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Hellingly – 15 years of total dereliction

Hellingly. The forgotten Asylum of the south; 20 miles to the north were both West Park and Cane Hill brimming with interest and rooms crammed with items to rummage through. Hellingly, sat nestled in the middle of the East Sussex … Continue reading

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The commercialisation of Urban Exploring

When we first started out exploring, there was little interest in the world of Exploring from the papers, magazines and the media world. Security at most sites would look at you in a perplexed manor when they found you photographing … Continue reading

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In praise of Heritage Open Days

Once a weekend every year, during September, the country throws open its doors and welcomes passersby into the Countries heritage hidden in plain sight. The following weekend, London does the same thing. It’s like exploring, but a little more civilised … Continue reading

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The curse of derelict buildings

It happens time and time again, derelict buildings succumb to an act of vandalism, metal theft or the curse of the developers. If you spend any amount of time on any of the numerous urban exploration forums, you will notice … Continue reading

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A new photography section

Reblogged from the subsection: For the last 9 years of operating TheTimeChamber has always had a photography section glued to side of it. We haven’t ever done much with it, other than sling up a random selection of photographs that we … Continue reading

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A little bit of Cane Hill Hospital

Cane Hill. The legend. One of those places we doubt very much that we’ll ever see something of it’s like again, outside of bankrupted small time engineering firms. It had everything you could want, great dereliction, piles of interesting tat … Continue reading

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Chernobylfalloff

After a recent mention on Twitter by a fellow explorer that linked to our Chernobyl pages, we realised that we never told our the full story of our visit. Aside from a few rambling stories in the pub, we have only … Continue reading

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A visit to Cold War ROTOR Bunker

Here on TheTimeChamber, we have two obsessions.  Asylums and Cold War Bunkers. We love a good bunker.  They put our imagination right in the heart of a Hollywood blockbuster.  OK, we’ll admit it takes a little to get there as … Continue reading

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Cuckfield ROC Post Open Days 2016

Open days for the restored Cuckfield ROC Post in West Sussex are now confirmed for 2016! The restored Cuckfield Royal Observer Corps post in West Sussex is holding more open days this year. 4+5th June 2+3rd July 27+28th August The … Continue reading

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Getting back to it…

For those that have noticed, we have been very silent for most of 2015 and very little exploring happened.  We haven’t meant to neglect the website, photography and exploring, but life took a turn we hadn’t expected.  But, we are back … Continue reading

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County Asylums website – it’s back

We have been busy at work, but as you may have noticed, not on this website.  TheTimeChamber has been part of the team that has resurrected the old County Asylums website.  It was a lot of hard work over the … Continue reading

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Illustrated Magazine, 1953

Every now and then, eBay throws up an unexpected gem and we snap them up in an instant.  This one was just the same, an article on Mental Hospitals from 1953 focusing on the Winson Green hospital in Birmingham, which … Continue reading

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Throw Back Thursday – Unwin Printing Works, Woking

Having been in hibernation for quite some time now, we often find ourselves in a reminiscent mood. A number years ago, back when we first started exploring, a derelict piece of industry popped up right on our doorstep and we had … Continue reading

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Exploring Failures

Every explorer has them, those that say they don’t are probably lying. Furthermore, many of the exploring blogs that inhabit the web appear to be epic success after epic success. Failure doesn’t generate interest, no one wants to hear about hours … Continue reading

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A trip to Carshalton Air Raid Shelter (2012)

On a cold a blustery January evening a few years ago we found ourselves parking up in suburbia.  News had broken that there had been a partial collapse in a local park and a hole had opened up to reveal … Continue reading

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