Recommended Reports – some selected highlights

Explore #26: Chaise Abbey, somewhere in the UK – January 2014

The first explore of a new year, and what an absolute cracker to start with! This stunning country house was built in the 1800s, but has been unoccupied since the 1960s, and has fallen into serious disrepair. It is clear that the current owners are trying to restore the property, but it is a daunting task which needs a huge amount of work doing if the battle is going to be won – which I sincerely hope it will. I…

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Explore #17: Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – November 2013

The big one. El gordo. The site that I had promised myself that I would explore before the end of 2013. An ambition fulfilled – and then some. When Matthew Adams of the excellent Unexposed Exploration (follow his page, it’s all sorts of ace) kindly offered to lead on what would be his 20th visit to Sevs, Kubix_UK and I needed no persuading. Apparently Matthew’s first two visits to Sevs lasted 24 and 28 minutes respectively due to the prowess…

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Explore #9: George Barnsley & Sons, Sheffield – September 2013

Dora P and I explored this wonderful place one sunny Sunday morning on the way back from a visit to a friend in Leeds. We bumped into two local explorers when we first got in, but otherwise had the place to ourselves for the next four hours until hunger finally got the better of us. Walking around it really felt like we had stepped through a portal back in time, yet with present-day Sheffield still visible outside and the sounds…

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