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Explore #8: Crookham Court School, Thatcham, Berkshire – September 2013

After my Uncle and Aunt’s wedding anniversary celebrations in Birmingham the day before (see Explore #8), Dora P and I headed South to stay with one of my sisters in Surrey. The next day we were off to Southampton to see England v Australia in the cricket ODI (I had managed to win free tickets through Natwest – result!). As the match didn’t start until 2pm, we decided to have an early start and explore Crookham Court in the morning.…

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Explore #7: Father Hudson’s Society (St Mary’s nursing home), Birmingham – September 2013

On the way to a family get-together for my Uncle and Aunt’s wedding anniversary celebrations in Birmingham, Dora P and I decided to use the opportunity to do a quick explore of this former nursing home on the outskirts of Brum. The Father Hudson’s Society was established by catholic priest George Vincent Hudson in 1902, and a history of the Society can be read here. Sadly, St. Mary’s was subject to an arson attack earlier this year, and the place…

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Explore #6: Dereham Maltings (Crisp Malting Group), Dereham, Norfolk – September 2013

What better way to spend a glorious sunny afternoon with your wife than by crawling around in truly industrial quantities of spider webs and pigeon crap in the almost-to-total pitch black. Despite having our P3 masks firmly on throughout, I don’t think I’ll forget the less than pleasant atmosphere for a while. I also managed to gash my wrist on some broken glass right at the start of the explore. With the first aid kit in the car, and my…

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