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Explore #26: Chaise Abbey, somewhere in the UK – January 2014

The first explore of a new year, and what an absolute cracker to start with! This stunning country house was built in the 1800s, but has been unoccupied since the 1960s, and has fallen into serious disrepair. It is clear that the current owners are trying to restore the property, but it is a daunting task which needs a huge amount of work doing if the battle is going to be won – which I sincerely hope it will. I…

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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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Explore #23: Forge Cottage, Long Stratton, Norfolk – December 2013

I’d done a drive-by recce of this VERY derelict cottage on the way back from work a week or so previously, but hadn’t ventured in as I was in my suit! Despite not having very high expectations, and the woeful condition of the property, it was a surprisingly interesting little explore, thanks to the varied and numerous artefacts left behind. Many thanks to Kubix_UK for the rumour of this place. I haven’t been able to find any history of note,…

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