2015

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Explore #136: Williamsons Fire and Rescue Equipment, Oldham – July 2015

“It’s like a mini George Barnsleys” someone once said (apparently). Turns out it was nothing like the size or calibre of GBs, so we made this a very quick explore! History Williamsons was a private family business which had traded since 1920, and from 1969 had become a major supplier of Fire Fighting and Rescue Equipment. Much of this equipment was to Home Office Specification and was available in both new and refurbished condition. Since 1975 they were also suppliers…

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Explore #43a (revisit): Chambre De Commerce (CDC), Antwerp, Belgium – May 2015

The ‘CDC’ former stock exchange in Antwerp was my very first European explore back in April 2014. I was in awe of other explorers’ photos before I was lucky enough to see it first hand, and it has remained firmly in my shortlist of favourite buildings ever since. I attempted a revisit later in 2014, but despite our best efforts we failed to gain access on that occasion. So in May 2015 when I heard that a new access was…

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Explore #9a (revisit): George Barnsley & Sons toolmakers, Sheffield – April 2015

I almost forgot to do a report for this revisit which I paid to the location of one of my earliest and favourite explores… History For a full history of George Barnsley’s toolmakers, please see the report from my first explore back in September 2013. My Explore This was a quick solo explore one sunny lunchtime whilst driving back from visiting a mate in Leeds for the weekend. GB’s was one of my earliest explores, and I absolutely loved it…

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