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Explore #119: Odeon Cinema, Colchester, Essex – January 2015

After our all-too brief revisit to Severalls Asylum and a traditional post-explore breakfast at McDonald’s, we decided to pay an impromptu visit to this old cinema… History The Odeon cinema, formerly the Regal cinema, was built in 1931 and designed by well-known cinema architect Cecil Masey. As well as showing films the cinema also hosted live events, including the Rolling Stones who played two shows there in September 1964. In the 1970s it was known as the Odeon Film Centre,…

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Explore #110: HMS Ganges Swimming Pool, Shotley, Suffolk – November 2014

After my epic last report from the Underwater Ballroom, my next two reports are much briefer affairs I’m afraid. The reason for this is that I somehow managed to accidentally delete all bar a couple of my photos from this and the next explore – gutted! Still, at least they were relatively small explores, and not ones from another country. History The name HMS Ganges came into service in 1779 when 3 vessels were presented to the navy by the…

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Explore #107: Chateau TP, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #10 of the Taking the Piscine Tour After a flying visit to Chateau Congo we were on our way to The Grand Hotel Regnier when we drove past what looking like an abandoned hotel. We hit the brakes, bunged a U-ey, and gave it a closer look. Sure enough it showed definite signs of abandonment and the beginnings of some decay. Utilising our finely honed urbex skills we soon found a sneaky way of getting inside. Sadly our initial…

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