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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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Chernobyl: Reactor 4 and New Safe Confinement, robots and liquidators monument, Reactor 5 and cooling tower – April 2015

In April 2015 I spent an unforgettable 4 days exploring the radioactively contaminated exclusion zone in and around Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. I went with a group of about 30 other urban explorers, many of whom had been a number of times before. Rather than paying for expensive day trips all the way from Kiev we were able to stay in the workers’ city of Slavutych and take a train with the workers each morning directly into ‘the zone’.…

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