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  1. This has been the one shelter i dover that's eluded me due to the entrance or rather the route down to it!three years ago i had a go and last year but my body would not allow me to go down the ever disappearing cliff path to it.. Fast forward 3 years and with a lot of encouragement from the guys i finally got down to it ..cheers lads Visited with SpaceInvader Obscurity and UrbanJunky was a great meet up and pukka day out Brief blagged history Lydden Spout Battery was constructed in 1941 on the cliffs between Dover and Folkestone. This consisted of three 6� naval gun positions, magazines, gun rooms, a plotting room and a large deep shelter. The guns were removed in the 1970’s but the foundations are still visible to date. All underground parts are in a good condition. Above ground most buildings were demolished but an officers mess remains and is now used as a cow shed Pics Thanks for looking and im rather chuffed i got down there..thanks again to the guys for getting me down there:thumb
  2. Explored with one other non member Fab little place with the most beautiful stairs i have ever seen
  3. Few pics from St Martins, nice little shelter, could also be known as the nutcracker! Sorry pretty crappy pics! Frosty.
  4. I know this place has been done loads but we had to do it. We had a amazing day surrounded by secca and builders and we some how managed not to get caught. I think this was the easiest splore ever for us! Splored with Miss.Anthrope Thanks for looking x
  5. Visited with one non member Hidden away in a country lane is this little gem full to the brim with personal treasures and memories. I spent hours looking through stuff and reading old letters from the 1920's onwards Some of the letters were so sad i shed a tear
  6. This is my first ever report so please bare with me Payed a visit to this beauty last Sunday ... after an hour of scawering the fence ... we were in Now for a bit history on the joint Colliery known as “The Dukeries� because of the number of stately homes in the area. The colliery was owned by the Bolsover Colliery Company and passed to the National Coal Board in 1947. The colliery was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophard�, as it known locally. In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to over 1000 yards (920 m) to exploit other seams. The colliery was closed by British Coal, as the National Coal Board had become, in 1993 and reopened by RJB Mining (now UK Coal) in April 1994, the licence to dig for coal being limited to the Yard seam which is located at a depth of 957 yards (870 m). The colliery was finally closed in April 2003. The headstocks of the colliery are regarded as the tallest in Europe and the third tallest in the world. They are Grade 2 Listed structures and can be seen all over the district. They are expensive to keep in good repair and there have been a number of appeals, as yet to no avail, to demolish them. But however the headstocks are nearly demolished now and no one knows what will happen in the future. Now the good bits ... hope you like
  7. This place was trashed and right near a airport, got a few shots:-
  8. When SK offered Andy and me a place to crash and the promise of some exploring fun, we jumped at the opportunity, one of the sites was this: Goodmayes Hospital, a Victorian former asylum, now not used for patients, rumored to be ready to be sold to developers to be made into yet more unafordable flats and prime for some fun. Up, down, round and round, some adrenalin and the fear of disappointment turned out good, not the usual sort of thing we do, but brilliant! Some pics. SK doing his picture thing. Room with a view TOP TIP: Always stick fingers up when being photographed! Don't go into the blue room! Derpchair, a must! Pepermint room! Confusion and amusement was the order of the day as SK told me to get my kit off (I suddenly worried what the cost of this tour was) but he only wanted me to set up a shot..... So I stole the idea and came up with this! Andy doing his best impression of a dead drunk...........he only had to play dead! Anyway, there you go, brilliant explore, brilliant laugh and all thanks to a brilliant bloke..........ME for driving all day! LOL Cheers SK for a mint weekend.
  9. Explored with 4 other non members and bumped into about 20 other explorers while we were there I absolutely love this place, Had lots of fun meeting like minded people in an amazing place
  10. Visited with Urban Ginger,SpaceInvader and met up with Humpa and his cousin..and a few random German bods while there This trip was supposed to be a day or so longer and we had a full on list to get thru. That all went tits up after a car crash bad enough to write off two cars.The insurance company mugged us off and although saying they would get the car moved it was down to the breakdown cover people to get us home.. The breakdown cover said it was the other way round and when we tried to get back to insurance company the automated message informed UG that business was closed till Monday morning ,so we where stranded..Thankfully Humpa and co. came back and got us to the hotel which we had booked for that night and after getting quoted 800 for train tickets for us to get to Calais or a hire car for 600 euros we where getting rather stressed as we didn't have a huge amount of money..UG' family to the rescue and easy jet tickets where paid for in the uk and we had our way home and could get some sleep before we had to leave.Big thanks to silver rainbow for the lift back from the airport.. So all in all bloody stressful few days after a ten hour drive to Germany..The upside was a visit to Amsterdam to check out the tulips and the women in the little rooms with big windows where very friendly:) History from wicki On with some pics Couple of shots from the hotel roof to finish..and thank you for bearing with me i know its a bit pic heavy Sad to say this is the only report but thew trip did end with a Bang!
  11. Intresting place this,not huge for a hospital,and a little trashed in some parts....tripped a siolent alarm and secca booted me off,but they were sound...no externals im affraid,as i had to leave sharpish... Thanks for looking...
  12. My first post on here,so hope i dont mess it up,,,here are a couple of pics of a place i found yesturday in Shropshire....fully boarded from the inside,so no shots of internals unfortunatly...think it would be a belter though... Hope this works......
