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  1. Too finish off day 1 of the trip (yes the 5/6 previous posts were all in one day!) It was probably a perfect way to end it before heading off to camp and have a couple whisky's in front of a fire! The Blue Chair Tea Party is one of my personal faves from the whole trip, so I may go a bit pic crazy here! Thanks for looking!!
  2. Two explores in one, a kinda crappy cottage and a suprisngly quaint church in a former Mill building! Half Cottage, only half of it remained! Mill Church Thanks for looking!!
  3. Third find of the trip was the unassuming wee cottage on the cliffside. The Yellow Chair Cottage. Thanks for looking!!
  4. Second explore of the trip was this superb little derelict cottage, my jaw dropped when I had a little wander about! The Cottage of Three Hats (Scotlands attempt of Belgiums 5 Hats) The views from this lonely cottage was simpy breath taking! Thanks for looking!!
  5. Haven't posted a set of pics on here for a couple weeks, but I have been a very busy explorer. Completed to trips, one in Scotland to see some of the best cottages / crofts / residental explores I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. More recently I was on a Euro explore, but those pics are still in the works. The Scottish adventure lasted 5 days, and the quality and quantity of potential explores was unbelievable, this one will take a couple re-visits to get through the sheer volume of places I have identified. To kick things off, the first explore of the trip was the Blue Stove Cottage. What a cracking wee find to start the adventure, lots more to come! Thanks for looking!
  6. From what we could tell this place has been empty for a long while, once known on the circuit as the "Sewingmens Cottage" due to the abundance of sewing machines strewn around the property. Sadly these have now all been pilfered and I could not spot one. Still some nice bits remain that give an insight to life in the old place. The dates on the pickles were around the early 1970's, this would seem to tie in with the old Woseley Car in what was once the garage. Whilst wondering around the site I noted a lot of these old black batteries laying around, what raised my curiosity is what hey had written on them, they stated that they remain the property of "Her Majesty's Government" upon further inspection the batteries stated that they were for use within a Medresco. A bit of research and it turns out theta a Medresco is an early form of hearing aid. Cheers for looking.
  7. This was our last place of the day, it had been a long one and I still had a couple of hours at least to get home from here. all in all it was the best day xplore I have done so far, with 6 great locations with only one fail. The little cottage was down unmade roads in the middle of nowhere, lucky it was a hot day as if it had been raining or just wet we would have had quite a long walk as I would never of got the car down there. I wanted to call it nettle farm as they were surrounding it and I got stung so many times going in and out of the place. Not the best but still some nice features left. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cunningplan/sets/72157645607013163/ well that's it from this tour. I still have another 4 or 5 reports to post soon Thanks
  8. This place, despite a lot going missing inbetween this report and previous ones is still such an incredible place to visit. I could easily have spent a day here as there is so much to look at, and photograph. I also had a rather fustrating moment when I got home after a 2 hour drive to realise that I had been shooting the entire day in JPEG, and not RAW, so my editing leaves a little to be desired. Visited with Sentinel, hide_and_seek, and Secretdoor. History There is not a lot known about this, except it was a small freeholding that was owned by an USAF serviceman whilst he was based over here. He may have had family living with him, but it is not certain. There are various artifacts around the place with his name and service number written on them, and from this and a quick google search, it appears the gentleman in question may have recently passed away back in the states, as I did find an obitury listing for someone with the same name, and relatives of the same initials. I did try and contact the RAF base that he was stationed at over here to see if I could find a bit more information out about him, but only recieved a polite F off! The photos Standard 'I forgot' outside shot at the end Tonnes of spiders in here - Don't look up! I just fell in love with this bread bin. I wonder if this still works?! It looked like it might. Could be worth a trip back with a couple of LPs This was my favourite room in the house. Things get moved around a lot here, but this looked as though the occupant had upped and left, leaving everything behind. A close up of the hat and suitcase. Back to the living room! A keen cyclist? One of the two bikes there. One of my personal favourites from this trip, and the second cycle! I love how the light falls on the tv screens in this photo! Plenty of framed pictures just, hanging, around (please excuse the pun!) I'm a poor excuse for the stereotypical male as I know nothing about cars, but it looked awesome in the undergrowth. In the back of one of the vans And finally, inside the cherry on the top of this place. A wonderful car, looks incredible, and still to this day smells absolutely amazing! A really rich leathery smell, I could have sat in there for hours had it not been for the absolutely huge spiders hanging around!! Thanks for looking!
