• NHS

    Stover Park (Ilford Park)

    Stover Park camp as its known is one of 45 camps/hostels ran by the National Assistance Board catering for the needs of displaced Polish people who survived the war the traumas of deportations into the [...]
  • NHS

    Sandhill Park Asylum

    “On a wet miserable day we decide to visit Sandhill Park Asylum .. this for me was a bit of a disappointment as it looked like the local chav’s have gotten in and destroyed everything. [...]
  • NHS

    West Park Hospital

    West Park Hospital built by London County Council during the years 1913-1924 and officially opens on 20 June 1924. It provided for 2096 patients and is the last hospital in the programme to establish five [...]
  • Industry

    China Clay Cornwall

    Entering China Clay Cornwall involves a lot of climbing providing a lot of laughs all round. Work seems to have stopped while the new facility next door roars on China clay, or kaolin, was first [...]
  • Industry

    Bourton Mill

    Bourton Mill used to process wet foods and turn them into powder such as milk. we took a good look around and even found the machines that dried the goods into a fine powder. you [...]
  • Industry

    Tone Mill

    Out of 2 explores we had planned Tone Mill was the 1st on our list. We climb through a hole and what was on the other side amazed us all on the other side was [...]
  • Hotels

    Palace Hotel Torquay

    The Palace Hotel Torquay created in the 1920s from a villa built for the Bishop of Exeter . In 1921 the building is purchased by George Hands who was at the time a Birmingham Industrialist who [...]
  • MOD

    Penhale Camp

    Penhale Camp, near Holywell Bay about six miles outside of Newquay originally developed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 1939 as an emergency measure to train anti-aircraft gunners. Evidence of the gun sites, searchlight [...]
  • Night Life

    Millennium Nightclub

    The Gaumont Palace (Millennium Nightclub) in Union Street, Plymouth, opened in 1931. fluted columns and tiled foyers immediately attract attention whilst inside the auditorium a mighty Compton organ sits at a cost of over £6,000. [...]
  • Night Life

    Dance Academy

    The Palace Theater (Dance Academy) on Union Street, Plymouth for the Livermore Brothers in 1898 by the architects Wimperis and Arber as a Music Hall and Variety Theater and formed part of a development which [...]

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Penhale Camp

Penhale Camp, near Holywell Bay about six miles outside of Newquay originally developed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 1939 as an emergency measure to train anti-aircraft gunners. Evidence of the gun sites, searchlight […]

Industry

Totnes Dairy

The Brunel buildings (Totnes Dairy) used for various storage purposes including, during the early parts of the 20th century, as a warehouse for Symons Cyder. In 1934 the complex of buildings taken over by Daws […]

MOD

Central Park Air Raid Shelter

Central Park Air Raid Shelter When war broke out in 1939, the character of Central park changed considerably it quickly turns into allotments for growing food, and space set aside air-raid shelters and a prisoner […]

Hotels

Torbay Berkeley Hotel

Closing in 2009 the Torbay Berkeley hotel has fallen on hard times when its previous owner died and the premises sold The site sits between a holiday camp and Housing Estate Entering through the reception […]

Industry

Torrington Dairy

Torrington Dairy Crest sits in Taddiport and was part of the dairy crest group. This site is huge and spans over two buildings, one for processing and the other was for distribution. A walk inside […]

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Houses

Glitterball House

After walking down a country footpath we spotted Glitterball House on the side. This sorry looking building has seen better days After climbing over a small bank of mud we were in the garden. Looking […]

NHS

Talgarth Asylum

On arriving the Talgarth Asylum we realized just how big the site was. We make our way around the different rooms and corridors taking pictures until a member of the group stepped on a floor […]

NHS

Denbigh Asylum

“Arriving at Denbigh Asylum we had to remain very cautious due to the hazardous conditions created by arsonists. Walking around here made us wish that we had snuck off when we visited here for Most […]

NHS

Stover Park (Ilford Park)

Stover Park camp as its known is one of 45 camps/hostels ran by the National Assistance Board catering for the needs of displaced Polish people who survived the war the traumas of deportations into the […]

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