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Office window curtain staircase reflection Sovereign House HMSO Norwich Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #140: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) Sovereign House, Norwich – 2015

In the fine city of Norwich where I live there is a large derelict office building, which since I first started exploring three years ago has never left my top three of ‘most wanted’ locations, sitting incongruously amongst far more ostentatious company such as the Chambre de Commerce in Belgium, Sammezzano Castle in Italy, and Battersea Power Station in London. Why? It’s hard to explain, but I’ll try… [Photo from Bing Maps] Perhaps it’s the sheer audacity of the building’s…

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filing cabinets Williamsons Fire and Rescue equipment Oldham Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #136: Williamsons Fire and Rescue Equipment, Oldham – July 2015

“It’s like a mini George Barnsleys” someone once said (apparently). Turns out it was nothing like the size or calibre of GBs, so we made this a very quick explore! History Williamsons was a private family business which had traded since 1920, and from 1969 had become a major supplier of Fire Fighting and Rescue Equipment. Much of this equipment was to Home Office Specification and was available in both new and refurbished condition. Since 1975 they were also suppliers…

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