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(Mirror.co.uk)   House abandoned for 60 years leaves clues about what life was like in the 1920s--wait, what?   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2022-05-14 3:12:21 PM  
 
2022-05-14 3:24:32 PM  
The kitchen appears to be the hub of the home and hanging up in there Kyle discovered a calendar dated 1988.

So, it's been abandoned for between 34 and 102 years. Maybe.
 
2022-05-14 3:46:05 PM  

Bootleg: The kitchen appears to be the hub of the home and hanging up in there Kyle discovered a calendar dated 1988.

So, it's been abandoned for between 34 and 102 years. Maybe.


That Beko cooker looks about twenty years old. Beko only started selling in the UK thirty years ago.
 
2022-05-14 4:43:55 PM  
Urban Exploring = hipster/PC term for illegal trespass
 
2022-05-14 4:47:25 PM  
No, surely not!  No one was even alive back then!
 
2022-05-14 4:49:32 PM  
When someone says "30 years ago" and you're thinking the 60s but they mean the 90s.
 
2022-05-14 4:50:13 PM  

maxandgrinch: Urban Exploring = hipster/PC term for illegal trespass


Jfc. The concept of ownership really rots people's minds and makes them yearn for an absence of freedom and pine for fascism.
FTTL.
 
2022-05-14 5:02:19 PM  
farking kip
 
2022-05-14 5:07:13 PM  
There was an electric space heater under the piano.
Now, they've been around for awhile but not from the 1920's.
At least I don't believe they were around then.
 
2022-05-14 5:09:06 PM  
He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?
 
2022-05-14 5:12:26 PM  
House appears to have all mod cons.  Great album.
 
2022-05-14 5:13:28 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?


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2022-05-14 5:14:17 PM  
So that is what a hoarder's home is considered now?
 
2022-05-14 5:16:18 PM  

jtown: Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?

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2022-05-14 5:23:50 PM  

Bootleg: The kitchen appears to be the hub of the home and hanging up in there Kyle discovered a calendar dated 1988.

So, it's been abandoned for between 34 and 102 years. Maybe.


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2022-05-14 5:23:59 PM  

maxandgrinch: Urban Exploring = hipster/PC term for illegal trespass


FTA: Stepping through the front garden, he found the doors and windows of the house boarded up, but he established a way inside and began to look around.

"he established a way inside" is the polite way to say "he broke in".

/am I going to be accused of being against freedoms and for fascism too?
 
2022-05-14 5:37:44 PM  

talkertopc: maxandgrinch: Urban Exploring = hipster/PC term for illegal trespass

FTA: Stepping through the front garden, he found the doors and windows of the house boarded up, but he established a way inside and began to look around.

"he established a way inside" is the polite way to say "he broke in".

/am I going to be accused of being against freedoms and for fascism too?


What even is property... Man?
 
2022-05-14 5:43:32 PM  

Communist Middleschool Student: talkertopc: maxandgrinch: Urban Exploring = hipster/PC term for illegal trespass

FTA: Stepping through the front garden, he found the doors and windows of the house boarded up, but he established a way inside and began to look around.

"he established a way inside" is the polite way to say "he broke in".

/am I going to be accused of being against freedoms and for fascism too?

What even is property... Man?


All property is theft, didn't you know?
 
2022-05-14 5:55:48 PM  
Urban exploring.  AKA breaking and entering.
 
2022-05-14 5:57:27 PM  
Is this another "white people suck" thread?
 
2022-05-14 6:03:45 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?


INVISIBLE WHEELBARROW!
 
2022-05-14 6:04:37 PM  
"For some reason, whatever that is, someone upped and left, and never came back."

The wallpaper.
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2022-05-14 6:07:27 PM  
Good way to get to hear Mr. Croup's voice, imho.
 
2022-05-14 6:12:48 PM  
100 years! 60 years! 30 years! 29.99 years! One dollar!
 
2022-05-14 6:16:39 PM  

Snort: Urban exploring.  AKA breaking and entering.


If a house has been boarded up for decades, should we care what the owner thinks about people being on the property?

