Holme Bank Mine 6th March 2010

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

Explorers: Thompski, j3bu

Opening in 1902 Holme Bank was a Chert mine that closed between 1960. It’s a nice little mine in a beautiful area.


Middleton Mine 27th February 2010

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

Middleton Limestone Mine was a limestone mine (with a secondary smaller lead mine) opening in 1959 and finally closing in 2005. With 40 staff (16 working underground)

5 levels and between 30 and 75 miles of road ways doesn’t even begin to describe the scale of this place. She’s a big lady.


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Bunker 6th February 2010

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

Explorers: j3bu, Thompski, MortalDecay, Fluxxyyy

Originally discovered by Urban Underworld (R.I.P.) Bunker is absolutely massive and considered to be one of the best drains in the U.K. my last trip there turned out to be a massive failure. Now seems like the best time to get back there and get it done. It was one of the first drains on my high priority list but somehow it always got forgotten. So I return, in February 2010 for another go….

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Municipal Annexe Rooftop 14th November 2009

Filed under: High Places — j3bu @ 12:00 pm

Explorers: j3bu, Over, Gimbulate, Thompski, et al

Built in 1883, it was designed by F&G Holme as a base for the conservative club. It was bought by the city council and then sold in the late 90’s. It’s currently being developed to be part of the Layla Hotel.