Auchwitz I and Aushwitz II Birkenau

This was in incredible day spent exploring the two sites, humbling, harrowing but something everyone should see at least once in their life.... even stood there in Birkenau looking along the platform site back at the gatehouse its impossible to comprehend the scale of what happened here.  Walking through the gas chamber and accommodation, photographic [...]

Derelict Category B Victorian prison

46 Photos Well its not often you find yourself with a 4 acre Victorian prison all to yourself! Its due for redevelopment from early November into student accommodation. Loved snooping around this place, despite being an old Victorian prison it was much lighter and more spacious than HMP Blundeston which was really dark and miserable. [...]

Walkers classic car graveyard and lumber yard

Walkers looks to have been an old lumber supplier with various associated buildings and yard areas. The place is absolutely littered with old cards and lorries all left abandoned in barns which are less than watertight!  Looks like there was also a furnace on site with the brick built chimney still in situ. Some great [...]

Blundeston’s abandoned category B prison

  I thought I’d have a crack at Blundeston and can confirm its now locked up with high vis demo chaps wandering around inside and a JCB on site. It quickly became apparent that I was going to struggle with the two 22ft steel perimeter fences and my jeans are not an adequate protection of a [...]

Sheffield’s abandoned Crown Courts and cells

  A return visit to the fantastic derelict Sheffield Town Hall Crown Courts and holding cells... decided to use my dads trusty old Canon AE1 this time and ran through three rolls of black and white film. Lots of nice shadows and light casts everywhere you look in the street side rooms It was great [...]

Abandoned Russian Boeing 747 300

Had an unrelated call here to look at some construction plant early this fine sunny Sunday morning and decided to go for a quick wander around the airfield afterwards after spotting a Boeing Jet dismantler is also based on the site! Theres a large cluster of 747’s in the bottom corner in various states of [...]

RAF Barnham cold war atomic weapons site

Having read about the key part that RAF Barnham played in Britain’s cold war nuclear deterrent I had to get down there and see it for myself and have to say as old military sites go this cold war beauty was absolutely fascinating… it really is a place where time has stood still and it [...]

St Gerrards abandoned children’s TB hopital

History Father Hudson was a parish priest. He was assigned as secretary and administrator for The Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society for the protection of homeless and friendless Catholic children. Created when poverty, deprivation and child labour was strife in 1902. St Gerald's Hospital was built as an expansion for St Edwards boys and Catholic children [...]

Deep underground in Winsford deep salt mine

I was lucky to get to go down Winsford Salt Mine as part of a visit with work. Winsford Rock Salt Mine is Britain’s oldest working mine and the last salt mine on the mainland. Even before the Romans arrived, salt had been produced in the area by boiling the water from the natural brine [...]

Drax Power Station – North Yorkshire

  I was lucky enough to get to have a look around Drax up in North Yorkshire, really is quite an experience being up close to those turbines whilst they are running full tilt! Drax is a large coal fueled power station capable of co-firing biomass and petcocke, its name comes from the nearby village of Drax. [...]

Abandoned Lincolnshire church

Abandoned Lincs Church So I went to scope out a place I have been looking at for a while and it was a bit busy with traffic when I got there.... went home through the country side and stumbled totally by chance on this little beaut, literally in the middle of a field in a [...]

George Barnsleys derelict Cornish works

George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) They were in Cornish Place on the Don and specialised in forge filing and cutting tools for leather workers and shoe makers. One George Barnsley was Master Cutler in 1883. George Barnsley and Son is listed in the 1837 Sheffield directory as a file manufacture situated on Wheeldon [...]

Kimberley’s Derelict H&H Brewery

The Kimberley Brewery was established and operated by the brewer Hardy's & Hanson's, and has a heritage dating from 1832. It was, at the time of closure, the oldest independent brewery in Nottinghamshire. Samuel Robinson opened the first commercial brewery in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, England, in a rented bake-house using water from the Alley Spring in [...]

B29 Superfortress Overexposed Crash Site

B29 Superfortress ''Overexposed'' I had a meander across Bleaklow moors that ended up with me completely lost sinking in boggy peat and going around in circles with a setting sun hunting for the crash site of B29 Superfortress named ‘’Overexposed’’. Overexposed was fitted out as a reconnaissance aircraft and filmed all the atomic bomb tests [...]

Holdings Derelict Counrty Pottery

Holdings Pottery 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 to visitors [...]

Hoarders Abandoned House in the Woods

Hoarders House This is truly a house in the woods, abandoned quite some time ago and slowly collapsing in on itself. It has a sad story attached from what I have researched, residents were a professional pianist and his wife who sadly lost their son aged 6.  It really is a place where time has [...]

