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Dereliction Fetish

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July 11

It was a nice experience, to delve into dereliction again. After months of construction, sewers, tunnels, trains and cranes, the prospect of a day of derelict places was starting to appeal and as such, the derpmaster general of the group put together a list of musty places to go in The Midlands.

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Written by Winch

July 7th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Posted in Dereliction

Tagged with Gina, Mike, Neb

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December 2010

Some nights you just have to travel together to a disused conference centre, play some tunes and drink beers, then sleep in a part built hotel nearby that ran out of funds after completing no more than 4 rooms, but still hadn’t turned off the electricity . Then tip-toe 9 strong around a disused art deco hospital before being chased out by a secca. Participate in the Urbania.

Lightshow
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Written by Winch

December 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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Tagged with Ercle, Gary, Gina, Lutex, Mike, Neb, Patch

Abbey Mills Pumping Station

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2010, Sometime

Cathedral City

I made my way down to Abbey Mills one night with the children, following an excellent meal at some restaurant on Stratford High St, where we drank as much of the finest wine a fistfull of crumpled fivers could buy (one bottle between four). “Korsham Kidz, swigging Vodka on Westwells Road”, was the headline on the rumour-mongering 28DL months later; but we’ve been playing this game since before we’ve been walking. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Winch

December 21st, 2010 at 2:55 am

Posted in Infrastructure/construction

Tagged with Gary, Gina, Neb

Novotel – June 2010

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Having realised that June was a very quiet month for my nocturnal expeditions, I guess the last night of the month was the best one to top up the explore count with. Originally meeting for a couple of beers and some of the finest grub mr JD Wetherspoon could muster, we discussed our recent lack of high stuff as we walked past the local Novotel, realising that maybe we could get up on the roof there.

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July 1st, 2010 at 12:19 am

Posted in Infrastructure/construction

Tagged with Gary, Gina, Mike

Go West – May 2010

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Another 28DL meet was arranged, and my attendance in Cardiff was confirmed when I realised what there was to do on the way down. Following Guildford, Bristol and Manchester’s previous nights of antics in years gone by, I pencilled myself in and got arranging.

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May 11th, 2010 at 10:36 am

Posted in Dereliction,Drains,Social

Tagged with Chris, Gary, Gina, Mike, Tumbles

Ticking Boxes – April 2010

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March/April 2010 has been quite a busy period, what with visiting some drains, getting high in London, doing some interesting new stuff and then some stuff that’s under lock and key until I feel like it (probably next week or so…)

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Written by Winch

April 18th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Dereliction

Tagged with Gary, Gina, Mike, Neb

Climb Cranes – Feb 2010

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We turned up at Heron looking to climb the big tower. They had action on the ground floor and delivery lorries parked up waiting. We gave it an hour, stuffing our faces with McDonalds and then decided to fill our boots with something else. So through a hole in the wall we went, into another building site we’d not seen before.

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Written by Winch

March 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Infrastructure/construction

Tagged with Brad, Gary, Gina

Millenium Mills – Jan 2010

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My first visit to the Mills was in July 2008, following my first visit to Battersea. It was dark, we got on the roof, and that was all there really was to it. This visit was more conclusive however, as we saw the vast majority of the two mill buildings on site.

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Written by Winch

February 17th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Dereliction

Tagged with Gary, Gina

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