  9. Driving through the country side on route, spotted something rather cute, so we stopped to check it out, once inside I was convinced ive seen this place before, the set up looks oh so familiar carried on regardless as you do havent managed to find any reports like ...weird! Visited with an non member.. Next door was in worse shape, all floorboards rotted through and not attached to joists; stairs not joined to anything and bowing under weight, I was good for a freefall into the basement! It had a lovely mustard green shag pile carpet! groovy...lol
  10. Beautiful place ...tucked just off the side of the road in lovely wales...hope you enjoy her as i have.. Heres lookin at you kid
  11. Little to No information on this place; Middle of nowhere looks to have left for quite a while, has a really cute contrast of stuff littered about the place, nice little wander! calendar suggest may have been abandoned from around 1996. Took Bango and another non-member was full of stuff to look at
  12. Not much info on the history of this rather nice Cottage, however there is a lot of information on the owners found inside. The man who lived her was David Sharp and also I believe his brother Victor, two of three brothers, the third being Douglas. Born around 1927, David and his Brother Victor went on to become Sheep Farmers eventually buying the Farm Shearers in his early twenties. David lived in this cottage for a good 60 years, his last known occupancy being around 2005, working his life as a Sheep Farmer all those days. I believe David passed away in 2007, his 80th year. Living in the same cottage for some 60 years he became a bit of a recluse, working, living, hoarding in the farm. Living near the bread line for many years this Gentleman ended up becoming a bit of an alcholic and developing ppor health in later years. I found this place a while back and been waiting patiently to explore it, waiting for one of those rare Scottish Bluebird days. This today turned out to be one of the best explores I've had in my local area. Spending around 5 hours here looking around getting true sense of what this Gent lived through and learning about his life. This is Shearer's Cottage. First entering the Cottage, it was soon to hit me this would be awesome. Thank you for looking!
  13. This was going to be the 3rd of 5 places earmarked for the day, but the trip between the church and here took a bit longer than planed, that with this cottage being so nice I just kept finding more and more to take photos of, we ended the trip here and headed home leaving the others for anther day (My health didn't help ether ) Full set here https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157643475278245/ That's all Folks
  14. Been hitting the countryside a lot lately finding a lot of small explores, so thowing a couple smaller places in one place. First off we have some finds in a old Barn Secondly - The Hilltop Cottage Thirdly - The Fireplace Cottage Fourth - The Cramp Cottage Finally - Lager Cottage Thanks for looking!!
  15. Hey all... So...this is my first explore...please be gentle!! Couldnt get inside this little place, and believe me...i tried!! Not much history on it either im afraid... Was built between 1854-5 and has been empty since the 1970s due to subsidence.
  16. I'd driven past this place countless times and finally decided to venture inside. A lovely little place, forgot to get externals though. Never mind, I'll just have to go back!! Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed
  17. I can only go Xploring on Saturdays as Mrs Plan works and I have all day free to do what I like, this Saturday I had a meeting to go to in Northampton, I knew it would be finished by 2 I didn't want to waste the whole day. I spent a few hours on google and google maps and found this little place. Other than it was a farm house and next to the Grand Union Canal nr Milton Keynes that's it. Its been empty for over ten years but going there yesterday it looks like they are starting to do the place up, I don't blame them as its a great little place next to the canal and with great views. It doesn't have running water or a toilet but these days I don't think that would be a problem. Anyway! lets get down to the photos with a full set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157641376023034/ Thanks for looking
  18. I really enjoy all the big major epic stuff we do, but i must admit these little houses are my favourite, i just love them so much..This little place is so remote and just tumbling down back to natures hands.. a beautiful river winds its way around it..and the odd sheep that jumped out to spook me was all that was there..the only downside to the wander was i didnt have my besty PS with me and the only way to it was the river which ended up way way above my knees:) I hope you enjoy her as i did..... River Cottage.....
