Mayfield Lavender Fields a 25-acre commercial site in Croydon Lane called Mayfield, is popular with tourists. This area was once famous as the Lavender Capital of the World”. From the 18th to the early 20th centuries the North Downs of Surrey, with its chalky free-draining soil, ideal for lavender growing, were at the centre of worldwide production of lavender. It was a very prosperous part of the local agriculture. Blue fields could be seen all over Mitcham, Croydon, Wallington, Banstead, Carshalton and Sutton.
Address: 1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA
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Camelot Theme Park is an abandoned resort and theme park located in the English county of Lancashire. The park’s theme was the well known legend of Camelot, and the park decor incorporated pseudo medieval elements. It was located on a 140-acre (0.57 km2; 0.22 sq mi) site near the village of Charnock Richard, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Chorley.
One of the rollercoasters can be seen from the M6 near the Charnock Richard Services. The site was owned by The Story Group, and was operated by Knights Leisure. The park featured many rides, taking a target audience of families and younger children, however the park also boasted numerous thrill rides and roller coasters, including Whirlwind (a Maurer Söhne spinning coaster), Knightmare and Excalibur.
The park was featured in a 1994 episode of Sooty & Co., in which presenter Matthew Corbett takes Sooty, Sweep and Soo there. During the season of 2012, Camelot suddenly announced that they would not be reopening for the season of 2013.
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Finnich Glen in Stirlingshire, is a short, steep glen up to 70 ft deep which runs east from Finnich Bridge on the A809. It was carved from the red sandstone by the Carnock Burn.
It features a circular rock known as the Devil’s Pulpit and a steep staircase knows as the Devil’s Steps, build around 1860.
The Devil’s Pulpit is a a short 70ft steep Glen near Drymen. Although many consider it a ‘hidden gem’, it’s really easy to get to and can easily be done on a boring Sunday afternoon. Why not get out and about, explore?!
The Devil’s Pulpit is not only great for a little walk/exploration, but it also holds a bit of Scottish history and culture. Legend has it that it was the meeting place of the ancient Druids and somewhere where Satan himself preached to the monks.
The truth forcing spring scenes in episode 6 of Outlander were filmed at Finnich Glen, The Devil’s Pulpit.
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The Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum was built in 1852. The hospital was set in grounds of 120 acres which included gardens, farmland and a burial ground. Administration of the hospital passed to the National Health Service in 1948. By the early 1960s it was known by its final name of St John’s Hospital. St John’s Hospital itself was closed in December 1989.
Abandoned places in the UK Lincoln County St Johns hospital the looney bin haunted mental asylum.
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Exploring Chernobyl Pripyat Ukraine Abandoned Ghost City and Fairground
I spent 5 days within the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Exploring and photographing the Chernobyl disaster area and the now abandoned ghost city of Pripyat Ukraine. Armed with my camera and a radiation geiger counter.
Having spent much of my youth playing Call of Duty 4 it was quite surreal to see in person all those familiar game maps as the real life locations and the iconic Chernobyl abandoned fairground, the Pripyat amusement park.
The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union.
Most of the workers at Chernobyl lived in the nearby city of Pripyat.
Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, as the ninth nuclear city (a type of closed city) in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated, on the afternoon of April 27, 1986, the day after the Chernobyl disaster.
Nuclear radiation because of the long-lived radiation in the region surrounding the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the area won’t be safe for human habitation for at least 20,000 years.
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