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  1. So this place has nothing now but memories and juvenile grafitti The Witch Ball Inn was popular with the army guys in the 1940s, due to its proximity to Prees Heath airfield. In particular the Americans stationed there took a special liking to it. And yet after that there's very little on the place. It boasted an impressive function room and a now filled-in swimming pool, At some point in the 1980s the building came under new ownership and the name changed to The Cherry Tree Hotel. The swimming pool was actually converted into a fish pond, and a fountain was installed in the bar area. The pub was visited by Michael Cain whenever he was in the area visiting his daughter. it closed down, around 2005 was boarded up and then was consequentially plundered and trashed.
  2. A mish mash of an industrial estate; a few empty units; big spiders old documents and lazy security
  3. Pendleton House salford very easy to get into not much to see not much to add to previous postings
  4. was lucky enough to spend 3 days in the exclusion zone earlier this year; some shote within the former USSR "secret" Radar Station
  5. Sometimes I love my satnav today it took me a new route to the local cider farm rubber necking as i go along i spy a rather dilpidated chimney stack through the trees have a mooch? well it would be rude not to Built in 1812 thats all I know some nice stuff AND it is untouched by kids or taggers maybe I took its urbex virginity? lol
  6. have passed this often and today thought lets have a look; it is a former station masters house on the hawarden Loop; a once thriving goods and passenger depot Well that was a waste of 15 mins I must say!!! still here is my wonderous adventure
  7. Didnt think I would bother doing LLuesty but nowt else to do was quite eerie with the rain and the wind though! Workhouse is well under way with development lots of builders on site and now probly not worth a look
  8. always my friend "cleanliness is next to godliness"
  9. March 2019 Situated in picturesque Gog Countryt his former care home for the elderly recently sold at auction for £600k is huge inside with a few bits and bobs; and some alas goontuber tagging a lot has changed since other explorers have been onsite last year
  10. known to explorers by its nick name! Adwy Deg; the fair retreat Life was hard for Welsh hill farmers; the nearest road to this property is a mile away; The date of the turnpike road newly-constructed between 1777 and 1823 supports the suggestion that the settlement of this central area is principally late 18th century/early 19th century in date. Most of the farmsteads appear to date from this period, almost all of which lie to the west of (and below) the main road, boarded up with sadly time and thieves taking their toll not much left to see; but it was a great experience to spend an hour living in another's footprint on this earth; t seems the last occupant was a Miss Elizabeth Williams First entered into OS it seems between 1898-1908 The Certificate translated basically is for an exam achievement at Methodist ( Calvanist) Sunday School issued to Cadwaladr Williams class 2; 21st March 1902 For those not old enough to remember proper money; the 1960 receipt from the co-op approx equates to 30 players ciggies: 30p matches: 1p biro: 5p 1 oz golden virginia: 23p 3 gallons of petrol: 70p Happy Days !!!!!!!
  11. Travelling home from an explore I spy an empty hostelry hmmmmm got to have a mooch it would be rude not to; seems like even though it got great reviews on trip adviser the place closed in Nov 2016; all the bar fittings have been removed in a half arsed attempt at renovation; still powered up as a lot of upstairs lights were on
  12. A former childrens home part of the Operational Pallial sexual abuse investigation and latterly a residential home for the elderly; the access points to the main building have recently been glued and screwed; still a good mooch round the other buildings
  13. it looks like this place is being cleaned up or there are squatters; a mate went 3 hours after me and there was a guy on site working; alas someone has nicked all the dildos; vainglorious dickheads have also been on site "tagging" still some cracking vintage porn to be seen as well as some great items the guy was sure a hoarder
  14. There were four different types of munitions factory: Engineering factories producing the metal casings for bombs and shells or, in some instances, producing parts, rifles, guns and tanks. Small-arms factories producing the bullet casings. (These factories were often existing engineering factories turned over to war production.) Explosive factories manufacturing various explosive agents. Filling factories to fill the bomb and shell casings with the explosives. This site produced Cordite and was chosen for its distance from German bomber bases in Europe, while having good rail networks and a rural location that provided a good supply of labour. This ROF employed circa 13000 during WW2 mainly women. The Ministry of Works built a large water abstraction and treatment plant , just to supply the plant. To connect the site to the national rail network, a large marshalling yard of 10 separate roads was constructed, and these connected to the works' internal network of rail lines. A passenger platform was built for military usage. All the cordite produced at the plant was taken by these sidings to Crewe. The site was well defended, both on the ground and from the air; several Type 22 Pillboxes and Type 24 Pillboxes and the entire site was under a mile away from RAF base, which was home to at least one fighter squadron, for defending the region's industrial assets from bomber attack.
  15. Yes there is a good book out called bomb girls ( got it off pirate bay) this one in Wrexham is now not much left and this site is currently up for sale
  16. I went arse over tit when in Kashmir on holiday a couple of years back. A rather informative sign
  17. External reccie complete only 8 x heads away from entry; was there an hour on way out security arrived so probs cctv still working; Found some graffitti carved in the brickwork by some of those incarcerated hope to be in next week
  18. yes it is just bricks scribed on: this was the scene of prolonged serial serious sexual and physical abuse of young boys during the 60s and 70s; so to a lot of people very poignant; having revisted security has been stepped up due to the building being abandoned awaiting local authority decision on demolition; the fear is that former residents may take deliberate action; £20 would not even get me inside for a brief period to take some pictures alas It may be one for the future
  19. Pool Parc, near Ruthin, dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family and the manor house was rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s. It was apparently lost in a bet by the Bagot family and it was later sold to the District Health Authority, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before closing in 1989. Have also found an old pic of what it looked like in better times It is very dark inside and if you are doing the upper floors take a good torch as someone has removed the odd tread in the temporary staircase
  20. Not sure about the boards, looks like all renovating has stopped
  21. Yeah that makes sense hoping to bump into others from my area to explore alongside
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