Explore #4: Gas Holder, Norwich, Norfolk – September 2013

This was a local explore with friend and fellow photography enthusiast Mr EOV. We hadn’t done much of a recce of access to the site in advance, other than a drive by which had confirmed 8 ft+ palisade fencing. Unfortunately we did this explore on a “school night” (i.e. a weekday evening), and by the time we arrived it was no longer the early dusk for which we had been planning, but pretty much dark. Getting in and out of the site…

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Explore #3: Bourton Mill, near Gillingham, North Dorset – August 2013

On the drive down to Cornwall for a camping holiday Dora P and I took a quick detour from the A303, via some country lanes which were easily as narrow as any in our native Norfolk, to this fascinating site. Here is a brief background to the mill, taken from Bourton’s wiki page: “The mill, which is mentioned in the Domesday book, has had many incarnations. As a linen mill it processed flax and supplied canvas to the Royal Navy…

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(FAIL): Burgh Mill, Burgh Next Aylsham, Norfolk – August 2013

I had read about this mill at The Norfolk Mills Site, and at its British Listed Buildings entry. The mill dates back to Domesday times (recorded in 1085) and was a working mill right up until the 1980s, so I was keen to see whether an explore might be possible. Unfortunately, upon investigation it transpired that the mill is privately owned and the owner lives in the Mill House which is part of the site, and literally next door to…

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