Explores #15, and #15a, #15b and #15c (3 x revisits): Jeld Wen timber yard, Lowestoft, Suffolk – November 2013 and March 2014

My first visit to this interesting industrial site was also my first solo explore – and also happened to be on my birthday! It went well in that I didn’t get spotted by security, but the only bugger was that I managed to leave my tripod mount at home by mistake, so I had to make do with handheld shots, which both my camera and I were rather grumpy about in the predominantly low light conditions so my shots weren’t…

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Explore #14: Elm Row, Ramsholt, Suffolk – October 2013

Dora P and I thoroughly enjoyed this little mooch. Set deep in the Suffolk countryside, Elm Row is a derelict terrace of early 19th century farmworkers’ cottages, set near to the land where the tenants worked. British Listed Building says that they are “an unusual survival” – although it’s obvious that like so many other abandoned buildings of interest the only reason that they have not long since been demolished is because they are listed (Grade II in this case).…

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Explore #13: Pinebanks, Norwich, Norfolk – October 2013

Pinebanks was the former Norwich Union (now Aviva) Sports and Social Club, where dozens of sports clubs were based before its closure in 2008. The main building was built between 1880-1882, and was extended substantially in 1907. Current plans are for new homes to be built on the site, together with the usual developer’s bribes community benefits, such as a new skate park etc. This was a bit of a flying visit with some other local explorers, so the photos…

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