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Hampshire Leisure Portsmouth 

The Abandoned Casino in Portsmouth

So after finding out about this location, we got straight in the car and headed down in it’s direction. HISTORY – This great place used to be a casino with a ballroom on the next floor, this place also had a cocktail bar, a champaign bar & other restaurants.. The ballroom and cocktail bar at this location closed around 2013 leaving the casino and 1 bar open. In 2015 the remaining bar and casino closed and the building was sealed off for good. EXPLORE – So we heard the access…

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Hospitals / Asylums West Yorkshire 

High Royds Mental Asylum in West Yorkshire

High Royds in West Yorkshire   History: High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England.   The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. In 1988, Jimmy Savile assaulted a patient at the hospital’s 100 anniversary celebrations.   The hospital closed in 2003 and the site has since been developed for residential use, some of which is in the old hospital buildings….

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Devon Residential 

Almost Got Caught at a Derelict Country House in Devon

We did a bit of live infiltration at a derelict country house in Devon and almost got caught by the loose dogs that are on site 24/7. The original post gave out the name of the location and we received a lot of ‘hate mail’ about it so we removed the post completely. After much debate we decided to remove the name and put it back up. so here it is.. We found this stunning country house / scrap yard online and headed over to Devon to check it out….

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Hampshire Military Portsmouth 

The Fraser Range in Portsmouth, Hampshire

This was our 3rd location of our trip to Portsmouth. The Fraser Range History – The Fraser Gunnery Range, formally known as HMS Saint George, was originally owned by the MOD. It specialized in training naval gunnery personnel in director sight firing and later was used for radar research. It is now owned by QinetQ, who want to turn the site into housing, thus far they have been unsuccessful, but eventually and unfortunately something’s got to give. (Well, not the nudists!) The site was also used as a Dr Who…

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East Sussex Hastings Leisure 

Ashdown Pub in Hastings, East Sussex

We found this place hidden in the trees on a housing estate (very odd place to have a pub), walked around the back and found a way in. Once inside we noticed that it seems far bigger on the inside than what it looks from the outside. There is a pinball machine, arcade grabber machine and the bar’s were still in “ok” condition, however you can tell this place has suffered considerable abuse from vandals. We have found little information from previous planning permissions that this was originally intended to…

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Demolished East Sussex Hellingly Leisure 

*NOW DEMOLISHED* The Golden Martlet (Cuckoo’s Rest) Burnt Out Pub in Hellingly, East Sussex

I used to drive past this everyday on my way to work, but never once took a good look around, until today! This is the remains of The Golden Martlet (AKA The Cuckoo’s Rest) built in 1902 (approx). Abandoned after a fire in 2001 which gutted the building. After finding out the pub was completely destroyed, the owners moved the pub to a converted barn next door, and renamed it to The Cuckoo’s Rest. Unfortunately as of 21/06/2016 the buildings have been demolished to make way for housing.

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East Sussex Eastbourne Leisure 

The Meads Club in Eastbourne, East Sussex

I took a trip to a small village in the heart of Eastbourne, East Sussex, and came across this abandoned club. I thought it was a church or small school but I was shocked to find a bar and even a full size snooker table inside. A little history… The club has a troubled and controversial history and is being sold by auctioneers Clive Emson on Tuesday February 23 2010 with an asking price of 200,000. Dr Benson said, “I want to keep the building as it is. I don’t…

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Industrial Somerset Wellington 

Tonedale Mills in Wellington, Somerset

We headed over to Wellington in Somerset to visit this AMAZING location. A derelict Mill estate with plenty of buildings to explore and over 200 years of history! This is by far the best location we have visited to date. Here is some history provided by Wikipedia (https://wikipedia.org) Tonedale Mills, including Tone Mills, was a large wool factory in Wellington, Somerset that was the largest woollen mill in South West England. Owned by Fox Brothers, it was most famous for the production of “Taunton serge”, and later the khaki dye…

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East Sussex Herstmonceux Leisure 

The Old Observatory in Herstmonceux, East Sussex

Wasn’t too much here but still worth a visit if you’re in the area. Some history from Wikipedia.. In 1957 the Herstmonceux Castle grounds became the home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and remained so until 1988 when the observatory moved to Cambridge. Several of the telescopes remain but the largest telescope, the 100 inch (254 cm) aperture Isaac Newton Telescope was moved to La Palma, Canary Islands in the 1970s. The estate provides housing to the Equatorial Telescope Buildings, which have been converted to an interactive science centre for…

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