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  1. How to post a report using Flickr Flickr seems to change every time the wind changes direction so here's a quick guide on how to use it to post a report... Step 1 - Explore and take pictures Step 2 - Upload your chosen pictures to Flickr like this.. Step 3 - Once your images are successfully uploaded to flickr choose a category for the location that you have visited... Step 4 - Then "Start New Topic".. You will then see this screen... Step 5 - Now you are ready to add the image "links", known as "BBcodes", which allow your images to display correctly on forums.. Step 6 - Then click "select" followed by "view on photo page".. Now select "Share" shown below.. Step 7-13 - You will then see this screen... Just repeat those steps for each image until you're happy with your report and click "submit topic"! You can edit your report for 24 hours after posting to correct errors. If you notice a mistake outside of this window contact a moderator and they will happily rectify the problem for you
  2. The history The Durham County Hospital was constructed in the middle of the 19th century and began operation as a voluntary hospital. The hospital saw growth in the 20th century due medical advances, the growth of the city and the construction of a nearby railway viaduct. In total 5 major phases of building works have seen new buildings been added to the hospital in the 20th century to keep pace with demand. The hospital closed in 2010 and several proposals to turn the hospital into housing seem dead in the water. The trespassing I wasn't feeling optimistic about the odds of getting into this, after arriving in broad daylight and observing the hi-vis patrolling the perimeter. After a good deal of time ambling around the site and some luck I was in. There isn't much left here, the appeal of the place is probably in the facade of the original stone building, all the external shots that I have were taken from the inside through the windows. Pretty soon I came across indications of past explorers, which include but are not limited too, -Signage laid out in a photogenic way -A tripod left in the middle of a corridor (broken?) -Bloody hand prints that caused me to do a bit of a double take, red paint (I hope). And the rest of the shots,
  3. This is somewhere that has been done to death so I won't bore you all with the history! A complete dump really but seriously one of the most photogenic places I have been to. I quite enjoyed it here, visited the day before and stood watching as 3 teenagers were throwing slates from the roof in to the pool below. Decided to go back the next day. Went back, empty! Had a nice walk around, stood for a minute thinking how beautiful it would have looked in its heydey with tons of swimmers in the pool ad watching from the balconies. A bit dodgy in areas, walked halfway along the right hand side balcony and realised it was sloping towards the main pool. That was nearly a brown trouser moment slowly made my way back to safety. As we were leaving there were 2 girls at the other end of the pool taking pics, they must have been no older than 14, was quite nice. They reminded me of me when I was younger, I imagined they had probably told their mum they were round their mates when really they were in the local derelict playground! They are hopefully the next generation of us. Anyway on with the pics!
  4. Checked this school out on a bit of a whim with a non member whilst doing something else in the area, we wasn't sure what to expect having not done any proper research on it, first impressions weren't good as it's looking very knackered outside, however inside it was a real treat, heavily boarded but despite this what light there is inside was spot on and seemed to add to it making it really photogenic, hence the overkill on the images (sorry) Mucho dead pigeons and their shit everywhere but to be expected the length it's been shut. The School was opened in 1913. According to Kelly’s Directory for 1914 “Easington Colliery School for boys, girls and infants when completed will have cost £21,000 for 1296 children; average attendance 320 boys, 310 girls and 325 infants. However further records show that the sexes were separated with the girls’ school opening 2nd March 1914 and the boys school, a year later on 26th May 1915. In the separate schools the seniors were upstairs and the younger ones downstairs,The boys building was at the top of the bank separated by two yards from the girls’ building which was further down the road, nearer to the colliery. Each department had its own yard with outside toilets. In the senior boys’ yard was a special building,tucked in the corner for woodwork with a matching one for cookery in the girls’ yard.** This arrangement continued until 1938 when the “New School†(always known as this even when it was about to be demolished in the 1990’s) was built. This building was between the colliery and the village in an area known locally as the ‘Waterworks’. The Schools closed mid 90's from what i can gather. .. .. .. .. .. .. Cheers for looking
  5. Was a little disappointed in this, but when I saw the chapel my opinion changed.
  6. Took a trip down to the Durham swimming baths a couple of months ago with a non forum member. Seems the asbestos was stripped out in 2008 after it had closed and has been left to rot ever since. It's clearly in bad shape and a frequent hang out for graffiti artists and UrbExers. It's been reported loads before so I wont bore you with too many pics. Obligatory fire hose shot
  7. This complex of tunnels all run into one another, but are all owned and used by different people with the exception of the Durham Hill tunnel which is too unstable to be used for anything. Up until WWII some of the sets of caves/tunnels existed seperately, but during WWII they were linked up with a single tunnel which intersected them all and also extended to form a second entrance on Durham Hill, hence the name Durham Hill Tunnel for that section. Durham Hill Tunnel This part was excavated in WWII to form a shelter and another entrance to the complex on Durham Hill in Dover. In 1944 part of the tunnel was damaged by an enemy shell which also killed a lady who was in the shelter at the time. The damage still exists to this day as it was never repaired, and the resulting roof fall now separates the durham hill entrance from the rest of the tunnels. This is sometimes refered to as the Cowgate Tunnel, or the Cowgate Street ARP shelter and is very unstable in parts. Right up the far end by the blockage, looking back. This part is concrete lined. From the other end And the very unstable part leading up to it. Soldiers Home Caves Parts of these were also excavated in WWII and intersect all the pre-existing tunnels as well as an old lime kiln on the way. Brick lined section near the entrance just inside the cliff face - this was pre-existing. Section of the interlinking tunnel which was excavated in WWII Part of the old lime kiln which also serves as another entrance into the complex. Tunnel leading up the the kiln. Crouchers Tunnels These tunnels are known as 'Croucher's Tunnels' after the Croucher & Co Shipwrights, who operated from premises in front of the tunnels in the 1960s & 70s, and used the tunnels as a store. Prior to this they seem to have been known as 'Bushell's Caves', presumably after Bushell & Co. who previously occupied the site. The tunnels themselves form the centre section of the tunnels on Snargate Street. These are still very much in use and we were very lucky to see them. Courts' Wine Vaults/Barwicks caves. These tunnels were excavated by Dover wine merchant Stephen Court at the beginning of the 19th Century. They were dug into cliffs at the rear of the Courts' premises in Snargate Street, and along with terraced gardens and a folly shaped like Dover Castle on the cliff face, were a tourist attraction in their day. During the war they formed part of the air raid shelter complex, and after the war local building firm R.J Barwick moved onto the site and the caves have been known as 'Barwick's Caves' ever since. Stuff in storage down there includes loads of silk screens used for printing. And there's some very interesting decorative engravings down there as well. All in all a very interesting set of tunnels. Cheers for looking. Maniac.
  8. After chasing up loads of failures locally, Thompski and I decided to leave the shitty midlands and head up north to hit up a load of sites on a weekend roadtr0p fuelled on relentless and booze. Ushaw college (sorry!) was the first site we visited. History can be found at the usual source here I know this has been absolutely battered recently so I'll keep it brief. Access was fairly straightforward although we made it a bit harder than it needed to be :banghead After successful deployment, we headed straight to the most interesting bit And I engaged in some 50mm faggotry The rest of the place is fairly uninspiring, so only a few shots. That was it for our first site of the trip. The chapel made for a stunning start to a generally favourable couple of days Cheers for stopping by, RJ
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