hoodwatch (thehoodwatch) wrote in abandonedplaces,
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Thistle Mill (Power Plant)

This place has been many things over 150+ years but the last purpose it served was being a Paperboard Factory. It burned down partially in the early 2000s and then they just gave up on it. Some of the buildings in the back date to the mid 1800s at least. The building I explored on this day was actually the power plant which was on the other side of the water and was once connected by a little bridge of sorts. This place used to be wide open but since last summer they boarded it up and have had guards on duty. Not really much to guard. Although recently it seems as if they may have given up again. I went by the power plant 2 weeks ago only to discover it was chained and boarded up. Last time I went I just walked right in. It was in good shape 2+ years ago. Then scrappers discovered it and tore it to hell. I watched scrappers carrying stuff out of it one day. The only way I saw in that was large enough for a person was a hole in the side of the wall. Problem being once you enter the hole it is 25ft down to the floor. There were some pipes and stuff but they were cut so they will wobble if you touch them at all. I wasn't equipped for this 2 weeks ago. But I decided to go back with proper equipment and give it a try. It would have been a lot easier with 2 people but I was alone so I kind of had to throw my equipment down. It wasn't a perfect landing as I got mud all over my tripod head. Then while I was climbing down I got spider webs in my hair, dirt all over my hands. It was probably the most difficult and dirty spot I have gotten into. I was mostly doing it just to say I could do it. But I spent about half an hour inside and here are the results...





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6. This was about the height the hole I came in from was. You can see how far down it is to the ground...

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12. I love hooks...

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20. My piece of junk wireless remote stopped working so I was using the timer...

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21. The hole...

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23. This is near a really old train tunnel...

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24. Bridge...

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