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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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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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