Category Archives: Now Demolished

Locations that have been demolished (or converted).

ROF Elstow – Bedfordshire

At the time, this explore seemed relatively boring – it was basically a lot of empty sheds and buildings. However, the site is historically significant, even more so now it’s been demolished. Wikipedia has this to say about ROF Elstow … Continue reading

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Cambois Railway Depot – Northumberland

Cambois railway depot was a thriving depot up until the mid 1990s. The locomotives based there were mainly used by the nearby power station, which required huge amounts of coal trains to feed it. The power station closed and trains … Continue reading

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BOCM Pauls’ Mill – Wymondham

Hiding deep within the Norfolk countryside is a small abandoned farm-food processing plant. Formerly operated by BOCM Pauls, it closed in 1996. As with most places I visit, there are plans to build on the site, but I doubt anything … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton Royal Hospital

Wolverhampton hospital opened in 1849, thanks to some local businessmen who decided that the town needed a hospital. Over the years it expanded, with new wings and operating facilities being built. It finally closed in 1997 when a new out-of-town … Continue reading

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Chambers Wharf & Cold Stores Ltd – London

Chambers Wharf is one of the last remaining dockside warehouses in central London. Many larger similar buildings have been demolished or redeveloped – indeed the same fate awaits this building. It was initially built in the 1930s as a warehouse/cold … Continue reading

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Pingley PoW Camp – Lincolnshire

During WWII, a prisoner of war camp was built on the outskirts of Brigg, in Lincolnshire. It was used to house around 750 Italian and Germany prisoners. There were 35 huts on site – 23 for prisoners and the remainder … Continue reading

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Annesley Colliery – Nottinghamshire

The colliery at Annesley was first sunk in 1865 and closed during the 1990’s. When it closed it was the oldest working colliery in Nottinghamshire. The entire area was designated as a conservation area in 2000, which meant nothing could … Continue reading

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