Tales of the Urban Explorer: 'The Jubilee'

in urbex •  9 months ago 

Some days are better than others when it comes to the life of the Urban Explorer.

Take the day we visited Jubilee Mill (my last post on this topic). It would seem that it was a crappy trip and a failure.

IMG_8435.jpg

What I failed to mention is that in close to proximity to ‘the mill’, we noticed a pub in a rather sorry state. It was also named ‘The Jubilee’, I just wonder who came up with the name first, pub or mill?

The Jubilee, unlike its Mill counterpart, has just one recorded visit in the past several years and I didn't notice until we had been there and done our investigation.

There is pressure to demolish The Jubilee and I now know the building is 140 years old; so built in 1840! I'm willing to bet both mill and pub were built at roughly the same time.

The mill workers would work their 17-hour shifts and then get pissed. That's what they did then, isn't it?

I tried to find some other information about The Jubilee and here’s what I found. Permission has been granted to demolish the building and it was de-licensed in July 2015. It is not a listed building so why is it still hanging around?

Here’s a picture of the pub in better times. I estimate it was abandoned sometime in 2015 judging by its state in 2016 and this report.

IMG_8436.jpg

The Jubilee is still an impressive looking building despite the bad condition it is currently in.

There are not many houses close the 'The Jubiliee' so we parked up right outside the place. It's not something I usually do but there was literally nowhere else to park.

IMG_8399.jpg

No, that's not my car!

IMG_8395.jpg

Some anti-climbing fencing had been erected, but as usual, covered only part of the property.

IMG_8396.jpg

Getting around the back was as simple as walking around this barbed wire that was strategically positioned to take ones eye out.

IMG_8397.jpg

While I won't reveal the entry point of 'The Jubilee', I will say that it wasn't particularly difficult.

IMG_8400.jpg

IMG_8401.jpg

We needed my huge torch for the interior. It was seriously dark inside and quite creepy. The first thing I noticed was the bar.

IMG_8403.jpg

Two pints of beer, please? Apologies if we can't serve it in glasses.

There was a distinct lack of bar if anything, though you can see where the bottles of spirits were once held in place.

IMG_8405.jpg

IMG_8406.jpg

Nature was taking over everywhere we looked, even in the downstairs part of the building.

IMG_8404.jpg

The stairs looked distinctively creaky. We left them to check out more of the ground floor first.

IMG_8409.jpg

I think this is the pump room where the beer barrels used to live. It’s in what looks like a garage and the not cellar as we expected.

IMG_8407.jpg

Someone is clearly done with baths, well they are a little '90s aren't they?

IMG_8412.jpg

These seats used to be of the finest quality publican upholstery. I resisted trying them for comfort.

IMG_8410.jpg

Here’s a food menu. It’s a little hard to read but the prices are maybe a little cheaper than what would be offered today.

Is this another clue to when the place was closed? I wouldn’t call this food gourmet though there is always a market for cheap pub food.

IMG_8411.jpg

The hand dryer looks quite new. I'm sure I've used this brand somewhere before.

IMG_8413.jpg

A vision of the roof from the ground floor shows several holes in the ceiling. It was time to head to the stairs and have a further look.

IMG_8402.jpg

The stairs were fun. I mean the first flight was simple, but when it came to the landing area where we had to turn 180% for the second flight there was a problem.

IMG_8414.jpg

The floor was completely collapsed though this photograph hardly does it justice. Take it from me that there's a 7-foot drop with wood shards ready to impale the footloose.

We both had to shimmy across reaching out to the far wall for balance to get to the second flight. Fantastic! This is what it’s all about!

IMG_8415.jpg

A fireplace was the only remarkable thing in this room, besides fallen beams from the attic.

IMG_8428.jpg

Christmas décor? Was it December 2014 when the evacuation proceedings started?

IMG_8418.jpg

Some of the boards were missing from the upper floor. Some colour and light at last! Bars at the window meant no escape.

IMG_8419.jpg

This was the view of the attic. @goblinknackers still wanted to go up there and have a mooch about. There's a line that I just won't cross.

