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
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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The Anzio Camp is situated near Leek in Staffordshire.
The camp was first used by the US Army in 1943, to house troops.
In 1945/6 the camp was taken over by Polish troops.
After the war it was used as a civilian settlement by the Poles until 1963/4 when they were moved to a purpose built site half a mile north of the camp
I cannot find much information on what the camp was used for between 1963 and the early 80's.
In 1980 the MOD took over the site and it was used as a training camp for Regular and Territorial Army troops and also scouts and cadets.
The camp closed in 2004 as it was deemed surplus to requirements by the MOD
It was bought in 2006 by care operator John Munroe Hospital, of Rudyard, with a view to developing a care home.
But the site was again sold, in July 2007, to a consortium of Courtyard Property Group and Smartwright Developments.
Planning officers recommended that the planning application is refused on the grounds that the site lies within open countryside on the fringe of the Peak District National Park, which is designated as a Special Landscape Area.
In 2010 the site was sold again to an Air soft company called first and Only.
Came across Abandon Factory didnt know what it was at first, May 2019
Kwik Save is a British discount supermarket chain that was founded in Wales. It had shops across the United Kingdom. It went into administration in July 2007, but was brought back in April 2012. Its shops were small to medium sized high street supermarkets, mainly located in areas with below average incomes.
It struggled to make profits during the 2000s, as superstore operators such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's introduced their own budget brands, and foreign discounters such as Lidl, Aldi and Netto (who all arrived in the United Kingdom during the first half of the 1990s) expanded.
The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange, and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It went into administration on 6 July 2007, and closed most of its shops across the United Kingdom, with the remaining 56 being sold to a new company, FreshXpress, which itself went into administration in March 2008.
It was then resurrected in a smaller form with nine shops, but this second incarnation of FreshXpress went into administration, and ceased trading in 2009. All remaining shops have since been closed. In 2012, the brand was relaunched as a budget fascia for convenience shops supplied by Costcutter.
I couldn't find out very much about this castle. It was built in 1821, I don't know when it has been abandoned. In 1841, the proprietress financed various improvements in the village, like the extension of roads.
Exploring the castle was partially quite tricky. Large parts of the floors, ceilings and roofs had already collapsed. A lot of the few remaining floors had holes, most of the stairs were soaked and unstable due to rainwater and moisture. For this reason, only a few areas of the buildung were still reasonably safe accessible. In the end, in this advanced state of decay, the castle is beyond saving, I think.