Allied Flour Mill Burscough

Urbex: Allied Flour Mill aka Ainscough Mill, Burscough, Lancashire – March 2013

History I haven’t been able to find a great deal of history on this place. Originally owned by H & R Ainscough the mill was acquired by Allied and the closure of the factory was announced in 1995 along with a plan to close 2 other mills and refurbish / modernise another 12 existing Mills around the country. The…

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Holdinings Country Pottery - :)

Urbex: Holdings Country Pottery, Lancashire – March 2013

First a little 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 and the factory opened its doors…

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Rossendale General Hospital - Wheel Chair

Urbex: Rossendale General Hospital, Rossendale, Lancashire – March 2013 (revisit)

First a little Gopro footage from the first trip around the old part of Rossendale from the blog post I did in January 2013: I will probably get around to publishing another video with the GoPro footage from the 2 revisits. A little history on the abandoned Rossendale Hospital… Rossendale hospital started out as a work house for…

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George Barnsley & Sons Ltd

Urbex: George Barnsley and Sons aka Cornish Works, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – March 2013 (revisit)

My second visit to this place, this time in the company of Pete Costello, Lowri, Sonyes and Darbian (Mule Slept in on this occasion  Lazy bugger!). For history and more photos from the initial visit in October visit the original visit report. Briefly George Barnsley’s began manufacturing files before becoming one of the worlds leading manufacturers of tools for…

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Sheffield Crown Court - Skylights

Urbex: Sheffield Crown Court, South Yorkshire – March 2013 (revisit)

Sheffield Crown Courts. Another revisit explore of this awesome abandoned court complex complete with cells unusual layout of floors containing various courtrooms and judges chambers as well as press rooms and various service tunnels. For the photos from our first visit back in November and more information on this history please check out my original report here.…

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Clipstone Colliery - Head Stacks

Urbex: Clipstone Colliery, Nottinghamshire – March 2013 (revisit)

History can be found in my first visit post from February 2013. Briefly the colliery closed in April 2003 and has stood derelict ever since. After being looted by metal thieves the site is facing demolition. 2nd Time at Clipstone in as many weeks and this time I thought I’d try something a little different. I pushed…

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Mansfield General Hospital - Ward 6

Urbex: Mansfield General Hospital, Mansfield – March 2013 (revisit 2)

I’d not long since done Mansfield but a friend was visiting from Spain filming for an upcoming documentary about Urban Exploration and had this place on his to do list so another opportunity to mooch around and snap a few more shots. Visited with Urbex Leone, Lowri, Stussy and Scattergun…

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National Gas Turbine Establishment Pyestock Cell 1

Urbex: National Gas Turbine Establishment aka NGTE Pyestock, Fleet – March 2013 (revisit)

Revisit time at Pyestock all the history I could muster up can be found in my first post from January 2013 along with the photos from that trip. Briefly NGTE Pyestock was a Gas Turbine testing centre for all sorts of large engines. The air house housed 8 x 36,000 bhp engines which helped pump air around the site for testing the engines themselves. The site was mainly used for commercial testing however it was utilised by the military for the testing of jet fighter engines and Navy ship engines…

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Clipstone Colliery - Spiral Staircase

Urbex: Clipstone Colliery, Nottinghamshire – February 2013

The Wiki History Clipstone Colliery is a coal mine situated near the village of the same name on the edge of an area of Nottinghamshire known as “The Dukeries” because of the number of stately homes in the area. The colliery was owned by the Bolsover Colliery Company and passed to the National Coal Board…

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Mansfield General Hospital - Daybreak in the Morgue

Urbex: Mansfield General, Mansfield – February 2013 (revisit)

This one was a revisit and there isn’t a lot to add history or update wise so for that sort of stuff check out the post from my first visit in October 2012 here. Briefly Mansfield General Hospital was originally built in 1889 and was finally demolished over a 6 month period in 20013/20014 after being left abandoned for over 20 years…

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Allinson Mill aka Castleford Stone ground Flour

Urbex: Allinson Mill aka Castleford Stoneground Flour – West Yorkshire – February 2013

A little wiki history Dr Thomas Allinson was born in the Hulme district of Manchester in 1858. He trained as a medical doctor in Edinburgh, graduating in 1879. He founded the first Allinson mill in 1892 in Bethnal Green as Dr Allinson’s Natural Food Company. It was the first to produce wholemeal/wholegrain flour. His slogan was Health without Medicine. Allinson was viewed as an eccentric because of…

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CMH aka The Cambridge Military Hospital - Operating Theatre Doors

Urbex: CMH aka The Cambridge Military Hospital, United Kingdom – February 2013

History The Cambridge Military Hospital, built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot, was located at Stanhope Lines. It was named after Prince George, Duke of Cambridge and opened on 18 July 1879. In the First World War, the Cambridge Hospital was the first base hospital to receive casualties directly from the Western Front.…

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The Church on a Hill

Urbex: The Church on a Hill, Lancashire – February 2013 (revisit)

A revisit to the church not long after our initial visit photos from  that can be found here. Accompanied again by Pete, Sam the Mule and Dystopia. This church is really well preserved and provides some great photo opportunities. The lighting wasn’t quite as good as the first visit but it was good to come back with…

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Rossendale General Hospital

Urbex: Rossendale General Hospital, Rossendale, Lancashire – February 2013 (revisit)

First visit, History, a short video and more photos can be found in my blog post for the initial Rossendale January 2013 visit report. Visited with Pete and Sam the Mule for the second time, this time we brought Dystopia along while we had another look at the new part which we rushed last time.…

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Church on a Hill - The Good Book

Urbex: The Church on a Hill, Lancashire – January 2013

My first explore in a church, and what a might fine one it was! No info on this places just yet as its a little off the radar, I don’t doubt some of you will recognise the place but please refrain from naming it. Thanks to Pete for taking us not once but twice (revisit report can…

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Whittingham Asylum - Bay Window

Urbex: Whittingham Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – January 2013 (Revisit #2)

This visit I was accompanied by Sonyes, Pete and Sam The Mule who were all Whittingham virgins so I’m glad they got to see most of the place :). I finally ventured down to the east most wing for the first time which was cool and I was on a mad hunt to capture plenty of bay window shots…

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Dyson Industries Limited Sheffield

Urbex: Dyson Industries Limited, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – January 2013

  Our visit Visited with alot of friends from http://www.ukurbex.com/ far too many to mention individually (sorry guys). We had a little mooch around this place before heading back to Leeds for some prearrange drinks 🙂 Bit of a derp but a good day out in the snow 🙂 History Founded by John Dyson who began mining clay…

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West ParkAsylum Asylum Morgue, Mortuary and Histopathology Department - Brain Blocks

Urbex: West Park Lunatic Asylum, Epsom, Surrey – January 2013 (Revisit)

For a bit of History and more photos from my first visit to West Park in 2010 check out this post! Regretfully I never saw enough of West Park while it was still around. Most of the site has now been renovated into new housing and the few remaining buildings are mainly stripped. This little gem however…

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