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Everything posted by Urbexbandoned

  1. @nightcrawler they were only taken in April mate. Still there and surrounded by a new housing estate. Well worth it in my opinion but I have heard that Police have been called on occasion
  2. History Brampton Park Officers' Mess is a former country house, then used by RAF Support Command at RAF Brampton. Brampton Park dates back to the 12th century and the house, known as the Grange, was built in 1821-22 to designs by Thomas Stedman Whitewell. It was altered in 1825 by John Buonarotti Papworth. The main part of the house burned down in 1907 and was rebuilt and extended on the east side in red brick to form a symmetrical design. The south facade is constructed from yellow brick and the roof is tiled. The north front of the house incorporates one of the surviving 19th Century wings as its west end and the 19th Century Pump Room survives on the first floor of the north-west wing. During the First World War, the house was used to house German prisoners. At the beginning of the Second World War it was used as the 'Sun Babies Nursery', to house about 100 infants evacuated from North London. In 1942 the house was taken over by the United States Army Corps (HQ 1st Air Division) until 1945-6. In late Spring 1945, Headquarters Technical Training Command moved to Brampton from Shinfield Park. The Grange became the headquarters and the personnel were billeted in the Park. The house was used as the headquarters of various RAF Command and Group Headquarters from 1955 onwards. In 1982 the upper floor of the building was damaged in a fire and in 1987 a refurbishment programme was carried out on the house, completed in 1988. In 2012 RAF Brampton was put for disposal by the Ministry of Defence. The Explore Visited with @hamtagger this had been one we had wanted to visit for a little while and not too far from us either. Pleasantly surprised about the location, still had a RAF feel to it especially over the back of the area where the married quarters are still lived in but the vast majority of the site has been demo'd with masses of new houses built on site to replace the old MOD buildings. What is left is enough though with quite a lot of the features retained, as you will see from the above history part of it burnt down some time ago so I would guess thats why half of it is relatively modern in design. This was one of the most leisurely explores I have had. Having heard that people have had the police rung and escorted off, locals keeping their eyes open for people coming and going we were pretty lucky. In and out unnoticed, just how I like it! Anyway, the pics. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Thanks for looking!
  3. Nice bit of history to that mate and really liking shot 2 :comp:
  4. Hi & welcome! look forward to seeing some of your explores and if theres anything you need any help with feel free to ask
  5. Looks pretty cool, I love how decayed it is and the colours photograph well
  6. Like the detailed shot of the handle Is it in the middle of a forest? Looks like its been out of action for some time but still nice to get a few pics
  7. I haven't seen a taco in years!! At least you got a few pics
  8. I like your style of pics Looks like a really cool place and particularly like number 5 thanks for sharing
  9. Well thats pretty nice isn't it! Really like those old control panels. I like the lighting in the pics, looks very dated
  10. Some cool pics from there, Ive also updated the title with the country of location
  11. thats real nice! I love that bedroom with the bed in the little alcove and your detailed shots are sweet! Really nice place, history sounds interesting also
  12. Thats lovely Andy, I love shot 2! nice work and from the comments above, it was very worthwhile
  13. I agree with AndyK, I like your style of pics! I do love a swimming pool so this is great! thanks for posting
  14. Those pillars are quite something aren't they! What a shame its in this state
  15. I like the peely paint! What a sorry state eh.. Thanks for sharing
  16. Welcome to the forum and great first post Thats real nice, I love those walls.
  17. Thats really nice, lovely to see the machinery and some textiles and equipment there too. I enjoyed this report
  18. Thats nice mate, some nice detailed shots too. what a sorry state those motors are in though
  19. ooohhh Geoff thats nice! Glad you finally got around to going, worthwhile from what I can see Lovely pics and the write up was good too
  20. Nice clean shots mate, the place still looks in mint condition.
  21. Not one to fail to impress my dear This is awesome! Some real cracking pics there and I love that shot with the bed and the walls look like they are bleeding. Really nice!
  22. Looks nice, welcome to the forum It reminds me a little of a prison. Thanks for posting
  23. Really nice to see this place pop up again, I have vivid memories of lurking around and walking for ages of this place ? Its like a nice cheddar, matures nicely with age. She still has a lot going on and kudos for persevering I love the contrast between those marble pillars and that wood. nice work Damo