Explore #19: Thorpe Le Soken Maltings and King Edward VII pub, Essex – November 2013

After explores at Severalls (busted) and the former Wardle Storeys Industrial site, there was just time to give this site a flying visit before sunset. We were only intending on exploring the Maltings, but upon arrival the façade of the former King Edward VII pub also caught our attention – although internal access sadly evaded us. King Edward VII pub This pub was built in 1901, and was so named to commemorate the King’s coronation year. My cursory googling hasn’t…

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Explore #18: British Xylonite / former Wardle Storeys Industrial Site, Brantham, Suffolk – November 2013

After getting busted by Michael at Severalls (see the epilogue to that report) our group of explorers decided to have a look around this old industrial site. The site has certainly seen better days (not helped by a fire earlier this year), and is definitely in the “derp” category. However the company was excellent, the weather was gloriously sunny, and we were still able to find enough remnants of interest to get a few shots. A brief history, as abridged…

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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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