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Report - Royal Navy Cordite Factory - Holton Heath - March 2017

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Thumper, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 28DL Full Member
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    I know this has been done to death and it's also a complete s*** hole now but I only get 1 day a week off work and as I'm on call I cannot stray too far so sorry, you are going to have to put up with this one until I take some holiday! I won't write out the history as this is such a frequently visited site but here's the link to Wikipedia for those who don't know;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy_Cordite_Factory,_Holton_Heath

    As Woolley mentioned, the damaged sections of fencing have been replaced with very light duty repair sections, held on with 12mm nuts and bolts, access is still a piece of cake.

    Sadly, I arrived on a cold and foggy Saturday and the place was teeming with chavs, kids, lads and druggies, deep joy! Much waiting around occurred as they were making so much noise with loud music, screaming, shouting, smashing stuff up etc I was convinced the police would arrive, they never did.

    Once the site was empty I had a good 2 hour look around. It is completely ruined but if you can somehow close your mind off to the graffiti and wanton destruction you can superimpose the old black and white photographs over what you see today. It is still an interesting place to wander around, especially outside the perimeter fence where little bits and bobs indicating underground areas are still there.

    On with the photographs, I took a lot so sorry if it's a bit pic heavy, links to my Flickr for more;


    [​IMG]hh2 by Thumper427, on Flickr

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    I have absolutely no idea what this is the remains of, perhaps a Fox?!

    [​IMG]hh41 by Thumper427, on Flickr

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    Thanks for looking :)
     
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  2. Woolley

    Woolley 28DL Full Member
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    Great photos! Never worry about being 'pic-heavy' i love seeing them. different people always see an element/something different anyway. It does look more smashed up though. I actually went south of the train tracks the other day....not a lot over there but might post some of my findings...
    Where are you off to next?
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  3. Thumper

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    Sounds good Woolley, I'd love to see the photographs!

    Not sure where is next on the list, I believe the Victorian tunnels in Portland have been welded up due to an idiot getting caught, plus posting the whole thing on YouTube! On my way home Saturday I found an old pill box at Moreton ford crossing, pretty disgusting and stinks of excrement so didn't venture in, it's only a small one. I also drove home past the Moredon Mill, it was getting dark so didn't stop.

    I'd love to find somewhere new, a local pub of mine has been recently abandoned in January this year, stopped there tonight on way home from work but sad to see a new alarm system has been installed and tall metal construction fencing erected all the way around.

    Suggestions always welcome! I'm in Dorchester. Furthest I've been so far is the Hobbity House in Chedglow, that was a long day trip but worth it ten fold!

    I have found somewhere new actually and it's really interesting, only problem is... it's not abandoned LOL I really want to have a look though it's like Blobbyland crossed with Teletubbies!
     
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