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London Road Fire Station, Manchester, July 2016

Unbeknown to myself, I have walked past this building many times over my years in Manchester without ever realising what the place was. Over the summer various photos from the inside of the London Road Fire Station had appeared online […]

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Hogton Cottage, Hogton, June 2016

Well, what can I say about this place….sadly nothing much really as there is no history at all available about the place, normally you go to these ‘unknown’ houses/cottages and there is some sort of dis guarded post left around […]

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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

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Daresbury Hall, Cheshire, June 2015

Daresbury hall was erected in the mid 1700’s by the Greenhall family in the Georgian style. The building itself has served most of its life as a Stately home and was last occupied by the Hill family. The estate was […]

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Wales Various, April 2013

The weather was supposed to be nice for the upcoming weekend, so I decided to have a day over the boarder in Wales, visiting some places that had been on the list for far too long. Sites visited include: Brymbo […]

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Magpie Lead Mine, Derbyshire, April 2013

The Magpie Mine, just South of Sheldon, was one of the most famous lead mines in the Peak District and is the only one with a significant part of its building still standing, having been taken into the care of […]

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Tavern Bland & ‘Fresh From The Farm’ Shop, Lincolnshire, December 2012

Very little information exists for this place, aside from it was a tavern as far back as 1872 before becoming a private home with attached farm shop and nurseries. The tavern itself closed its doors for the last time in […]

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House of Cracks, Lincolnshire, December 2012

No information can be found about this location. As you can see from the photos, this place is a death trap, most rooms the floor has sunk 4-6 inches or more, floors slop in to the middle of the room. […]

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Oakamoor Sidings, Staffordshire, October 2012 (Revisit)

The sidings at Oakamoor are a relatively recent addition to the line’s history, and were first used as a siding to the quarry nearby. The sidings are currently used for storage as part of the Churnet Valley preserved Railway. When […]

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