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  1. So a few weeks ago, myself and two other explorers; @albino-jay and @ Ferret whom I've known online for many years, but never managed to explore with! We all get round to exploring with one another eventually! This site was previously owned by a firm who were contracted to develop technology for the military, but was eventually sold off to a property developer after its 2011 closure. The site has recently become the Urbex Hotspot for people, so it was good to get it done and dusted before it got too much worse. We really enjoyed ourselves, and despite being fairly stripped out, there was a lot to see here. We spent around 10 hours on site I think!!! Once again, we bumped into about 4 other groups of explorers. I guess this is becoming a thing nowadays in this hobby to be honest! Just gotta face the facts that it is now mainstream... The Royal Radar Establishment; a former Research Centre in Malvern, Worcestershire in the United Kingdom was formed in 1953 as the Radar Research Establishment by the merger of the Air Ministry's Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) and the British Army's Radar Research and Development Establishment (RRDE). It new name was given after a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1957. Both names were later abbreviated to RRE. In 1976 the Signals Research and Development Establishment (SRDE), involved in communications research, joined the RRE to form the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (RSRE). They had been closely associated since before the beginning of World War II, when the predecessor to RRDE was formed as a small group within the Air Ministry's research center in Bawdsey Manor. They were soon forced to leave Bawdsey due to its exposed location on the east coast of England. After several moves, the groups finally settled in separate locations in Malvern beginning in May 1942 with a merger in 1953 that formed the RRE and renamed these as the North Site (RRDE) and the South Site (TRE). In 1991 they were partially privatize, and became Defence Evaluation and Research Agency in 1996. The North Site was closed in 2003 and the work was consolidated at the South Site, while the former North Site was sold off for housing developments. The RSRE is now part of Qinetiq. Some of the most important technologies developed from work at RSRE are radar, thermography, liquid crystal displays and speech synthesis. Contributions to computer science made by the RSRE included ALGOL 68RS (a portable implementation of ALGOL 68, following on from ALGOL 68R developed by RRE), Coral 66, radial basis function networks, hierarchical self-organising networks (deep autoencoders), the VIPER high-integrity microprocessor, the ELLA hardware description language, and the TenDRA C/C++ compiler. The RSRE motto was Ubique Sentio, which is Latin for "I sense everywhere". The site is well explored after its sale to a Private Developer. It is well worth visiting with its mockup of a RADAR Bunker. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 #32 #33 #34 #35 #36 #37 #38 #39 #40 Thanks for Looking More at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157704376480512/page1 This was a busy one, so you will have to exit via the Gift Shop I'm afraid!
  2. CRE industries, i know nothing about this place nor can i remember where it is other then in a tiny village in the middle of absolute nowhere! Visited with Maniac and Craig. Sorry about image quality, i think i was still on the sony at this point! WAY back in the day!! From what i remember this was one of my first and only ever attempts at HDR.....LOL ^^ I had to take this, just because it was funny..... Again apologies for image quality........cheers for looking, Frosty.
  3. Cracking day out explored with Skeleton Key Mr W J Jordan, the New Zealand High Commissioner, with a group of New Zealand sailors at in front of the masthead and figurehead of HMS Ganges Must have been there day off Good job 1 of us is employed by the home office swim time SK's room for the night My interviewing techniques are apparently unorthodox according to my sgt it works for me And this concludes our visit site is huge so I won't bore you with all the pictures all in all a good day out
  4. Starting in 1946, construction work began on the airfield to turn the site into what became known as the Royal Aeronautical Establishment, Bedford. The runway was extended in the post-war period to accommodate the Bristol Brabazon aircraft (which required a very long runway) that ultimately never went into production. One local road was dropped into a cutting so that it would not sit above the level of the runway. It was the site of experimental aircraft development and was once described as “the finest research and development establishment outside the U.S.A." This building is a "Kinetheodolite tower" (Cine Camera Tower) there was a further tower located elsewhere on the field. Two beams were projected up onto a taking off aircraft which would then lock the camera's on and follow it around ( hence the observatory dome)while trials were carried out over the field! the data being fed to computers for trajectory analysis A trip down memory lane here. There was and old rover abandoned near one of the buildings with these inside, I remember it being my job to lick and stick these when my Mum had been shopping
  5. It's actually called Buckston Browne Farm, but if I'd put the word 'farm' in the title you probably wouldn't have clicked it would you It was a research establishment for the Royal College of Surgeons, England from the 1930's up to the early 1990's when it closed. The place gets its name from Sir George Buckston Browne, who was a British medical doctor and pioneer urologist in the first half of the 20th century. In 1927 he bought Charles Darwin's former home Down House and founded the Buckston Brown Research Farm in Downe in 1931. The Buckston Browne Prize is named for him. Down house is infact round the corner from the farm, the house now preserved and open to tourists, but the farm its self sits empty including it's own quite large house. In the 1980s, the farm caused controversy because of its use of vivisection techniques, and in August 1984 it was raided by anti-vivisection activists. This place is pretty grim really when you realise the sort of work that went on there, particularly in it's earlier days when such things wern't as tightly regulated as they are now. There's medical papers all over the internet which describe some of the research done there in quite some detail - for me it was quite uncomfortable reading some of them. Never-the-less, it was a good explore and was worth the trip, the house is quite nice with some good features still present. The research labs are damp, dreary and quite decayed, but interesting to walk round. Was quite fun day with Obscurity plus friend who isn't on here, so we'll just call him 'M' Some great carvings on the bannister post caps. That was the house, now the research labs Old 16mm projector 2 of the 3 large rooms were filled with a lot of bits and pieces that seemed to have little to no relation to the place. Labs All in all a good mooch for a Saturday afternoon. Thanks for looking, Maniac.