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About urblex

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  • Birthday 04/01/1987

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  1. Visited with 3 non members not really knowing much about the place other than it looked pretty cool from the outside. Damp and water damage had done a pretty good job on the place but it was still well worth visiting and the start of an amazing day. History Can't really find much on this place but before its abandonment, it was owned by a local water authority in relation to the nearby reservoir of the same name. these animals were positioned exactly like this when i found them, honest...
  2. Ah nice one, you got a report of it floating around on here?? Cheers mate, tbh we have found a fair few decent places over here recently but yeah am a bit worried that we are going to run out of stuff to explore over here eventualy
  3. Haha, nah i dont think i really knew you until i joined here, i think...
  4. Pretty sure it was @ACID-REFLUX that told me about this place before he was even a member on here haha
  5. This was the second of two places we looked at, and was one of those 'we probably won't get into this one' places. It's always a bonus when you're pretty much convinced you wont get in then turn up & end up getting in 😀 The place was covered with mushrooms (Jews Ear apparently) and mould has taken it's hold on the place, by the time i got to the second floor started to feel a bit queasy breathing it all in, reminded me to get some masks for next time. A pretty cool place, with plenty to see and a variety of 'funky' lampshades... Started losing daylight by the time we reached the 3rd floor so the pics started to get gradually worse. History Not sure exactly when it opened but it was up & running in the 1930's. In it's day it stood on it's own extensive grounds over 3 acres. The greater portion of this was devoted to sun bathing and recreational lawns. The remainder was largely a kitchen garden which provided fresh garden produce to the tables. Quote from its promotional literature "The views from the bedrooms are delightful. Those on the front and on one side have an open outlook over the sea, the others overlook the golf links and the open country. Your views are in every room open, nothing shuts in any part of BRADDA PRIVATE HOTEL. 'BRADDA' has been entirely redesigned, enlarged, redecorated and refurnished, and is now one of the most beautiful hotels in the Island" Unsure exactly when it closed but from what i can tell it was around 2015. A proposal to demolish the dilapidated hotel and erect a residential care home, along with car parking, access and highway alterations, was submitted by Spaldrick Care Ltd in September last year. The developer estimated construction of the home would cost £5 million and create 60 full-time jobs. Around thirty families objected to the plans, as well as Port Erin Commissioners and the government's planning committee. Concerns were raised over the scale of the development, its impact on views, privacy, traffic and parking, as well as its conformity with both the Southern Area Plan, and the all-Island Strategic Plan. The plans were initially overruled by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture. However following a successful appeal by the developer this year, and on the recommendation of the planning inspector, the plans got the green-light. some of the lampshades some of the lovely mold & decay the place had to offer
  6. Yeah i suppose it was a bit like the Latvian Consulate, except didnt feel as 'seedy' if you know what i mean. And there was no epic swimming pool like in the consulate. Ooooh, did you get a pic of the cat???
  7. Yeah mate this is the one i was telling you about, big difference from last time i tried, they had practically rolled out the carpet for us haha. Yeah mate get some reports up, be cool to see what you've been getting upto
  8. Thanks for posting, this place looks huge! 😲
  9. All those bones! 😲❤️ Awesome report dude, thank you
  10. I think they protested because it ruins the landscape it's a tacky building & can't argue there haha Nope no asbestos factory there haha
  11. Pretty grim but quality report! Thanks for posting
  12. My first explore of last year, and it was in December 😆 oh well at least i'm 'back on the horse'. Met up with a local explorer & this was the first of two places we got into that day, the second place looked derelict but kind of wasn't & turns out we were just being tourists in some poor ladys home so probably wont be posting that one on here. This place was a bit of a shell but the decor was erm 'interesting'. And we found a dead bird, which was obviously awesome 😀 History stolen from https://www.forgottenisle.com/, a great site documenting all the cool derelict stuff on the Isle of Man. Shilley Aalin was built in the late 60's/early 70's by The Marquess of Queensberry despite locals protesting the build. It lay empty for some time after she passed away and was then bought and rented in the early 00s. Unfortunately, the group of people that rented it caused a lot of damage, and after they left the property lay empty and deteriorated.
  13. Cheers man yeah its been way too long!
  14. Yeah, i loved that room! Those lamps got a lot of attention haha