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HollowHorn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhorn/sets/984297/
Stuball

Another place left to ruin...







Mahdi West

Not into the nitty gritty like the ones above. The museum inside.....errrr....Morrisons is well worth a visit although just a simple room. It's not open every day though. The fellow who runs it is a real goldmine of information on Johnstone-related history.

Stuball

It's all over now... the main mill is on fire

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8620732.stm
BenCooper

Inside the part that burned, last weekend:





allanphillips

Looking at a video some nice person put on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MyujE4gwBI

The fire looks to have wiped out the right hand side of the building. I guess it was a matter of time before this happened, we should open a book on what building will be next to go up.
BenCooper

Howden's on Scotland Street...
Stuball

BenCooper wrote:
Howden's on Scotland Street...


Miracle it hasnt gone up already.... all the back entrances are wide open to the world and the guards base is long gone
womble

[   we should open a book on what building will be next to go up.[/quote]

I think the old Olympia bingo hall in Bridgeton might go up soon (already been on fire once)
(maybe whats burning next thread. )
cybers

Wonder if theres ever been a case of an urbexer doing a spot of exploring when someones been playing with matches downstairs...
BenCooper

Stuball wrote:
BenCooper wrote:
Howden's on Scotland Street...


Miracle it hasnt gone up already.... all the back entrances are wide open to the world and the guards base is long gone


Plus it's owned by a company who paid over the odds for it, and want to make lots of money from development. Las time I was there, there was a bloke with a Bentley around the back, who said things will be happening soon...

Quote:
Wonder if theres ever been a case of an urbexer doing a spot of exploring when someones been playing with matches downstairs...


There have been several cases I know of where an urbexer has found a freshly-started fire and phoned the fire brigade.
womble

allanphillips wrote:
The fire looks to have wiped out the right hand side of the building. I guess it was a matter of time before this happened, we should open a book on what building will be next to go up.


Breaking news:  Historic mill is hit by major blaze

Five fire crews rushed to blazing building

More than 15 firefighters spent around four hours tackling a blaze in a historic mill.

Five engines raced to the fire in the derelict Paton’s Mill building in Renfrewshire. Roads around the 227-year-old A-listed mill, where production stopped in 2004, were closed.

A delegation from the Prince of Wales Development Network was due to visit the Johnstone site next month as part of a plan to save the structure.

A £30,000 feasibility study into regenerating the mill – the earliest surviving cotton mill in Scotland – is being carried out by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust on behalf of Renfrewshire Council.

Derek Mackay, leader of Renfrewshire Council said buildings staff were today assessing the damage.

from todays evening times
Stuball

allanphillips wrote:
we should open a book on what building will be next to go up.


OK, who had end of May? Anyone?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/10199926.stm
allanphillips

I'm just glad I had a wee revisit a few weeks ago, mainly round the outbuildings. Another piece of history wiped out.
cybers

Nope never had may i put all my cash on a restaurant burning down near the city centre...
I still fancy this bet.
Mahdi West

I didn't have the time to go round to the Morrison's side but the core of the main building's had it anyway.

Doog Doog

Getting demolished tomorrow. Workmates wife who works in Morrisons told not to turn up for work...
Mahdi West

They're going to demolish the remains, Doog Doog? Any idea what time it'll happen. They're not wasting much time.
cybers

Well the markets recovering just ripe for a few dozen semis and a few dozen flats
cashbackboy

Hi all

Started demolishing it today, went down for a wee peek earlier. A sad sad site.

Some pictures I took


Fire crews and demolition teams on site


Gate house and burnt out tower


One remaining support wall, but for how long? Still smoke coming from the site, two days after the fire.


View down Mill Brae, a sad sight!

Other pictures here

http://www.travelandmixpix2.fpic.co.uk/c1856262.html

Cheers,
Graham
Mahdi West

Smashing photo of the gatehouse and tower, cashbackboy. It's a sad sight.
BenCooper

Well, this is what's left:





 



And some of the locals:

Doog Doog

cracking pics Ben
harky2402

Good pics... probably they wee bawbags that started the fire in first place.
BenCooper

I don't know - some of them seemed pretty sad that the place had gone...
James

Teenagers appear on charges after mill fire (© BBC)

Three teenagers have appeared in court charged with setting fire to a historic
Renfrewshire mill that was earmarked for restoration.


The three were alleged to have wilfully set fire to Paton's Mill in Johnstone on
31 May. The two 16-year-olds from Linwood and a 17-year-old from Johnstone
made no plea or declaration at Paisley Sheriff Court and were released on bail.

Paton's Mill, built on the banks of the Black Cart River, dates back to 1782.
The case against Scott Carruthers, of Stirling Drive, and John Winters, of Machrie
Crescent in Linwood and David Stevenson, of Barochan Road, Johnstone, was
continued for further examination by Sheriff Susan Sinclair.



James H
Tommy

Popped my urbex cherry here today!

I'll post the pics and video asap, nothing much has changed from the pics here already but I got a lot of shots inside various buildings and some decent video footage.

Still worth a look anyway, particularly for newbs like me.[/img]
Tommy

These are a couple of pics from my first proper urban adventure. They were taken with a Sony camcorder, with which I was also videoing some material, so the quality's not a good as I'd like. I did a wee bit of post-production on them to clean them up and I'll post the video once it's done.


Patons Mill by Hype Napungra, on Flickr


Patons Mill by Hype Napungra, on Flickr


Patons Mill by Hype Napungra, on Flickr


Patons Mill by Hype Napungra, on Flickr

Cheers!

T
cybers

Tommy wrote:
I've created a Flickr account so I'll just post the link to the page rather than all the images, unless of course I'm missing some forum etiquette in which case I'll link them. This is my first experience of urbex and the photos were all taken on a Sony HD camcorder I was filming with, so they're not the greatest of quality although a bit of post-production cleaned them up enough to make do for the moment.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypenapungra/sets/72157627441367883/

Cheers!

T


Select some of the images and post them from Flickr to here so we can view them here buddy. Flickr now adds a nice wee link script so we can visit your account if we so desire please try to keep photos to around 4 or per post though for those poor chaps not on fast broadband.

If you need some help on how to click share
click html/bbcode
choose any size up to 1024 max
Copy the entire code and paste it to the forum page
Tommy

Thanks Cybers, I wasn't sure about that so I'll edit the thread and link them as required.
dmk

Tommy wrote:





Cheers!

T

love the old can
nice find
Curlehh

Had a little jaunt around this site the other week on the hunt of a nearby derelict hospital site. Was very disappointed to see the state of the building as I had remembered it previously to have been very magnificent.

Such a waste really.
Stuball

Don't go near the nearby derelict hospital... it has active CCTV
Curlehh

I know I've already been. It also has what looks like a gypsy camp nearby, and there is a room inside filled with rather dangerous looking weapons so I doubt its very safe. :/

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