Just got back from here and had a really good explore. This was an old Manor/Mansion that was converted into a school. Someone nicked the lead from the roof a while back and since then the inside floors and ceilings have all rotted away. I heard a rumour an explorer suffered a fatality here.
Yesterday went for an explore at Pyestock. Ex MOD and about 35 acres of large metal objects. Tons of cool stuff to climb on, but not so much fun when lugging a lot of camera gear around. Red Dwarf was filmed here and this part looks familiar.
For over 50 years Pyestock was at the forefront of gas turbine development. It was probably the largest site of its kind in the world. V bomber, Harrier and Tornado engines were tested on site. The power of the air house allowed Concorde’s engines to be tested at 2,000 mph. Every gas turbine installed in Royal Navy ships was checked here; captured Soviet engines were discreetly examined.
NGTE Pyestock closed down in 2000 and decommissioned
We don’t see many Harley Davidson’s in England, a few but not many. As you can expect plenty of them in America and not many of the other bikes we see lots of in England. This was just a handheld shot I took walking around Galveston in Texas.