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  1. Two abandoned houses, located on a hillside plot in a small town. One of them was once inhabited by an engraver of stones. I couldn't find out more about the houses, so I don't know when they were abandoned. In the interior there were still many memorabilia and a lot of old photos. THE LOWER HOUSE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 THE UPPER HOUSE 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
  2. Little trip to Wales over the weekend with Booie. This was a detour on the way home yesterday. Closed suddenly about 7 years ago and now up for auction. This lovely care home would have looked very grand in its prime no cheap plastic furniture here
  3. March 2019 Situated in picturesque Gog Countryt his former care home for the elderly recently sold at auction for £600k is huge inside with a few bits and bobs; and some alas goontuber tagging a lot has changed since other explorers have been onsite last year
  4. An abandoned Apartment block. Built in the 20's, abandoned in the 90's Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr Abandoned Kenmore Manor by Ken Durham, on Flickr
  5. External reccie complete only 8 x heads away from entry; was there an hour on way out security arrived so probs cctv still working; Found some graffitti carved in the brickwork by some of those incarcerated hope to be in next week
  6. History Maes Mynan care home was a two floor 33 bedroom care home on a site of 2.6 acres. The care home was for the elderly and it had its own day service and its own respite service for a short stay and emergency placements. The site was bought in 2013 by the healthcare company and has been left untouched since. The building itself we could not find much history about or anything about when the care home opened. Our Visit We decided to visit this place when we went out on a day trip to Engedi chapel (report will be up soon). On the way back we still had a lot of daylight left so we thought we would stop in and have a look at this site after seeing a report. The surrounding area was very overgrown and there was a long pathway leading up to the build. The site itself was in pretty good condition, well worth the visit if you have any free time. Be mindful if you do visit as just at the back of the site, there is a house that we assumed is occupied.
  7. After the Brownsville General Hospital relocated to its new location in 1965, the former buildings were converted into the Golden Age Nursing Home. Due to the normally full capacity of the Brownsville General Hospital, the hospital relocated. Shortly after its closing, The Horner Nursing Home/Golden Age Nursing Home was made/built in 1929 and closed in 1985 due to reports of horrible conditions and treatment of its patients. The nursing home was a residence for some of the nurses who worked at the hospital. It later became a care facility for the elderly. *Please take note of the sentences shown at the bottom of the video during scenes.* Location: Brownsville, PA Urban Exploration Paranormal Investigations ParaUrbex
  8. Today we will have a Return Visit to the Home of Bicycle Repairman.
  9. #1 Hi Gyus I came across this place, a few weeks ago, that hasn't been abandoned for long, (5-6 Months), the power seems to be still on too. So I bet it would be mint inside, with everything left in tact. My latest visit was more of a scouting session to check the place out, and get a feel for the place. I noticed some minor vandalism has occurred since my last visit, which is painful to see. Thanks
  10. Hello everyone! I never used to post reports often. But over the last 3 days & joining this forum has put me into a real good mood and the feedback has been amazing!! Thank you all This was an explore i was not to sure about. I did not like the location and it had a spooky feel about the place! We had been inside around an hour and it was pitch black before we started hearing lots of noises and talking. I was a little worried it would be some "chavs" or "kids" smashing the place up with all the noise so we decided to leave. As we where leaving we bumped into a photographer and a model in a wedding dress. - This was my first time bumping into anyone on an explore! We spend about 30 more minuets inside before we moved on to the next location. A little history - The Fletcher Convalescent Home opened in 1893 and closed in 1998. It served as a hospital and during the war. (A tuberculosis hospital for the military) Since it closed the buildings have been subject to numerous planning applications, none of which have been successful. This building also features on the in the Victorian Society’s “Top Ten Endangered Buildings” list of 2008. Thanks for looking!!
  11. Derp Phones Nice old telephones appear everywhere in the places that we visit, some get left alone and some end up on ebay. I like to leave them where they are personally.. call me..
  12. The care home 2018 Not sure to much about this place, its been closed for around 4 years now and there is no damage on it whatsoever, ive been eyeing it up for around a year but never managed to gain access. But i struck a lucky one this week. Although what i did notice when i managed to gain entry was that none of the windows where smashed, but all the windows bar the upper level where boarded so no one could look in. So right were in, the first room was the kitchen, we noticed a infer red camera in the corner, then a slight beeping noise? We shit it and get out at this point we was taking no for an answer, we headed into a little forest nearby were we could see the front door and check if SECCA or police came we waited for about 35mins and nothing came then we discussed the options over a ice cold pint. so we did some googling and heading back, we came to the kitchen again, dodged the sensors and got to the front door where the main alarm system was, nothing happened this time no sensors no nothing? odd? we carried on strolling round after about 4/5 rooms the slight beeping noise came back on, then off, 20mins later back on? Not a clue we ignored it. we strolled round, some rooms had things moved, thrown about etc, so people had defiantly been in without a doubt. This place was cool. Things remained in places, i like that. But some rooms had a really strange feeling about them. after around 40 minutes in there, we seen about 40% maybe abit more, We decided to head out something felt weird like we didn't belong there. We got out and went back to the forest to check if secca arrived, 15 minutes later a van pulled up, it was secca. He didn't see us, but we could see him. He sat there 5/6 minutes, but for some reason did not check the building? Strange.. ... Until next time peoples. I'm not finished with this place. I shall be heading back to finish what i started. Enjoy the pics!
