A short little report from a little while back.
Without going into too much detail this building is one of the more longer abandonments situated on the ground of a partially used hospital some where in the south.
The ground around the building has been flattened and at the time of our visit workers were at it digging the land up or something like that.
After sneaking past the workers and into the building we spent a short period inside before the noise of wooden boards being cut filled the area. We got out before we couldn't anymore...
Anyways that'll be all.
Built in the 18th century Minera Hall was the former family home of the Dutons a timber importing magnate whose buisness collapsed when japan invaded Burma in WW2 halting the teak trade
latterly in the later part of the 20th Century the hall became the villabe RBL club and now stands empty and derelict
The dry/wet rot battle spooked me when I first saw it never sen out like it before
Dating back to 1874 these works have produced sodium carbonate common in cleaning products, dyes, fertilizers and other such products.
The works have been operated under Brunner Mond, Imperial Chemical Industries, and TATA Chemical Europe. The works were also responsible for "accidentally" creating polythene in 1933 during an experiment.
TATA Europe closed these works in 2014 along with the attached power station responsible for power supply.
Anyway That'll be all.
After that my companion in crime did some great research in this one we went to visit this mine An explore to the deep underground of an abandoned slate mine. Unfortunately, the lower section were completely flooded but still a lot to explore, with wading trough knee deep water.
Strange to find a water powered generator down there (it is not a pump). We stayed here for several hours.
1 going down at a 40° angle.
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2 some carts didn't make it out
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3 flooded part of the mine
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4 odd shaped tunnel
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5 rusty beams
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6 going for the dry path
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7 the muddy lane
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8 the water driven power plant
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9 I hope this valve is well closed
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10 knock knock
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11 drainage system
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12 high voltage lines
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13 no idea what that is but it looks cool
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14 end of the line
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