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  1. Martian

    Question - Wenford Dries

    Hi all, I’m new to urbex and very keen to start exploring! I’ve been captivated by descriptions of Wenford Dries in Cornwall, very close by to where I live! However, upon further reading, I’ve seen hints online that this place isn’t accessible anymore? I was wondering if anyone had any...
  2. Markknights94

    Report - The Shed at Ettrick Mill, Selkirk, September 21

    The Shed, built in the 1880s, was an extension to Ettrick Mill in Selkirk. Used as part of the local Tweed and fabric industry during an economic boom to the area, The Shed would have housed many looms all working constantly. As the industry declined gradually in the area, Ettrick Mill was one...
  3. CallaWolf

    Report - Penallta Mine, South Wales Sept '21

    Penallta Colliery could be considered as the single most important colliery in South Wales – not just in terms of the place itself, but also what it represented. At its peak in the early 20th century, Penallta was one of the largest and most important pits in South Wales, employing 3,208 men in...
  4. TheBackpackExplorer

    Report - BROCK MILL & HAIGH FOUNDARY - WIGAN - SEPT 2021

    The History... By the River Douglas, Brock Mill first began operation in the mid-1700s & was purchased by the The Earl of Balcarres including the Foundry half a mile down stream. In 1815 due to poor business the blast furnaces were retired but the company found success in building Fire engines...
  5. TheBackpackExplorer

    Report - COWLING MILL - CHORLEY - AUGUST 2021

    The History The Cowling Mill Spinning Co Ltd., was registered in May 1905, building work began with the foundations being laid in September 1905. Work in constructing the mill continued night & day as a flag was hoisted to the top of the chimney at the beginning of May 1906. In August 1906 the...
  6. ZakG91

    Anything exciting in Leicestershire?

    Hi all, we are new to the forum, me and my partner are Leicestershire based, we have visited and pictured a good amount of disused buildings, farms houses, factories, RAF, WW2 bases ect. the problem we are having now is we can’t think or find anywhere else new we can visit, we do travel but like...
  7. TheBackpackExplorer

    Report - SPRINGSIDE PAPER MILL - BELMONT - AUGUST 2021 - Part#1

    The History Springside Paper Mill, where paper was made continuously since 1834 - originally belonging to John Livesey who had previously run paper mills at Prestolee & Springfield. At this time rags & textiles were recycled to make paper; wood pulp was not used in papermaking until about 1910...
  8. MK83

    Report - G Yorke and Sons Broom St Works - Stoke-On-Trent - August 21

    We spent a day mooching around Stoke and while this place has been covered loads we've had it on our list for a while so decided to have a look while we were there. History - There's very little to be found on this place. G Yorke and sons manufactured brushes and brooms. It looks like it was...
  9. TheBackpackExplorer

    Report - Holdings Pottery - Oswaldtwistle - August 2021

    First time newbie post - the fear is real… so be gentle! The History Founded in 1842 by James Holding on a large clay deposit in Lancashire, Holding's Country Pottery dug & processed its very own Clay prior to production. Originally located in Gaulkthorn during 1842 before a move in 1860 to...
  10. Moelwyn

    Report - Völklingen Ironworks, Saarland, Germany

    Völklingen Ironworks is located in western Germany close to the border with France. The steelworks closed in 1986 and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. Völklingen Ironworks is a 5 minute walk from Völklingen station on the line between Saarbrücken and Trier. Admission to the...
  11. Jl.urbex

    Report - NOW GUARDED july 21 - Stanton Ironworks - Ilkeston

    For this explore, I took along my eldest son, and I met up with @FalloutShelter , I had been previously but not seen much. So eager to return, off we went. We started at the Air raid shelters and made our way round to the mould boring shop, this is where it got interesting. After finding a...
  12. FunctionDisruption

    Lowestoft - Looking for a buddy or two for a Jeld Wen trip

    Hey, I'm still new to urbex, and I'm trying to get my hands on some places. Specifically, I can't seem to find my way into Jeld Wen. I'd love someone to buddy with. Anyone mind partnering up with me to help get in and have a fun look around? I won't be nervous if you aren't, so hit me up! I've...
  13. Markknights94

    Report - Bristol Mill, Galashiels, May2021

    Bristol Mill on the North Eastern end of Galashiels, Scotland, was a wool mill first built in 1885. Throughout the 20th century the mill changed owners but always used for wool and yarn until it finally closed in 1998. Tweed wool was a huge industry for the area and so really helped to generate...
  14. MK83

    Report - Eva Brothers/Crabtree Forge - Clayton, Manchester - April 21

    History - Established in 1898 Eva Brothers Ltd was a traditional Forge specialising in the forging of stainless steel, nickel and other alloys. Their Manchester base was known as Crabtree Forge, and was one of the last traditional forge works to remain in the area. The piston con-rods for the...
  15. R

    Report - The Beast - Bottrop, Germany. Oct 2020

    After flying over to meet Urban Odyssey again along with Shiey in Germany. We decided to explore a few spots. This was one of them. I dont have much information on this place as we werent in long due to a security guard patrolling and being spotted. We made a quick visit and we were quickly...
  16. DTFreedom

    Report - Ogre Heating Plant - Ogre, Latvia - October 2020

    Once upon a time during the year 1965, a big factory was built, at that time one of the largest buildings by footprint in the world. People moved from all across the country to work in this factory, but they needed a place to stay so Mālkalne was built - the first neighbourhood of what would...
  17. UrbexSuffolk

    Report - ICI Imagedata, Brantham, Essex, October 2020, nighttime explore

    First Report here! This has already been covered many times on 28dl. However it is still a proper explore and was fun to see. It is, as said before; heavily vandalized and there is a looming feeling that demolition is near. History of this site: There is a lot of confusing history around the...
  18. MissBean77

    Report - Permanite Asphalt, Matlock - Sep 2020

    PERMANITE ASPHALT, MATLOCK - SEP 2020 First explore after years off, and having moved down to Nottingham from Liverpool. Chose this one as previous posts indicated it was an easy explore that you can pretty much stroll onto. Info is pretty thin on the ground for this one so I’ve had to rely on...
  19. Urbex_NI

    Report - RR Factory, Co. Down June 2020. PIC HEAVY

    This factory originally opened in 1966 to make aircraft enginges, the company got into financial difficulties in 1971 and the factory finally closed in 1977. In 1979 the site reopend under a different name to make car seat belts, it stayed open until 2004 when production finally ceased due to...
  20. Adaminski

    Report - JF Pearce & Sons - Shepton Mallet, Somerset - July 2020

    I stumbled across this place completely by accident on the way to another site. Worth a little wonder about if you happen to be in the area. History I wouldn't say the history of this site is particularly interesting to be honest. JF Pearce is a haulage company which serves the south and the...
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