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Report - Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Goldie87, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    Well the evening began with us having to shelter in waynezbitz1's van from the thunder, lightning, rain and hail storm going on outside. We were relieved when it stopped and we quickly set off, only to get round the corner and find our route was now under many feet of water. After a long diversion we were at the first explore, the united shoe machinery site. Was a good explore in all, but unfortunately someone has set a fire since our last visit and part of the ground floor is a bit flooded. Also there was a lot of new graffiti. Found part of a Leicester Mercury dated 1961 which was nice.

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    Entrance Porch

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    Tank in the yard

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    Rather rusty radiator

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    Sink

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    Wolsey Factory across the canal

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    On the roof of the factory

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    Space centre and wolsey through a window

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    Old Leicester Mercury


    The next explore was the All Saints Brewery, where we found a basement that we had missed on our previous explore here. The part of the complex where we found this is probably the most fascinating. It's like everyone just left one day in the 80's and never returned, the only thing thats missing is the machinery. Theres loads of boxes of roos trainers dated 1986 all over the place, and hundreds of boxes of yarn everywhere, some of which had notes dated 1986 in them. There is also a rather ancient looking computer, microwave and fridge in there to add to the 80's theme.

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    Newly discovered basement, we were probably the first people to go down here since the 80's, the stairs had disintegrated!

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    Air shaft thingy

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    Old Yarn Trolley

    Cheers to everyone who came along: Termin8tor, Mr Sam, Waynezbitz1, and UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY

    More pics to follow...
     

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  2. Mr Sam

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    Re: REPORT: Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

    so then ill give a brief description of my evning

    meet waynebitz1 follow into leicester as we look into the old bus depot it starts to rain, eventually Goldie87, Unauthorised Entry and Terminator join as and we all pile into the van and head off for national shoe machinery the rain is now heavy (heavy being an understatement). everytime someone mentions 'oh its getting better now' and a second later theres a bolt of lighting and a clatter of theunder........eventually we try reverse phycology 'deffinetly getting worse'......and it stopped :thumb

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    ahh yes.....bugger :rolleyes:

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    eventually we reach this 3 storey block after a few detours and some hiding

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    view from the window from the window

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    black blood down a pillar,,, im guessing its tar but it looked evil so i attemted an arty farty shot

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    wolsey stack in a puddle

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    gauge

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    its a big old site, however a fair amount of it is still in use

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    group shot

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    this made me chuckle, there was an amusing penis sketch too

    so then off we pop back towards the tow path......the water had dropped by a good foot however the last 10feet of the path was still under water and some of us ended up with wet feet :rolleyes: back to the transport and off to frog island.....i amuse the others with my silly horn, and most likely wake the neighbourhood :D
     

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  3. Mr Sam

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    Re: REPORT: Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

    after doing several recce's around the frog island mills and a couple of boarded up pubs we head off to all saints, as the other 4 mingle around an access point i take a zillion shots of a church and a tower crane......none of which turned out :mad:

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    everyone helped out with the light painting

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    on the roof

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    hehe

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    still some in it

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    possibly my favshot of the evning, goldie87's mag through the sneekers

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    betweern buildings i try again for a towercrane shot..........yay :D

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    Terminator found something amusing on the wall

    hang on ive missed out the basement pictures, this was a very dissorientating part of the building mountins of boxes of yarn......and yarn.....and even more yarn

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    another group shot

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    random sign in a cubby hole

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    really like the street light coming through the window.......i bet you all think im daft, but i live in the country with no streetlights....although there is a couple but there white/blue shaded, this was also right next to the road making some of us a tad nervous

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    i think there was talk of a pikey falling through the ceiling, i just thought ooh lots of torch light this could make a good shot

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    basement/store room of the pub

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    mandatory fire alarm shot

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    SHIT.........its rigged to blow :eek:

    so yeah a good evning out, i arrived home at 2am :crazy thanks guys look forward to the next group explore and appologies for my mass of pictures :eek:
     

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  4. Goldie87

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    Re: REPORT: Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

    A few more of mine:

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    These foolish cyclists tried to take a shortcut :crazy

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    Corridor of offices, reminded me of a victorian school

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    Fire damaged room

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    Safe!

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    Newspaper, it was soggy because someone smashed the skylight :mad:

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    Another group shot L-R waynezbitz1, Termin8tor, Goldie87, Mr Sam, Unauthorized Entry

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    Abandoned machine

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    Basement looking towards exit
     

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  5. Termin8tor

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    Re: REPORT: Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

    Ace pics lads, some fantastic shots. I'll upload my own in a moment! I'm loving the shots you took mr.sam they all look great.
    <edit> pics are now 'ere

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    A picture taken from the roof of a warehouse facing what appears to be some large chemical containers.

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    Picture of some kind of container right next to the warehouse.

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    Evidence that someone into BDSM has been in the building before us.

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    A huge concrete watertower? Whatever it is, it looks interesting.

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    Some graffiti inside the warehouse that looks pretty cool.

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    A shot of the watertower thing again, but from ground level.

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    A nice floating beer barrel with two boats.

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    An anti-chav gun... I thought about wheeling it around but then figured the other guys would probably have caught on to the fact i'm a looney, so I gave it a miss
     

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  6. UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY

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    Re: REPORT: Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

    Bit late i know but here are some of my pic's anyway

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    Some old BP cans on the ground floor.

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    Sorry i liked this:D

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    Roof shot with lift room in view

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    Lift workings

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    This was my favorite image from this explore. Wolsey stack though a broken window;)


    Next time i will change up my battery's so i can get the whole explore in:crazy
     

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  7. waynezbitz1

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    sorry if theese pics are too big guys im playing with the hosting website
     

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  8. waynezbitz1

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    Re: REPORT: Leicester Group Explore 08/07/07

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    i wanted to climb this but the ladder was a bit dodgy

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