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  1. History King Edward VII Secondary School, which opened in 1910, was originally known as the County Grammar School of King Edward VII; the school can be found in Melton Mowbray, on a 56 acre green field site. The first headteacher, Dr Fred Hodson, was appointed in 1909 and thereafter he oversaw the selection of all other teaching staff. In the beginning, however, the schools name was initially challenged, since they had not sought royal authorisation, and the matter subsequently became far more complicated when the King died May 6th 1910. To resolve the problem the school were forced to appeal to MPs before the Board of Education. After much debate and consideration, the new King finally declared that his father’s name was ‘indeed a splendid choice’. By 1912, the school hosted its first ever sports day and also divided its students into houses: Belvoir (Red), Cottesmore (Yellow) and Quorn (Blue). Each of the houses competed against one another in events that included: pillow fighting, needle-threading, bean bag races, skipping races and athletics. By 1931, plans for extensions to the school were inaugurated and by 1936 the construction of a new assembly hall was set underway. Furthermore, the science block was replaced with a modernised two storey block and more classrooms were built. In the 1940s the Old Grammarians started a memorial fund to construct a pavilion for the school, in memory of those who died during the First World War, and for those who were dying in the Second. After the Second World War, after a period of relative stability and consistency, the school was renamed in 1964 (to King Edward VII Upper School). This change was part of wider plans in the area to close the Boy’s Modern School and the Sarson Girl’s School; both of which were located within the local vicinity. The school continued to grow in successive years and in 1975 a new sixth form was opened, alongside a larger sports hall. The music centre and all-weather pitch were opened more recently, in 1991, followed by the sports centre in 1996. By 1997 the school also gained Technology College status. As King Edward VII entered the 2000s, it was regarded as both a national and international leader in the use of ICT, since it had networked hubs in every subject area, video conferencing facilities and wireless networking for laptops across the entire site. By 2004, the school had over 500 computers. Nonetheless, despite its reputation, and the fact that the school was designated as a Regional Training School for research and ICT, the decision to close the entire site was passed in 2010 (it closed its doors later in 2011). King Edwards VII was closed because it was predicted that falling student numbers would eventually make the running costs of the school unsustainable. Over the years King Edwards fostered a notable list of famous former pupils; some of these include: Graham Chapman (Monty Python), Paul Anderson (Footballer) and Dave Benson Phillips (Comedian/TV Presenter). Our Version of Events Melton Mowbray, the place you visit for the country’s best pork pie: that was the full extent of our knowledge before we arrived at King Edwards. We’ve passed the area a few times on our travels and, as far as we were aware, there was a pork pie factory there. As it turns out, there’s actually a whole town there too. So, still rather stunned with this new found discovery, and with a somewhat nostalgic KM_Punk, we set off in the direction of his old school. Access was novel to say the least, and we had to avoid the sports centre nearby since it is still used by clubs and teams. But, we managed it and there was still plenty to see across the buildings we explored. While most of the tables and chairs have been removed, there’s still plenty of evidence that King Edwards was indeed a school, and hopefully the pictures reveal this. Unfortunately, however, we only managed to access the English, Humanities and ICT classrooms, the photography and design and technology workshops and the arts and drama studio. Explored with Ford Mayhem, Soul and KM_Punk. 1: King Edward VII Upper School 2: One of the Main Corridors 3: Trumpet 4: Media Classroom 5: Photography Class 6: Photography Room 7: Remaining Photographs 8: Photograph Basin 9: Technology Workshop 10: Bits and Pieces in the Technology Department 11: Technology Store Room 12: Technology Shelves 13: The Main Hall 14: A Student Guide to King Edward's 15: The Drama Studio 16: Drama Studio Staircase 17: Drama Studio from the Other Side 18: Accessible Lift 19: Old Art Sink 20: Map of King Edwards 21: Science Classroom 22: Misc Props (Drama) 23: Strange Hub in the Middle of the School 24: Technology Classroom Tool Cupboard 25: Technology Storage Area 26: English Classroom 27: Languages Classroom 28: Staff Office 29: Traditional School Wall Decor 30: ICT Classroom
  2. Had the chance to revisit everyone's favourite power station a few months ago. Yep, still doable! It was good to get in and grab some shots with the lights on. Nothing you haven't seen before, with the possible exception of some original Control Room Feeder Log Sheets we found in there - Dated November 1977 1. The huge control room 2. Control panels 3. Central command desks 4. Control desk 5. Control desks 6. Control desk 7. Central command desk 8. Mission control! 9. Comms system and papers 10. Papers on the desk 11. Feeder Log Sheets 12. Original paperwork from 1977 13. Synchroscope 14. Amp meter detail 15. Power Factor Meter 16. Back of control panels And in case you are wondering what the rest of the place looks like now - here's a crappy phone shot showing the scaffolding. The entire centre area was crammed full with more scaff than you possibly imagine! 17. Scaffolding inside turbine hall
  3. My first post on the forum so hope everything we be as the guidelines Visited this beautiful location during my 4 day decay tour, which you will see during this month. CCCP Flight School, lots of decay, stairs etc.. Pictures : 001 : CCCP Flight School (1) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr 002 : CCCP Flight School (2) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr 003 : CCCP Flight School (3) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr 004 : CCCP Flight School (4) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr 005 : CCCP Flight School (5) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr 006 : CCCP Flight School (6) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr 007 : CCCP Flight School (7) by Urbex Joey, on Flickr Thanks for watching!
