Long Rake Fluorite Mine 30th January 2011

Filed under: Mines,Underground — j3bu @ 12:00 pm

Opening in 1867 the Long Rake Spar Fluorite Mine was a calcite mine and a lovely trip.

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Criggion VLF Station 15th August 2010

Filed under: Industrial & Commercial,Military Sites — j3bu @ 12:00 pm

Criggion VLF Station was a transmitter operated by BT on behalf of the MOD. It was built during World War II as a back up transmitter. It operated with the callsign “GBZ” and on 19.6KHz. The transmitter was 600ft high and t was used to send messages to submarines until April 2003, when it was shutdown. The transmitter was dismantled in August 2003. I had wanted to go here for some time but was massively dissapointed. The little that remained of the site has been completely trashed and left open to the elements.

 

Further Reading:

Wikipedia.org

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Birnbeck Pier 13th August 2010

Filed under: Leisure & Other — j3bu @ 12:00 pm

Birnbeck Pier was opened in 1867 and is the only pier in the uk which links the mainland to a small island. The pier closed in 1994 and has remained derelict since save for a slipway for the local lifeboat. It was bought in 2006 by Urban Splash who are yet to unveil their plans for it.
Further Reading:

Wikipedia.org

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Down Below 2nd July 2010

Filed under: Drains,Underground — j3bu @ 12:00 pm

Explorers: j3bu, Thompski, MortalDecay, Eotech

Stoke fucking delivers, the lighting for this drain was provided by the national grid, cheers guys.

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