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Burngullow Clay Dryers, Cornwall

A look inside the former Burngullow Clay Dryers, once home to China Clay processing in cornwall Visited Aug 2018 Cornwall, UK (Mid demolition phase)   Rail lines leading to the loading area of the clay works Once Burngullow was open, the Cornwall Railway found there was a demand for facilities to transport china clay from the St Stephens district to Par harbour. To satisfy this they opened a station at Burngullow on 1 February 1863. The construction costs were largely […]

Reel Cinema – Pymouth

We step inside Reel Cinema Plymouth, Once a thriving cinema now its doors are closed Visited July 20019 Plymouth, UK (Undecided)   Some screens have suffered heavy damage when the owners turned off the water pumps inside Built on the site of the Theatre Royal (1813-1937, architect J. Foulston), the Royal Cinema was built for and operated by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) and was designed by their in-house architect William Riddle Glen. The Royal Cinema was re-named ABC from 28th April […]

Frontier City, Cornwall

We step inside old Silver City inside the former Spirit of the West Theme Park Visited July 20016 Cornwall, UK (Demolished)   Old toilet block labeled Cowboys & Cowgirls Silver City was a fictional town that was based in Retallack Resort in cornwall. This old Wild west town was a popular tourist attraction but closed its doors in 2009 when visitor numbers had plummeted due to lost interest. “Silver City Gazette” and “Yellow Rose Hotel” Buildings Inside you could get […]

Dunblobbin – Somerset

A look inside the former Crinkely Bottom Theme Park host of the Dunblobbin House Visited July 20015 Somerset, UK (Demolished)   Exterior of Dunblobbin House (Mr Blobby’s House) In February 1994, the plans for Crinkley Bottom were unveiled at a press conference, with a smiling Noel Edmonds and John Taylor signing contracts and agreeing on suitable locations for the park’s attractions. Work began that spring, with Mr Blobby’s House and Noddy in Toytown being among the fist attractions to be […]

Steer Point Brickworks, Brixton

A look inside the former Steer Point Brickworks, A casualty of the finacial crisis in 2008. Visited Apr 2020 Brixton, UK (Abandoned)   Sheds that housed the production of bricks have all but been removed No longer viable the Steer Point Factory, located near the Yealm estuary in Steer Point Road, Brixton, was once part of ‘the brickbusiness’ group. The original brickworks dates back to the 1890s but the present factory was built after the Second World War in the […]

Wenford Dries, Cornwall

A look inside the former Wenford Dries in Cornwall, closed in 2002. Visited June 2021 Wenford Dries, Cornwall (Historic Property)   linhay at Wendford Dries The Wenford Dries were built in the early part of the 20th century (probably post-1907) by the Stannon China Clay Company, to serve the china clay pit at Stannon on Bodmin Moor some 7.2km to the north east. The liquid china clay slurry was carried in a pipeline from the pit to the settling tanks […]

Langdon Court, Devon

A look inside the former Langdon Court Hotel which closed due to Covid 19 Losses Visited July 2008 Devon, UK (Mid demolition phase)   Former entrance way into Langdon Court Langdon Court Hotel was closed in June 2020 after losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Bathroom in one of the rooms

River Yealm Hotel, Newton Ferrers

A look inside the former River Yealm Hotel in Newton Ferrers Visited July 20016 Newton Ferrers, UK (Refurbished into Apartments)   Former Staircase of the Yealm Hotel The Ford family, Master Butchers, originally from Ermington, but making their fortunes in Plymouth in the 1860s, sent their eldest son to Winchester from where he became a Civil Engineer. The younger son Clift became a Building Works Manager, and between them they jointly purchased a large area of land in Newton Ferrers […]

Palace Hotel, Torquay

A look inside the former Palace Hotel in Torquay, One of Torquays Famous Hotels Visited July 2019 Torquay, UK (Demolished)   Former indoor tennis courts at Palace Hotel In its 90 years as a leading resort hotel, the Palace in Babbacombe has seen its fair share of famous names, front page politicians and sports personalities over the years. Princess Anne, the late Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and TV’s Sue Barker whose professional tennis career blossomed on its courts, have […]