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Report - Clapham Church Spire, London - August 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by The_Raw, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    St Mary’s in Clapham is one of the major Catholic Victorian churches of South London. It was opened to serve the growing numbers of Catholics living around Clapham Common in the middle of the 19th Century who came to work on the new roads and railways, as well as meet the demand by the rising middle classes to enlarge their domestic staffs. The church was designed in a Gothic style by William Wardell and has later additions by J E Bentley, architect of Westminster Cathedral. The foundation stone was laid on 2 August 1849 and the church was opened by Cardinal Wiseman on 14 May 1851. The spire is currently being restored by a Heritage Lottery funded project.

    I love climbing stuff close to where I live, I love that satisfaction of looking up at something knowing you've been on the top! I've been passing this on the bus for months and kept forgetting about it, hardly an epic but I think it's probably the highest structure in Clapham. It's certainly a local landmark around here as there are literally no other high structures around. I was surprised how long it took to get to the top, it's actually 170ft even though it doesn't look it. I popped up on the way home from a night out and enjoyed a bottle of cider up top, as you do like :p

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    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    A safety brew at the top is essential, some cracking photos there :thumb
     
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    Cool, I was far too pissed to carry on climbing up further the other week, charlie say's "never drink lots of Kronie and attempt to climb shit"
     
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    You should've tried to get inside wearing that shirt mwahahahaha
     
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    Very nice mate :thumb & digging the moody stare or is it trying to focus on the camera :)

    And still don"t like heights eh ?

    You"re like a Urbex Womble....Overground Underground etc ;)
     
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    Good one fella, always busy :thumb
    That selfie - intense :D
     
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    Nice one, I always thought the view would be a cracker from up here.
    You saved people the climb :thumb
     
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    nice one for chillin out up there, good innit! good pics too!
    ojay.... you should of had some dragon soop instead!.......:Not Worthy
     
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    Meh, for pussy's that :p try some crunk juice.. ask @TheVicar
     
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    i will....... sounds lke its gonna get messy! lol
     
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    This was the result of a night on the beers and 2 cans of dragon soop at the weekend. I persuaded the tube driver to let me in the cab for 20 minutes with my camera. That stuff has special powers I'm telling you :p

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    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Nicely done that. You must have a way with words when on the dragon soup :rolleyes:
     
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    I was expecting a pic of you driving the Tube ....or is that next week ;)
     
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