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  1. pastybap

    is this a former air raid shelter, or sewage related?

    Hello all, As title says, I have one mate who reckons was an old air raid shelter or bunker, and I see what he is getting at, as there seems to be some brick work missing, but why the manhole and step irons? It is also near a particularly pungent CSO on a brook, and there is a manhole with the...
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    Abandoned villa in Visegrád, Hungary

    This beautiful but abandoned villa rests on the Várkert fields of Visegrád in Hungary. The 125-year-old Latinovits Villa‘s site has a two-thousand-year-long history with a Roman settlement, orthodox-Christian monastery, gothic church, and children’s holiday resort during the communist era...
  3. TheBackpackExplorer


    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...
  4. TheBackpackExplorer


    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...
  5. TheBackpackExplorer


    The History St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church has been derelict since the last mass took place in October 1995 - In 1877, the second designed rebuild was done by Mr. Goldie, of the firm of Messrs - Goldie & Child, London. Originally, The first service was held on 22nd January, 1871, in a small...
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    General - Strathmartine hospital

    Hello all. I have always been interested in old and delapated buildings and was delighted recently to introduce my 6 year old grandson to this pastime by taking him to Strathmartine hospital. I hope his interest prevails as it is great fun. Always happy for any ideas locations around the Dundee...
  7. Reesree

    Report - Easington colliery school - Durham - 8/20

    Easington colliery school opened in the early 1900's and closed its doors in 1997. I visited here yesterday (8/20) I don't know too much on the history of this place other than it being a primary school but it's 20+ year abandoned, Got to be one of the most saturated soggy explores I've done...
  8. Llama

    Report - Quarry Dean Firestone Mine, Merstham, Surrey - June 2020

    History: The Quarry Dean firestone mine in Merstham, Surrey, is just one of the many mines, stone quarries and underground workings that are scattered along the North Downs between East Kent and Surrey, and is also by far one of the oldest. This particular underground stone quarry dates back as...