1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Princess Royal Colliery Baths, Dec 07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. dweeb

    dweeb Super Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    829
    Visit with OT. The Princess Royal colliery closed in the 1980's, and since then the baths have been used by what looks like an antique restorer. With the knowledge the building had been put to other uses after the colliery closed, I did not have high hopes for the baths. Imagine our dismay when we pulled up and it was under demolition!!

    We asked the demo blokes if we could go in, and they said ask at the cabina cross the road. We asked at the cabin and they said ask the demo blokes:confused:. Well OT seemeed as if he did not know what to do next, but I was one step ahead... no one had actually told us no!!
    So we walked onto the site, slipped the unlocked padlock off the door and dived inside! I was amazed to see much of the NCB fixtures and fittings remained, including the typical staircase, boot greasing room and even signs of the baths. The whole place was filled with broken and rusty antiques, left from the last occupants.

    I should mention they were actually demolishing the building while we were inside, and every now and then we would hear a 'larger' lump of the place hit the roof above us:eek:

    The fact this bathhouse is being demolished is very disappointing. It was on the 20th C society's list (as if that ever does any good) but it's another increasingly rare building lost. Annesley's survival is becoming more and more inportant. 4 have been demolished this year!!

    To see this was great. Original signage. Signs of this style are typical of a bathhouse from this age, but are very rare.

    DSC_0126.jpg

    DSC_0121.jpg

    DSC_0117-1.jpg

    Most bath houses have these huge windows running down the staircase.
    DSC_0115-1.jpg

    DSC_0113-1.jpg

    DSC_0108-2.jpg

    DSC_0105-2.jpg

    Workwear issue hatch
    DSC_0103-1.jpg

    The small ovals that can be seen are where the bath partitions fixed to the wall.
    DSC_0101.jpg

    DSC_0100-1.jpg

    DSC_0088-1.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Oxygen Thief

    Oxygen Thief Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    5,233
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    Home Page:
    Re: Princess Royal Colliery Baths, REPORT

    Yeah it was a good explore, totally blagged. The girl in the offices - I thought we were on a loser when she bollocked us for not getting permission to even be in the yard.

    Rooms full of rotting junk...

    IMG_2983.jpg

    Old signs in the boot cleaning room...

    IMG_2986.jpg

    Stairwell...

    IMG_2988.jpg

    A room full of berets and ammo boxes...

    IMG_2991.jpg

    In the bathhouse main rooms...

    IMG_3001.jpg

    IMG_3006.jpg

    Stairwell...

    IMG_3015.jpg

    More old signage...

    IMG_3026.jpg

    Like Dweeb said, the building was actually coming down around us...

    IMG_3033.jpg

    IMG_3031.jpg

    Oh well, it probably won't be there next month.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. dweeb

    dweeb Super Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    829
    Re: Princess Royal Colliery Baths, REPORT

    The boots were greased from a large urn that was next to the boot brushing room. Boots were brushed clean of dirt and greased (and not the other way around according to the sign lol!)
    The urns looked like this

    DSC_0391.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in