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Explore #128: House of the Soldier’s Widow, UK – March 2015

It was another pre-dawn start for the final day of our UK exploring long weekend. Luckily we didn’t have too far to drive to our first location of the day… a time capsule cottage on the outskirts of a small country village. As with most residential abandonments I don’t have any firm history of this place. From those who have spent far longer there rummaging through the ephemera which still remains, it is thought that the previous owners were a…

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Explore #127: Denbigh Asylum, Wales – March 2015

After an enjoyable pub lunch to rejuvenate our group from a long night and day of exploring, we ended the day with paying what was for me a long overdue visit to Denbigh Asylum. History (abridged from here) With the Lunatic Act passed in 1808 every county in the country was to provide an institute for the mentally ill, but by 1840 North Wales was still without such an institution because the poor rural communities could not afford to erect…

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Explore #126: The Cloud Cottage / Cloud House, Wales – March 2015

At the end of a long working week I set off on a UK weekender with three explorer buddies – my usual partner in civil trespass James Kerwin, his girlfriend Jade, and the mysterious Slaaaayaaa (aka Ben). Our first stop was to rendezvous in London for a brief revisit (for me) of Finsbury Park reservoir. The plan after that was to drive through the night to deepest darkest Wales in order to explore an amazing old quarry filled with scrap…

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