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Cardiff City Asylum, Whitchurch - August 2021

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It seems to have become somewhat of an annual tradition to mosey on down to Cardiff to see what Whitchurch is looking like. I've been there at least once each year (except 2020) since 2016 and it has been a really interesting thing to see how it has changed. It started off in incredibly fresh Read more

Molson Coors 'South Brewery', Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire - December 2020

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I'm not even going to pretend I really know anything about the history of the Bass Brewery, or about breweries in general. I have done some internet digging as usual but the history of the actual brewery complexes seems to be rather vague and it's difficult to track down much relating to this exact Read more

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent - 2019/2020

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I'm sure that most will be familiar with Chatterley Whitfield and a lot will have given it a visit over the years. There have been numerous excellent reports over the years, not least AndyK's outstanding effort a couple of years back which practically covered every inch of the place. I've visited Read more

G Yorke and Sons, Broom Street Works, Stoke-on-Trent - September 2020

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There's already been a few reports on this place and I know a lot have visited, so nothing particularly new or exciting here. Just my take on it. Naturally I've spent a fair bit of time poking around this particular bit of Stoke, it's just around the corner from the Falcon Works and also neighbours Read more

Heanor Grammar School, Derbyshire - June 2020

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Quite an interesting building (the old parts at least), more recently used by Derby College it was originally constructed as the Heanor Grammar School in 1912, it ceased to be a school in 1976 and became an annex of South East Derbyshire College which was taken over by Derby College in 2010. The Read more

Queen's Theatre and Princes Hall, Stoke-on-Trent - November 2020

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Another of Stoke-on-Trent's municipal buildings that has been left to rot for far too long. The building was in essence redundant from the day it was built. For those that don't know Stoke hasn't always been what it is today, it was originally six entirely separate towns that were in almost Read more

Standon Hall Hospital/Beeches Care Home, Staffordshire - June 2020

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I tend to avoid residential/care homey stuff, they're not really up my street usually but after seeing the report the other week from this local one it seemed like it would be worth a look. The aforementioned report was lacking any sort of history which was a shame because after doing a bit of Read more

Bailey's Factory/Mill, Ilkeston - June 2020

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A bit of history courtesy of Heritage England: Lace and hosiery factory, now plastics factory. Possibly 1830s, and 1855. Red brick with gritstone dressings and quoins. Hipped tile roof. Four storeys. South elevation of 5-3-5 bays, the centre three advanced, with quoins and a dentilled pediment. Read more
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