IMG_8420.jpg

Other rooms I also won’t cross, just like this one.

IMG_8421.jpg

IMG_8426.jpg

He insisted on checking out the attic, even with this crappy ladder. Note the break on it. Thankfully it held and I persuaded him NOT to go up there.

IMG_8430.jpg

Descending to the base floor involved more climbing across the remnants of the landing area. I took several photographs of this but none of them look like what my eyes saw.

IMG_8431.jpg

Back down again there was just one more room to check out. This must have been one of those open fireplaces to keep the drinkers warm.

IMG_8432.jpg

I’m really not sure what the thing is.

IMG_8433.jpg

Credit cards are.. er... were accepted here.

IMG_8434.jpg

Yes, we did survive. Someone has been watching ‘Saw – The Movie' I think.

How much longer will the Jubilee be with us?

IMG_8437.jpg

Who knows, but it was a fun exploration and made the trip to the failed mill worthwhile.


DivindingLine.JPG

SteemEnginer.gif

  • Earn FREE Stellar Lumens from Coinbase by taking partaking in a simple quiz here
  • Earn Passive Manna by simply signing up for it here. Mannabase is a Universal Basic Income Cryptocurrency
  • Earn STEEM and digital cards while playing STEEM Monsters, the best game on the STEEM Blockchain here.
  • Earn JSECoin buy simply creating an account and Mine while you browse here

line.jpg

Drooling Maniac.JPG

If you found this article so invigorating that you are now a positively googly-eyed, drooling lunatic with dripping saliva or even if you liked it just a bit, then please upvote, comment, resteem, engage me or all of these things.

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

The building looks so quaint on the outside, sad to think that it once was a vibrant place and ends up like this, in wreck and ruin! Enjoy your crazy urban adventures @slobberchops!

Lol, that was one rickety ladder indeed. It's a shame when a pub goes to rack and ruin!

They could have left something decent so we could go up and probably break both legs while looking around.

I mean there was barely any floor up there, and I was getting, 'yeah there's not much here' comments from @goblinknackers floating down to me while I tried to stabilise that dodgy ladder.

You will have to invest in some crazy collapsible ladder to go with your torch of a thousand suns!!!

Ah well.. you have hit on something there. Some ladders were delivered only last week. Entrance points can be 10 feet off the ground sometimes.

Cor blimey, you will be like inspector gadget soon!!

That looks like a lot of fun. I haven't done any adventuring for ages - will have to find some worthy sites.

I would love to see others doing what I do. There's Urbex sites out there, but other than photographs and sometimes a snippet of history that's all I see.

I feel stories tell things better. The dickhead who shouts out you, the foot that goes through the floor yielding you with a bleeding toe, the druggies you encounter who are so high they don't give a shit..

All this is personal and adds to it. @celestal does them sometimes, so I know there's buildings out there in the northern wastes :)

speaking of @celestal ;D

the druggies you encounter who are so high they don't give a shit..

actually, one of the places I used to go and is now being turned into apartments was a mecca for graffiti artists and would chat with them there occasionally.

The northern wastes have a lot of old factories that are slowly being developed.

one from the past:
https://steemit.com/photography/@tarazkp/losing-color-and-gaining-clarity

Love the photography! I don't tend to adjust mine, I could do with learning the tools.. like Elements etc..., you can get some great effects.

I "generally" adjust for true to life but I also like to play around with the different feels. I have many shots from this location processed differently and since I don't get out as much as I would like, it allows me to alter the usecase of them and still keep them uniquely mine. Over the last year though, I haven't had access to my desktop so I often end up straight out of the camera.

I use Lightroom.

Who? High? Me? I wish... :D

Posted using Partiko Android


This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.
@c-squared runs a community witness. Please consider using one of your witness votes on us here

Congratulations! Your high-quality travel content was selected by @travelfeed curator @mrprofessor and earned you a reward, in form of a 100% upvote and a resteem. Your work really stands out! Your article now has a chance to get featured under the appropriate daily topic on our TravelFeed blog.
Thank you for being part of the TravelFeed community!


