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  1. This one has a bit of a bittersweet ending for me really/. It's practically on my doorstep but I didn't find out about it till about 2016/17 and it closed in 2010 with much disgust from the locals! I had tried and failed it numerous times because of either filming taking place on site; or workmen. I went to check it out just before Christmas and found it to have a small demo crew inside who very kindly granted me 15 minutes in the pool area only, and they came and checked on me every 3 or 4 mins. It had been partly gutted by this point and they were so nice, I kept to my word and only left with a few photos. Hints were dropped of the quietness of the site around the Christmas Period; but I had my disabled partner, Pearl staying for a few weeks, and I had booked several weeks off work to be with her as to me, that was far more important!!! So I didn't bother returning. Still; I am also glad I didn't leave empty handed! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157676566144727
  2. This was the second stop off on a road trip with @CuriousityKilledTheCat, @Biebs and a non OS member. We met up @stoozie there (massive thanks for the tour ) After navigating through a maze of underground pipes we were finally greeted with the pools, and what a site it was! this place was amazing, complete with a massive diving section. Enjoy Cheers for looking!
  3. Greetings OS, me again. Just got back from an ace tour with AndyK, Kriegaffe and a non-member. We also met up with Vals Darkroom for the weekend (Nice to meet you ) We visited some sweet locations and although this one has been a bit trashed it's still a nice place with a fair bit to offer Not a lot of history here but it seems as though this theatre was part of a complex of leisure facilities as there are a few other bits connected to it like a gym which has been bricked off from the theatre now.Enjoy: Cheers
  4. This has defo been my favourite explore to date! Not only was it my first day time explore but it was my first bust by security. And we thought we had found our first dead body (i was so scared)!! Everybody didn't get up, but the packed lunch was made so we loaded the car and went. Had a lovely packed lunch by the hotel lake. We mooched over to the main entrance and were in, in no time! Was too cool this place and we didn't get caught by security until the last roller coaster, he did us a favour really escorted us out through the big blue gates saves squeezing back through the gappy fence.. The theme park opened in 1983 with the themed identity of a a famous legend. The park was home to 26 attractions which included 5 roller coasters and 2 water rides. In 1995 the park attracted 500,000 visitors but over the years 2005 records show the park only attracted 330,000 visitors. In 2009 the park closed was sold and re-opened but unfortunately did no better, finally closing its gates in 2012. Accidents On 22 October 2001, a park employee was struck by The Gauntlet roller coaster and was killed. The park was fined £40,000 as it had no written safety procedures for its staff. On 23 August 2011, a 12 year old boy fell from the Excalibur 2 ride. He survived. Story Homes has submitted a planning application for up to 450 new homes on the old theme park!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for looking guys
  5. I heard about this place on The Grapevine, namingly through Northern_Ninja. The Milton Keynes Leisure Plaza was built in 1990 and housed a Bowling Alley (Megabowl), an Ice Rink (Planet Ice, formally Bladerunner), an Argos and a Homebase store and a Nightclub (The Empire, formally Flamingos). The nightclub closed in 2004 and has set ever since. The Bowling Alley and Ice Rink closed this summer for re-development. It appears the ice rink is being left, but everything else here is being demolished. The Leisure Plaza has been through a lot of changes in the last 23 years but has slowly diminished and development is necessary. The Nightclub here appeared to have several themed bars and also a café. Expiry dates of 2004 on a box of crisps gave ideas of closure time. For a derpy place, its actually quite picturesque! I could not find a way into any of the other buildings sadly. I wish I could have done the ice rink, but you never know! I solo'd this one, and the building made some un-nerving noises in the torrential rain! More At: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157635431085507/
  6. Finally sorting out these pics from Belgium to post on here sorted into neat little groups, all from my mega explore week back in March which proved to be a very snowy affair indeed Here is an assortment of public/leisure buildings that don't deserve their own threads from various points on the trip. Bowling Mill There is a funny story attached to this place from our trip, when we did Villa Wallfahrt before here we bumped into a trio of explorers inside, they left about 10 minutes before we headed here - and while driving past here on the way to Atelier Decor we suddenly spotted three guys standing outside waving tripods at us, it turned out to be the same group we had seen in Wallfahrt! Small world is Belgium, very small This is a dreadfully difficult place to photograph, the inside is pretty dark in most areas and there are lots of mirror panels throughout which makes light painting a bitch! More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633016412498/ Chateau l'Ecole A pair of chateaus that in later life were a first/primary school, one has already been 90% renovated and we caught this one just in time as now there is full scale work going on. Stripped inside with not much to see but was worth a look as it was close to our hotel. More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633017411498/ Theatre Jeusette This was a backup after the sudden arrival of epic snowstorms forced us to abandon our plans for HF6, we rocked up with no idea on access but got a lucky break despite the snow, an impressive theatre but a shame all the seats have been stacked up in a side room.... More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633031350369/ Henri Jaspar Institute A former boys home, a backup of backups after a series of fails. The most depressingly ruined place on the road trip, but the snow covered rooftop balcony with no safety rails was a laugh at least and it was a nice peaceful wander. More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633070737312/
  7. Ive been meaning to visit this for a while and on the way back from London with the guys the opportunity presented itself, Opened in 2001 With Public Money and a contribution of 2.0 Million from the Lottery Council the site 210 acre site closed in 2003 due to much confusion caused by the then roadworks and expansion of the M2 in that area, the current owners of the site are in receivership and still caught up in a legal wrangle over new ownership ! The site was unfortunately severely trashed by an Illegal rave on New years Eve 2008 and was considered as a training camp for the 2012 Olympics Visited with SpaceInvader, Wevsky and Obscurity, and so on with some Pics Accomodation for the surrounding complex What I can only assume is some kind of workshop And some interior shots Thanks for taking the time to check out my report, Ill apologise for the quality of the pics. taken with my TZ5 point and shoot due to time restraints, If your'e considering taking a look yourself dont be fooled by the deceitful and apparant tranquility of the place, security turned up in no time at all !