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.

Willington Power Station

Willington Power Station


Should add these are disused cooling towers - and that is cloud above, not steam.
 Willington Power Station

Willington Power Station

Willington Power Station

Willington Power Station

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.


As way of an introduction, each hotel room info pack had a little warning of business uncertainty which is fucking marketing genius.


Many rooms benefited from classic views of Lancashire.

Welcome to the oak paneled bar area and ballroom, as still currently advertised online....





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.



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

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Holdings Pottery, Lancashire - May 2014

A wrong turn, pressure to the brake pedal, reverse gear - well after all I had been meaning to visit for years would be rude not to stop and take a quick peek.

Sadly I arrived a few years late and oh my !! what a mess, this place really does seem to have rapidly gone down hill over the last 12 months.

My tour guide was Urban Spaceman, this had been one of his first explores years ago and he bumped into owner at the time of his last visit.



What can I say, a few interesting bits about the place, but my pics make it look better than it is and that is an overstatement !






Ever Ready


Anyway it was time to march on.



Brindle Service Reservoir - May 2014

Not to be confused with the now demolished Clayton Le Woods reservoir, visited this one with Urban Spaceman, Tin Dog was otherwise engaged decanting port.

A thanks to Mr Powers who confirmed to Urban Spacman my map reading was correct, who needs Google Maps when you have a good old fashioned Ordnance Survey foldy paper thing to pour over.

- I do normally get it wrong - but I seem to be getting a lot better of late...


What we have here is by all accounts Lancashire's last remaining brick vaulted Victorian Service Reservoir.

A rather small, a little muddy and  rather wonderful hole in the ground.

On with some pics.







Rather like this place 6/10.