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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Double 0 Soul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 2:36am
Thanks peeps!
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:


Wish I owned land , any land -- but especially land with woods like that. As a kid some friends had about 55-60 acres and a good portion was wooded with a creek runnin through it . I think the state is routing a turnpike and used imminent domain (sad face)

I know how you feel Bob, luckily for me there are plenty of open access woodlands around here within 100 yards of my house. Some are privately owned some have been given 'ancient woodland' status but even those are public access so i can use them for free anyhow.  There was a woodland near me up for auction recently with a starting price of £25k and that failed to sell because you can't do much with it that would give you any return on your investment because its protected green belt land and you still have to maintain it.
I should really ask the landowners permission to collect mushrooms and harvest sap (where possible i do) but without doing a helluva lot of research its hard to find out who actually owns what and i rarely see anyone in the woods apart from the occasional dog walker. We also have National Trust woodlands which are kept in trust for future generations but i tend to disagree with the National Trust 'business' ethos because the land has been overly sanitised with footpaths, parking, and cafe's in order to generate an income which is far in excess of what is necessary for basic upkeep.

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When I grow up, I want to be just like 00-soul.
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The John Craven of Denimbro.

I'm amazed and impressed at 00's survivalist knowledge of the countryside. It makes me feel completely embarrassed at my total lack of it. Then again, I had a very urban childhood and didn't see a tree until I was 15!

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00, amazing post.  Thanks for sharing.  Always impressed with your knowledge of such things.
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Nice stuff, Double 0.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (9) Thanks(9)   Quote Double 0 Soul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 12:16pm
Thanks for all of the kind words gents (and lady)

This weeks adventure... The Urb-Ex continues, i bet you've missed these posts...?

St Vincent's Roman Catholic Church.
Roman Catholics settled in Sheffield between 1820 and 1910 some from Italy, many from Ireland having fled the potato famine. This was their place of worship.


Here's what ive dug-up...
St Vincent's parish tells the story of so many of our large city parishes in the lives of the poor often destitute immigrants of those years. In the midst of growing Victorian affluence the immigrant community lived in poverty and degradation. Starting as a small mission in Solly street the parish of St Vincent's grew. Not only was it a place of worship but over the years it would become a mainstay of the community. It would in time provide education, at first it was very basic to try and discipline the wild and unruly children but with the help of the Catholic Clergy it evolved. Within a few weeks of the mission opening there was a steady increase both in children attending the School and people attending mass. Just over two years when the building started on the Church it had been a struggle to raise funds but in December 1855 they had enough money and the work began. The Church was officially opened on the 15th December 1856. In early 1857 the Supervisor General paid his first visit to Sheffield and was so impressed with the work of the mission

At the beginning of the 1900s not much had changed in the area surrounding St Vincent's Church. the houses were still overcrowded, most of the properties housed seven or more people, lodgers were taken in to help pay the rent. One in four children died before the age of one year, the parish had the highest death rate in Sheffield. Not really surprising when you consider the amount of people living in close proximity.

1920 saw the division of St Vincent's parish. The area around the church was still mostly slum housing. The Great Depression in the UK caused great hardship in the parish, it eventually resulted in a program of slum clearances which began in 1929. Many acres of old properties were demolished in the parish and the residents moved to more spacious housing in the suburbs. The slum clearances continued up to 1938 when they were suspended because of the imminence of war.

In World War 2, the first Sheffield Blitz raid by the German bombers on the night of December 12/13th 1940 resulted in the destruction of the original 1853 chapel when a parachute mine landed on the roof. The original girls school was also destroyed and every window in the church was blown out destroying some valuable stained glass windows. The newer part of the church from 1911 escaped serious damage.

Post War and Present Day, vigorous fund raising enabled much re-building to be done on the damaged church in the 1950's. Due to the war damage and continuing slum clearances in the post war St Vincent's area, the church lost much of it's congregation as the district was rebuilt as an industrial area. In 1998 in need of renovation it closed its doors for good.

Ive tried a few different routes at 'gaining entry' over the years but its always been bolstered up tight (good! keeps the vandals out) Today i noticed some of the cobbles collapsed in the nearby street, here was my chance to get in through the cellars.





This is inside the 'hexagonal' part seen in #2

Looking from behind the alter





Nice eh?


Made my way up this tight staircase while pigeons scare the shit out of me.

To the bell tower

The rotten wooden staircase was treacherous! this was as far as i dare go.

Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.
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Wow. Thanks for sharing Double O it's still so beautiful. Too bad they aren't able to restore it.
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even in ruin, it's still absolutely gorgeous! 

Kinda creepy, though. I don't know how I would feel about going there at night :P

Incredible photos and information as always, Double O. Thank you for sharing!
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great tour again Double O. 
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Disney's California Adventure Food and Wine Festival and Annual Pass-holder event.














Trader Sam's Tiki Bar for cocktail hour.


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