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Lead or Rumour info - Leicester, - the Empire

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by JaneEyre, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. JaneEyre

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  2. Olly Stabler

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    I'd be up for that. you been for a reckie yet?
     
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    Yeah I'd also be up for that. I'm quite new to all this urbex malarkey but sign me up to anything that's in Leicester :-)
     
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    if you end up going I'd be game for this
     
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    Have driven past the Empire a few times over the past couple of weeks to see how things are with the site and on Wednesday saw a guy wearing Hi Vis gear taking pictures of the building.
    Particular interest seemed to be around the side where the walkway thru to the front is,and later when he had gone I went to see what he was photographing.
    It seems a broken window above a ledge might have been used as a entry point as its now boarded up from the inside! and I guess the place is being monitored so tread carefully people:)
     
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    Have been keeping an eye on it off and on for ages but not checked it out properly recently. There is a derpy church next door which is in really poor condition. I would like to go for a look through.
     
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    Let me know if / when you're going I'd love to tag along
     
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    As Cat quite rightly says, its been belled up all the time in more recent years. Dunno whats left in there as im sure they started converting it into flats some time ago, but work stopped so duunno how far they got!
     
  9. JaneEyre

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    We looked into going but it seems the sight is still monitored heavily and also have manged to pull the tendons in both legs, so no derping for a few weeks :/

    But thanks for the info guys!
     
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    I live near by, and I would love to take a look inside before it becomes demolished. I need to do a photography project on human presence, so i think this would be perfect. Would also like to have a peak inside the burnt out church next door.
     
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    have you had a chance to view the inside of the building?

    I would be up for meeting and exploring the building and visiting the church too
     
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    Without permission, I doubt you'll be able to get in. A few times I've looked into getting in here and not only is it sealed but the yocals are keeping an eye on it. But if you wanna attempt it, gimme a shout and we'll attempt it. I like a challenge
     
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    No. I've never gone in the building, even when it was in use.

    But I would love to meet up and take a look inside. Especially since they're planning on building a new Lidl there.

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    Yeah. I'd love to. I'm in the summer holidays right now so, after July, I should have a fair bit of free time.
     
  14. splodge

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    Looking at Google maps, the insides of the church since the fire a few years ago appears to be just overgrowing vegetation inside the shell. I wouldn't expect there to be anything worth seeing in there to be honest. The empire on the other hand....
     
  15. The Wombat

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    For anyone thinking of looking; this has now been demolished!
    And it looks the like the derelict church next door has gone with it
     
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