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Report - 01/01/2019 Hull - Lord Line Dock Building



Qwertypolk

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#1
My first real explore.. I've done one or two small buildings around here during my lunch hour, but always kept the main Lord Line building for a day when I had more time.. Finally got the time! We spent nearly 4 hours in here.
My photography skills are sub-par, the phones (and torches) died towards the end and other excuses... So bare with me.

The night started with a 2-seater Toyota MR2 and 3 people. Luckily my friend's girlfriend is short and fits in the boot! ;)

The building can be accessed through a number of open doors, windows and shutters. In this case we found a room on the back with a bit of a mound of rubble to climb over, leading to a 3 ft wall to climb over and into the building.
Once inside, the place is a maze of rooms and offices covered in rubble. The floors themselves are sturdy enough but there are a number of pits to fall into if you're not careful, particularly as you get higher up in the industrial areas.

As we started into the building, we could hear a group of teens upstairs. They weren't any bother and left shortly after we turned up thinking we were police. We did tell them we weren't and weren't dressed like it but they scarpered anyway.
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Some amazing grafitti all over the place. I wish I'd taken more photos.
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I was in a bit of a foul mood when we began exploring. I found some of these quotes quite inspiring and left in a really good one!
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There's a few rooms of machinery and a furnace too. Unsure what these were, possibly circuit breakers? Didn't get any good snaps of the furnace unfortunately.
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We stopped on the roof to chill for a while. There are a few huts up there to keep out of the wind. The views were stunning, you can see over the Humber or into the city. Those who don't mind climbing can get onto the top of the Lord Line sign and see over almost all of Hull. I didn't have the balls.
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There's a hotel section of the building which we wandered into next. Mosaic floors, an old lift (With mechanism and cables viewable from the roof) very little wind, a surprisingly warm temperature and lots of smashed doors. Unfortunately I didn't manage any photos here and there wasn't so much grafitti.

We decided it was time to leave as it was getting on. 2 rooms away from the exit, my friend who has been here before mentioned a room she knew about, blocked off by a sheet of wood. We worked our way around it and found concrete stairs and what looks like a barrel run (I was imagining playing real life Donkey Kong here!)
This lead up to a dead-end with a metal wall with inset door on the left. I wish I'd grabbed a photo of the door because it was surprisingly discreet.
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Another room with doors leading off in a couple of directions. An office on the right, more exploring on the left.
In the office we found someone's living gear - An umbrella, jackets, a little box and some lighters. An empty pack of cookies from the day before and an open bottle of clean water confirmed someone was still living here and we decided to leave a few cigs and a fresh lighter behind next to this incredibly sad note.
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As I took this last photo, my phone (The last one we had with us!) died. We didn't bring torches because that would have been a good idea and we don't do those...
The mission had been fairly calm and quiet so we weren't too freaked out here. We decided to go explore the room to the other side.
As we started out, we heard shuffling. Deciding not to push our luck we headed back to the metal door and down the stairs to the exit.
Half way down the noises got closer, and we saw a man brandishing a screwdriver coming up the stairs.
We chatted for a bit and the screwdriver was put down after we explained what we were doing and that we'd left him some cigs. He invited us back to his office/bedroom and we chatted for a further 20 minutes before we made our excuses to leave and he escorted us back the quickest way out.

A really interesting night in a fantastic building. Definitely taking more torches and a charge pack with us for the next one!
Still loads to see in here, and another couple of buildings surrounding it. Well worth an explore!

If anyone knows more of the history of the buildings then I'd be interested to know.
 

Ojay

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#3
Well done for getting out there and posting etc but after 4 hours have you not got anything other than a repetition of graff, there is deffo more too see in that place otherwise I'm sure
 

Qwertypolk

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#4
Well done for getting out there and posting etc but after 4 hours have you not got anything other than a repetition of graff, there is deffo more too see in that place otherwise I'm sure
My phone camera didn't pick up much, it was quite dark and I'm no photographer. Most of the 4 hours was spent taking in views from the rooftop, listening to music and drinking coffee.
I wasn't going for anything new, I took the pictures for myself and thought I'd share as a way into the community here :thumb I'm looking to get into more like this and am starting local, this is 15 minutes from my door.
 
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HughieD

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#5
Love the Lord Line. To be honest it really isn't the place to go on a night explore and you do you need a proper camera, tripod and good torch if you are going to get anything half
-decent, photo-wise.
 

Qwertypolk

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#6
Love the Lord Line. To be honest it really isn't the place to go on a night explore and you do you need a proper camera, tripod and good torch if you are going to get anything half
-decent, photo-wise.
I think I maybe overdramatised our encounter with Jimmy. He was brandishing a screwdriver, but then he lives in an open building and had heard people scurrying near his bedroom late at night.
As we got chatting to him, he told us of people who had come in before to rob him. Poor guy had had a hard life and I can't blame him for his initial approach, but there was never any real malice.
He did seem to love the building, had stories about a couple of rooms. If we'd met under better circumstances I'd have talked to him for hours!

I didn't go for the pictures, just for the experience, the pics were a nice bonus ;)
 

HughieD

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#7
I think I maybe overdramatised our encounter with Jimmy. He was brandishing a screwdriver, but then he lives in an open building and had heard people scurrying near his bedroom late at night.
As we got chatting to him, he told us of people who had come in before to rob him. Poor guy had had a hard life and I can't blame him for his initial approach, but there was never any real malice.
He did seem to love the building, had stories about a couple of rooms. If we'd met under better circumstances I'd have talked to him for hours!

I didn't go for the pictures, just for the experience, the pics were a nice bonus ;)
Ah...OK. Fair do's in that case. To be honest didn't read all the text so didn't know about your encounter with Jimmy. Looks like to got plenty on the experience front!
 

Qwertypolk

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#8
Ah...OK. Fair do's in that case. To be honest didn't read all the text so didn't know about your encounter with Jimmy. Looks like to got plenty on the experience front!
That we did! Not an experience I'll forget any time soon that's for sure, but I've been back a few times since. I work about 5 minutes away so it's perfect to go for a wander at lunch
 

Qwertypolk

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#11
I think it’s sound that you spent the time talking with the guy once you both understood each other. Probably made his night sharing a smoke and a chat.

Your pics are not too bad considering it’s a phone mate. Keep at it.
I love speaking to interesting people. I'm hoping I bump into him again one time.. I'll have to get a proper daytime explore of the LordLine in

We've got some slightly less done-to-death explores planned for the future so keep an eye out for some more fuzzy shots ;)
 

Qwertypolk

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#13
Lord Line is just a walk-in job, nice and easy in the day time, plenty of light. I work 5 minutes from there so drop me a message if you wanted to meet up and I'll show you around
 

Rachel30b

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#15
Did you go to the other buildings next door? Yeah it's a shame about Jimmy we found his bedroom when we went. Obviously we didn't hang around this area too much.
 

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