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    • By little_boy_explores
      Bretton Hall Gymnasium
       
      The history
       
      A teacher training college founded by Alec Clegg. The collage boasted in the design and the architecture of the veroius 'new' buildings scattered around the collage campus including the Gymnasium and the student centre. The collage merged with the University of Leeds in August 2001. Most of the music, fine art and teacher training courses were moved to the Leeds campus, but visual and performing arts education and creative writing remained at the Bretton site, which became home to the University's School of Performance and Cultural Industries. The Gymnasium also stayed but later became disused. The building now is a showdow of its former glory.
       

       
      The explore
       
      Ive always fancied to have a look around this building and never got the chance too... until recently. Its quite an unusual looking building but that said it would make a very nice modern Gym. Entry was fairly easy if you have common sense, and its nice to get out with a new member. Theres not much really else to say about this building... just watch out for the tourist who don't share the same interest as you when it comes to abandonment. 
       
      The pictures 
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
       
      @SILVERSKULL2004 if your still on the forum nice meeting you and a good mooch that...
       
      Cheers for reading I know it's a bit of a small one but o'well
       
      LBE
       
       
    • By The Urban Collective
      Rylands Mill - Pagefield College campus - Video Report - Feb 2018
       
      I must admit guys this place is one of my favorite explores up to now, from researching the history to seeing just how dilapidated it has become. It truly was a marvel for the eyes.

      Rylans mill or page field as it was later known, was built for Manchester's first millionaire John Rylands in 1866/7. The mill was later taken over by Wigan technological college and became known as Pagefield campus.

      There have been numerous fires on the premises since its closure sadly destroying some of the remaining beauty of the place, but also creating a different kind at the same time.

      There was also a network of bunkers below the mill which had unfortunately been sealed off due to the danger to the local youth.


      Hope this video report meets the standards for the sight, any feedback greatly appreciated as I just want to share my experiences with you guys not start selling caps and tee shirts and begging you to subscribe thanks.
       
       
    • By The Urban Collective
      Daresburyhall - Photographic report - Feb 2018
       
      Daresbury Hall is a former Georgian country house in the village of Daresbury, Cheshire, England.
      It was built in 1759 for George Heron. the hall descended in the Heron family until 1850, when it became the property of Samuel Beckett Chadwick. By 1892 it had been acquired by Sir Gilbert Greenall, later Baron Daresbury.

      During the Second World War, it was used as a military hospital and also by a charity, now known as Scope. It became semi-derelict after being bought by a millionaire who died before restoration could take place.
      In April 2015, a huge cannabis farm containing six hundred plants with an estimated street value of 750.000 was discovered at the estate.

      In 2016 there were plans to partly demolish and convert the house but in June of that year
      the empty building was badly damaged by fire.

      Unfortunately, during our visit, we were asked to leave the sight by security via a speaker system on the estate. We did, however, stick around for 20 mins until it went off again, to be honest,
      I'm not sure whether the system is automated and linked to motion sensors.
       
      There is a lot of cameras on the sight too as shown the last pic.
      Any way we couldn't enter the property as it is completely sealed now with boards on all windows and doors etc except for a stable and a few dilapidated sheds.
       
      We did the best we could in the situation we had.
       
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    • By The Urban Collective
      Pagefield mill - photographic report - Feb 2018 

      I must admit guys this place is one of my favorite explores up to now, from researching the history to seeing just how dilapidated it has become. It truly was a marvel for the eyes.

      Rylans mill or page field as it was later known, was built for Manchester's first millionaire John Rylands in 1866/7. The mill was later taken over by Wigan technological college and became known as Pagefield campus.

      There have been numerous fires on the premises since its closure sadly destroying some of the remaining beauty of the place, but also creating a different kind at the same time.

      There was also a network of bunkers below the mill which had unfortunately been sealed off due to the danger to the local youth.

      Any feedback greatly appreciated thanks.
       
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       




























    • By The Urban Collective
      Hope the photo file sizes are good as I had to reduce them due to the cap.
       
      Brockmill first began operations around the mid-1700s and further expanded when the Earl of Balcarres bought the mill and built a furnace at Haigh foundry half a mile downstream.
       
      The two sights prospered building large steam cylinders and fire engines also building the first locomotive for Lancashire, and plenty more to follow.
       
      Later the mill expanded into brick and textile making, however, the works closed in 1885 more recently the mill was used for the production of herbal medicine
       
      Unfortunately, i  found no date as to when production stopped
      I'm sure you'll agree though guy's it's a wonderful explore in a serene location.
       
       
       
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       













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