240 Blackfriars Road, London - September 2013

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Visited with Gabe, housecat, JasperB, Seffy, TheFamousThreeGoTo... and Voibmi. Stop number 2 of a great night out, after one of the most uncomfortable car journeys I've ever experience, leaving SJP and Elliot to get the bus, minor confusion and some good exercise on the stairs we were on the roof Read more

Battersea Power Station - Summer 2013

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Visited over numerous visits and either went with or bumped into the following: JasperB, Gabe, Seffy, SirJonnyP, WhoDaresWins, Tumbles, END-Proc, housecat, elliot5200, voibmi, TheFamousThreeGoTo, Skeleton Key, Starlight, One Flew East, Zombizza, Keitie, 2wid and quite a few other people whos names Read more

Coulsdon Deep Shelter - August 2013

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This large public air raid shelter is one of four which were proposed and built by Surrey Council at the beginning of WW2, the others being at Epsom Downs, Ashley Road in Epsom and Kenley. The plan was to build 3 parallel longitudinal tunnels into the chalk hillside with 4 parallel lateral tunnels Read more

The Royalty Cinema, Harborne - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB A great explore of a great building, really nice to see the art deco interior in such great condition for the most part and some lovely windows throughout. Located in the Harborne district of southwest Birmingham, at the corner of High Street and Greenfield Road. The Royalty Read more

GKN Shadow Factory, Smethwick - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB and thanks to Dweeb. Dweeb had mentioned this one to us, so we headed back down to Birmingham to check it out. It was a fun explore, lots to see and plenty of sticky oil seeping out of every nook and cranny. We spent a bit of time also looking around the remains above ground Read more

Ushaw Roman Catholic College, Durham - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB - thanks to Stig for the heads up Junior Roman Catholic seminary chapel. 1857-9 by E.W. Pugin after competition. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; roof of graduated Lakeland slates with stone gable copings. Gothic Revival style. Nave with south Read more

Lynemouth Colliery Bathouse - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB Pithead baths (including offices and canteen, now medical wing). 1938 by F.G. Frizzell. Pebbledashed over white brick. Roofs part concrete slab, part glazed (over baths section) behind parapet. Irregular plan, Modern Movement style. Group of blocks of varying height round tall Read more

Longbridge Shadow Factory Tunnels - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB and a big thank you to Dweeb. The East Works was built upon a 15 acre site bounded by Groveley Lane and Lowhill Lane from 1936 onwards, as part of the Government's Shadow Factory Scheme which Lord Austin was in charge of from its inception that year. It included an under-ground Read more

Byker Culvert, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB, Nic81 and The Stig. Concrete culvert constructed between 1907-1911 carrying the Ouseburn underneath the suburb of Heaton. Runs for a total length of 2150 ft and built at a cost of £23,000. The south end lies underneath Ouseburn Viaduct, some of which has been paved over and Read more

Goodwin's Mill Co, Middleport Mill, Stoke-on-Trent - June 2013

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Visited with JasperB Former calcining works Largely early 19th Century, but with later additions reflecting longer period of use. Brick with tiled roofs. Buildings arranged around a yard, with kiln in centre, square in section, with two flues separated only at the apex. Long range to the right Read more
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