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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Permanite Asphalt, Matlock - May 2017

Visited with Tbolt and Snapt, whilst Mrs Tbolt went shopping and got the grub and pop in.

Tucked away on the edge of the town, this industrial gem sits in development hell and is a rather photogenic derp of a gem. Sadly a quick visit and my photos don't give the place justice.

Tbolt was rather disappointed, but I love places like this.


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For me, a little gem of a place, 6/10

Shouts to Mrs Tbolt for an excellent choice of grub.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Rockwood Pigments, Matlock Bath - April 2017

A busy Bank Holiday Weekend, a cheeky monkey entrance trying to avoid the tourists. What could go wrong ? Well nothing really, it was just a little bit poo.

Visited with Tbolt and Snapt.

Sat on the side of the river, under the cliffs of High Tor in Matlock Bath is this long closed pigment factory, cable cars sail overhead.

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It was at this point we spotted the open cave entrance and we could not resist having a nosey and in we went. Shortly in we spotted some illicit mining and the roof seemed to be held up by some amateur Jenga puzzle. Tbolt turned to comment and the puzzle moved and a section of wood fell on the floor.

This may have been an elaborate ploy to keep people out, it worked.

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Didn't really float my boat this place, 2/10

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Chatsworth Works, Whittington - April 2017

A first glance this, hidden, long standing derp zone zone is a little bit shit.

Visited with Tbolt and Snapt, Snapt assuring us that of wonderful art was to be found.

After a bit of a false start and a run in with a member of staff, nice chap, from a local garden emporium we found ourselves initially a little disappointed with the place. However this was not to last.....

This railway wagon repair factory traded as Chatsworth Wagon Repairs Limited and closed at some point in the 1980s.

First the disappointing bit, a heavily thrashed building.

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Thankfully a casual wander further into the heavily overgrown site we came across the treasure that Snapt had brought us to see.

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What did the grape say when the badger stood on it?  Nothing, it just let out a little wine....

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I rather like this place, 6/10

Friday, 7 April 2017

Coalite, Bolsover, Derbyshire - April 2017

Visited with Tbolt and Snapt, bumping into Judderman as he appeared from the marsh grass like some kind of big game hunter.

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This place used to be a vast sprawling production centre for the smokeless fuel Coalite, a byproduct from the fuel known as Carbon Black was also processed for use as a pigment in the manufacture of vehicle tyres.

Opening in 1937, the 140 acre site finally closed in 2004, and has been sitting in development hell ever since.

There is talk of houses being built after a clean up of the land contamination, which is needed as the place stinks to hi heaven with a kind of weedkiller type smell.

Rather liked this place, seems to be the new place for good graffiti including a good few by Coloquix.

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Whilst I'm sure this place will not be everyone's cup of tea, I loved the place and giving it 8/10, a revisit on the cards at some point to see the evolving canvas.