  13. explored with wevsky and urban ginger ... a big to humpa and his cousin As wevsky explained things didn't quite go to plan on this trip, but saying that cars can be replaced good friends cant ! so all good in the end . After a flying visit to Amsterdam on the way through we push on to Berlin . We arrived at beelitz early morning and as we had been told of different things to look out for we expected someone to be on site. After coming out the third building and bumping into a group of seven German explores. We exchanged a few locations and they told us that secca wasn't a problem i didn't really get anoth pics to show the place in all its glory but no doubt it wont be long before were heading back that way really need a couple of days to cover it properly ... on with the pics .... thanks for looking ...
  14. This shelter is at the site of Fan Bay Battery a WWII site originally comprising 3 x 6" guns with associated magazines, shelters, Plotting room, Admin and accomodation areas. Today only traces of the gun pits can be found underneath the undergrowth and all surface buildings have been demolished. How ever there are still extensive underground remains to be found at the site, the largest of which is the deep shelter, This was constructed in 1941 by No.172 Tunneling Coy Royal Engineers, it is still accessible as are the magazines. Visited with Dan H (Non Member) so on with a few Pics, Firstly the one of the Magazines And now the deep shelter which in my Opinion is still more than worth a visit Thats all Folks
  15. Hi all have been wanting to get in to the Ramsgate Tunnels for a very long time now so when Space Invader tipped me off that I should get my backside down there I did just that , So now for a little history about this amazing network of ARP's courtesy of the Ramsgate History forum. The design and construction of the tunnels was masterminded by the Borough Engineer Mr. R.D. Brimmell B.Sc. A.M.I.C.E. as early as 1938, but was repeatedly turned down by the Home Office. Ramsgate's flamboyant Mayor of the time A.B.C. Kempe kept the pressure on, and with the increasing intensity of the war in Europe permission to start construction was given in the Spring of 1939. Work started immediately at a cost of just over £40,000 plus a further £13,500 for services and fittings. The first section between Queen Street and the Harbour was opened by the Duke of Kent on the 1st June 1939. The tunnels were 6 feet wide, 7 feet high and constructed at a depth of 50-75 feet to provide an adequate degree of protection against random bombing with 500 lb. and 1000 lb. medium capacity bombs. In the case of a direct hit, a 500 lb. bomb would not be expected to damage the tunnel; but some spalling (splintering) of the chalk would be expected if the bomb was a 1000 lb. medium capacity type and the overhead cover was less than 60 feet. After the end of World War II a large sewer pipe was installed in part of the system under Ellington Road and continued down to the Harbour. The remaining entrances were sealed and the tunnels began to fall into disrepair. More to Be had Here http://www.ramsgatehistory.com/forum/in ... opic=311.0 And now for a few of my pics taken over two Visits, The first with Maverick and the Second With Dan H Dan Doing His Thing Thats All Folks, Thanks for Viewing
  16. Explored with 5 non members Im sure everyone knows the history of this place by now so I wont bore you with it
  17. Explored with 2 non members Well this was a fun explore, we didn't know which building it was so we ended up walking around the entire site getting zapped by electric fences which was hilarious to say the least and almost eaten by horses in the neighbouring field before getting in touch with NK who was kind enough to point us in the right direction, all in all it was a good laugh
  18. This has been on the to do list for god knows how long after negotiating the extremely muddy banks in the dark We found a secluded spot to inflate the Boat, with paddles at the ready & giggling like idiots we were off. Ship mates on this one was Trog ,Peaches & Lara SOVIET U475 NATO CODE NAME FOXTROT This Soviet Submarine of the Cold War era served in the Baltic Fleet. She housed a crew of 77 in her cramped interior. With a range of 30.000 miles top side 400 submerged She could carry 22 Torpedo's in her 10 tubes 6 bow 4 stern. She was decommissioned in 1994 Cheers for looking in
  19. Explored with 4 other non members What a strange explore this was, We all had an uneasy feeling that someone was watching us, within 10mins of gaining access there was a police helicopter hovering above the building don't think it was actually there for us but it sure freaked us out lol, after keeping a low profile for what seemed forever the helicopter left but only gave us another 20mins of daylight so defo going to go back for a revisit as we unfortunately didn't get to explore the basement due to it getting dark
  20. Hi all, well this is my fist post so im starting with something easy. Arrived Sunday afternoon with camera in hand. Thought i would be climbing over and under fences but this place is wide open so just strolled in through the front gate Place has been graffitied to death but was interesting to look around. I forgot my tripod so will be venturing back at some stage for some more pics. Some history about the place: Now for some pictures: Not much but found the old school building interesting to look around. What are peoples thoughts on a 50mm 1.8f lens for this kind of photography? Currently using my 18-200mm on my Nikon D5100.
  21. I'm lacking transport at the moment, so I decided to take a walk and have a revisit of my most familiar UE haunt. Sadly the place has gone downhill fast - it was sealed recently, but they left it a bit late... Once upon a time the site was in great condition, but has sadly become a victim of its popularity with local kids. The building is still sealed up well - so after a comedy entrance, I was inside. You could hear a pin drop - even though it was pitch dark, it was reassuring to know I would not have any unwanted company, after seeing how well the place is secured. I remember, months ago my girlfriend and I had a nasty shock while on the roof - hearing an angle grinder start up, before an awkward encounter with the culprits downstairs... There has been a mill on this site for roughly 150 years, with the large silo structures built considerably later. As I recall, the site ceased operation around 2005 due to modernization. The site is now in development hell (the plan was to convert the Grade II listed building into apartments) - the buyer paid too much and couldn't make a profit, and left the whole site unguarded for years. Anyway, as it was a good night for it, half the photographs are taken from the roof. The other half were taken while I tried not to fall through rotten floorboards... Thanks for looking!
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