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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. Evening all, having a quiet one tonight and hanging around at home pretty bored so thought id fire up an old explore, got new stuff that needs doing but not in the mood for editing tonight. so i visited the place a couple of times back in jan, first time round was my first social explore, met up with a chap from another forum, up until then had just been flying solo. Since been stripped out and work started a couple of months back. Was a nice morning exploring, the place is plenty buggered, but i don't mind buggered places, quite enjoy the challenge of getting a nice shot out of somewhere that looks like its had a bad day in bosnia. plenty of water damage, leaking like a sieve, at one point i realised my brand spanking new tokina was getting dripped on -seemed alright though. A few more floorboards upstairs wouldnt go a miss before you go tap dancing down the hallway, god knows what it would cost to put this place right but they wont be doing it with the change from last nights takeaway. second time i went i was on my billy no mates, used to take lots of slow shutter shadowy selfies when i was going out and about on my own, don't do it so much now when im out and about with accomplices as i used to spend bloody ages taking one shot and noone likes a dawdler bit of history. Malvernbury The original house was Dr Johnson's water cure establishment. Dr Edward Johnson (1801 - 1867), who had moved from London, where his children were born, ran a water cure establishment first at Ellerslie (see below) and later at Malvernbury, and his son Walter took over on his father's death. An 1887 edition of the BMJ lists doctors registered in Worcestershire and confirms indeed that a Dr W Johnson was at Malvernbury in Great Malvern. Dr Walter Johnson married in 1867, South Tidworth Hampshire, Mary Ann Sophia Young the daughter of the Rector of Risley in Bedfordshire by whom he had four children. The 1881 census records the couple living at 'Bury' House in Abbey Road which was almost certainly Malvernbury. When Mary died in 1888, Walter Johnson retired to Kensington in London to live near his younger brother Horace Edward Johnson MD. In 1907, Malvernbury was rebuilt, possibly for solicitor, William Dyson Perrins, grandson of the founder of the Worcestershire Sauce business - in 1911 his wife Kate Perrins and son Meredith Dyson Perrins were living there. A plaque records that Florence Nightingale had been a visitor between 1857 and 1860. Malvernbury later became a nursing home and has now been purchased by a developer. It is anticipated the house will be modernised and converted into apartments and other houses will be built in the grounds. aaaaand some jazzy pics- ta for lookin kids, take it sleazy
  3. I first visited this place over three years ago in October 2011 - back then the place was absolutely mint, totally untouched by vandals and even had the electricity still on. Well what a difference three years makes, stepping foot in here again was like stepping into another world. The pipes got ripped out and the lead off the roof stolen at some point in 2012 which meant water has poured throughout most of the building, which doesn't sound good but as most of the furniture and small items are still left inside (even the packet of co-codamol I found in the office back in 2011) it has lead to the place becoming full of amazing decay and some serious mould issues! I loved it when it was a minter and it looked like everyone had just gone on a day trip to the seaside to be back in the evening, but I similarly loved it in it's much more decayed state. The first floor is a minefield of missing floorboards from where the pipes have been taken out, and the top floor has had a large amount of ceiling come down so it's proper sketchy in parts... Thanks for looking, more from this visit here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157647534095844/ If you want a comparison, here are my photos from October 2011 https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157627925825550/