Thursday, 30 June 2011

Mount Pleasant Chapel - New Mills

Founded in 1838

Under where the pulpit would be

I didn't go any further under as it looked unstable

The only room left resembling a room

I'm not a religious man and I don't believe in spooks or spirits but I must admit when I heard church bells going off inside here I almost crapped myself, Turns out the bells are from the town hall next door and go off every hour on the hour

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

University of Derby, Buxton Campus

The facility, used by Buxton Campus students, closed in June 2010 to allow work to go ahead, it never reopened.

Burbage Tunnel

Burbage Tunnel (see picture) is a remnant of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, which operated from 1831 to 1967 Carrying goods from Whaley Bridge to Buxton, All that remains now is a tunnel which is blocked at one end and sealed at the other

Buxton H&S Lab

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom. It is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland. Responsibility in Northern Ireland lies with the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. The HSE was created by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and has since absorbed earlier regulatory bodies such as the Factory Inspectorate and the Railway Inspectorate though the Railway Inspectorate was transferred to the Office of Rail Regulation in April 2006. The HSE is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions. As part of its work HSE investigates industrial accidents, small and large, including major incidents such as the explosion and fire at Buncefield in 2005. Though it formerly reported to the Health and Safety Commission, on 1 April 2008, the two bodies merged.

Taxel Lodge, Whaley Bridge

The footpath from Taxal to Reddish Lane passes Taxal Lodge which stands vandalized and sadly neglected. Having seen the building I am curious about its history as I can find very little on the internet. Up until its closure in 2005 it was a special school in various guises for Stockport Education Authority. Apart from rumours about past pupils the place seems a bit of a mystery.