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Frenchay Hospital was a former A&E hospital in North Bristol that closed in May of this year after the creation of the new ‘Super Hospital’ at Southmead.  During the construction […]

Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Frenchay Hospital was a former A&E hospital in North Bristol that closed in May of this year after the creation of the new ‘Super Hospital’ at Southmead.  During the construction […]

The mine itself could possibly date back as far as the mid  1700’s but first real records show it was re-established 1871 but production was extremely poor and despite several […]

Ystrad Einon Copper Mine, Wales

The mine itself could possibly date back as far as the mid  1700’s but first real records show it was re-established 1871 but production was extremely poor and despite several […]

Out of the 5 mills situated in Talybont the mill was the only one built on the banks of the River Celuan. It is sometimes refereed to as Heron Mill.  […]

Celuan Mill, Talybont

Out of the 5 mills situated in Talybont the mill was the only one built on the banks of the River Celuan. It is sometimes refereed to as Heron Mill.  […]

Leri / Lerry Mills, situated at the confluence of the Ceulan and Leri rivers produced Tweed for suit making using both water wheels from the river and workers to power […]

Leri Tweed Mill, Talybont

Leri / Lerry Mills, situated at the confluence of the Ceulan and Leri rivers produced Tweed for suit making using both water wheels from the river and workers to power […]

There are a handful of ‘iconic’ sites within the UK exploring community.  I could talk to you for hours about some of the truly great asylums such as Cane Hill […]

Battersea Power Station, London

There are a handful of ‘iconic’ sites within the UK exploring community.  I could talk to you for hours about some of the truly great asylums such as Cane Hill […]

Monkton Farleigh ammunition depot utilised an old stone quarry below a plateau some 450 feet above the valley floor in which ran the main line railway that was its principal […]

Farleigh Down Tunnel, Batheaston – Wiltshire

Monkton Farleigh ammunition depot utilised an old stone quarry below a plateau some 450 feet above the valley floor in which ran the main line railway that was its principal […]

Built in 1810 on land formerly part of Derby’s Castlefield estate the Derby Royal Infirmary served the local area until 2009 when the majority of the services were transferred to […]

Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby

Built in 1810 on land formerly part of Derby’s Castlefield estate the Derby Royal Infirmary served the local area until 2009 when the majority of the services were transferred to […]

The Maltings were built by Bass Breweries at the start of the 20th century and were the largest of their kind in the country.  Costing £350’000 to build the site […]

Bass Maltings, Sleaford

The Maltings were built by Bass Breweries at the start of the 20th century and were the largest of their kind in the country.  Costing £350’000 to build the site […]

One of my favourite explores as result of also being one of the first I ever posted on this website. I also remember looking at this factory when it was […]

Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

One of my favourite explores as result of also being one of the first I ever posted on this website. I also remember looking at this factory when it was […]

Bristol Ice Rink opened as part of a huge Mecca entertainment complex in the 60’s known as the ‘New Bristol Centre’. At the time it was the biggest entertainment complex […]

Bristol Ice Rink, Bristol

Bristol Ice Rink opened as part of a huge Mecca entertainment complex in the 60’s known as the ‘New Bristol Centre’. At the time it was the biggest entertainment complex […]

A little trip to Mid Wales Hospital. The site continues to deteriorate and little seems to have been achieved by the new owners with pushing through planning applications.  This winter […]

Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth – 35mm

A little trip to Mid Wales Hospital. The site continues to deteriorate and little seems to have been achieved by the new owners with pushing through planning applications.  This winter […]

Following on from my first post about taking shots on a camera phone I headed back to Barrow Hospital. This time armed with just the Nokia Lumia 925 sent to […]

Barrow Hosptial, Bristol – The Phone Camera Experiement Part 2

Following on from my first post about taking shots on a camera phone I headed back to Barrow Hospital. This time armed with just the Nokia Lumia 925 sent to […]

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A return to the first real site I explored. Barrow Hospital opened in the late 1930s as an expansion to the overcrowded Bristol City Asylum, Glenside – It closed quietly […]

Barrow Hospital, Bristol

A return to the first real site I explored. Barrow Hospital opened in the late 1930s as an expansion to the overcrowded Bristol City Asylum, Glenside – It closed quietly […]

Founded in 1892 and built in 1897 Tone Vale was originally named Somerset and Bath Asylum, then Tone Vale Asylum and finally Tone Vale Hospital. It was built to the […]

Tone Vale Hospital, Taunton

Founded in 1892 and built in 1897 Tone Vale was originally named Somerset and Bath Asylum, then Tone Vale Asylum and finally Tone Vale Hospital. It was built to the […]

Orginally known as ‘Cornwall County Asylum’ it was founded in 1815 at Westheath Avenue, Bodmin and became known as St Lawrence’s Hospital under the National Health Service. The County Lunatic […]

St Lawrences Asylum, Bodmin

Orginally known as ‘Cornwall County Asylum’ it was founded in 1815 at Westheath Avenue, Bodmin and became known as St Lawrence’s Hospital under the National Health Service. The County Lunatic […]

The Stoke Damerel Secondary School for Girls was founded in August 1926, when the Plymouth Local Education Authority transferred the girls from Regent Street Central School to join the girls […]

Stoke Damerel High School For Girls, Plymouth

The Stoke Damerel Secondary School for Girls was founded in August 1926, when the Plymouth Local Education Authority transferred the girls from Regent Street Central School to join the girls […]

Sunderland County Borough began construction of its own asylum during 1893, completed in 1895. The site chosen consisted of sloping land outside the village of Ryhope, with views across to […]

Cherry Knowle Asylum, Sunderland

Sunderland County Borough began construction of its own asylum during 1893, completed in 1895. The site chosen consisted of sloping land outside the village of Ryhope, with views across to […]

Ah Cane Hill. Many times in recent months have I tried to get down to Cane Hill. No less than 5 times this year alone have things gone against a […]

Cane Hill Asylum, Coulsdon

Ah Cane Hill. Many times in recent months have I tried to get down to Cane Hill. No less than 5 times this year alone have things gone against a […]

Severalls Hospital, (or Severalls Asylum as its was originally known) Colchester, opened in 1913 for 1800 patients. It is based on the “echelon plan”, which is a specific arrangement of […]

Severalls Hospital, Colchester

Severalls Hospital, (or Severalls Asylum as its was originally known) Colchester, opened in 1913 for 1800 patients. It is based on the “echelon plan”, which is a specific arrangement of […]

West Park Hospital or ‘West Park Asylum’ as it is more commonly called was founded in 1912 & competed by 1924. West Park was the last mental hospital to be […]

West Park Hospital, Epsom

West Park Hospital or ‘West Park Asylum’ as it is more commonly called was founded in 1912 & competed by 1924. West Park was the last mental hospital to be […]

Sometimes refereed to as ‘Fletchers mill’ or ‘Fletchers Paper Mill’ this mill sits tucked away in the valleys of east Oldham as if one day they walked out of the […]

Robert Fletcher & Son Ltd – Greenfield, Oldham

Sometimes refereed to as ‘Fletchers mill’ or ‘Fletchers Paper Mill’ this mill sits tucked away in the valleys of east Oldham as if one day they walked out of the […]