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  1. I first had a look at this spot in 2015. Almost three years on the place has been knocked about a bit and it seemed stripped somehow from the last visit. Did not spend that long in here. As I parked up an old lady drove passed paying more attention to the my car than I liked, so I blasted round in about twenty minutes ☺️ When I came out an old chap drove passed again paying a lot of attention to myself and the car. Country Watch in full swing ☺️ Nice to see the place again but, it did appear to have lost something over the three years. Thanks for Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157669030838798/with/28272201358/
  2. Nice tunnel there mate. Really like the shape of it. Well shot also
  3. Thanks @hamtagger managed to get a few shots within the time frame ☺️ Sorry @Dubbed Navigator , I don't mate.
  4. Thanks all Was a nice way to spend an hour on a sunny afternoon.
  5. Had a look at this place on a recent trip to Scotland. Very decayed and stripped this one but never the less still a nice spot for a look around. There was some lovely tiles still in place in parts of the hospital which I liked. I do like a bit of old tile work There was a lot of kids toys dotted about also which seemed strange and out of place. We almost bumped into a couple of people who turned up while we where there but, they must have heard us inside and ran off. Maybe they had mistaken our low talking for the rustle of feathers A nice relaxed explore this, for us anyway, on a nice sunny afternoon. Visited with non member Paul. Thanks for Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157694792372572/with/41878484015/
  6. 2016 turned out to be the year of RAF sites for me. I visited six and failed at one other. This place was my fave. A big and spread out site with some lovely decay and lots to see. Had a relaxed few hours around here and really enjoyed it. A brilliant place, well worth a look. Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY RAF West Raynham was built between 1938 and 1939 about 2 miles west of the village of West Raynham in Norfolk, seeing action for the first time on 4th July 1940. During WW2 the base was provided with a control tower for very heavy bomber stations, this was one of only four ever built. RAF Scunthorpe and RAF Great Massingham were both built as sattelite bases for West Ryanham but eventually grew to house their own squadrons. The Site was used post-war for training and in the mid-1960s the East Side was developed as a SAM (surface to air missile) site and equipped with radars and a Bristol Bloodhound Mk2. Between 1963 and 1982 RAF West Ryanham hosted annual summer training camps for the Royal Observer Corps. The camps lasted for 8 weeks and had up to 500 observers attending technical training sessions. The base was officially closed in 1994 and kept untill the Ministry of Defence decided it would be of no further use in 2004. Thanks for Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157671928551706/with/28669743242/
  7. Nipped in here after G.B's last February. Not much to see building wise but there is some nice graffiti knocking about. I have seen some more recent reports and the graffiti has changed in parts now. Some for the better some not. Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY Sheffield Tramway was an extensive tramway network serving the English city of Sheffield and its suburbs. The first tramway line, horse-drawn, opened in 1873 between Lady's Bridge and Attercliffe, subsequently extended to Brightside and Tinsley. Routes were built to Heeley, where a tram depot was built,Nether Edge and Hillsborough. In 1899, the first electric tram ran between Nether Edge and Tinsley. By 1902 all the routes were electrified. By 1910 the network covered 39 miles, by 1951 48 miles. The last trams ran between Leopold Street to Beauchief and Tinsley on 8 October 1960—three Sheffield trams were subsequently preserved at the National Tramway Museum in Crich. . . . . This one was outside Cannons Brewery on the same day. Thanks for Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157680624533806/with/33051734346/
  8. One from earlier in the year. This had been on the list for a while and I was really happy to finally see the place. There was some graff and vandalism in evidence when we went, I believe it's even worst now. Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY George Barnsley & Sons Ltd was founded in 1836 and were originally situated on Wheeldon Street, Sheffield. By 1849 they had moved to the Cornish Works, which were much larger premises. They specialised in the manufacture of files and cutting tools for use in the shoe making industry. There are a number of family names that are known to have deep roots in the Sheffield area, and the Barnsley name is undoubtedly one of them. In 1650 George Barnsley became Master Cutler, a role fulfilled by another George Barnsley in 1883. This George Barnsley was of the second generation of the firm of George Barnsley and Sons, toolmakers. The business grew to become the world’s leading producer of tools for shoemakers. The technological revolution of the 20th century saw a decline in the need for traditional tools. George Barnsley’s survived until 2003 when the premises finally closed. . . . Thanks for Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157680722816945/with/32277316163/
  9. Nice pics mate. Not seen this for a while. Thanks for the share
  10. Thanks for the comments everyone and thanks for looking
  11. Another one from early last year. A nice mix on the same site this one with the awesome old wooden part next to a burned out, vandalised, graffiti strewn new part. It brought into sharp contrast the difference between a interesting and unique explore with loads to see and photograph and a wreaked, empty and mostly uninteresting burned out shell. The feeling of enjoyment and satisfaction I got from both was definitely different. I found it an interesting experience in this mad hobby we do. Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY The Old Fisons site was originally the location for the first ever complete superphosphate factory. In the mid 19th century, the increasing demand for new effective fertilisers for agriculture led to a search for a substitute for crushed bones, the traditional source of fertiliser. Edward Packard discovered that the use of fossil dung, found across East Anglia, contained high levels of phosphate, the ideal base for fertiliser. Between 1851 and 1854, Packard built a warehouse at Paper Mill Lane and pioneered the production of artificial fertilisers for horticulture on an industrial scale. It was an ideal site due to the combination of the River Gipping, which was navigable by barges between Ipswich and Stowmarket from the late 18th century onwards, and the addition of the railway line in 1846 which both provided the means to import raw materials and export fertilisers. Edward Packard was joined in 1858 by Joseph Fison who constructed his chemical works opposite the North Warehouse. The lower two floors of this iconic warehouse date from this time and were used for bagging and storage and are identified on early Ordnance Survey maps as the Eastern Union Works, proving the North Warehouse was purpose-built and directly associated with the production of superphosphates. The factory shut its doors in 2002 and has remained empty ever since. . . Thanks for Looking All the best for the New Year More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157678463886994/with/33624996416/
  12. Cheers lads There is a couple of more recent reports on 28dl that shows more vandalism and shit graff. The wooden walk way has somehow been destroyed now also.
