Friday, 18 April 2014

Naylor Jennings, West Yorkshire - April 2014

You can't go far wrong on a drive thru Yorkshire, always something to see and having just left Otley I found myself leafing the pages of my little yellow book of derp and stuff.

The yellow book was part of bulk buy of pocket books from Sainsburys, they didn't do black and I didn't fancy the shocking pink - 48p reduced from £3.50 a bargain with Nectar Points thrown in.

My yellow book is my bible of stuff and every one should have one (or 4 in my case), it has postcodes, addresses, even longitude and latitude in some cases given I'm a geek.

"Naylor Jennings, 2.8 miles", a u-turn was made and we aborted some WW2 thing we had spotted from the car earlier.

From the outside the To Let sign was a tad misleading, this couldn't be the same Naylor Jennings I had read about ???

Untitled

But it was, mass satanic mill type stuff thrashed to an inch of its life.
 Untitled

Blood had been spilt on a careless entry but our intrepid explorers continued, only pausing to bid good day to some passing graffiti artists and later to adjust the tourniquet on the near mortal wound.
 IMGP1756_DxO

 Untitled

 IMGP1752_DxO

Untitled

Its a bit maze like in places and a bit of a knacker, but still retains some charm which I'm guessing the local householders don't appreciate.

Untitled



IMGP1707_DxO

IMGP1719_DxO

IMGP1715_DxO

Overall, it was a not bad little mooch and another tick in the yellow book (with its newly blood splattered design).

I just wish I'd given the place just a little more time to explore.

- visited with Urban Spaceman.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Lawns Wood Cemetery - April 2014


Just passing en-route and we dropped in, not sure how I got to know about this place but some cracking shots to be had in this cemetery which sits on the outskirts of Otley, West Yorkshire.

 IMGP1701_DxO

_IGP8529_DxO

This cemetery has some very unusual headstones and memorials...

Untitled

The door, slightly open waiting for someone to enter or perhaps leave ?

IMGP1677_DxO

Now if I had seen that as a child I would have shit myself and had sleepless nights for months.

So we carried on walking, not far, until we found this memorial, no Bart Simpson or similar engraved on this one.


IMGP1697_DxO

_IGP8537_DxO

 _IGP8544_DxO

 Untitled

_IGP8536_DxO

We continued, sadly our search for the Weeping Angels was in vain, but the search will continue.

 _IGP8534_DxO

_IGP8557_DxO

Just don't blink as you press the shutter....

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hartford Mill, Oldham - March 2014

We went to Oldham.

Oldham is a bit like Bolton, but a little more shit.

As you drive up the motorway towards the wonderful town of Oldham the vast Hartford Mill comes into view and slowly towers the outskirts of the town with its huge chimney.

Built in 1907 and abandoned 1992, this Grade II listed building has sadly been approved for demolition as it overshadows new housing developments in the area.

Hartford Mill, Oldham

IMGP1615_DxO

IMGP1418_DxO

In we walked, as you do, an empty shell of a building yet full of charm.

Hartford Mill, Oldham

 Hartford Mill, Oldham

Hartford Mill, Oldham

Up top, with a great big hole in the roof.

Hartford Mill, Oldham

Hartford Mill, Oldham - the view from

IMGP1528_DxO

IMGP1505_DxO

 IMGP1496_DxO

 Untitled

 Untitled

Time is running out for this old Hartford Mill, the much promised demolition looms (it has for years to be honest but the end is now nigh) so be quick if your planning to go - it is worth it just for the views up top of Manchester and the Pennine Hills alone.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Closed Synagogue - March 2014

Visited with Judderman and ZerO81 - a planned day out for weeks, should add that this was a very, very late Plan B.

So Plan B, Plan A having suffered a fire the day before - fire and pillage (and the Daily Mail) are currently pissing me off.

I'm not a fan of religion, but the buildings are always worth a look.

So we popped down the motorway, as you do, to this lovely little tourist resort of a disused synagogue which closed a good few years back and now sits fighting the elements.

 IMGP1408_DxO

 Untitled

The place had been leaking left right and centre, wooden floors lifting.

 IMGP1330_DxO

 IMGP1324_DxO

Time for some close up stuff, having remembered to bring my overly expensive macro lens that I never use.

IMGP1309_DxO

IMGP1361_DxO

IMGP1353_DxO

IMGP1343_DxO

IMGP1345_DxO

Given the number of photographers visiting this place, things move around - such as the wheelchair, which moved at least 4 times during my brief visit.

 Untitled


Ark

Ark

Ark

Into the main hall

Ark

Ark

Ark

 Ark

Ark

And finally a bit of Nigella in the caretaker's room.

Ark

Something a little special this one, a bit of tourist spot but a gem of a place.