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  1. Cheers bud. So much going on - still havent processed. Must meet up again. Drop me a text when youre next free!
  2. The third of the days five explores. This one was purely by chance. Noticed an overgrown gate by the side of the road. Pushing past the dense undergrowth we came across this little chapel...
  3. Second of the five visits near my gaff. This chapel goes back to the early 1900s and was built after another church was washed away in a landslide. The chapel was known as Rehoboth and the lower part was the local Hall, where they used to have Eisteddfods, drama nights, flower shows, and also served as canteen whenever there used to be a Gymanfa Ganu (Community singing). As interest in the chapel and community activities waned, other activities were pursued. Eventually the owner passed away and the place was emptied. Rumour had it the man was wealthy and had hid his wealth away within the Chapel's confines. Subsequently the place was routed and legend has it that builders could be seen blowing down scaffolding tubes in an attempt to blow any hidden notes out. Sadly the poor builders had got it wrong as his wealth had been stashed away in the pottery moulds. Enjoy peeps The days of community spirit and simple pleasures. Locals enjoying a concert in the 50s.... Sadly the place lies dormant..... ...its pews empty..... ...and no one to admire it's amazing roof... Going down a level we came across a balloon, clearly a relic of religious haydays. How come such an old balloon could stay inflated for so long? perhaps time had stood still? A curious array of creatures beckoned us into the village hall.. The remnants of the village hall began to explain all... Could this have been a money mould? Certainly no presents on these trees Time for a sharp exit..
  4. This was quite a cool day - one of five explores all within easy reach of our gaff. This is a farm house perched by a beautiful lake. Large, dark and eerie it was pretty much trashed but with some interesting views inside. It transpires that this isnt abandonned as it's owned by quite an eccentric person who still likes to visit and spend the night.Fortunately luck was on our side. Explorers beware!! Enjoy peeps As with any eerie house there is the obligatory piano. But who was playing this one and why couldn't we see or hear them? The sheet music afforded us a clue....clearly someone with a Welsh background.... At this point a chilly wind blew in through a broken window, shimmering moth eaten lace curtains, the vestiges of a lost home.... ..or was it the lost spirit of the household giving us a clue to the farm's owners?... As we explored the farm's contents more clues were given.....Was this the spirit of a dead child lost in the underworld seeking help to be united with its parents? A tainted and sepia toned photo told us that the child belonged to a large family... Slightly disturbed at the happenings around us we cautiously ventured upstairs....the light playing tricks with our imagination..... What lay at the end of the landing chilled us to the bone. Nothing could have prepared us for the horror that awaited us... The spirit took pity on us, affording us an opportunity to rest and recovery from our ordeal
  5. Well second time here this time with Cunningplan, with the intention of scaling the coal silos, see other places not yet explored and play more with the new fisheye. Still so much to see here. The weather was cool with some sunshine and great cloud cover. Enjoy peeps. First stop was the chapel -its roof is stunning and cant imagine what it was like in its prime After a visit round here and the morgue it was silo time. The light was good and quite eerily overcast. Perfect views but in my excitement I forgot the fstop rule(any excuse for another visit!) And finally...Just couldnt resist the newell!! Still so much to learn and see. Does anyone have any spare time I can borrow? After this it was time to play around with the fisheye so off it was to the main area. Not everyone's cup of tea but I love the distortion And yes I got carried away Apologies guys and girls
  6. If you are interested in this kind of stuff and this period of history then pop over to Wales - there's a few of these knocking about. Message me if youre interested
  7. just need to produce better images - better composition, (better) tripod (please santa), less white, lower ISO, slower shutter speeds, better bracketing - if only I could find the personal settings on this effin Canon, and metering system. Oh and more time. One day, one day......
  8. This now closed hospital in North Wales was formerly a workhouse that opened in 1839 and housed both males and females. Biding by Victorian values both cohorts of people were segregated in separate wings. The building was laid out in the form of a cross – there’s a tip for future explorers – with the central hub being used to manage the four wings. The workhouse was run by a John Francis, a man, whose cruelty knew no bounds. In 1847 a Mr John Rowlands became one of the workhouse’s most famous residents. During his stay there one of Rowland’s friends, Willie Roberts died. It was rumoured that Francis had killed the boy. Rowlands and a few of his friends did some of their own urbexing and took a trip to the mortuary. There they found Willie’s badly beaten body. Enraged, Rowlands basically gave Francis a good pasting. Worried about what might happen to himself for his act of retribution, he did one over the wall and went to sea. He went on to change his name to Henry Morton Stanley, and coined the phrase “Dr Livingstone I presume?”. The rest is history. Enjoy the pics Although a hospital it has a few interesting features including ceiling lights A chapel some murals enter the Land of Narnia.... ...which was apparently the NHS' attempt to income generate.... There's lots of theatres too.... .....showing the NHS version of Oz And if it all got too much for you they had even put in some japanese style hotel rooms Sadly the income strategy failed and the hospital was forced to buy cheaper items for operations.... After complaints of painful invasive eye procedures the hospital closed, and like so many of our beautiful historical buildings, it now is going into rapid decay.. Hope you enjoyed this little tour. On that note, it's goodnight from me, and goodnight from him
  9. No worries - this place was as bad as American Horror 2nd series - I shudder when I think back - and that was just the staff!!!
  10. Its a shame that buildings like this, including Poole Park have been allowed to fall into such decay. Pardon my french (no disrepect to our European colleagues) but the fuckers who own these should be hung drawn and quartered
  11. As Mr Coogan would say "Safety first, fun later". Must get into this stuff. Looks fun
  12. Oh wow I wish I'd known this place was closed down. I worked here for 3 years when I was 21. Yes Mr Skeleton Key it was a scary place and when the panic alarm went off you never knew what situation you were going to face. I could tell you lots of stories - but certainly not in public - perhaps one day over a pint after an explore. As for its purpose I'm sorry to correct you Baron of Scotland - Moss side was for what was then known as "mentally handicapped" (now referred to as "learning disabilities") while Park Lane was for the mentally il. Both housed serious and dangerous criminals - what we now call "offenders". Great shots and brought back lots of scary moments. Nurse, NUrse, NURSE!!!