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Explore #69: Rooftop X, London – June 2014

I recently hooked up with my good buddies Peter Sweetpea and Dan of MrDan Explores and Operation Baguette fame for an all nighter of exploring in London. We started the evening by scoping out a potential revisit to Kings Reach Tower… …however we had to abort that due to the increased security presence and the timing not being right. Still on the lookout for other exploring opportunities we came across this fun little rooftop quite by chance. We didn’t expect…

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Explore #68: The Porn House, Norfolk – June 2014

I had been meaning to visit this small abandoned house in the Norfolk countryside for ages, so it was good to finally pay it a visit with Urbanographer one sunny summer’s evening after work. It is nicknamed The Porn House due to the number of, ahem, gentleman’s magazines which are scattered amidst the other general detritus – although for some reason I rather neglected to photograph many of them! There is no history on this place, but it has clearly…

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Explore #67: Thursford Castle / Walsingham Workhouse Chapel, Great Snoring, Norfolk – June 2014

Just a very quick little explore one afternoon recently, as suggested by Urbanographer. I also visited with Wasted Abandon. History The Walsingham Union workhouse was erected at Great Snoring, Norfolk in 1836 at a cost of circa £5,900. Intended to accommodate up to 250 inmates, it was designed by William Thorold and based on Sampson Kempthorne’s model cruciform plan published by the Poor Law Commissioners in 1835. However, the outer buildings at Walsingham gave the workhouse an octagonal rather than…

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