2015

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Explore #153: Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire – December 2015

After our fun and games of an impromptu explore of HMS Victory the previous evening, it was an early start for my final explore of 2015: a huge disused military hospital with a long and proud history. History (amended from wiki) Founded in the reign of King George I, the Royal Hospital Haslar was designed by Theodore Jacobsen and built between 1746 and 1761, opening as a Royal Navy hospital in 1753. It enjoyed a long and distinguished history in…

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Explore #152: Leybourne Grange Manor house (aka Medway Manor), Kent – December 2015

Just before the end of the year James and I made a quick dash down towards the South coast for a couple more explores… first up was this crumbling old Manor House, which once formed part of a Mental Asylum… History The Manor House at Leybourne Grange dates back to before 1724, when it was sold to Francis Whitworth. In the mid/late 1700s the property was sold on to the Hawley family, in whose ownership the land remained until it…

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Explore #149: The Blue Power Plant, Charleroi, Belgium – October 2015

Explore #8 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ The final explore of our packed weekend was this mammoth derelict power plant, nestled in the middle of the industrial heartland of Charleroi. The whole area is a fascinating mix of long and recently disused and still-live power plants, cooling towers, and factories. This one was used to power a huge local factory, before being decommissioned and usurped by a more modern and efficient replacement. Our Explore I love exploring industrial locations such…

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