  19. Visited this place that I found online while researching other bits and pieces for a day out in Norfolk. So thought it would be a shame not to visit... Did not have high hopes for it, but it was not to bad... 5 of us rolled into the house and being it was only a two bedroom cottage there was not a lot of room. Over all it is in not bad condition, and has a few interesting bits and bobs left behind including a Dead bird in one of the bedrooms.. I searched online and could not find any history for the place, apart from what is listed on the estate agents websites.. All in this pukka little cottage as it stands will only set you back £250k.
  20. Nice little cottage in the middle of nowhere, looks like its been empty for about 10/15 years not lots in there but some nice bits and pieces. These were taken with my Bridge camera (And it was the right location ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157638357080415/ That's all Folks thanks for looking
  21. It was my first trip out with my new GoPro that Father Christmas (Mrs Nelly) brought me Yup it's pretty crap, the cam was aimed too high on my head strap and my editing skills are shite!!! But I'm a cam virgin so go easy on me!!!
  22. 2013: Continuation of my back dating, visited original in April 09, I return in September armed with my shiny new DSLR. A spin off to my April 2009 explore. In president to Odeon and BOCM, I am redoing all of my old explores, with a new camera and more urbex knowledge. Visited with Liam, Chesham Hospital is still a great explore in my eyes. We kept hearing sounds, but they were from a gentleman on the roof who explained he was taking a plastic sheet, and didn’t mind us taking photos inside. He said he was too scared to go in. If he was ok with us, then that was fine; so in we went! Closed down in 2004, this small cottage hospital was opened in 1866, and once was the most popular hospital in the area, treating the ill from miles around, and providing advice for the pregnant. It’s the fifth year of closure! Opened: 1886 Closed: September 2004 Visited: April 2009 Revisited: September 2009 Some of the fire damage More at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157622365849419/
  23. First time out together on our own for at least a year now, Cogito and I took a long walk to this cottage earlier today (look at me with my quick report!) , with me wearing my leopard print pumps, not my best idea It was quite an old looking cottage but didn't look too dated on the inside. Not much left behind but it was a nice little afternoon explore. The wedding dress was a surprise, and the flies that had died sticking to the loo roll.. Most odd!
  24. I read that you can hear banjos playing outside at night so at about 3am I went to have a listen. Walking across a farmers field in the fenland winter sucks!! Only as I get near I discover a ditch so turn round and head home. I return the next day with a revised route to avoid the ditch and it could well be colder! So I wander in and this is what I find. Upstairs In The Pink One Lonely Resident Downstairs Rustic Fitted Kitchen As Standard Fireplace By this time my hands are freezing only been inside about 15 minutes, I thought grab an external and get to the car. Its bloody snowing now!!! You cant actually see the snow but it was pretty harsh. Banjo Cottage Sorry I forgot to remove the dust spots on the last shot. I hope you enjoy.
  25. Onion Cottage Hello my Friends, It’s been a while but I got a few places of interest to put up over the coming weeks. I got a call from my friend “Shot in the Dark†who had found this site and invited me along, so glad he did Not a lot of history about this place but it was well worth the journey. It was essentially two cottages joined together and it seems that two brothers lived there until one died and then eventually the other followed. Both cottages had many interesting items to photograph and seemed like a real blast from the past. There was still a wedding dress in the second cottage we visited. Sadly my friends did a revisit not so long ago and I have now heard that most of the items have now been burnt out in the back garden. It appears that it will be the owners and not vandals as the site has been part demolished and looks like it will either be redeveloped or the land used for a modern dwelling. Hope you enjoy Yes, I am guilty of moving items for a better image Not this one though Thanks for looking