Mansfields derelict General Hospital

Mansfield Hospital The first purpose built hospital to serve Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse area was constructed in 1877 on land which was donated by the Duke of Portland. That building later became a public house, The Fourways Inn, situated at the junction of Butt Lane and Leeming Lane (A60). From 1882 a cottage hospital, offering [...]

Kirton in Lindsey Abandoned RAF base

RAF Kirton in Lindsey   A really nice old RAF base, free of vandalism and in the middle of the Lincolnshire flat lands that which we managed to catch on a nice sunny day. The view from the top of the water tower is absolutely fantastic! I also managed to get bit on the leg [...]

Lancaster Lunatic Asylum

Lancaster Asylum The Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum and Lancaster County Mental Hospital, was a mental hospital in Lancashire, England, which closed in 2000 (the mental health departments may have left in 1991, but others remained). It was opened in 1816 in a building by architect Thomas Standen; a further building, known as "The Annexe" was opened [...]

St Johns County Lunatic Asylum

St John’s Asylum in Lincolnshire, in the East of England was built 1852. The building was then known as Lindsey & Holland Counties & Lincoln & District Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum has also been known over the years as Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum and Bracebridge Heath Asylum. Finally it was given the name St [...]

Rauceby’s Derelict Lunatic Asylum

Rauceby Asylum Rauceby and Kesteven County Asylum, is a now-defunct mental institution in the parish of Quarrington, Lincolnshire. Building work was commenced in 1897, the facility was completed and opened in 1902.[1] After changing hands and names several times the main hospital building was closed in 1998 and abandoned for several years. From 2004 parts [...]

McKhenie Abandoned Brass Foundry

History The Aldridge factory employed around 1,000 people between 1979 and 1987 whilst producing approximately 1,000 tonnes per week, with about 4 extrusion presses in use at any one time, producing around 480,000 extrusions per annum. These presses produced extruded rod, hollow bar & section, in various shapes, sizes & specifications of brass. It supplied [...]

Pleasley Colliery – Mansfield

Pleasley Colliery The colliery is located to the NW of Pleasley village and from the south it commands a prominent position on the skyline, although less so now than when the winders were in operation and both chimney stacks were in place. After closure of the colliery in 1986, most of the surface infrastructure was demolished [...]

Crookham Court Derelict Manor House

Crookham Court Manor Crookham Court is a beautiful manor in Thatcham, West Berkshire, which stands on what was originally the site of Crookham Manor, which was demolished around the 1850’s. Crookham Court was built as a manor house, but in 1961 became a junior boarding School, serving the people at Greenham Common Army Grounds. This [...]

Annesley Hall – Mansfield

Annesley Hall Annesley Hall is a Grade II listed country house near Annesley in Nottinghamshire, England and the ancestral home of the Chaworth-Musters family. The Hall dates from the mid-13th century and was the home of the Annesley family, passing to the Chaworth family when Alice, heiress to the Manor of Annesley, married George Chaworth, [...]

Crich Quarry

Crich Quarry Geologically, Crich lies on a small inlier of Carboniferous limestone (an outcrop on the edge of the Peak District surrounded by younger Upper Carboniferous rocks). Quarrying for limestone probably began in Roman times. In 1791 Benjamin Outram and Samuel Beresford bought land for a quarry to supply limestone to their new ironworks at [...]

George Barnsleys Cornish Works – Sheffield

George Barnsleys This was a very relaxed and enjoyalble wander around a place where time has truly stood still. George Barnsley & Sons Ltd was founded in 1836 and were originally situated on Wheeldon Street, Sheffield. By 1849 they had moved to the Cornish Works, which were much larger premises. They specialised in the manufacture [...]

RAF Honiley Abandoned Jet Engine Test Centre

Raf Honiley was operational 1941-1958, a base for night fighter squadrons during the war then various training and signals units until its closure. When it was acquired by Lucas varsity it was used as an automotive test area by the likes of prodrive and TRW (Lucas Aerospace) There's what's left of a wind tunnel, three [...]

ROC Nuclear Fallout Observation Bunker

Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground bunkers constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991. In all but a very few instances the posts were built to a standard design consisting of a 14-foot-deep access shaft, a toilet/store and a monitoring room. The [...]

Derelict Hermitage Mill

HermitageMill Hermitage Mill is a Grade II listed structure built by the 4th Duke of Portland. It started life as a cotton-spinning factory in 1803, and by 1848 was manufacturing high-quality embroidery thread for the world-renowned company, Taylor’s of Leicester. By 1894, hosiery manufacturers Samuel Eden & Son were leasing the mill, and eventually bought [...]