  13. So its been done and posted a few times now I think, but I wanted to share my pictures from a few weeks ago, Close in 2016 the place was left untouched till the action men with go pros started running around the place looking for ghosts, Im not going to post all the history of this place, but it was a good explore and was in there for a good few hours enjoy my pictures
  14. Every so often you come across something unseen from forums or even the internet before, an considering I love exploring old houses this one I could not pass up on again, I first noticed this place a few months ago driving past it then a few weeks ago the other half remembered about it, as I had long forgotten so we decided to pay a visit upon route to another house. Not much room inside as all rooms where packed full of stuff the small house itself had been turned upside down either by looters or kids, but either way the good stuff remained, an old gasmask with box was outside under some bits and buckets, inside a beautiful piano sits hardly untouched, while you looked around you soon noticed alot more than what you first would upon entering. As i said hardly any full room shots, but hopefully what I have is enough to show an insight into this place. (address an so fourth been edited). Enjoy Thank you for looking
  15. This is somewhat of a peculiar one! When this huge building was constructed in the middle of the 20th Century it began it's life as a hotel, in a great location by a beautiful river. As time went on and the fortunes of the city changed, the hotel business dried up due to declining clientele and it was bought by a nursing home company who decided to transform the former hotel into a sprawling 178-room care facility for the elderly and adults with special needs. In the basement were office and conference facilities as well as local TV and radio studios, and these vacated not long after the nursing home shut down. This place has rarely been explored before, it's always been sealed tight whenever my friend has checked it out. We were walking past it on the way back from somewhere else late in the afternoon and took a little detour through the site and the first thing I spotted once off the street was a wide open access point. It was too late and the building too large to explore with the daylight we had left so early doors the next morning we headed back inside. It's got a lot to see inside but as you can imagine with the size of the building and it's use it gets quite samey after a while. There is also evidence of recent squatters living inside in a couple of the rooms. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157659760861955
  16. Finally moving away from the midwest I headed back east on the long slow train to my friends in upstate New York. Because of a certain police encounter my friend had a couple of months back he is currently unable to get up to any mischief in his home county so he introduced me to a couple of his exploring buddies who would happily explore with me instead St. Mary's Manor is an imposing nine-storey (plus basement level) former hospital turned nursing home which closed in 2004. Since then it has been left at the mercy of the elements and thankfully has escaped large-scale trashing and tagging with a lot of lovely peely paint and decay. The downside is there are a lot of empty rooms, but the building itself is old enough and interesting enough to keep you occupied for a good while. The highlights being the chapel located on the 4th floor and, shrouded in the darkness of the totally boarded up first floor, a totally intact dental suite. Quite why they would choose to leave a valuable piece of kit like that behind is beyond me. It's also notable for an extremely tight access, one of the smallest holes I have ever had to fit myself through and which also led to the death of my phone which was crushed against a wall coming out as well as a large rip in my hoodie. I wish I had got a shot of the outside to show the scale of the place but the weather was absolutely awful. I wish the dental suite wasn't in a totally pitch black room which makes getting any photos of it a total pain, but then again I guess if it was on an upper floor it would have been destroyed by now, so swings and roundabouts. Thanks for looking more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/albums/72157659692702695
  17. This nursing home (located in a forest and built on the foundations of an estate from the 18th century) was closed in 2001. 2013 burnt down a part of the attic. My first visit here was 2008. The photos are from 2011 (part one) and 2012 (part two). part one 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
  18. After finishing our visit to the post office and enjoying a nice detour to Willington (no photos from me as I've been twice already) myself, OverArch and jo headed back down towards Leicester way and the sprawling Hornsey Rise Memorial Home situated in a small village near the city. Hornsey Rise Memorial Home was run by the religious organisation Pilgrim Homes as a Christian care and respite home. Originally constructed for NATSOPA in 1921 it opened as a memorial to printers who fell in the first world war, it was later taken over by Pilgrim's Friend Society and closed in 2012. It's been pretty ransacked by the usual lot of pikeys and morons, but is still an interesting wander and made for a nice relaxed third and last explore of the day. It reminded me of Malvernbury in a way, but a lot more trashed and less decayed - and it's a lot bigger than it looks from the road, we spent a good while here poking around the maze of rooms. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157650059332057/
  19. This former clinic with nursing home was demolished in 2013. First visit (07/2012) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  20. Built in the 1950's and consisting of nearly 50 small parabolas it was made to observe the changes in solar activity It seems to of been out of use for sometime but I think it is being maintained by enthusiasts and one large parabola is still in use. I made two visits over the weekend once at night and once during the day. I hope you enjoy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Thanks for looking peeps. A few more shots van be found at ET Phone Home.
