Documenting dereliction and decay

BareStreet

Bare Street Christian Mission, Bolton, July 2016

Sadly, I can find no history about this place, nothing what so ever, so I am just going to let the photos tell the story this time.

Murphys2015

Murphy’s Machinery Factory, Menston, November 2015

G.L Murphy Machinery Ltd. was an industrial parts manufacturer established in 1930. They were based in a mill named Imperial Works, on the rural outskirts of Menston in West Yorkshire. The company made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical equipment, specialising in items for tanners and leather manufacturers in addition to glue and gelatine…

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RAFChurchFenton

RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, November 2015

First opened in 1937, RAF Church Fenton is the former home of the first American Eagle Squadrons and was formally regarded as one of the UK’s most important strategic airfields, offering rapid reaction fighter defence to the industrial cities of Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds during the second World War. Now, after decades of faithful service…

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StPaulsChurch

St Pauls Church, Denholme, September 2015

St Pauls Church, grade II listed. Situated in Denholme near Bradford. The church was completed in 1846, designed in the early English style of architecture, comprising of a seven bay nave and lean to aisles, a Chancel and a vaulted roof with ribs and bosses. The church finally closed in September 1999.

SheffieldVarious2015

Sheffield Various, July 2015

No history for any of these sites, as this was just a random last minute visit over the hills to the Steel City. Sites Visited included:- Record Marples Loxley Chapel Lower Bradfield Fliter House Thornseat Lodge 12►

RAFDriffield

RAF Driffield, East Riding, July 2015

RAF Driffield opened in 1918, originally called RAF Eastburn, the RAF base closed in 1977 and was then turned over to the British Army for driver training and renamed Alamein Barracks. In 1992 the RAF again took over the site until closing as a base in 1996. Some areas of the site do however remain…

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ProtestantMartyrs2015

Protestants Martyrs Memorial Church, Liverpool, January 2016

Founded in 1903 and closed around 2004. Founding Father of the Church was a Pastor George Wise. The church maintained a sound uncompromising Protestant Evangelical Witness. From her inception, enemies constantly prophesied her early demise but under God the work begun by Pastor Wise was faithfully carried out by his successor, Rev. H. D. Longbottom…

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LluestyHospital2015

Lluesty Hospital, Holywell, November 2015

Lluesty Hospital, located approximately 1km from the town centre, was constructed between 1838 and 1840, by Thomas Hughes of Liverpool. It was designed by John Welch, the architect of St. Asaph and Surveyor to the Guardians, and was originally built as a workhouse for the Union of 14 parishes. The Poor Law Commission sanctioned the…

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Krutfabriken2015

krutfabriken, Fredriksberg, Sweden, August 2015

The year was 1939 and Sweden’s preparations for war times were anything but good. They had a shortage of most of modern armaments, and moreover had a new world war erupted. Unable to rely solely on Bofors could deliver sufficient quantities. Production needed to be extended. The military estimated that Tyfors at the border between…

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