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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Gypsy’s Tent Inn, Bolton June 2015

The Gypsy’s Tent (or Gipsy’s Tent as it was spelt up until the nineties) was built in the 19th century. Although the pub’s address is on Deansgate it was severed from the rest of the street when Marsden Road bridge […]

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Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Blackburn, June 2014

The Infirmary officially opened its doors in 1864 with a patient capacity of 32 beds and staff to deal with a total of 516 admissions and out patients. Over the next 10 years the number of patients being cared for […]

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Cellars Clough Mills, Marsden, October 2012

The woollen mill was owned by Samuel Firth of Gatehead in Marsden, and opened in 1888. He also owned Holme Mill. By the 60s, it was owned and run by Fisher, Firth & Co. which became Cellars Clough Woollen Mills […]

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Langley Mill, Macclesfield, September 2012

Langley Mill, founded by William Smith in 1826, became the biggest silk printing, dyeing and finishing works in the world.  Langley Mill later went on to become Specialised Automobile Services, a specialist wire wheel manufacturer for classic and modern cars.

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The Bus Graveyard, September 2012

Somewhere in the wilds, near Bolton there exists this field of old bus’.  There used to be many more, but overtime they have been stripped of parts and crushed, the few that remain are in a very poor condition.

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