#Nostalgia – Ten Years on the wrong side of the fence

We are not the first. We will not be the last (whoever is, turn the bloody lights off). We do not do things better. We hopefully do not do things any worse? We are a copy of what came before … Continue reading

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Thetimechamber can now be found on Instagram

Instagram. Yes, we joined it. We aren’t ashamed. Out of all the social media apps that litter the internet, this seems like the easiest way to casually share images from our website with the world at large. Find us below, … Continue reading

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Looking back at West Park Mental Hospital (2008 – 2011)

During the last year or so, we have been slowly working through TheTimeChamber and updating the galleries to include larger sized and more photos; in doing so we have ended up reediting a lot of old photographs and revisiting long … Continue reading

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Wales Road Trip 2017 (Video)

We apologise, we made a video. We couldn’t help ourselves. But with the advent of cheap FoPro’s and easy to access editing software, it seemed like a good thing to try out. We have jumped on the bandwagon and joined … Continue reading

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Cuckfield ROC Post Open Days 2017

Cuckfield ROC Post Museum Open Days 2017 Fancy coming and seeing a fully restored Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post? Well come down on one of our open days this year and learn about the vast difference between the WW2 and … Continue reading

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It isn’t all about Cold War bunkers and broken concrete you know…

1916 Eastern Command Bombing School, Godstone, Surrey Here on TheTimeChamber we consider any kind of exploring fair game and we are not just content with dodging security or poking about in old derelict mills and hospitals. We are also fascinated by … Continue reading

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ROTOR Site Codes ‘decoded’, well almost……..

ROTOR Site Codes. Decoded. Almost….. A pair of fellow ROTOR bunker aficionados (big thanks Harry Fleming and Bob Jenner) have worked out how the ROTOR phase 1 underground R1-R4 ROTOR site codes came about, and it is surprisingly simple…. The consulting … Continue reading

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Cuckfield ROC Post Open days 2016 – so how did we do?

Another successful year at Cuckfield, we had 305 visitors spread over 3 open weekends during the months June, July and August. Our most busy weekend was the final one at the end of august. We were lucky enough to be … Continue reading

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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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Hidden London – Clapham South deep level shelter preview tour

From time to time we are very lucky on here on TheTimeChamber as occasionally, someone we know drops us a line wanting to know if we would like to come and see something interesting, and normally off-limits. This has happened … 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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