Learn more about our travel project by clicking on the banner above and join our community on Discord

Did you know that you get larger upvotes when posting through TravelFeed.io? That is not all, thanks to the travel writing contest by @invisusmundi you can now earn up to 100 STEEM on top of the post rewards when posting through our new platform TravelFeed.io! Read the contest announcement for more information on how to participate.

We are continuously working on improving TravelFeed, recently we relaunched our map and reinvented the profile introducing colectable badges and a scratch-off-map of your visited countries and posts..

I hope they dont pull down the building! I love the front pointy bit

Thank you for your contribution to the crowd. We are the Steem community project dedicated to empowering The Wisdom of Crowds. You can find more about us on our official website or whitepaper and you can support us by voting for our witness and joining our curation trail on Steemauto . We are also inviting you to join Crowdmind Discord server. Don't forget to use the #crowdmind hashtag and happy crowdsourcing!

Pretty sad that such a fine house is in tatters and that evil people will remove such a nice ruin with such fine Ruinenwert.

There's lots of them now, pubs are going under everywhere you look. Most we cannot get into, but this ones a little more rural than usual.

The beer crew buy the alcohol at supermarkets in the UK now, and drink at home. It costs less.

Very cool! This place definitely wasn't closed that long ago for them to have the credit card signs up like they did and the hand dryer. It is interesting that it was delisted in 2015 and still hasn't been demolished yet.

I was expecting a Tasteem review as part of this seeing as you found a menu. I guess everything was 'off'. Pubs are closing at a scary rate. You were taking your chances upstairs and @goblinknackers needs to be more careful with ladders.

@goblinknackers needs to be more careful with ladders.

Yes, he's a little more daring than me, and it's brushing off. Some of the top floor was dodgy but he just went strolling across like it was newly built. One day... it will be creak, splinter...

Loved that and your sense of humor! Too bad that the interior is such a mess, but it makes for interesting photography!

Most of them are wrecks like this, if I get anything better its a bonus!

A real handyman's special!

Hiya, @LivingUKTaiwan here, just swinging by to let you know that this post made into our Top 3 in Daily Travel Digest #603.

Your post has been manually curated by the @steemitworldmap team. If you like what we're doing, please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts and consider upvoting and supporting us.

100 Snax tokens will be in your wallet by next Monday courtesy of @crowdmind. Learn More

Awesome fun👍

Posted using Partiko Android

From the outside it looks to have promise. From the inside, I can't believe that it was a going concern in 2015!

Hi, @slobberchops!

You just got a 9.06% upvote from SteemPlus!
To get higher upvotes, earn more SteemPlus Points (SPP). On your Steemit wallet, check your SPP balance and click on "How to earn SPP?" to find out all the ways to earn.
If you're not using SteemPlus yet, please check our last posts in here to see the many ways in which SteemPlus can improve your Steem experience on Steemit and Busy.

Great post! funny

Your an incredibly fast reader to get through all that in less than 2 minutes.

I guess it's because I have read many books since I was 8 years old

Congratulations, Your Post Has Been Added To The Steemit Worldmap!
Author link: http://steemitworldmap.com?author=slobberchops
Post link: http://steemitworldmap.com?post=tales-of-the-urban-explorer-the-jubilee


Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Steemitworldmap
  • Click the code slider at the bottom
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

You got a 61.96% upvote from @ocdb courtesy of @slobberchops! :)

@ocdb is a non-profit bidbot for whitelisted Steemians, current min bid is 1.5 SBD and max bid is 10 SBD and the equivalent amount in STEEM.
Check our website https://thegoodwhales.io/ for the whitelist, queue and delegation info. Join our Discord channel for more information.

If you like what @ocd does, consider voting for ocd-witness through SteemConnect or on the Steemit Witnesses page. :)

Congratulations @slobberchops! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You distributed more than 24000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 25000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

What an interesting trip through the old pub. It was pretty cool to find a menu that was at least partly readable.

Hi @slobberchops!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.666 which ranks you at #1727 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 109 contributions, your post is ranked at #4.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Great user engagement! You rock!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server