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Everything posted by urblex

  1. Explored with my partner, who told me about this place, was completely unaware that i was passing it on the bus every day until she told me about it... Wasn't really expecting it to be that good but really enjoyed it. Didn't look like we were going to find a way in at first but i found what i thought was a pretty cool access point, even if it was a bit cobweby Not sure exactly when it closed but they closed due to being an awful place to leave your dog, they sound pretty bad and from what I've heard i wouldn't leave a dog with them. Here is a 'review' from 2008; "We have used the one at Greeba a few years back and I decided not to return when, on collection, our Lab jumped into the boot of the car with such force that he, literally, bounced back out again. I also read in the paper not long after that they had lost a dog and some kind of hearing resulted. I can't remember if they had their licence revoked or had been fined, but they stopped taking boarders after that."
  2. Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to seeing some derelict stuff from North Carolina
  3. Yeah I thought it was something a bit different, and had some nice corridor shots to offer, and yeah itโ€™s definitely a good thing that they are no longer open!
  4. Really interesting report & location! Thank you for posting! Who was Dr Gentil? Any creepy history on the guy?
  5. Yeah it was something completely different, probably one of my favourite explores this year, well so far anyway. And yeah being on an island is good for that but also sucks a bit for the lack of hospitals ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
  6. Yeah we bumped into them and some other random dude dressed all in black looking like secca but with a go pro strapped round his waist if I remember correctly you went off upstairs with him & Ferox & myself lost you for a while ๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. First of two places we got onto that day, we had about 4 places in our sights & this was the only one that was on our list that we managed to get into. A great explore & a lot more to see than i was expecting. Most of the upper floors were fallen/falling through. The person that told me about this place described it as 'the old nunnery' but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of it actually being a nunnery. From what i can tell it used to be the house of the vicar/priest/whatever that worked in the church across the road. Permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing building and construction of 51 sheltered housing units. the previous occupant certainly knew how to have a good time
  8. Nice corridor shots there dude! Looks like an awesome explore!
  9. Iโ€™m nowhere near London but welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ look forward to seeing what you get upto, if you post some reports of places youโ€™ve been people will be more likely to meet up with you ๐Ÿ‘
  10. Cool report fella! And they left the leccy on for you, which is nice
  11. Funny how the extension is the most fucked part, maybe says something about standards slipping/โ€˜they donโ€™t make em like they used toโ€™ haha. Cool report though ๐Ÿ‘
  12. Yet another asylum I missed out on ๐Ÿ˜”
  13. Cheers man yeah it was more interesting than expected, thought it would be a bit of a shell tbh
  14. We all have our 'things' (chair shots, toilets, ghost ads etc), well this is one of mine. Was interested in photographing dead things way before i was into exploring & as you will all know there's an abundance of dead things to be found when exploring. Mostly just dead pigeons here in the UK but hoping some folks will be able to add some more exotic things since there's people on here that explore oustside the UK. Am really interested in the different stages of decay that can be found, both St Joeys in Preston & Upholland were great for this, some would be really fresh & some were complete skeletons. St Joeys, Preston This one looks like something you would get from some of the dodgy chicken joints in Preston St Joeys, Upholland Someone's had their fun with the taxidermy stuff sure most people have met this little guy (& probably got some better snaps of him) Dead bird coming down the chimney Even managed to find something at Katie's House Have more to add but the hard drive with the rest of my pics on it isn't with me right now, hopefully others will add to the thread as well...
  15. 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...
  16. Maybe it did at some point but i know that it was owned by the water authority at some point, thats pretty much all i know about the place but i heard it from a 'local' so it must be true... Cheers man yeah it was my mum that first told me about this place, nice little explore to get 'back on the horse'. Haha yeah it does a bit, it would probably make a nice crack den for somebody...
  17. My first explore of last year, and it was in December ๐Ÿ˜† 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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.
  18. Arrgh you're making me do thinking now lol... Pretty sure i was already a member on here by that point, i'll have to look back but i think i was, think i have reports on here from before we did the seminary, those alarms though man ๐Ÿ˜ง I'll have a look back through my profile now... Yeah man pretty sure i was on here a little bit before i was chatting with you, not that it really matters like. Tbh i think a lot of people tend to join here after getting abuse/'banter' from another forum...
  19. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ยฃ5 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
  20. I don't know man, looks like somebody was collecting them, must have been pretty old though because every one i tried to pick up crumbled to dust lol. Nice one & thanks for the advice, tbh i had so many pics to choose from and i kinda preferred some of the darker ones but yeah getting to grips with my better camera now so hopefully my future reports will start to get better โ˜บ๏ธ
  21. 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
  22. Haha, nah i dont think i really knew you until i joined here, i think...