Norfolk

Explore #10a (revisit): RAF West Raynham (rapier missile training dome and chapel), Norfolk – February 2014

This was quick revisit during a day of solo exploring, following my previous much longer explore in October 2013. The target this time: the former rapier surface-to-air missile training dome, which was the first of its kind in the UK. A press cutting from the time of its opening in 1985 can be read here. I was a little apprehensive, given recent reports of the over-zealous security, but I stealthily worked my way across the site and past security vans…

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Explore #29: Cricket Pavilion, Guist, Norfolk – February 2014

Last weekend I decided to have a day of solo exploring around a few local sites on my map of targets. The weather was sunny, if somewhat mental, with gale force winds and torrential showers storms threatening later in the day. By the end of the day I had spent 9 hours exploring/driving around the wilds of Norfolk, and ticked off 5 sites on my list – whilst none of them were high profile or massive sites, they were nevertheless…

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Explores #24 and #24a (revisit): Sewing House, near Brandon, Norfolk – December 2013 and March 2014

Another abandoned house with a mysterious history. This was my first explore with my new camera (Canon 7D and 10-22mm lens combo), and whilst the explore itself was a really interesting one I was really unhappy with my shots, so these are the best of a bad bunch I’m afraid. I suppose it’s all a learning curve, and at least I got to put the wide angle to immediate use. This house was a real treasure trove, with sewing machines…

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