internals of this building are basically charcoal, I don't think any of the upper floors would take the weight of a person any more therefore didn't attempt trying! History: The building is actually an old engine house which was built to provide power for the hydraulic cranes and hoists in the bonded railway warehouse of the Great Northern Railway which is situated behind it. It has a two storey tower on the south west corner. The building has been grade 2 listed since 1986 and dates right back to 1877, it was designed by Kirk & Randall of Sleaford who also did the goods warehouse. This was an integral part of the Friargate railway station and its goods yard. During the buildings later years the Friargate Pine Company took it over using it as a warehouse and fireplace show room, they had left for just over eleven years leaving the it empty and derelict until the fire of 2013.
  6. Its a strange thing HDR - my photographic friends hate it, my non-photographic friends love it! My camera isn't great (it's not a DSLR) but the HD really brings out the details better - plus I like playing with the different effects I can get. The style of some of @Mikeymuttresidential photos are amazing and something for me to aim for!
  7. It arrived on Saturday - I've had a play around with it and its amazing! I have a shuttered up cottage to visit this week so I'll take it along and see what happens. Thanks for the help guys!
  8. Intro: From a freezing cold start to the day the temperature soon warmed up while I was here and it was surprising how muggy and damp it became in these buildings. There are five or six areas to look at, some are just empty shells while others have a few bits and bobs left in them. There's some amazing graffiti on the walls though. You get quite a few people walking by as its a busy area for dog walkers and mountain bikers. Quite a nice way to spend a morning if you're in the area. (non-HD people should press the back button ) History: This area has been covered quite a bit but a brief background on the place is as follows. In 1876 Richard Johnson and his nephew, Thewlis Johnson, opened the wire works by the river in Ambergate. This provided many jobs to residents in the local area and the population rose to 1794 in 1951 compared to just 901 in 1931. The wire works closed its doors for the last time in 1996.
  9. Intro: I visited this chapel earlier in the week after spotting it while researching another visit. I was expecting it to be mostly empty and well sealed but had a nice surprise when I got in. It was pretty dark in there, very cold, and due to being situated in the middle of a field surrounded by hundreds of crows very peaceful. I spent quite a while in there despite its small size. (non HD people feel free to press the back button ) History: I've had a brief dig around for the history of this little chapel as it was full of character and atmosphere. Apparently its been standing there for around a thousand years but has been closed for the last twelve. Its built from sandstone and limestone. In the 1800s it was restored, covering the floor made of rushes with carpet (now removed) and creating a roof made from large stone slabs. Before then it had no roof but the addition of one allowed pews to be installed.