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Postby simonm » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 3:30 pm

Ah, in the grounds of the mill. The one next to the prison isa bit of a non starter as far as getting in would be concerned. Any entrance has been well and truly coved, it would take major excavation work to do so. However, it did partially collaps a few years ago and had to have massive amounts of sand etc poured in to block it off again.


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Postby Reginal Perrin » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 4:22 pm

Good set of pics here too:

http://www.chris5156.com/photo/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?photo=mayfield-01


Where is it out of interest. Not an expert on Manchester but I understand it's central.
    
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 4:30 pm

It's right next to Piccadilly Reggie.

The first pic on the story shows where it is pretty well.
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=265602590&blogId=494800841
There's also a Google aerial image as well.
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Postby Reginal Perrin » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 4:34 pm

Phil, our proxy prevents me getting into your pics mate. Had to go hunting via google images. The concourse areas looks fascinating.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 4:38 pm

Oh no.
That's a shame.
Hope you can get to view the story sometime then.

There's my flickr collection as well (not as good as the story though)
Can you see these ones?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/sets/72157619185618622/detail/    
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Postby Reginal Perrin » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 4:52 pm

Oh I can view it at home but the kids seem to take all my time up. I can get into flickr but the pictures don't show. It's weird I know.
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Postby blackprince » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 5:22 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Thanks guys Wink

We don't muck about us fellas. Were in and out with SAS precision lol (I wish) Wink

Cheers!

EDIT.. I'll plug one of my most favourite all time explores here as well.
Unfortunately it's in Manchester.

But it's a great place.
It's my ghost railway station unused by passengers since 1960.
It's all there to this day, hid away and forgotten about in the middle of Manchester city centre.

I loved this place!

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=265602590&blogId=497370934    


I enjoyed the Woodhouse Moor Shelter and MCR station pics Phil.
On another thread {Burtons} there is a mention of the wide access stairways to the air raid shelters at Burtons Hudson Road factory still being visible. With a workforce of 10,000 those shelters must have been considerable. I wonder if they still exist? There is a mention that when Burtons closed, the underground shelters were filled with old sewing machines and the like, and closed off. Worth a look?
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 5:41 pm

Thanks there Blackprince.
Yes i've just been checking the Burtons thread out.
Looks very interesting.
I used to live at the end of that end of Burtons, in the Sutherlands.

It's all worth looking into Wink
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Postby blackprince » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 8:35 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Thanks there Blackprince.
Yes i've just been checking the Burtons thread out.
Looks very interesting.
I used to live at the end of Burtons, in the Sutherlands.

It's all worth looking into Wink


Small world Phil- I spent my first 10 years living a little further up Sutherland Rd in the Cliftons.
    
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Postby cnosni » Sat 04 Jul, 2009 10:23 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Thanks there Blackprince.
Yes i've just been checking the Burtons thread out.
Looks very interesting.
I used to live at the end of that end of Burtons, in the Sutherlands.

It's all worth looking into Wink


I went to Brownhill,lived in the Broughtons.

Mam worked at Burtons on what was known as the "Mums Shift"

I remember going to the sports day there a few times,the place was huge
Don't get me started!!
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