Crewe Corporation Public Swimming Baths - March 2017

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Visited with Humpa The official opening of Crewe’s new Swimming Baths on 6th November, 1937 was an occasion of great civic pride. The Mayor, Alderman F. Bott, said in his opening speech that the day “… marked the fulfilment of a long and ardent desire on the part of the Corporation to give Read more

St Cadoc's Hospital, Caerleon - December 2016

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Visited with Humpa Saint Cadoc's Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Sant Cadog) is located in Caerleon on the northern outskirts of the city of Newport. The building was designed by Alfred J. Wood FRIBA, London and named after Saint Cadoc. Saint Cadoc's church is located in the town. The hospital, which Read more

Tower Colliery, Glamorgan - December 2016

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Visited with Humpa There's been various reports from this place covering it pretty well, so nothing really new to add. We had a really nice relaxed morning wandering around, bumped into the security chap almost immediately but he was a good guy and was happy for us to have a look around which was Read more

Thoresby Colliery (Part 2), Nottinghamshire - September 2016

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Visited with JasperB and Humpa Went back again recently with JasperB as she was working last time around. We managed to get around to a few more bits, glad that we managed to get one of the two headstocks done. The only way we found of doing the other was incompatible with my bone structure Read more

Thoresby Colliery, Nottinghamshire - September 2016

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Visited with Humpa. Bit late to the party on this one, I'd been wanting to come back since making a passing visit whilst the place was still operating in 2014. Plenty of things got in the way of visiting but finally I got around to it. Almost too late really, demolition is well under way, they even Read more
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