Don't get me wrong, idiots doing unsafe things can be a waste of emergency service resources, but who the hell cares about an abandoned building from a property perspective?
 
2022-05-14 6:19:29 PM  

kmgenesis23: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/199/house-on-loon-lake


NPR/GBH is amazing, all this great stuff, and why would anyone need a shock jock for any reason after listening to such a homespun mystery radio-show?
 
2022-05-14 6:21:23 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?


My brother had knee issues that he ignored for 30 years. After awhile, his posture got screwed up as he tried to figure out the least painful way to stand. Before he had knee surgery, he always stood pretty much like that.
 
2022-05-14 6:30:25 PM  

talkertopc: maxandgrinch: Urban Exploring = hipster/PC term for illegal trespass

FTA: Stepping through the front garden, he found the doors and windows of the house boarded up, but he established a way inside and began to look around.

"he established a way inside" is the polite way to say "he broke in".

/am I going to be accused of being against freedoms and for fascism too?


Want to go find a certain farker's place, and go do some urban exploring? I'm available most of Wednesday.

/We would go in formalwear, take some handyperson tools, dog poo, some fresh flowers, and do some urbane exploring
 
2022-05-14 6:34:32 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: Snort: Urban exploring.  AKA breaking and entering.

If a house has been boarded up for decades, should we care what the owner thinks about people being on the property?

Don't get me wrong, idiots doing unsafe things can be a waste of emergency service resources, but who the hell cares about an abandoned building from a property perspective?


This permissive and shameful attitude towards the laws and rules that govern nations and society are why this globe is in a crisis across borders.  The internet has enabled, nay encouraged, terrible behavior and fed people the lie that it's Ok, you got some likes/clicks/swipes.

A sad day indeed.
 
2022-05-14 6:35:36 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Walter Brennan
 
2022-05-14 6:47:34 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?


Beavis.
 
2022-05-14 6:48:54 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?


I think he's farting.
 
2022-05-14 7:03:45 PM  
Wonder if the AGA Range (at least I think it's an AGA) still works.
 
2022-05-14 7:26:41 PM  

ifky: Wonder if the AGA Range (at least I think it's an AGA) still works.


Looks like a Rayburn, made by same company as AGA, but slightly cheaper. And yes, it will still work. It's a cast iron and brick box. What could stop working?

/Okay, a oil burning version will have some stuff that could break, but easy to fix and secondhand ones sell for hundreds of pounds.
 
2022-05-14 7:36:51 PM  
You hear about that urban explorer who fell through the floor, gut stuck, and died because he was alone and had no service?
 
2022-05-14 7:41:59 PM  
My takeaway: People were farking slobs in the 1920s.
 
2022-05-14 7:48:16 PM  

Nick Nostril: My takeaway: People were farking slobs in the 1920s.


Always were. Still are.
 
2022-05-14 7:50:35 PM  
"Urban explorer Kyle thinks these milk bottles in the kitchen contain tractor oil."

....Or human blood, he can't be sure.
 
2022-05-14 8:03:44 PM  
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Urban explorer Kyle 'Urbex' outside the abandoned farmhouse...

Is an Urbex some sort of creature like SlenderMan? Maybe he is listed on the SCP Database.
 
2022-05-14 8:18:43 PM  
Always amazed at these abandoned buildings and how they are just left to rot for decades and nothing is done. At some point the property should be valuable enough to sell, raze the house, and rebuild
 
2022-05-14 8:58:00 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: Snort: Urban exploring.  AKA breaking and entering.

If a house has been boarded up for decades, should we care what the owner thinks about people being on the property?

Don't get me wrong, idiots doing unsafe things can be a waste of emergency service resources, but who the hell cares about an abandoned building from a property perspective?


It does if they are liable for someone's death by misadventure
 
2022-05-14 8:59:02 PM  
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They say you can't smell a picture but...
 
