TheTimeChamber is a website dedicated to the interest that two brothers share in the social history that surrounds them and the big wide outdoors. At the centre of this site is their interest in the derelict, abandoned, or converted buildings that dot the landscape of the World (it used to limited to just the UK). To accompany the photographs of the visited sites, a historical account has been written for each location. This website aims to bring to life the forgotten memories of the institutes and establishments that the modern world has turned its back on and left to decay.
The website is broken into multiple sections. The exploration section contains photographs, a history and any other information on the many abandoned sites the website has visited. The photography galleries contain a selection of our favourite shots and any tutorials we have used to help us learn the trade. Finally, we have added a blog section which we hope will update your on our escapades and add a more human element to the site.
The United Kingdoms aviation roots can be traced back to the Brooklands when a number of high profile aviation pioneers setup their businesses there. The Bristoal Airplane Company, Roe Vickers and Sopwith all used the Countries first Aerodrome as a base for their flying schools. The schools closed in 1914 and in 1915 Vickers set up a manufacturing operation on the site; by 1918 the site was the largest aviation manufacturing site in the country. In the interwar periods the schools reopened alongside the manufacturing [...]