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  1. My first report over here For sure not a new place to anybody but... Since I've arrived London no more than a month ago I had just one thing on my mind: I have to go there! I'd checked a lot of reports of the place and in all of them the place seemed to be freaking massive, but nothing compared when how it feels when you arrive there yourself. A bit of history (wikipedia copy-paste, forgive me about that): The Millennium Mills is a derelict turn of 20th century flour mill in West Silvertown on the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock, between the Thames Barrier and the ExCel exhibition centre alongside the newly built Britannia village, in Newham, London, England. Along with Millennium Mills, there remains a small section of the now destroyed Rank Hovis Premier Mill and a restored grade II listed grain silo, labelled the ‘D’ silo. Described as a "decaying industrial anachronism standing defiant and alone in the surrounding subtopia", the Millennium Mills has become a well-loved icon of post-industrial Britain and has made its way into many aspects of popular culture, being used as a backdrop in films and television shows such as Ashes to Ashes and Derek Jarman's The Last of England. Millennium Mills is also a destination for Urban Explorers despite high security, dangers of structural weakness, ten-storey drops and asbestos, and there are many reports and internal photos of the site. The explore where a bit easier and expected, but the place still has some dodgy parts. Went there with a friend and we also met another guy inside taking pictures (he seemed to be there from 8 in the morning in a Sunday, early birds everywhere) No secca at all, but the photo guy told us the the secca cars are still driving around the place, so keep an eye on that. I definitly have to visit it again, it is just too big and too good for just one visit and I've probably missed a whole lot of things. As I said, I've been expecting to go for a long time... and it hasn't disappointed me at all Here are some pictures of the places, hope you enjoy them guys
  2. This site has done the rounds in the last few weeks, so I'm not going to go into boring details about the place. Definitely the biggest and best playground I've been to yet. A return is very likely. Visited with Miss.Anthrope and Mulman13. I'll try and avoid the common pics that everyone has seen...... A film crew arrived...not sure what they were filming, but my guess would be music video Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed
  3. So I visited this site back in January. The secca let us look around and take some external shots of the building.
  4. On the West side of the Yorkshire Pennines sits the village of Diggle, which has a history of sheep farming and weaving. It's idyllic location is very popular with walkers, especially on the canal which runs parallel with the site. ​It was formerly known as the Dobcross Loom Works. This is how it used to look...... A substantial amount of original buildings have already been demolished, which is a shame as they were used for munitions in WW1 , and for making parts for Russian Subs in WW2. Now there's just vast amounts of rubble. The main building is commonly known as The Cathedral, and grade 2 listed. She's a beauty for sure There's trouble at mill though? http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/82937/diggle-confirmed-for-new-school Rumor has it that the rather majestic Cathedral may bite the dust regardless of it's stature. Personally I wouldn't trust Oldham Council's decision making. It's not rocket science to work out how many buildings have been lost under their care. The former Cotton Mills for one. But that's another story Sorry to digress there peeps. Normal service now ensues. At the rear, the Cathedral is connected to the main complex via this rather splendid looking overhead walkway. Parts of the site are still live (probably rented out) and when you start hearing voices close by during your explore, It can make for squeeky bum time. The overhead walkway from the inside looking towards the Cathedral. Sadly locked at that end. Empty sheds! A nice space all the same. Switch Gear Room. Comes complete with crusty flying rat shit. Some nice pipeage. Looks a though someone left in a hurry. Maybe they were heading here.... Mmmmm, the being careless book. The boys room........ ......that doesn't seem to have seen this sign in a while! Talking of signs!! I think It's safe to say, That this one doesn't apply anymore either! The obligatory reflection shot on the way out. Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. So It's adios from a lonesome rocker. ​Ta for looking
  5. Lots of history on these mills that most people already know, for those who don't here's a link to some history Few iffy rooftop shots, of 30 sec exposure, with the f/ too high apparently... slowly learning though! A few from inside. This is a vast place, some bits empty, others with all sorts to look at. We found some of the solar boats on the roof, and the vegetable garden had been tipped over. Shad's champagne bottle from NYE Thanks for looking
  6. Derelict since the late 80's, Millennium Mills sits west of Silvertown in London. It was the one of the largest flour mills in England at one point and dealt with a large selection of imported grain. You are probably sick of seeing the place and know its history but here is a few pictures from my trip:
  7. Right after the many many reports im not going to quote same history as has been done ever so well! Myself space invader ,silver rainbow ,obscurity,Nelly and skeleton key met up got acquainted and hit this place..very early tbh..so no secca..that was the way out blocked by his vehicle and he sealed our access up while we where in there..that being said me and nelly got on the roof..yay us Right few pics Been done to death,,but i had to wideangle the place ..and fun indeed was had,,nellys a fooking legend
  8. Right guys, Nelly has more covered this already so I wont bore you with the history bit , so heres my take on this awesome monument :ty The Oh so famous Silo "D" And now for interior shots What a mountain ! Shaft of death ! Cheesy Floor ! Hey Mr Security Im up Here ! And finally the perpetual fan Thanks all for looking
  9. Set out for an early start with my old mate Skeleton Key and met up with some intrepid explorers from Kent by the names of Wevsky,Space Invader,Obscurity and Silver Rainbow. The History Bit Spillers Millenium Mills lies isolated and imposing occupying a fifty nine acre site along the Royal Victoria Docks in the south east of London. Founded in 1905 The Mills is one of London’s few remaining relics paying homage to Britain’s post-industrial Landscape and overshadows the famous ExCel exhibition centre located opposite across the river. The Royal Victoria Docks were home to London’s largest flour Milling industry and as the survivor of three vast Mills including Rank Premier and CWS Mills, Spiller’s Millenium Mills is perhaps most popularly associated with it’s pet food brands such as ‘Bonio’ dog biscuits and ‘Shapes’. By 1984 the Royal Docks closed definitively, however the Millenium Mills have become a much loved icon representative of post-industrial Britain and has been used as a backdrop in many films and television shows On with the piccies. The size of the building really cannot be understood from Google Earth or Bing Maps, the nearer you get to it, the more it grows until it is just a massive wall that you have to bend your head back at a right and and squint to see the top. In through a rabbit hole and then it was on to meeting my feared nemesis, The Leap of Faith, this had given me more than a few worries and a sleepless night although in the end it wasn't too bad, especially with SK and Space Invader grabbing me and hauling me across after my feet left the window ledge. So with this out of the way (at least until we had to get out), it was smiley faces and straight up to the roof. Spent a while up here getting to know my new found mates then it was down through the hatch to explore the rest of this iconic building. It's probably worth mentioning at this point that the place is a death trap, with holes everywhere, some caused by rotted wood but mostly by machinery that had been removed leaving drops of up to three floors Then we came across the famous perpetually spinning fan, its totally disconnected and spins slowly on the gentle breeze coming in though the broken windows. I had seen many long exposure photos of this on other peoples reports, but you know what it's like, you just have to take your own!! We had a bit of cat and mouse with sec, he knew we where in there but he couldn't come in, so he just lay in wait. And finally, The Cheese Room, brilliant!!! I must say an endless thanks to Skeleton Key for scooting off on his own and scouting for an alternative way out. Wevsky and myself were more than happy not to have to do the 'Leap' again!!