Friday, 12 December 2014

Random abandoned places

With a combination of terrible weather and a lack of leads on more interesting places, the past month has comprised of a few small mooches. First of all is Belmont Works which is in the process of being demolished in order to construct more show-box type houses. Belmont Holdings Limited was a Private Limited Company registered on 6 December 1939. On the day that I visited, much of the demolition had occurred, with just one remaining shed of a building left. There was also a pond at the back with some interesting machinery which created a pleasing reflection.




There were warnings of Asbestos but I decided to have a quick nosey inside.
Not an awful lot to see but worth a quick look round the place.

Two weeks later this building was demolished and the land is ready for the developers to build on.
Next up is an abandoned mining wagon that I found on a walk on the moors overlooking Bolton. A nice little diversion on an otherwise uneventful walk.

And lastly, an abandoned WWII Pillbox near Edgworth. It was used by the Home guard to protect access to the reservoirs nearby as well as to keep watch over Horrobin Mill which was used for wartime storage.
Not as exciting as exploring an abandoned asylum or synagogue but nice to have a mooch around what's on the doorstep for a change.

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