  21. So here is my overdue report from this late December, pre Christmas explore with Mookster. I had been visiting a friend in hospital in Bristol and staying over another friends house just outside of Bristol. Mookster and I decided an explore was on the cards so I went to pick him up not thinking that his house was 75 miles in the wrong direction, and 75 miles back up the same roads to get to the first, I had an incling but my Christmas spirit kicked in and I collected him. First stop was an old Carehome in Malvern, Worcestershire. Mooks had visited this in 2011 and it was in perfect condition, but three years had taken its toll and the site was in a horrific state, yet beautifully decayed at the same time. Other reports and Yellow Pages suggest a 2001/2 closure but paperwork inside prooves a 2008/9 closure is more likely. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157650074347921/ Thanks for Looking
  22. First explore out with KM punk for a while. This place was quite big so spent an enjoyable few hours here. So long, that we didn’t get time to visit some of the other places on the list. The Natsopa Memorial Home opened in 1921, a memorial to printers who fell in the great war. At some point during the 1960's or 70's it became known as Hornsey Rise Memorial Home, and was owned by the Pilgrims' Friend Society. The home closed in June 2012. Some sections had been closed longer, and were in a greater state of decay. thanks for looking
  23. This building from the early 20th century is well known, but inside with beautiful decay. So I've visited it two times. In war time used as a military hospital, and later as a spa hotel and recreation home. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  24. Intro I had seen this on 28DL in the past, back then, however, it looked like there wasn't much left of the site and the one block that remained seemed destined to be demolished before 2013 was over and so I looked over it. Then in early November whilst passing on the trains towards Stratford I noticed it was still standing, then on the way to Basildon we jumped off quick and a look. The place surprised me and hope the picture reflect that well. I've uploaded in large today, if it's a bit overkill, I'm more than happy to downsize them. As some of you may know, I took a few film shots but the negatives were scratched in development, so the ones with blue streaks are film. History Oldchurch Hospital originated from the Romford Union workhouse, which had been built during 1838 and 1839 to the southwest of Romford. The 5-acre site on Oldchurch Road was purchased by the Union from a Mr Philpot at £160 an acre. The 2-storey workhouse building was of a cruciform build, a popular design with the dormitory blocks laid out in a cross-shape. It could house 450 inmates. Romford (or "Rumford", as it was known back then) was the subject of a report in An Account of Several Workhouses..., dated October 24th, 1724. The administration block was at the south of the site, whilst the main accommodation blocks radiated from a central hub or core. Observation windows in the hub enabled the workhouse master to observe and watch the inmates in each of the four exercise yards/playgrounds. The dormitories and Day Rooms for the female inmates were on the eastern side in the northeast and southeast arms of the cross, while the males occupied the western side in the northwest and southwest arms. The kitchens and dining rooms were located at the north of the building. In 1893 the workhouse was renamed the Romford Poor Law Institution. Later an infirmary block was added at the north of the site. During WW1 the infirmary of the Institution became the Romford Military Hospital, an auxiliary hospital for the Colchester Military Hospital, with 82 beds for wounded and sick servicemen. In 1924 further additions were built at the north and east of the site. In 1929, following the abolition of the Poor Law Guardians, the workhouse and its infirmary came under the administration of Essex County Council, who converted the buildings into the Oldchurch County Hospital. The Hospital, which incorporated the old workhouse buildings, was much expanded during the 1930s to have over 800 beds. During WW2 it joined the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) with 868 beds, of which 96 were EMS beds for air-raid casualties. In 1948 the Hospital joined the NHS under the control of the Romford Group Hospital Management Committee, part of the North East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. It remained an acute hospital and, by 1962, it had 651 beds for acute and maternity patients. In 1974, following a major reorganisation of the NHS, the Hospital came under the control of the Havering District Health Authority, part of the Barking and Havering Area Health Authority of the North East Thames Regional Health Authority. Its maternity services had closed and it had 629 beds for acute cases. In 1980 it had 600 beds. In 1982, after another NHS reorganisation, it came under the control of the Barking, Havering and Brentwood District Health Authority. By 1986 it had 530 beds. In 1993, following another NHS reform, the Hospital was under the control of the Havering Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2000 it had 473 beds. Despite local opposition, the old cruciform workhouse building was demolished so that a temporary single-storey building could be erected in its place. In 2003 the Hospital was administered by the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust. By 2005 there were 565 beds. The Hospital closed in 2006, with the last patient being seen on 15th December. Services were transferred to the nearby newly built Queen's Hospital and to the King George