UrbanSickness UK Urban Exploration
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Asylums + Hospitals -

Bangor Hospital   Cane Hill   Cane Hill Demolition   Central Middlesex Hospital   Cherry Knowles  Denbigh  Deva  Fairmile Hospital   Graylingwell Asylum  Harperbury Hospital  Hellingly  High Royds   Holywell  King Edward VII   Lancaster Moor   Leybourne Grange 
Lincoln General   Severalls   St Clements   St Georges   St Marys   UCL Middlesex   West Park   West Middlesex Hospital
Whittingham Hospital  Worcester Royal Infirmary  Yardley Green 

Military -

Anstruther Rotor Bunker Crowborough GCHQ + Aspidistra  Dover   Drakelow RSG/RGHQ Farleigh Down Tunnel   Fort Burgoyne Fort Paull   Goosnargh Bunker  Lansdown No.12 Group HQ  Kelvedon Hatch  Llanberis Ammunition Store  Longcross Barracks  Maidstone No.1 Group HQ  Monkton Farleigh  North Weald Mobilisation Centre  RAF Chilmark  RAF Holmpton  RAF Newton  
RAF Wartling  ROC Posts   Royal Military Academy   Wentworth Command Bunker

Industrial -

Battersea Power Station  Chinnor Cement Works   Fletchers Paper Mill  Ford Dagenham  Horton Kirby Paper Mill
HP Sauce Factory  NGTE Pyestock  Shipton Cement Works  SLP Engineering  Tolly Cobbald Brewery

Underground -

Browns Folly  Box freestone Quarry  Carshalton Air Raid Shelter  Eastry Chalk Mine  Epsom Road Deep Shelter  Hever Caves  Monks Quarry  Paris Catacombs  Paris Catacombs - 4 Day Visit  Ramsgate Tunnels  Ridge Quarry   Shorts Factory 
Swan Quarry (Kingsdown)  Westwood Quarry 

Other -

BIBRA Laboratory  Big Brother House  Chichester Emergency Bunker   Crawley Borough Emergency Bunker   Drapers Tower   Duke of Lancaster   Firbeck Hall   Lincoln Conservative Club  Pleasureland 
Silverlands  St Josephs Seminary   St Pancras Station  Tank testing Facility  Ushaw Seminary 

Ridge Quarry

Visited October 2007 with Rookinella, Sinnerman and Root



A former ammunition store during the the Second World War primarily for the RAF's bombs, but also store a small amount of TNT for other armed forces.
The plan for Ridge was to have an layout of pillars and organised bays, and existing pillars with in the quarry were concreted around and re-enforced, but this was more costly than expected and the increased demand for storage space for ammunition meant then conversion was never finished but the quarry was still fully utilised.

Lorries would load and unload at a platform at the top of one of the slope shafts, were narrow guage rail trucks connected to a steam powered winch would control the trucks decent into the stores.

The loading platform still exists today, with in the quarry the only signs of the activity which took place in the 1930's and 40's is a few rusting tools, graffiti and the hollows left from the rotting sleepers of the rail track.

Ridge Quarry Ridge QuarryOld graffitti in Ridge Quarry Second World War GraffitiRidge Quarry tunnels Old signageOld Signage A quarrymans snuff box






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