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Matthew's Riding School - Rainham - Kent - 2008 PIK HEAVY

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this is the first place i ever went suffered many years of damage and neglect.

built in the 80s by tony Rokko a local businessman named after his son who unfortunately passed away.

the place was internationally nown but was hsut due to tony rokko wanted the road access improved and was told no by the government shortly after the place closed down. next door is the hotel wich mr rokko turned into a mansion were he lived. any way on with the pics

exterrior shots

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riding track outside i like lights

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reception

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stables

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Main arena

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Toilets

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cool old rides

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Upstairs

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Cafe

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view from uptop

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las pampas the bar

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Maybe not

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pictures

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the end

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Wow :o Ide love to visit this place. Is it still there?

Fantastic Pics again vanishing days. I think that place is worth an explore before it gets to badly smashed by the local chavs

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