Hospital in Chadwell Heath. Present status (February 2008) The site has been sold and is being redeveloped by E.ON and Taylor Wimpey East London. The front parts of the Hospital have been demolished and keyworker housing - Reflections - is being erected in the northeast corner. The southeast corner is bare, awaiting house-building. Now only Block 8 stands. Present Out of all the hospital buildings, only Block 8 remains. The building at present sits in the middle of a building site surrounded by rising apartment blocks, it seems surreal to have this one block in the middle of such a modern development. The building it's self quite structurally sound, it's just the exterior fittings have decayed and fallen apart, the internal décor has been stripped and a lot of the windows have just been ripped out. The slates on the roof clearly aren't in the best of conditions and I assume the place leaks like a colander when it does rain. Green growth seems to be flourishing and a lot of the wood is practically rotting into soil. Windows remain smashed and paint has begun to peel and flake. The floor, doors and obviously some windows have been stripped out and dumped in the courtyard in a big heap. This sounds bad, but inside the places looks a lot better than it did with the floor! Little remains equipment wise, a vending machine, table and a chair remain in the hall. but despite this, a lot of the original furnishings remain in situ, i.e. the stair case, main window frames and a lot of the décor in the hall, A few signs remain in place and if I'm honest, this place is very photogenic, looks great inside but very dilapidated. The exterior shows a lot of stunning architecture, except it has been ripped apart by contractors. All in all, this building COULD have a future, and personally believe it deserves to have one. Future Planning permission has been submitted to demolish Block 8, unfortunately, it seems likely they will grant it. Block 8 now sticks out like a sore thumb and has literally been bullied into submission by close by rising developments that shadow it's future. Strategic planning application stage 1 referral (new powers) Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended); Greater London Authority Acts 1999 and 2007; Town & Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008. The proposal Demolition of block 8 (former nurses’ home) and redevelopment to provide 77 new homes, and associated parking and landscaping. The applicant The applicant is Taylor Wimpey East London, and the architect is CJCT. Strategic issues The loss of the non-designated heritage asset raises an objection in principle. Notwithstanding this, other issues with respect to housing, urban design, inclusive access, sustainable development and transport are also identified. Recommendation That Havering Council be advised that the application does not comply with the London Plan for the reasons set out in paragraph 52 of this report. Swan new homes will likely be granted permission and demolish it, rebuilding a 77 apartment residential block in it's place. (http://www.swannewhomes.co.uk/oldchurch-park/), having said that, they're new developments work well with Romford as a town, it's just a big shame they had to eradicate the Oldchurch site to build it. Visit and pictures Oldchurch Well, I had a lot of fun visiting this site, must of spent an hour in here. hiding from the builders was a lot of fun The fence guarding the place was a little off putting at first but it soon came apparent we had no choice but to jump it Then after UrbanAlex cautiously clambered over it we were in and quickly made our way round the front to see what was what Aware of the builders that could easily have seen us from up on the scaffolding of the new developments, we found our way inside block 8 and begun our visit A lot of people seemingly complain of 'derps' like this, but a lot of us love them, I.E. this one, it looks great from the outside and the inside, the decay was stunning and the place had a great feel to it We wandered the corridors and rooms and realised how quiet it was, and we expected to hear the contractors outside, but silence. It seemed like an odd contrast of the old buildings and decay to the new developments and contractors Staying quite ourselves was quite a task, a lot of it was crumbling under our feet, but the looming cranes outside reminded us we didn't need to be as stealthy as expected, Block 8 was forgotten We continued to mooch and snap away, oblivious to the public wandering passed outside As we ventured East on the site, we noticed more windows were missing, as we wandered the 3rd floor corridor, we looked Left and realised we were looking straight into the front room of a new apartment next door Time to go, and as we crept across the courtyard to the gate, we were spotted by builders up on the roof of a development One began to shout followed by another, and another until a harsh sounding choir of contractors were howling at us as we ran across I jumped that 9ft fence like Mario, wish I could've said the same about Alex, we got stuck up top and hurt his leg With a bit of encouragement he was free and we made a run for it knowing full well the builders, security or perhaps worse were coming for us We hoped down into the subway and made a B-line to a shop to get some cheap chocolate, then we were off to Basildon Maybe there's hope for this place, maybe a resident will appeal or the contractors will maybe miraculously add it into their development Whatever happens, this place is great, full of character and it'll be a real shame if it's flattened, I hope you enjoyed the report and enjoyed reading, apologies for the blue streaks in the film set and the pic heavy report. Cheers for looking!