We are Urban Explorers, we are not vandals. We take nothing besides photographs and leave nothing but footprints.
Holdings Country Pottery was my first ever ‘proper’ Urbex and is still one of the best places I have visited. Being in a very remote area has mostly saved it from the vandals and dickheads, who like to burn, tear down and spray places.
It has not completely escaped but has held up much better than others. @mender1 expressed an interest in visiting and I couldn’t really deny him. He is much more into his photography than me, owning multiple DLR’s and being a semi-professional.
After our Camelot visit we passed by the place and had another look. Just like last time, access was laughably easy. It’s a case of simply knowing where it is, and like last time I won’t divulge this information by means of the @steemitworldmap.
Danger of death my arse! There’s a danger of falling on it if you don’t look where you're going!
As I previously covered what I could find regarding the history of Holdings Country Pottery, this post is more a visual one in which I will try and reveal things I missed in the original explore.
The press was a photograph I took previously but was not happy with the result. With the aid of multiple strong lights, I was able to get a much better one this time.
I was intent of getting some shots which I missed previously so focused more on areas that I didn’t go in simply because of the amount of junk I had to clamber over.
The ‘Holdings Country Pottery’ sign (cover shot) was in the same exact position as my last visit with all the dust still intact; that’s was a good thing.
The wrecked piano was another shot that I failed to capitalise on last time. The lights brought it alive on this visit.
I did uncover more correspondence and personal items from the 1960’s.
Someone had been here since my last visit 4 months ago. The loft area now had a large hole with items of clothing hanging down in a strange way.
I wonder if the ceiling had collapsed under the weight of the other explorer. That would have hurt.
I found this kiln right at the back of an area I didn’t venture into before. It was dark, and I struggled to hold my light while taking the shot.
More items of pottery; there was no shortage of these items.
The light switch has not been used in some time!
The level of graffiti had increased a little. I wonder how many visitors had been in since I was here last time.
This room looks like its been ransacked but could otherwise look quite normal. I have seen a lot of wrecked places but this is one of the better ones.
It was good to see Holdings Country Pottery again. Last time @bingbabe had accompanied me and she was getting the jitters.
I have always felt comfortable at this place and we had more time to look around this visit.
This is the ultimate UrBex location for beginners. Easy access, little danger and lots to see but I’m still not telling you where it is!
All photographs were taken by myself.
Other articles in the ‘Urban Exploration’ series:
The Ones that Got Away // The Doll's House
Camelot Theme Park // Albion Street Day Nursery
Allsprings House // The Latvian Consolute
Rose Bank Mill // Horncliffe Mansion Part One: The Car Graveyard
Horncliffe Mansion Part Two: The Mansion // Stand Athletic Football Club
A Trilogy of Failures II // Brodock Ltd, The Old Paper Mill (Failed)
Workhouse Farm // Hellifield Abandoned Train
Extwistle Hall // Huncoat Power Station (Demolished)
A Trilogy of Failures // Holdings Country Pottery
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