After hearing the news of the fire and seeing some pics I thought I would go and have a quick look myself. So with the strong smell of smoke hanging over the site I had a quick nose about before this site is demolished completely.
Both I and Trench have visited this site before viewtopic.php?f=11&t=443&hilit=duke+of+kent and we both agreed that there was an odd, if not spooky feeling about this place. However on this ten minute visit there was none of that atmosphere left. The only remaining entrance is flooded and all the doors and windows have been boarded up. The Duke has gone from been a scary and dangerous sight to visit to been a total no go area. Pity
Anyway on with my pictures
This time there was no spooky light from this window (see previous report) Just the strong smell of smoke
After seeing a previous post on Broken Britain and living not a million miles away from the site I decided to visit with Trench as back up.
It was most def a creepy place and it has fallen into disrepair. It is a lovely looking building but the atmosphere inside was not right. Creepy to say the least
(I had originally posted this report on BB as a reply ro Trench's report)
The view from the Car Park
The back of the pub, looking up from what is left of the garden. Most of the tiles have fallen of the roof on this part of the pub and has had a serious effect on the inside esp upstairs
A very sorry looking seat
Inside the pub was in a bad way
The old Kitchen?
What is left of the stairs
Would love to have looked up there but the celling above us was full of holes and you could see day light through some of the holes. Anyway the floor we where walking on was in a bad way as it was.
Down to the cellar?
Walking to the Bars we had to walk over this door, it nearly gave way under me, and there isnt much floor left underneath
What is left of the Bars
Anyone for the loo?
After hearing what trench thought was a door shutting we decided to go outside. We both took a shot of this window and noticed what looked like a light on inside, I was getting spooked
Leading down to the cellar, by this time the atmosphere inside the Duke had got to me and I didnt want to go down there.
Call me a wimp or a woos, but the pub had an unpleasant feel inside and I certainally didnt feel safe but after going outside the atmosphere improved and I could have stayed there for hours taken pics from outside
This place certainally gave me the creeps. What a great explore, even though we couldnt get upstairs
Visited the ship in north wales with woopashoopaa vulex and Telf great looking ship with some good graffitti. Lots of barbed wire and fences around the ship but managed to get to the ship but then we heard " your not supposed to be here" by the secca guy coming from his cabin. Did manage to get some pictures was a nice leisurely look around and nice scenery to be had.on with my history and pics....
On August 10th, 1979, a former Sealink passenger ferry called The Duke of Lancaster" was beached at Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales with the intention of turning it into a floating leisure and retail complex called The Fun Ship but the project never achieved it's full potential due to many long running legal disputes with the local council.
Make no bones about it, until it was converted into a car ferry she was one of the finest vessels afloat at the time. The first class quarters in the late fifties and early sixties were the best around, silver service restaurants, state rooms and luxurious cabins. In fact, the facilities and the accommodation on board Lancaster were so good she was frequently taken out of her usual ferry service and used as a cruise liner with frequent annual cruises around Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
By Lucky Pants
Lancaster moor Asylum (formerly known as The County Lunatic Asylum) May 2013
During the nineteenth century Lancaster became a Center for the treatment of mental
illness, in 1809 it was decided that the proposed County Lunatic Asylum would be built at Lancaster.
Lancaster Moor Asylum was LancashireÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first County Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1816,
extended in 1824 and annexe completed in 1882, and by 1891 it accommodated 1833 patients
but could hold up to 2400, the building occupies a site comprising an area of about 41 acres.
The renovation is well on its way with huge piles of rubble piled outside of the main block and
new windows being fitted almost throughout but still well worth a look .
Nice relaxed explore with Mars Lander after the security dodging of the amusement park.
Thanks for looking, always a pleasure .