Recent Explores

Dinorwic Quarry, Dinorwig

The Dinorwic Slate Quarry is a large former slate quarry, now home to the Welsh National Slate Museum, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in Wales, indeed in …

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Llanberis Bomb Store, Llanberis

It’s official title is actually ‘Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot (Bomb Store)’  – In 1939 two open quarries were bought by the Air Ministry for use as ammunition storage. The depot consisted of two levels, with access to the lower level …

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Hanson Jetty and Conveyor, Llanddulas

The jetty, owned by Hanson, closed in 1993. The conveyor runs from Llysfaen Quarry (a former limestone quarry) though a tunnel below the A547 to a works on the north side of the road. It then carries on under the …

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Pool Parc Hospital, Ruthin

Second visit to this lovely old hospital.  My previous visit was only last month Originally owned by Sir Walter Bagot, the current buildings were rebuilt in the late 1820’s. It was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and …

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North Wales Hospital, Denbigh – 35mm

This is some of the shots taken on my Canon 300 film SLR during my 2nd visit to Denbigh The North Wales Lunatic Asylum was the first psychiatric institution built in Wales; construction began in 1844 and completed in 1848 …

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Odeon Cinema, Bradford

Visited in late January – A brief bit of history taken from the Bradford Odeon Rescue Group: Its beginnings in September 1930 as the New Victoria theatre/cinema saw the birth of a grand entertainment complex of superior architectural quality – …

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North Wales Hospital, Denbigh

My second visit to Denbigh after a previous visit some 9 months ago. Not much more to report other than a continual decline of the buildings. If something isn’t done soon then the bulidings really will start to fall in …

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Pool Parc Hospital, Ruthin

Originally owned by Sir Walter Bagot, the current buildings were rebuilt in the late 1820’s. It was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 87 patients for relief of overcrowding at the much …

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Brogyntyn Hall, Shropshire

Remodelled from existing buildings in 1804, Brogyntyn Hall is imposing building, but only has 16 principal bedrooms and seven reception rooms (there is a newer wing containing conference rooms and offices left over from the telephone exchange days). Lord Harlech, …

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H.Hey & Sons, Bradford

Again another bit of Bradford’s rich industrial history rotting away. Part demolished, part ravaged by fire damage and yet it still managed to make for some rather lovely external shots as the early evening sun descended on Bradford. Again very …

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John Crabtree & Sons, Bradford

Finding information on these buildings is pretty thin on the ground. It’s another abandoned mill in Bradford awaiting a magical conversion into residential apartments. Sadly there are so many mills in this part of the world that not every one …

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Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester

After 4 months of illness, it was about time to get back out with the camera. An Asylum is always a good place to start off a new year. The county of West Sussex provided its own asylum accommodation following …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

7th Visit to West Park, an old favourite that you can never tire of I guess. One ward that I’ve always wanted to do was the ward that was converted into a child crèche for the nurses who worked at …

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