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Explore #13: Pinebanks, Norwich, Norfolk – October 2013

Pinebanks was the former Norwich Union (now Aviva) Sports and Social Club, where dozens of sports clubs were based before its closure in 2008. The main building was built between 1880-1882, and was extended substantially in 1907. Current plans are for new homes to be built on the site, together with the usual developer’s bribes community benefits, such as a new skate park etc. This was a bit of a flying visit with some other local explorers, so the photos…

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Explore #12: Pontins Holiday Camp, Hemsby, Norfolk – October 2013

Unfortunately this explore only lasted about half an hour before we got busted by security. This was my first run in with “secca” as they are known in the world of UE. The guard was a decent sort and just demanded that we left the site immediately the same way that we had come in – which we of course agreed to do without protest “It’s a fair cop guv” (it was), “do you know what the plans are with…

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Explore #11: Hales Hospital, Norfolk – October 2013

This was a spur of the moment visit with another local explorer Kubix_UK. We’d heard that pikeys have been living at the front of the site for quite some time now, so we made our approach from the back and kept a low profile. This place is 99% trashed now, so apologies in advance for the somewhat limited photographic offerings in this post. After the wonders of Crookham Court and George Barnsleys I think I’d got a bit spoiled! Still…

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