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

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

St Josephs Missionary College, London - February 2013

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Visited with JasperB, bauhausgirl, GAJ, Explore-Dog and bumped into a number of other explorers whilst there... The St Joseph's Foreign Missionary Society (Mill Hill Missionaries) was founded at Mill Hill in 1866 by Father Herbert Vaughan (1832-1903). It was the first catholic missionary society to Read more

Piscine S, Belgium - September 2012

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Visited with BAJ The layout of this beautiful modernist building was based on an innovative concept: to combine different types of leisure infrastructure – in this case a swimming pool and a theatre – under the same roof. The grand staircase with a curtain wall was once the piece de résistance Read more

Bellerbys College, Wadhurst - August 2012

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Visited with JasperB​ Prior to Bellerby's taking over this school in about 1995 it was known as Mayfield College. Mayfield was founded by the Duchess of Leeds as an Orphanage. In 1868 a Roman Catholic Order of Religous Brothers, known as the Xaverians Brothers, moved from Hastings to run Mayfield Read more

St Edwards Home for Boys, Coleshill - July 2012

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Visited with JasperB​ The Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society for the Protection of Homeless and Friendless Catholic Children was established in 1902 with Father Hudson as its first Secretary and Administrator. Father Hudson remained in Coleshill from 1898 until 1934. During that time the work of Read more

Cottage Farm, Worcestershire - April 2012

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Visited with BAJ​ A place that has been covered countless times, not really got any history on the place. However, it's apparent that the owners had plenty of spare cash to spend on cars! Somewhere that I've been wanting to see for a long time, once again it's a shame that it's really gone down Read more

Malvernbury Care Home, Malvern - April 2012

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Visited with BAJ​ Our Malvern home is both friendly and well managed where we respond to the needs of each of our residents with courtesy and dignity at all times. From the moment of arrival at our Worcestershire home you will receive a warm welcome from both staff & management. Our home is Read more

Yarnfield Park - December 2011

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Visited with BAJ, demonhunter, nolimitsphotographydan and theraven. It's basically a typical student accommodation building, each block has three floors which each have 6 bedrooms, a shared bath, shower and wc. Some are joined by bridges and others can only be reached from outside. There's also a Read more

Oakamoor Sand Sidings - October 2011

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I think every man and his dog have visited this site over the years. I've visited on countless occasions since this report. The sidings were originally built for use by the sand quarry, which is just up the hill from the track. This continued until 1988 when the last trains ran before the Read more