Monday, 10 August 2009

My Images Stolen!!

In late june I came across a website "" while searching on google for information on underground Manchester. I then discovered that they had stolen 2 images from my website (one showing Manchester Cathedral Steps and the other showing Salford Junction Canal Underground), cropped off the watermark and used them to advertise a walk about underground Manchester. I have since taken them to the small claims court for stealing my images as the owner of the company is very rude and refuses to accept responsibility for his actions.
A few people that I know have actually been on the tours they offer and all it actually involves is walking on the streets with a poorly informed guide telling you what may or may not be under your feet while showing you images stolen from urban explorers websites.
If they want images of underground Manchester like mine I suggest they do a lot of research, grow some balls and get their hands dirty.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Power Station Huncoat 06/2009

This power station lies derelict in Huncoat; this is the last explore I have been on so far. There were a few interesting pieces of graffiti and a fashion photographer we bumped into + his female models. Great place but most of it has been demolished now.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

NWEX Meet - Victoria Baths Manchester 10/2008

Not really an explore, just an organized trip to an old swimming baths that is currently being restored to its former glory. Met lots of great people and enjoyed taking snaps of this fantastic place.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Salford Junction Canal Underground 07/2008

This site is located under the Great Northern and was originally an old canal which was drained to make way for air raid shelters during the Second World War. After the success of our over underground Manchester trip we decided to head towards the great northern warehouse a few weeks later only for a reccee but we managed to get lucky. Access was through a tiny hatch on a underground car park and down a 30 foot ladder. After spending around 45mins under here we decided to head back to ground level as our lack of preparation and lack of torch batteries got the better of us. Sadly our return trips never ended up with another success due to the proximity of the entry to security guards and security cameras.

Manchester Cathedral Steps Video 07/2008

On our second trip to this fantastic underground site, fellow explorer and friend Mike filmed the entire adventure from start to finish on his Sony camcorder with night vision.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Cathedral Steps Underground Manchester 07/2008

After Months of planning and research with dave and some lads from Stockport, we managed to find out how to get in this epic place, the date was set for a visit. After a sleepless night due to the excitement and a long day of waiting we arrived at the entry point, 30 seconds later 8 people are in the pitch black and untouched site. What an amazing feeling it was to be in a location that 1000s of people walk over every day on one of Manchester's main streets without realising what lies under their feet. This has to be the best 2-3 hours of my life and I was totally gutted when I had to leave, although I did return a second time and a good friend of mine (Mike) recorded it on his night vision camcorder (

Monday, 21 July 2008

USAF Burtonwood Warrington 07/2008

After a work training course in Aintree I passed these on the M62 motorway, I returned a few days later but sadly i couldn't get into these ex USA hangers.