Explore #16: Harford Hills Chalk Mine, Norwich, Norfolk – November 2013

After clambering up the gantry on my revisit to the timber yard, for our next explore of the day Kubix_UK and I decided to head underground to Harford Hills Chalk Mine. The experience was about 25% anxiety and 75% enjoyment I would say – I did my best not to think of Tom and Becky lost in Injun Joe’s cave… Here is a short background to the mines, taken from this excellent site, which includes a fairly comprehensive survey of…

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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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