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Friday, 18 May 2018

Element Labs - Sheffield, April 2018

Visited with Tbolt and Snapt on one of our many trips to Sheffield.

Sadly it would seem that Sheffield's long held official title of City of Derp is rapidly coming to an end and finds of any quality are ever increasingly thin upon the ground.

Sadly this one was a tad meh.

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Dear Ofo, do you offer rewards for the return of your pedal cycles ? I keep finding them dumped everywhere I go in Sheffield. Please understand I'm not holding them hostage, but clearly you must be missing a hell of a lot of them missing ???


3/10 

Rayne Precision, Froghall - November 2017

A little derpy engineering workshop. Small, easy and not a bad little mooch for what it is.

Visited with Tbolt and Snapt.

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Nothing overly exciting to be honest, but killed half an hour and was a tad better than decorating with the Mrs at home.

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Phlegm, hidden boxes, Sheffield - April 2018

My ongoing obsessive behavior of photographing art by the street artist Phlegm was fed once more.

The very illusive boxes hidden in the woods, somewhere in Sheffield.


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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Lost School, Ormskirk - March 2018


Tucked away in for years and forgotten about, this what remains of an old primary school building.

Nothing great and wonderful, just lost in time in its own little world of brambles and birds.


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Strangely enchanting, 5/10

Lost Gloryhole, Yorkshire - May 2018

Not sure what Snapt had in mind when he told us to visit this place.

But if you go into the woods today, you maybe in for a big surprise.

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Still not sure why Snapt sent us, just an odd building with cock holes in various doors, walls and cupboards.  Also the occasional scribbled mobile number "ring me for a good suck"or words to that effect.

Rather a sordid place to be honest.

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I suspect this place gets a little busy on an evening.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Haddon Tunnel, Derbyshire, November 2017

After a short break in explores I joined Tbolt and Snapt for chips and curry up in Matlock Bath followed by a quick mooch into the Haddon Tunnel in the failing light of the late afternoon Autumn murk.

Haddon Tunnel opened in 1863 and closed as part of the Beeching Report. Built to hide the railway from the sight of the Duke of Rutland as it passed his home, Haddon Hall. The now closed tunnel runs a total length of 967 metres.

Sadly I brought the wrong tripod for the job in hand.


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Easy potter in, sadly I have been spoilt with tunnels and one gets a little complacent over time.

Sadly a 5/10 from me.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Melba, Bury - September 2017

This place was one of my very first explores back in 2012. Interesting to go back and reflect on the change in both the building and my photography - here is the first report.

On this latest trip I visited with Tbolt.

Not much history, closed donkeys years ago, used to make traffic cones, the company still trades from another location.

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Strangely found it rather good this second time around, but then sometimes its simply the company you keep that makes an explore. 6/10 (point deducted for size).