  4. Hello, A few pictures of "Villa 1902" A House that was used at the time of offices for a company Have a nice day
  5. I rather skip the Permission visits normally but this one i couldn't resist A yard full of American rusting beauties. When the owner of this place bought it they decided to leave the cars in the yard. I'm not that good in outside shots but here is the result. Pictures : 001 : 002 : 003 : 004 : 005 : 006 : Ciaoo
  6. Found!!! So a strange place, sometime workers inside - then it is lost for a time and the next workers come... But the last of them, forgot to shut the door <3 <3 <3 my luck :D 1. TheSteamEngine 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. TheSteamEngine 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. TheSteamEngine 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. TheSteamEngine 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. TheSteamEngine 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. TheSteamEngine 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. TheSteamEngine 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. TheSteamEngine 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. TheSteamEngine 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. TheSteamEngine 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  7. Our first stop off during a recent tour of European industry (and a few bloody houses!) found us peering through the fence at a shit-load of razor wire. The amount was topped by that at a steel works later in the trip, but that's another story - I think this area of Europe must have consumed twice as many razors as the entire rest of the world recently! Anyway, who ever let razor wire stop them....? Well - us, for a start. It kinda started to look like this might be a no-go before we even got past the fence. The second fence, that was. The first was quite easy and luckily the third - yes the place has three bloody fences! - didn't come with a risk of being grated alive. Just a risk of being eaten alive by dogs as we later discovered..... Marching on, we get to the welded-shut building and try to make our way in. Cue said dog, with his handler patrolling. I must have been wearing fart-proof pants that day because he didn't smell us despite me nearly shitting myself, and we ran for cover into what turned out to be an entry point into the building! Thanks for the helping out, le Fido Pics.... Peeping Turbine! Such pretty eyes! Thanks for looking. I'll eventually get round to putting this on my website www.bcd-urbex.com (cheeky plug haha) but for now you lot in NP can have it
  8. Another installment from my Northern trip of Scotland to meet a good friend, this one was a random find, whilst driving around the local area I spotted a derp out of the corner of my eye, off I went to see. It was right next to a modern house, but thankfully it was an unused holiday home I think. Hiding my car round the back a quick walk down to see if entry was possible, rain started heavily falling. There must have been about a billion sheep in the front garden, but I soon found the most awkward entry point possible. Quickly heading back to get my camera bag I was soon struggling my way inside. I felt very uneasy being inside this one, which is unusual for me. There was quite a lot of stuff left in the front room, but I didn't quite have time too look through it all as light was really starting to fade. Just as I began to feel relaxed I heard the beeping of a car horn, OH FUCK, I quickly finished my shot, gathered my gear and got out. Back to my car, to realise it was sheep farmer just down the road trying to herd his sheep off the road. A quick wave to him and I was off. Thanks for looking!!
  9. a abandoned school for business in germany... i find the staircase's awesome *-* 1. staircase - top view by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. stairs... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. staircase... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. cafe... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. floor... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. curve... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. burned room... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. stairs... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. staircase... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. staircase - top... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. light staircase... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. staircase - top... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 13. staircase - down view... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 14. white floor... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 15. location... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 16. clock... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 17. double clock... by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 18. Business school 18 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 19. Business school 19 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 20. Business school 20 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 21. Business school 21 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 22. Business school 22 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 23. Business school 23 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 24. Business school 24 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 25. Business school 25 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  10. Great explore this and has been on the list for quite some time now, only being an hour or so away. Unfortunately we did not manage to enter the hospital section as it is now half demolished and appeared to have somewhat eagle eyed secca watching over it and the rumors I had heard of the aircraft hangars recently being vacated are not confirmed as we could not find an access point. While exploring it became a little film set explore venture after watching The Devils Chair the night before which was recorded at RAF Upwood under the fictional name of Blackwater Asylum. Never making a big screen film, its well worth a watch.. There is plenty of other reports with the history on this place so I will leave that bit out.
  11. Hey Guys, a long time has passed since my last post . but I 'm here at last something new for you . I have to deal with the forum myself more . I hope as always enjoy the pictures and you write a few comments . have a nice day
  12. So it was about time I had a look at this Megatron. With research done I was unsure about a few things, so thanks to Mr H for helping out. As I neared my chosen entry, what could I see, yes workman working directly where I needed to be. So of across Sheffield I trotted to find another. I had a good look around, paddling up and down stream. Glad to of seen it. Short history as you have heard it all before and I have bored you enough already. Below Park Hill, the train station and Ponds Forge - three rivers meet in a Victorian-engineered subterranean cathedral, built to protect the city from devastating floods. A soaring arc of brick, these huge vaulted tunnels were built in the 1860s as culverts and storm drains for the Sheaf, Don and Porter Brook rivers. They converge in the middle of Sheffield and after heavy rain they would frequently flood the centre of the young industrial city in the nineteenth century. Thanks for looking guys and gals