  13. Yeah, there was some great stuff here. Thanks for looking @Andy
  14. This was our second attempt at this place after the first one did not work out due to a Sunday league football match going on right outside. Fast forward to April and we where back and access was gained. Really nice site with a lot to have a look at. The variation was interesting also with industrial, labs, offices, locker rooms, workshops and an awesome medical room. The decay in the med room is brilliant and was my main reason for wanting to see this place. We almost did not get to see it but, luckily we managed to find a way in to that building at the last minute. Visited with non member Paul. Info on the site - http://www.octelamlwch.co.uk/ . Thanks For Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157682773340775/with/33967595542/
  15. Quite a big place this one with some great decay throughout. Spent a good few hours round here enjoying a relaxed explore. Some parts of the building are worse than others .There has also been some vandalism and shit graff left behind. Not enough to spoil the over all feel of the place though. And like I said, the decay is awesome. Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY Our Lady’s Hospital first opened its doors in 1868 and was then known as Ennis District Lunatic Asylum. For 134 years it continued to operate on the same site as a mental hospital and indeed until the 1950s very little changed in the manner in which it was run. The hospital was one of the largest public buildings in County Clare and was both a large employer and purchaser of goods from local suppliers.It played an important role in the economic life of Ennis, especially in earlier years when jobs were scarce and pensionable positions were highly prized. Wards were very overcrowded with up to 70 beds per room, with only inches between. It closed in 2002 and there are currently no plans for its development. . . . . . Thanks For Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157662358523548/with/37531708144/
  16. We had a look at this place on a trip down south earlier this year. This part is well fucked now and surely beyond repair. The lack of tiles on the roofs has left these buildings a decayed mess. Still, a couple of hours relaxed exploring was enjoyed, on a warm and quite afternoon. It was cool having a look round here as it was one I'd always fancied the look of from reports I had seen. I just wish I had been aware of the other, no where near as fucked part next door. From the reports I have seen from that part it looks really nice. We seen a lad on the other side of the fence to us and I just thought he trying to find a way into the fucked part. We had no idea at the time what was over their Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY In 1924 Middlesex County Council purchased the Porters Park estate, comprising a total area of 420 acres.The area would eventually become the site of both Harperbury and Shenley hospitals The first patients were 8 adult males detained under The Mental Deficiency Act 1913. When the construction of new buildings began in 1929, these patients were involved in basic labouring. The first of the new buildings were opened in February 1931 and by December housed 342 patients. The site continued to expand - with the addition of female and childrens units - until 1936. After this expansion, the hospital was officially opened by Sir Kingsley Wood - the health minister at the time - in May 1936 and by 1939 the site had 1,194 patients. In 1948 the hospital became part of the NHS and was renamed Harperbury Hospital in 1950. accommodation designed for 1,354 patients was housing 1,587. By 1964 the hospital was suffering severe overcrowding, accommodation designed for 1,354 patients was housing 1,587. Yet the hospital continued to expand up until 1973 when the scaling down process began. and by 1974 a discharge programme had begun moving patients out of Harperbury and back into the outside world. The discharge program continued and by late 2001 there were only about 200 chronically sick patients in residence. Thanks for looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157666820232325/with/26259116425/
  17. Ferox

    USA Prison (U.S)

    What a place and what a history. Brilliant mate. Thanks for the share
  18. Thanks mate. Never got up the tower. Worth a nip in if your round the area bud.
  19. Had a look at this place while in the area back in March. The cars where the main attraction for me and they did not disappoint. Excellent examples of cars left to rust and rot until they finally fall in on themselves. The rest of the site consists of stripped huts with some being more interesting and less bear than others. A relaxed and pleasant half hour. Visited with non member Paul. HISTORY Known as Prisoner of war camp 116 was built in 1941 and located in Hatfield heath, just outside Bishops Stortford. The camp mainly housed Italians until about 1943-1944 where it held German and Austrian prisoners aswell. It was known at one point the camp housed 750 prisoners The prisoners had a relatively easy lifestyle here (Unlike the English prisoners in the German POW Camps) and could do voluntary work in the near by farm land in Harlow, they were picked up by the Land Girls and each prisoner had an allotted farm where they would work at. Thanks For Looking More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157678466406434/with/32853941973/
  20. Excellent mate. Looks brilliant. Cool pics also. Thanks for the share
  21. Spot on mate, nicely shot Good to see you on here bud.
  22. Cheers lads Well worth a look this one. Look forward to seeing some stuff from your recent visit jones-y-gog