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George Barnsley & Sons Barnsleys Sheffield toolmakers Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

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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Office Robert Fletcher and Son paper mill Greenfield Oldham Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #135: Robert Fletcher and Son Limited paper mill, Greenfield, Oldham, UK – July 2015

History (also partly including abridged and rewritten histories from here and here – all original rights acknowledged) Robert Fletcher joined the paper mill business of Ralph Crompton and Nephews, Bleachers and Papermakers, Stoneclough and Manchester in 1830 shortly after it had opened, and rose through the ranks to eventually become manager of the whole mill. After the last of the Crompton brothers died the succession of the mill was offered to Robert Fletcher. Fletcher controlled the mill until his death…

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selfie inside Control Room A Battersea Power Station Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #134: Battersea Power Station (Control Room ‘A’) – some time in 2015

Now that I’ve finally finished editing all my shots from my Easter 2015 trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, I thought I’d follow those reports with something equally special from closer to home… I first got into urban exploration in mid 2013. Around that time until early 2014 many explorers successfully managed to penetrate the huge building site which is Battersea Power Station, as security was relatively lax. Unfortunately I was still very new to the scene and had not…

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