2022-05-14 9:49:32 PM  

kkinnison: Always amazed at these abandoned buildings and how they are just left to rot for decades and nothing is done. At some point the property should be valuable enough to sell, raze the house, and rebuild


If the person who owns it decides to leave it to rot then there's nothing to stop them doing that. The UK just announced some higher taxes for second homes especially if left empty, but UK property taxes are fairly low so as long as they pay then it's their house to do what they want with. It could even be owned by someone who is trying to get planning permission to knock it down and build a bunch of houses on the land. Sometimes that process can take years.
 
2022-05-14 9:56:01 PM  

jtown: When someone says "30 years ago" and you're thinking the 60s but they mean the 90s.


So, it's still the 90s on your planet?
 
2022-05-14 10:04:04 PM  

kkinnison: Always amazed at these abandoned buildings and how they are just left to rot for decades and nothing is done. At some point the property should be valuable enough to sell, raze the house, and rebuild


As part owner of a falling apart relic the answer is no. The cost for razing/rebuilding is horrendous. Even the permits to bring it back as it is is not worth it.

It's way out in farm country (10 acres) the value of the land is not great and only ten acres isn't much to work with. By now the well is probably dry.

Bet that one still has the copper wiring in it. Ours doesn't.
 
2022-05-14 10:08:48 PM  

jtown: When someone says "30 years ago" and you're thinking the 60s but they mean the 90s.


Or when a story on TV starts off 'this footage from 50 years ago"....and you're expecting to see black and white, grainy footage, maybe even jerky movements.....instead, you see stuff that you actually remembering seeing when it occurred....
 
2022-05-14 10:20:13 PM  

Trik: He has an odd stance / posture
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Who stands and / or walks like that?


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2022-05-14 10:46:21 PM  

saturn badger: kkinnison: Always amazed at these abandoned buildings and how they are just left to rot for decades and nothing is done. At some point the property should be valuable enough to sell, raze the house, and rebuild

As part owner of a falling apart relic the answer is no. The cost for razing/rebuilding is horrendous. Even the permits to bring it back as it is is not worth it.

It's way out in farm country (10 acres) the value of the land is not great and only ten acres isn't much to work with. By now the well is probably dry.

Bet that one still has the copper wiring in it. Ours doesn't.


horrendous

you mean like the cost to build a new home?
 
2022-05-14 10:46:35 PM  

chitownmike: jtown: When someone says "30 years ago" and you're thinking the 60s but they mean the 90s.

So, it's still the 90s on your planet?


I must be on the same planet.
 
2022-05-14 10:53:57 PM  

Snort: Urban exploring.  AKA breaking and entering.


When I was a wee lad of 20 or so, my friends and I would hang out at the computer center on the University of Kentucky campus. We'd be there until 3am, playing on the mainframe.

We'd then head over to the Engineering building to poke around. This being a simpler time, the building would be unlocked. We'd go from office to office, checking door knobs. If the office was unlocked, we would have a look through the desk, filing cabinets, etc. We were looking for keys, and we found quite a few, including a master key for the Engineering building. After we found that one, we had access to pretty much every room. Found one room with a 5' cylinder of nitrous oxide, and we'd fill up some trash bags and go huff.

We investigated the steam tunnels on campus, and the Student Center. Searched offices for keys and came up with a few. Some nights, we'd go to the Student Center, fix some frozen pizzas, and run a movie in the theater.

Back at the Engineering building, we found equipment that had been used in projects, then just stored away. We'd take stuff home, like first-gen Army night vision, and play with it for a few days. Then we would take it back.  NEVER did anything malicious, because we had a good thing going and didn't want to ruin it. Some folks might have had suspicions that someone was poking around in stuff, but nothing ever came from it.

Technically, we probably could have been charged with trespassing, theft (multiple counts), maybe some computer crimes, but it never came to that.

So, if all this guy is doing is having a look around, it's no big deal. Sounds like he found evidence of people squatting, or doing other stuff, but if your hobby involves "breaking and entering", you try to keep the damage to a minimum. Even better if no one knew you were there. His mistake was going to the media about this house, and now someone will make it their mission to lock him up, for "reasons". Most likely to keep hundreds of others from becoming "urban explorers".
 
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