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Hello from North Cornwall

Terminal Decline

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I've been exploring for over two years now and I've finally decided to start posting reports. I'm 18 and I will soon be going to uni in Plymouth. Most of the sites I have visited are in Cornwall but have traveled further afield to great places. I have a particular fascination with the china clay industry extensive remains which have been completely forgotten with other works closed more recently as Imerys moves its operations abroad.
I decided to make a map to show the sites I plan to visit and have got carried away over the past year, plotting nearly 6000 locations throughout Europe, mainly finding sites from Google maps- its become a bit of an addiction!


I've also decided to include 20 of my photos on this thread to give an idea of where I have been. Most of the photos are from the past year as my pictures are much better now that I have a Nikon D600 and learn't how to use it.

First off, I've gone with 15 of my favorites from Cornwall:

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The control room to a china clay refinery

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The remains of a horizontal steam winder used to take sand to the tips

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The winding drum from another steam winder, partly cut up for scrap

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The furnace doors to a pan kiln, used to dry the clay

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This building once housed two huge rotary dries, though there long removed

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one of the two buell dries at Par docks was partly demolished a number of years ago

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looking down into a clay pit showing two pump houses

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moving away from the china clay industry to a remarkably intact waterwheel once used to power farm machinery

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a former tin openwork. this was a challenge to get down to!

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a rather nice tunnel leading to a large quarry, now overgrown and boring

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Penhale camp

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the smashed sinks at an airfield

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beautiful brickwork in the magazine of a coastal battery

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a very well preserved ROC post complete with a soggy carpet

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Derelict cottage on Bodmin moor, the wall on the right is covered with asbestos panels

Moving on to some of the sites i have explored outside of Cornwall

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an older and more complete buell dry

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generators used to produce electricity next to a textile mill which burned down in the 30s

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Sunnyside infirmary

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it was incredibly dark down here, even in the day

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and finally a long way down, i think around 40m :eek:

thanks for looking
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Got Epic?
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Looks good. I'd like to see more from the China clay works. Every time I go down there (which admittedly isn't that much) I fancy looking at more of that industry but never get very far...

Maybe stick up a big report of all the different parts you have done?

Terminal Decline

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There's loads of china clay related stuff around and I'm working on a report to cover the processes and the surviving remains. If you're ever pop down let me know and I'll give you a tour. There are a lot of other small industrial places in Cornwall though you've already the best one!

Did you recognize where the last two pictures are from? ;)


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Great first post, welcome aboard from Devon!


Flaxenation of the G!!!
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a refreshing new member introduction. Makes a nice change from the usual....I want to be taken, I want to form an urbex crew, give me locations, here's my YouTube, etc. Welcome along and I look forward to seeing some of your reports. :thumb

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