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Monday, 20 August 2012

Fort Burgoyne Revisit - August 2012

Upon meeting up with Space Invader, Stealth, and SXriffraff, joined later by Silver Rainbow, I found out we'd be heading up to Fort Burgoyne. Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I have already visited this site, as detailed here. I didn't mind this at all, in fact there were several of my photos from my first visit that I wasn't particularly happy with, and a whole section of the site that I wasn't able to photograph effectively because we'd left the tripod in the car!

History can be found in my original report.


Sunday, 19 August 2012

North Entrance, Dover - August 2012

It was the hottest day of the year so far, and after a 3am explore with my brother finished off a 10 hour drinking session, I woke up with a stinking hangover. Not a good combination to head down to Dover with. I waited in a pub for the guys to finish their first site and took the edge off of the hangover. 

After a bit of a fail elsewhere, we resolved to have a go at Detached Bastion or North Entrance. DB was sealed up, so North Entrance it was.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Swiss Cottage Pub, Ramsgate - August 2012

I've eventually got around to posting up the concluding part of my Ramsgate adventure last week. The venue for the last (successful) site that we had we had a mooch around was a pub that Stealth himself used to drink in before it shut down. Last known as Braces, formerly known as The Swiss Cottage, and before then known 'Kent's' I'm told. Not entirely sure when it shut down, not entirely sure when it opened, so as you may gather history is a bit sparse on this one, so on with the photos I guess.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Rank Hovis Mill Air Raid Shelter, Ramsgate - August 2012

Well, it would have been rude not to...

Looking up the first flight of stairs to the entrance.

Rank Hovis Mill, Ramsgate - August 2012

Yesterday afternoon I hopped on the train to Ramsgate with a view to meeting up with Stealth and having a look around the old Hovis Mill.

History:
"The Ramsgate Flour Mill was built in 1865, and closed in 2005 when the site was sold by Rank Hovis to a private developer, as it was no longer commercially viable. The mill survived two world wars, but sustained heavy bombing during World War 2.
A planning application has been submitted for residential redevelopment for a total of 72 apartments and 17 dwellinghouses comprising; change of use, partial demolition, extension & residential conversion of main mill building and residential conversion of ancillary office buildings."