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Leicester efforts 2003 - 06

Discussion in 'General Exploring Chat Forum' started by dweeb, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. dweeb

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    I've put these up for the benefit of the Leicester crowd to put some pics to the many stories of past explores I've been spinning off over the past couple of months. For Turkey and I,Leicester seemed a bit of a mecca for derelict buildings in 2003 - 04 and I even used to catch the train pre driving licence to have a poke about and see what I could find. Fast forward a couple of years and we have cars, and I also found myself with a missus in Rutland which meant frequent trips through Leicester. It's been quite fun digging these old pics out, and it's been hard to believe just how long ago it was we went in these places!!

    This was Bestway cash and carry,a former factory with fine deco frontage...Anyone know it's original use?

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    Frisby Jarvis C2004! It really was a pretty epic place in those days!

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    God knows what this belonged to...it was opposite the space center and was pulled down 2004.

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    Climbing this baby is still one of my all time greats, in broad daylight too :)

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    Trains delayed and you have a hour to kill... I spent it productively! Early 2005

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    I had the chance to do this bad boy in 2004 but I bottled it...It took till 06 to get another chance!

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    Note the blackened clock tower before it's clean. I'd end up climbing that too 6 months later :)

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    Wolsey sock factory,another belter in it's day!
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    Another closed factory blag...now in use again

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    Thames Tower mid-conversion

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    With a damn fine view over Corah! Note how much of it is still standing at that point...

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    I'll leave you with a VERY young Turkey and I!!

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  2. Punk

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    Nice to see some old buildings that have sadly been demo'd or had plastic surgery. Cheers for sharing:thumb
     
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    Good trip down memory lane for you Dweeb, and thanks for sharing.
     
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    Some of those being me back! Cheers dude!
     
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    Great stuff mate - some good explores and good times there.
     
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    The art deco building used to be Metal Box before Bestway had it.
     
  7. UrbanCaving

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    That was a great read :) thanks for putting this up, well worth trying to find where you put those shots :D
     
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    Good post dweeb to show us what you have been doing on the UE front for so many years . . . . :thumb
     
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    Always nice to have a trip down memory lane. Cheers for taking us too, some nice looking sites there.
     
  10. georgie

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    really enjoyed that dweeb
     
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    Yes to young dweeb and turk...
     
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    Brilliant mate, thanks for sharing :)
     
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    £1.50 for a vending machine pack o fags? jeez that must be old school heh
     
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