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Explored here a couple of weeks ago seems a bit destroyed now which is a shame bet it was a decent explore at one point. A bit of history, Royal Army Ordnance Corp (RAOC) Marchington, was built around 1957 and dealt with the supply and maintenance of weaponry and munitions and various other military equipment until 1993 when the Corp amalgamated with the Royal Logistics Corp. The site is now an industrial estate. It was also a Central Vehicle Depot during this time until the barracks closed in 1970, and the Territorial Army took over. Until it finally closed the site in the early 1980s. Marchington also housed the Armys fleet of Green Goddesses which came under the jurisdiction of the Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).The site is now an industrial estate. The Barracks lie bare and derelict and the married quaters have are all now private housing.
I know this place has been done, Do you rememebr the first time you got your dslr and you ignored the auto and spent more time faffin than photos??? Yup that was this explore... Not the hardest entry in the world.. still open btw The light in this place was awesome, even though there wasnt all that much to photograph It was a good lesson in thinking before shooting I do windows... Messin with the focus points noob style...
Well this wasn't exactly the walk in I expected, it looks like the fencing has all been recently renewed and the ground floor windows and doors all have metal grills and plates over them, I have no idea why because there is nothing of any value left inside and the scrap value of the metal protecting the site is probably worth more than the land and buildings The grill gave a diffused glow to the light