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  1. MK83

    Report - Simonswood Munitions Depot - Simonswood, Lancashire - June 2021

    Had a mooch round this place earlier in the week while I was out walking. There's not much to see really and I was in two minds about posting it but as ROF Kirkby had 2 offsite depots and I can only find the Rainford one posted on here i thought I might as well make it a whole set. History -...
  2. MK83

    Report - St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church - Wigan, Lancashire - June 2021

    We had some time and this place is very close to us so we decided to re-visit with our camera's. The first time we explored this place was a few years ago with only our phone camera's so have never posted the results of that explore. Always wanted to go back with a decent camera and finally got...
  3. MK83

    Report - ROF Healey Hall - Rochdale - May 2021

    Another world war 2 explore as were a bit fascinated with the subject at the min. We've done our best to research the site but apologies in advance if we've misidentified anything. History - Built in 1941 the Royal Ordnance factory at Healey Hall was designated as an assisted factory with...
  4. MK83

    Report - RNAS Burscough (HMS Ringtail) Naval air base - Bursough, Lancashire - May 2021

    We’ve been going down a bit of a rabbit hole researching Lancashire wartime history since we found ROF Standish last week. So we’ve decided to try and see what else remains in the area. This place doesn’t seem to have been done in any real detail before so thought we’d try and do it justice...
  5. MK83

    Report - ROF Standish Munitions Storage - Standish, Wigan - May 2021

    History - ROF Standish was one of many Royal ordinance factories built at the start of world war 2 to assemble ammunition and weapons for the war effort. Each ROF factory specialised in specific types of ammunition and ROF Standish made .303 rounds most notably used in the chain fed machine guns...
  6. MK83

    Report - Blackeleys recycling - Platt Bridge, Wigan - April 2021

    History - There isn't any history on this site, not really sure who it belongs to or why it's there. We spotted this from a distance driving through and curiosity got the better of us so we went and took a gander. Most of the buses seem to be from the 90's/00's. Brings back memories of catching...
  7. L

    Pretty new and needing help

    I am from Lancashire and looking for great places. I also need some specific info on a site nr Sheffield. Start with sheffield. There is a specific piece of grafitti I would like to see. Its a back view of a bottomy lady in fishnets. If you have seen it you will know the piece. I have visited...
  8. MK83

    Report - Holdings Country Pottery - Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire - April 2021

    History - Holdings Country Pottery was founded circa 1898 on a large clay deposit in Lancashire. It used its own clay, which was dug, blended, washed and processed before being made into passes for the potters wheel. Since the start of the century until its closure little changed in the process...
  9. MK83

    Report - Ridge Lea Hospital, Lancaster - March 2021

    History - During the nineteenth century Lancaster became a provincial centre for the treatment of mental illness. In 1809 it was decided that the proposed County Lunatic Asylum would be built at Lancaster; a recognition of Lancaster’s status as the county town. Lancaster Moor Hospital was...
  10. MK83

    Report - Bid Food - Scarisbrick, Lancashire - March 2021

    History - As per the other report on this from last year there isn't much history to be found. This site was owned by Bid food who previously traded as booker foods and 3663. The site closed in 2018. The warehouse seems to have been built on the site of an old farm dating to the 1900's and the...
  11. MK83

    Report - Lightoller No.2 Mill/Haslam Print Works - Chorley - March 2021

    History - Lightoller No.2 Mill was built by John Goodair in 1811 and, it was reputedly destroyed by a fire in February 1829 and rebuilt by the Lightoller family. It is the oldest remaining mill in Chorley and one of the oldest remaining examples of a steam powered cotton mill in the country. The...
  12. M

    New, from Preston, Lancashire

    HelLo just introducing myself.. I’m 28, from Preston. Hopefully I will get to know some of you locals! Thanks! Nathan
  13. MK83

    Report - Springside Paper Mill, Belmont, Bolton - December 2020

    History - Original built in the early 1800's as a dye works it was converted into a paper mill by Charles Turner & Co in the mid 19th century. It was sold to Canadian company Kruger after 150 years of operation to be used as a tissue factory. It eventually closed in 2007 after almost 200 years...
  14. MK83

    Report - The Old Toby Inn, Skelmersdale, Lancashire - December 2020

    History - The Old Toby Inn was originally Skelmersdale Hall a farmhouse built in 1712, it was expanded in the late 19th century, and used as a public house. It is grade 2 listed. After an extensive refurbishment, The Old Toby Inn was then split into a restaurant, music bar, a Wacky Warehouse and...
  15. MK83

    Report - Camelot Theme Park - Charnock Richard - November 2020 (Probably last report, full demolition has begun)

    History - Opened in 1983 by Park Hall Leisure, it enticed both adults and children with the legend of King Arthur, his knights of the Round Table, and the wizard Merlin. And by the late 80s, the site's golden age had arrived after the opening of rides including Dragon Heights, Kingdom in the...
  16. MK83

    Report - The Beacon at Dalton bar and restaurant - Wigan - October 2020

    This was a random explore by chance at night. Planned to go back in the daylight to photograph with decent light but then lockdown 2 happened and didn't get chance so apologies for the photo's as my night time photography isn't the best. Don't think there's been any other reports on it. History...
  17. MK83

    Report - Ormskirk Magistrates Court - Ormskirk - November 2020

    History - The court is a grade 11 listed building which opened in 1850. It served as both the magistrates court and the coroners court and also housed the local town constable. It closed down in 2016 and is due to be turned into an aparthotel. Explore - Visited this early last week as soon as...
  18. Zoemilly

    Report - Wesham Hospital Rehabilitation Unit, Lancashire - July 2020

    So, Sunday night. Spent all day being a slob on COD, decided after tea I should probably sort my life out and get off the sofa. What to do? Oh yeah! My other hobby let’s go exploring. SQUAD ASSEMBLE! Visited with @Mat Joyce and 2 none members. History Can’t find much history online, so if...
  19. Webb7 Photography

    Report - Hillcrest, February 2020 - Lancashire

    Another derpy house yet again. I feel like the vehicles here were better than the contents of the house. In regards to history there is not a lot to go by. There was a newspaper dated 2015 in the property but looking from an image from street view in 2009 the property still seems overgrown minus...
  20. rhiannx90

    Report - Healey Dell - Rochdale. 21-08-2019

    Healey Dell Nature Reserve- Rochdale In a hidden valley near Rochdale is a forgotten site from World War Two - a Munitions Works at Healey Dell where bombs and shells were filled. It opened in 1941 and closed two years later. In that time it produced around 130 million 20lb bombs and 25lb...
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