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  1. Doug Judy

    Report - Silverdale Tunnel - November 2020

    Silverdale Tunnel - November 2020 In 1846 the North Staffordshire Railway gained permission to construct a railway line from Stoke on Trent through Newcastle-under-Lyme partly laid upon Robert Heathcote’s canal. The line ran from Stoke on Trent to Market Drayton in Shropshire, in 1934 the line...
  2. MK83

    Report - Hurst Sand Quarry - Biddulph, Staffordshire - April 2021

    History - There isn't a lot of history available for this place. From what we can find online the quarry has been used for mineral extraction since at least 1877 up until 2014. There were plans to build houses on the site but it seems this has now fallen through. The latest plans are to re-open...
  3. C

    Report - Hurst Quarry, Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands. Nr Stoke-on-Trent

    Hi Folks. Just got back into taking photos, as I've been film-making for the last 12 years. Here's one I've not seen posted before - not sure if anyone knows about it. Its easy to get to and there's parking. A bit of info below A large nineteenth and twentieth century sand quarry, probably...
  4. userleename

    General - Staffordshire Farmhouse

    First post on here but I explored this abandoned farmhouse on Sunday with my partner & my best friend. Initially tried to get into St George’s asylum in Stafford however, we were unsuccessful so ventured here instead. Little abandoned farmhouse near Gnosall
  5. S

    Report - Beech Caves, Staffordshire

    This is my first report here, recently explored Beech caves near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A brief history (according to what could be found on google); Beech Caves is a system of man made caves which spans an area of about 2400 sq meters. When the caves were first built is unknown, but...
  6. Phoebe2209!

    New Member from West Midlands!

    Hi everyone! Just thought I’d pop on and introduce myself (if I’m doing this right) I’m located in the West Midlands (Staffordshire). Always loved exploring abandoned buildings researching the history and loved the object of the unknown of how the owners left etc... Really enjoy taking...
  7. Ovey

    Report - Beeches Care Home -Stafford June 2020

    Beeches Care Home, Stafford This is local to me and heard it has been bought and soon to be demolished/converted. It's a care home that has been closed since 2015. Follow us : URBANEXPLORE www.facebook.com/ukurbanexplore www.instagram.com/ukurbanexplore...
  8. GRONK

    Report - St Peter's Academy, Stoke on Trent - March 2020

    March 2020 I visited this on on my own one weekday afternoon, I've not seen much from this place and only really became aware of it when I saw the below article appear on Facebook. The school was constructed in 1964 and was subsequently added to over the years with additional buildings, in 2011...
  9. I

    Hi I’m new

    Hey I’m from Stafford, Uk and I was wondering if anyone knows of any places to explore around I’ve been to the old rugby club I’ve been to the house near the Mac Donald’s I’m looking for some more places to go to but I’m not sure of any others please let me know
  10. Joshrowlands

    Report - Wagon & Horses, Stoke on Trent, February 2020

    History The earliest known record of the pub is from 1818, with the first record of the name "Waggon & Horses" from 1834. The pub was renamed Potters Lodge, before returning to its original name in 2009 when new owners bought and refurbished the venue. A local resident said it had been...
  11. Joshrowlands

    Report - Calwich Abbey, Ellastone, June 2019

    The history (snippets taken from Wikipedia); Calwich Abbey, previously Calwich Priory, was a medieval Augustinian priory and two successive country houses built on a site near Ellastone, Staffordshire. It was founded in 1130 as a satellite of Kenilworth Priory and was dedicated to St Margaret...
  12. Fusiixns

    Hello everybody!

    Hello everybody, Pleasure to join the site, used to mess around exploring my area but I’m looking to get back into it and make some videos with my friends! If anyone’s local to me then shoot me a message if you want to meet up and explore together, I’ve found some locations but not many so any...
  13. Ovey

    Report - Claughton Centre Dudley April 21st 2019

    Nice little explore, there was a strange guy inside. Kept away from him. But easy access, easy parking, no security.
  14. Joshrowlands

    New member from Stoke, staffordshire

    Hello everyone I’m a new member on the site but not new to exploring. Never posted a report because I’ve never made use of my camera (apart from the odd story for Snapchat etc). It is on my to do list so bare with me but I wanna make sure it’s a good quality report. I’m looking for new people to...
  15. Joshrowlands

    Lead or Rumour info - Potential site in Cheddleton (staffordshire)

    Please bare with me with this post as I am new to the site. I work in leek and drive past this some nights but it’s always been dark as it’s winter. Wondered what it could poternautlly be looks like a house? Unsure of access as it’s dark, asked a local who I work with and she wasn’t sure she...
  16. DustySensorPhotography

    Report - North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary - Staffordshire - July/September 2018

    NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE ROYAL INFIRMARY Haven't posted on here in a VERY long time so decided to give it a shot again. THE EXPLORE: So this is sort of a joint report of the two times that I went here, once in July with UrbandonedTeam and KingOfBongo, then went again with ExplorerX and a couple...
  17. E

    Report - ROC Weston-on-Trent, Staffordshire

    Hi guys, First post here, so be gentle! I was hoping to get in to this one today, but we were unfortunately too late. The hatch has been sealed with concrete. It's not brand new concrete, but it looks like it's been sealed for good year or so. Apart from that the exterior is still in good...
  18. BullyMong

    Report - Draycott Cross Colliery, Staffordshire, August 2018

    So here we go, something different this time A little history Construction began in 1898 on Draycott tunnel and it opened in January 1909. During its use the tunnel was prone to collapsing and attempts were made to strengthen the tunnel using steel hoops . The section of line between the...
  19. R

    Dudley Ryder School Sandon July 2018

    Hi guys, I know this has been reported before so i won't bore you with all the details. Doors and windows are pretty secure apart from one smashed window, but I didn't go inside (I'm clumsy and I was by myself so broken glass is a no go!). Here are a few shots, shame it's not used as it's a...
  20. BullyMong

    Report - Down Below, Stoke-On-Trent, July 2018

    Hi guys, i haven't seen a report written on this for a while so here we go. 'Down below' is a storm relief drain found just down the Fowlea brook in stoke, finding it was fairly easy after a bit of trial and error and a bit of map work So off we went over a bridge into the brook and after a...
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