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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 developed on the Horton Estate, having been planned since 1906, prior to the opening of neighbouring Long Grove asylum. Initial …

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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 factory and never returned. Infact this probably wasn’t far from the truth. An unbelievable explore. History of the company (September …

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Bristol United Maltings

Bristol United Maltings factory is somewhat an eyesore of a building next to the SS Great Britain. Not a lot of history seems to be available for this building but I believe it’s part of the old Albion Ship yard which was used by Charles Hill & Sons and was …

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Brooks Dye Works & Bristol Industrial Cranes

There wasn’t really a plan for this weekend. So many things to look at and yet so many things that really didn’t come to fruition. The first real success was a revisit to Brooks Dye Works. Having been spooked off by some pleasant looking individuals last weekend this weekend didn’t …

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Brooks Dye Works, Bristol

Up and till last week I was still of the asumption that this place was still being used by Brooks. How wrong one could be, infact it seems like its been empty for over a year and being in St Werburgs a combination of pikeys and sqatters have started to …

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