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  1. Hello! Been abit lazy with uploading explores so heres another one from 2016. Another rooftop (when it was much easier with less Youtube Goons) Anyways, noticed the scaffold up the side of the building, so after a late shift at work i headed into London for a solo explore. Small roof but the view was awesome OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by OPD by Thanks for looking in DJ
  2. This is from a exploration on the 13th of May, 2013. These pictures are mostly the east buildings from the interior. Second set will be south end and my favorites, the roof. Brach’s Candy was a Chicago (and world) candy factory legend. This facility, one of the largest candy factories in the world, was mostly built in 1921-23 and then partially rebuilt in 1948 after a tragic fire and explosion killed 11 employees. At its peak, the facility was over 2,200,000 sq feet (670,560 meters) and had 2,400 workers. Typical vulture capitalism in the 1980’s into the 2000’s destroyed the company and this facility closed the doors to workers in 2003. One of the office buildings was blown up for the movie Dark Knight in 2007. Due to much of the west complex being gang occupied and the neighborhood sporadically violent, I chose the last cold day of that spring to visit, on Mother’s Day, a very big holiday in the USA, figuring even gangbangers might take an afternoon off to visit their mums ? So I got there mid-afternoon and only left as it was getting too dark to see much, let alone photograph. I tried to go back one more time, but it was not possible to access, and within weeks it was in the process of being wrecked. For the USA, it had more interior metal than many buildings I've been in, which usually have been picked clean by scrappers, which gave it a nice ambiance. Overall, it was a very dark location, due to most windows being bricked up and it was late in the day when I visited, but what light I had was beautiful. The last pic in this set shows downtown Chicago in the distance. I'll post set two in a week or two, then start digging through files for other past and recent explorations. Many thanks to everyone who welcomed me on the introduction board. Thanks to all who share, some really amazing reports here, and looking forward to looking around more, but figured I should share something for starters ? Staklo
  3. Have any of you missed a site: somewhere that was torn down, redeveloped or closed off just before you had the chance to visit and look around? I had a very quick look at this quarry but it was demolished just before I had planned to go back and climb stuff! Full report is here http://www.lifeoutthere.co.uk/2018/04/18/the-quarry-that-got-away/ What was your "one that got away"?
  4. Ok did this location back in the summer but held back on posting it because of its location and interior décor . Visited with ASOM on a mini tour of the area, we managed to do all the servants quarters and stables but as for the main hall,well lets say i got so far and had to call it a day ...Just seen this location on a public forum fingers crossed its wont get raped ...... on with the photos... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Thanks for looking [email protected]@l........
  5. Splored with UrbanX, Skeleton Key, Tog, Mrs Trog, Chieftan and Beer Switch This is a vast semi live site, the research shows that it has around 12 radio telescopes (7 decommisioned and 5 in use) this is only one of them. Its called the One Mile Telescope and is made up of several moveable dishes, one of which runs down a track, driven by a train like affair on the dish's platform We only touched on a small part of the site today, definitley in need of a re-visit to mooch the rest Some History The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO) is home to a number of large radio telescopes. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, but with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of £100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory commenced. The observatory was founded under Martin Ryle of the Radio-Astronomy Group of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and was opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957 One Mile Telescope The One-Mile Telescope at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO) is an array of radio telescopes, fully steerable 60-ft-diameter parabolic reflectors operating simultaneously at 1407 MHz and 408 MHz) designed to perform aperture synthesis interferometry, completed by the Radio Astronomy Group of Cambridge University in 1964 "To extend the range of our observations far back in time to the earliest days of the Universe" These are the trains that move the middle telescope along the rail SK fancied a climb The offices Time to go home, it had been a very long day
  6. I came across this place years back from a friend who got me into caving/potholing and mining, why does this place have any significance to this you may ask......then read on because all I am about to tell you is nothing more than the truth !. A former Pit Engineer Mr Bramwell Pashley who was Married to Winifred and a father of four, in his younger years he served 9 years down't pit after leaving school at the age of 13 unfortunately when the time came he could not go and fight in WW2 due to his bad feet he studied old mine plans and bought a semi-detached house with his life savings over a coal seam he eventually ran his own haulage business. His wife must have been very tolerant as at the time of the war coal was on rations and Mr Pashley made his own mine in the back garden in Durkar, near Wakefield and in doing so many of the household items were converted and utilised for the mine, The Vacuum cleaner was adapted for the air extractor a washing mangle was used to haul up the coal in the households washing tub and so came the name of his mine "Peggy Tub Main", this was over 5 years of digging and to the astonishment of his neighbours the mine was born which he spent his weekends down't the pit pulling up around 2 tones each weekend. The shaft went 25 feet deep before he hit coal and then it was brick lined with 5500 bricks although this mine shaft was built he had a very lengthy battle with the National Coal Board for a licence to extract the coal. By 1947 his business was fully up and running, underground the light was by candle and he used a pick axe to chip out the coal he even ignored the potential dangers from methane gas, eventually the winding gear was coupled up to 3 electric motors and then the household electric meter. His dream was to employ as many as 35 men and extract over 100 tons of coal a week but in the 1960's he struck into old mine workings from another pit which flooded his own pit but worse was to come, in 1966/7 the mine closed for good as his "lock stock the fekking lot" house/out buildings and land was compulsory purchased due to the plans to extend the M1 (which to be hones is no bloody where near) and so could have carried on without a problem IMO !. The family moved to near by Newmillerdam and would you have guessed it again he build yet another mine this time instead of going vertical (shaft) he went horizontal known as a "Drift mine" into the hill side, sadly to say at the age of 66 and in the year of 1981 he died.....Rest in piece Sir. Could you believe what the faces of the health and safety inspectors....hell they would be foaming at the mouth!. In his memory I give you the below pics for you to view including a link to a B&W small vid of the man and his mine "Peggy Tub Main". the house and out buildings shaft and bits A small link to Peggy Tub Main... http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=46552 a short advert is before this small but excellent film.