Monday, 21 July 2014

Sherdley Remec, St Helens - July 2014

We visited a place of zombies and finding it zombie free it was sadly found to be gathering paintballers at a rapid pace. We made our excuses and left.

Scratching our heads we decided to make the short drive on to St. Helens, one party member down at this point I should add. It turns out you either love St. Helens or don't and our honorable chap voted with his feet, despite my protesting that you can't really write off a whole town.

Apparently you can....

Well Sherdley Remec, what can you say about this place other than it was derp in 2011 and it hasn't improved with age and is a real blight on the landscape.

With cars parking up and gentlemen wandering onto site every so often its either a gay cruising area or drug drop off area, something was a miss.

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Overly Ripe 3/10 -  with no drugs found or sexual favours offered nor accepted.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Lost Lido - July 2014

Not much to say really on this one, a solo visit to a woodland area in Derbyshire that I'd wanted to visit for ages.

In the 1960s you could catch a bus from Manchester to bath at this now forgotten and long decaying gem - other than that the history is a little sketchy.

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These days it's a rather peaceful spot with a few carp swimming round and thousands of mini frogs (or possibly toads?) creeping though the dead leaves and moss.

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8/10 - not much to it, but extra points for the much needed peace and tranquility after a shite week in the office.

Time for some major derp !!!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Rock Nook Mill - June 2014

A short drive up to the Pennine Moors, meeting up with my good friends The Judderman and the one  only known as ZerO81.

This empty mill sits on the side of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, rather a nice spot with the barges going up and down in the locks - don't let this lovely spot fool you, the local youths are feral wee beasties who like nothing better than scuttling through the ventilation ducts.

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What we have here is nothing special, which is kind of what makes it a little cool....

A deceptively dangerous looking entrance masks a 5 floor mill, thrashed in parts with no sodden "you may die" floors, plenty of peeling paint and enough little bits to waste a few hours in relative safety compared to most death trap Lancashire satanic mills.

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I could post loads of shots from this place,but hey get off your arse and go yourself.

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Inspired by Great-Ape

6/10

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Camelot - The End, from the air - June 2014

After popping round to see the fall of Camelot back in June 2013, we decided to take a nosey from the air a year on.

All the rides are now gone, bar the roller coaster Knightmare, the haunted house gone and in fact not much of the place is left.

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"I spy with my little eye, something beginning with S"

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Camelot Theme Park

Anyway more pics on me Flickr

Damn shame, I loved this place when open and closed.

Whittingham Asylum - The End, from the air - June 2014

The end is nigh....

An overdue flight out and first base was, well that's the next post, but we moved swiftly over Preston to the monster asylum that is Whittingham Asylum - or was.

Once upon a time we jumped over the fence, then another time we took a potter round in the plane.

Anyway, if anyone doesn't know the bulldozers are in. The end of Whittingham Asylum is weeks away.

We flew back.

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Not a lot to say really, perhaps going, going, nearly gone ???

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Willington Power Station - May 2014

Visited with the Judderman, on a lovely hot day.

Having wanted to visit this place for ages, it didn't disappoint and it simply is what it is - bloody great cooling towers.

Not many cooling towers left around the UK any more, so it had to be done.

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Should add these are disused cooling towers - and that is cloud above, not steam.
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Is what it says on the tin - 9/10.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Moorcock Inn Hotel - May 2014

Solo mooch - the usual suspects tending to goats, once again decanting fine port and the Mystery Inc boys shaking their heads at weather forecasts whilst pointing repeatedly at the clouds.

I bring you The Moorcock Inn Hotel in Waddington, not to be confused with other fine establishments of a similar name, if in doubt use Tripadvisor not a derp blog you muppet !

Up on the wiley,windy moors in Lancashire overlooking Pendle we have The Moorcock Inn Hotel, having closed in late 2010 this place sits in development hell with the local council recently refusing planning permission for demolition and the building of houses.

I'm not really a fan of these kind of places, I'm more of an industrial site moocher and well its kind of reflected in the shit pictures - also the constant sound of gunfire was a little off-putting.

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Many rooms benefited from classic views of Lancashire.
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Welcome to the oak paneled bar area and ballroom, as still currently advertised online....

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Anyway that was that really, it didn't rain but it just was a little bit shit.

- This place is still being advertised on the net, despite closing down years ago, so beware and please note that pets are by prior arrangement only.

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Meh !!! 3/10 (that is with one whole extra point for not seeing a drop of rain the whole day).