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Explore #153: Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire – December 2015

After our fun and games of an impromptu explore of HMS Victory the previous evening, it was an early start for my final explore of 2015: a huge disused military hospital with a long and proud history. History (amended from wiki) Founded in the reign of King George I, the Royal Hospital Haslar was designed by Theodore Jacobsen and built between 1746 and 1761, opening as a Royal Navy hospital in 1753. It enjoyed a long and distinguished history in…

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Bonus Explore! HMS Victory, Portsmouth – December 2015

Okay, so this doesn’t count as a ‘proper’ explore, but it was too fun an experience to leave completely unreported! After exploring Leybourne Grange Manor my usual partner in serial trespass James and I made our way down to Portsmouth, with an early morning explore planned for the next day. Arriving late afternoon and driving past the docks area, we thought we would stop off and see whether we could negotiate a quick look at the outside of HMS Victory without having…

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Explore #151: Tata Chemicals soda ash works, Northwich – December 2015

Having explored ‘The Snow Factory’ disused soda ash works earlier in the year, this was a welcome return to explore more of the the huge Tata Chemicals site. History Founded in 1873, Brunner Mond & Co became the UK’s largest soda ash (sodium carbonate) producer. Expansion continued until it merged with three other companies to form chemcials giant ICI in 1926. In 1991 the works were hived off to a separate company as part of wider cost cutting and business…

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