Explore #10: RAF West Raynham, Norfolk – October 2013

After we had crashed and burned on another local target at 5.45am on a Sunday morning, Dora P and I went home, regrouped and visited this site later in the day instead. We went in knowing virtually nothing about the place, other than that it used to be an RAF airbase, most of it was now derelict, and that some of it has been developed into housing. So here’s a quick potted history, courtesy of wiki: RAF West Raynham was…

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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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Explore #8: Crookham Court School, Thatcham, Berkshire – September 2013

After my Uncle and Aunt’s wedding anniversary celebrations in Birmingham the day before (see Explore #8), Dora P and I headed South to stay with one of my sisters in Surrey. The next day we were off to Southampton to see England v Australia in the cricket ODI (I had managed to win free tickets through Natwest – result!). As the match didn’t start until 2pm, we decided to have an early start and explore Crookham Court in the morning.…

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