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Midwife Manor – Longcross Manor – Surrey

  The house was built in 1853 and after purchase by the Ministry of Supply in 1952 it was used as an Officers Mess.  In 2004 it was purchased by a consortium headed by Crest Nicholson PLC. It has since been used for a number of well known film and TV dramas. It is currently being used for Call The Midwife series 4!

Ford Transit Factory – Southampton

  The Ford Southampton plant was a motor vehicle assembly plant, located in Swaythling on the north eastern outskirts of Southampton, England. It was the western European home to the production of the Ford Transit van. The last vehicle was produced on 26 July 2013, ending Ford’s 100 plus year vehicle assembly history in the UK

Thoresby Colliery – Nottinghamshire

 

Thoresby Colliery was a coal mine in north Nottinghamshire. The mine opened in 1925, and closed in 2015, then Nottinghamshire’s last coal mine.

History

Thoresby colliery opened in 1925.

The first two shafts in 1925 were sunk to 690 metres (2,260 ft). The shafts were deepended by 109 metres (358 ft) in the 1950s. After privatization of the National Coal Board in the 1990s the mine was taken over by RJB Mining (later UK Coal as UK Coal Thoresby Ltd).

Coal seams worked by or available to the pit included the Parkgate seam (from 1977 after closure of Ollerton Colliery); the Deep Soft seam; and the High Hazels seam (working ceased 1983).

In April 2014 it was announced that the pit would close July 2015. The colliery’s 600 employees had been reduced to 360 by the time of the closure in July 2015.

 High Royds Hospital – West Yorkshire

 

High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England.

The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. The hospital closed in 2003 and the site has since been developed for residential use, some of which is in the old hospital buildings.

The hospital was designed on the broad arrow plan by architect J. Vickers Edwards. The 300 acre (1.2 km²) estate on which the asylum was built was purchased by the West Riding Justices for £18,000 in 1885 and the large gothic complex of stone buildings was formally opened on 8 October 1888.

The administration building, which is Grade II listed, features an Italian mosaic floor in the main corridor which is intricately decorated with the Yorkshire Rose and black daisies – the latter of which provided inspiration for the title of Black Daisies a television screenplay, filmed at High Royds, which took as its subject the experiences of sufferers of Alzheimers disease.

In its final years of operation, High Royds had become outdated and unsuited to modern psychiatric practice. As part of Leeds Mental Health’s £47 million reprovision process it was closed, with the wards being relocated to various community mental health units within the city of Leeds in the three years leading up to its closure. These include the Becklin Centre in St James’ Hospital and the Mount in the city centre. The hospital was closed in stages between 25 February 2003 and June of the same year.

As of 2011, the site was being redeveloped as a new village, also called High Royds, retaining some features of the hospital such as the ballroom and the clock tower.

 

 

Farnham Police Station – Surrey

 

Farnham Police Station is located within Farnham town centre and is positioned just south of the designated Central Shopping Area. It occupies a prominent position within the town centre and the Conservation Area, being located on the town’s one-way system. It is adjacent to Gostrey Meadow recreation ground, the River Wey and is in close proximity to a number of listed buildings, including the Farnham Maltings, a disused brewery building converted into an arts and performance venue.

The Police Station was built in 1963. The site contains the main station buildings and a large parking area to the rear. A row of six semi-detached houses are located in the south-eastern corner of the site. The houses at either end of the row were in use as accommodation for serving officers. The four remaining houses were offices for police operations. The total site area is 0.54 hectares.

The site closed around 2012.

In February 2014 Churchill Retirement Living resubmitted a planning application to
provide 50 sheltered/retirement living apartments following a Planning Inspector’s
appeal decision in November 2013 dismissing an appeal for insufficient Affordable
Housing provision. The site has now been DEMOLISHED!

 

Alla Italia – Belgium

 

 

Frenchay Hospital – Bristol

 


Frenchay Hospital is a large hospital situated in Frenchay, South Gloucestershire, on the north east outskirts of Bristol, England. It is part of theNorth Bristol NHS Trust.

From April to December 2014 Frenchay Hospital is being progressively closed, with the majority of services moving to a new building at Southmead Hospital. Accident and Emergency was transferred on 19 May 2014. A few services relating to brain and head injuries will remain at the site after December 2014.

 

HF6 Blast Furnace Industrial Site – Belgium

 

A massive industrial site! HFB steel industry dates back to 1817 when industrialist John Cockerill established the first metallurgical company here. Surviving blast furnace no.6 was built in 1959 and was active until 2008. Despite of several promises the plant has never been restarted.

HFB Blast Furnace Industrial Site – Belgium

  A massive industrial site! HFB steel industry dates back to 1817 when industrialist John Cockerill established the first metallurgical company here. Surviving blast furnace no.6 was built in 1959 and was active until 2008. Despite of several promises the plant has never been restarted.

The Cliff – Tolly Cobbold Brewery – Ipswich

 

Tolly Cobbold is a former brewing company, with strong roots in Suffolk, England.
The original Cobbold brewery was founded in Harwich, Essex in 1723. The name Tolly Cobbold is an amalgamation in 1957 of the two family-run brewers: the Tollemache Brewery owned by the Tollemache family and Cobbold Brewery owned by the Cobbold family. In 2002, the brewery was acquired by Ridley’s brewery.

Royal York Hotel – Isle Of Wight

  Urban Explore of the Royal York Hotel on the Isle Of Wight. Apparently closed in 2006. Now left for mother nature to reclaim.

 Zone Braams

This satelite communication area was build in 1969 and started communication in 1971.

After more than 40 years of service the current owner decided to invest more than 3 million in to this location and is planning to build a new Satelite communication center to connect several EU countries.
Construction should have started already. But still the old satelite is waiting to be demolished.

 Crookham Court Manor Urban Exploration Newbury Berkshire 

  

Silverlands Orphanage Chertsey Surrey – Quick Tour And Getting Caught!

  

Getting Caught! Crazy Estates Man! – Château de Noisy – Miranda Castle – Noisy Castle – Belgium 

This was our latest trip to Belgium! People have been caught by this guy before and he has had a shotgun and fired at people, we were lucky this time!

 

 


 

Cambridge Military Hospital –  Aldershot – Hampshire.

Portsmouth Urbex Crew CMH Visit – January 2013.

 

 

It was suggested that it would be a good laugh to have a Christmas meetup at Pyestock. The mammoth place won’t be with us for much longer as demolition is due to start in 2013. Below is my video of walking out past the security.

  

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