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Question - abandon close /street basingstoke

Discussion in 'General Exploring Chat Forum' started by blades1980, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. blades1980

    blades1980 28DL Member
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    sorry if this has been spoken about already
    whilst glancing over google maps I notice in between junction 7 M3 and the Basingstoke golf course on the Winchester road there is a what appears to be a abandoned close - there appears to be a few buildings on it and fenced off all around it.

    anybody know what this was ? I will try and stop off on my way up there in the next couple of days but any info before hand I would be grateful
     

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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    An old mobile home park maybe?
     
  3. Minor

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    Think it maybe The Bridge Caravan Park which shut down in the 60s or 70s due to construction works.
     
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    It is shown on OS Maps as "The Copse" caravan site. A bit of searching on the Geograph website shows photos of it

    The history is not good: closed down in 1996 due to an incident of violence involving firearms. Invaded by travellers in 2002, a subsequent police raid discovered stolen tools and vehicles including a fish-and-chip trailer

    Place looks trashed and probably not worthwhile
     
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  5. blades1980

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    Thanks for the info .. may avoid then and search else where
     
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    We"ve a very large & Live Travellers site in Wakefield if you fancy calling in :thumb but there"s no Fish & Chips just the Firearms etc etc

    Look forward to seeing some reports from you ;)
     
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    Yeah I visited this year's ago. Its a load of wank. Peak copse is what it was called.
     
  8. Ewan Kershaw

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    This was an old gypsy park they built them houses themselves but the council didn't like them being there so they were asked to move away then they knocked the roof down on every "house" so they can't come back
     
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    Yes I have been there Is was a travelers place and they took all the copper out of the buildings which were shower blocks and toilets
     
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