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SparkyGirl
October 15th, 2011, 13:12
A quick search tells me there was a report on this last month, but with year-old pictures, so I will endeavour to post some different pictures, some more interiors etc.

Security was advertised by placard, but not a peep was heard, so we wandered around as we pleased around the 5 disused structures.

One building seemed to be occupied, a peek through a gap shows it to be a mechanic's garage of some sort.

My buddy and I thoroughly enjoyed this explore, another casualty of the 80s, and 30 years is evident, but the structures are still very much solid, being all concrete and steel. :D

Pictures:

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First thing upon entering the site.

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Four of the five structures visible here.

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Inside the office block, arson has gutted some of the corridor, but not too much damage.

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As you can see by the lovely wood wall panels.

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We found a few books of old paperwork, in surprisingly good condition.

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The skeletised building had foundations and arches of what I assume was once a floor.

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In another building, a storage silo. After a few nervewracking minutes I overcame my fear of heights and climbed to the top, immediately putting my hands in inches of pigeon poo. :eek:

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Some not-so artistic graffiti (do excuse me ;)) has arisen

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And some more aesthetically pleasing graffiti.

As always, just a selection of pictures, please check out the rest here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssillmanphotography/sets/72157627898114016/ as it really is a great little explore.