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photo shot in an old dilapidated building

This is a reconnaissance mission to find out more about the building and if we can get in.

Ill be down there at 1330. My number is[masked] 1525. Paul

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  • Kristy

    I may have walked past u!

    August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Kristy. Sorry, seems we missed you!

      August 4, 2013

  • Ruth O.

    We are waiting at the old entrance to the pleasure gardens. It's opposite. Ponton dock station on the DLR
    Call Paul[masked] if you are lost.

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running very late at current ,

    August 4, 2013

  • Kristy

    I can't find a way in, has anyone else managed to get in?

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might come .. Depends what time I finish .

    August 4, 2013

  • Owen

    Hope to see some fab photos on here once taken :-)

    August 3, 2013

  • Owen

    Sorry working

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys. Please can you change your RSVP to NO if you wont make it so we can get a more accurate head count.

    August 2, 2013

  • Mehul

    Hi... just came across this. I've RSVP'd yes but in actual fact its more of a maybe. Seem to be a lot of RSVP's. How many people are you expecting as I doubt 73 people will sneak in.

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This event attracted some interest and many people rsvp'd yes before a date was set. Since a date has been set I cant say how many people will actually make it down.

      August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather for Sunday looks like it will hold up. A bit of cloud cover but sunny spells and no rain.

    July 31, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Hey do you think we'll be able to get inside without getting caught by security? Heard there's is a 8ft tall fence and the occasional guard.

      July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think we need to get down there and see what we can find out.

      July 31, 2013

  • Antoine

    I have an 17-85 mm lens. Is it enough for this project ?

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Antoine. I think come on down. We will all have to find good shot with the equipment we have. Just need to be creative.

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anyone happen to mention the cost?

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Free

      July 29, 2013

  • Owen

    Up for this depending on the date

    April 25, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • John K.

    Depends on date

    April 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • Tanja N.

    As long as I can make it once the date is known!

    May 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes - if i have the date free, in my diary, when it is announced and the price is right

    May 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • PaVan W.

    Has this happened yet?

    September 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No I think we are still waiting on a date, though it would be nice to know soon if its happening or not?

    September 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • James P.

    depending on time and date, im in

    October 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • G. P.

    Very much interested as well. Lets get set on a date?

    November 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very, very interested - had the Spillers' on my list for more than a year now! I just hope the date will suit now..

    November 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • Noel

    Loves to join, depends on date & times

    January 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • ST

    Depends on cost and date

    January 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330. Free

      July 29, 2013

  • Deepankar

    Interested... depends on date

    January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • James P.

    any chance we can actually organise something as its nearly a year lol

    January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      James. We will do a site Recce on Sunday 4 August at 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • dipti k.

    depends on date and cost

    April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sunday 4 August 1330. Free.

      July 29, 2013

  • Tori

    If this is still happening, I'd be interested :)

    May 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Tori. We have set a date and time. This Sunday 1330.

      July 29, 2013

  • Krish N.

    I would like to attend depending on the time..

    July 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      1330 at the Entrance to London Pleasure Gardens. Opposite Pontoon Dock DLR.

      July 29, 2013

  • David F.

    I don't want to put anyone off but I have done a couple of reccies of this site and the only ways of getting in are either climbing over an 8ft palisade fence (these are the ones with spikes on the top) or using bolt cutters on one of the entrance gates (the latter would be criminal damage). If you do manage to get in the only accessible place without climbing equipment is the Rank Hovis Mill (the smaller of the two mills). Until recently there was a ladder connecting it from a first floor window to the Spillers mill (which was considered the only means of access to the latter) but it was removed around a month ago and the two windows have been boarded up.

    The best external views are from various positions around Royal Victoria Dock to the north (particularly from the raised pedestrian foot bridge). Also you get quite a good view from Pontoon Dock DLR and from the security gate at the top of Mill Street where you can poke your camera through the bars.

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks David. Thats great info which we will use as a starting point. I dont want to encourage any criminal activity here so I think we will meet and check out the site. Take photos from various vantage points as you have explained and also take pictures of possible entry points.

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Available

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Guys. We will be meeting at 1330 on Sunday at the entrance to London Pleasure Gardens which is over the road from Pontoon Dock. Please can you update your attendance. I know your availability would have changed since we have added a date and time.

    July 29, 2013

  • ST

    Not available on this date

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm away that weekend

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately this date's no good for me. Enjoy yourselves, mind how you go, and let the rest of us know how it works out.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So this was the group I suggested it to, Paul :) Doing a recce is an excellent idea and I'd be with you like a shot except that I'm booked into a studio portrait shoot around the same time. Will be very interested to hear how it goes.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Guys. I know there is a lot of interest in shooting this building. Ive had a good look at how it could be done and the previous reports are true. No Access - legally. I have now set a date for this and lets just turn it into a reconnaissance mission. We meet at the entrance to the London Pleasure Gardens at 1330 on Sunday 4 August.

    We can walk the site and see if there are any good shots. We can scout the building and report on it to this group.

    The closest station is DLR Pontoon Dock. If anyone is interested we are going to meet at O2 at 1015 that morning and do a walk down the Thames. We can then hop on the DLR at Woolwich and meet at the Spillers at 1330.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I did a shot like this in the end. No one is going to give you permission because of the strict health and safety laws in this country. We had to climb a high fence and break in at night to do the shoot (and it was well worth it!). Most other places in Europe you could just walk right in and start shooting and no one would care. Maybe worth a trip to Spain.

    January 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There are a few places in and around the South of England where one can do some sort of ruins shoot. I saw a place (in passing) in Cantebury East yesterday. I may go and visit it and try and do a shoot down there.

      January 14, 2013

  • David F.

    As the plan for this meetup doesn't seem to be progressing I did a little research on this venue. Unfortunately the building is in a dangerous state and therefore I think it is highly unlikely that permission would or could be given for access due to health and safety considerations.

    It would seem the only people who are managing to get interior photographs of this building are "urban explorers" who typically gain entry to this and other abandoned buildings without permission (i.e. trespass).

    Nevertheless they have uploaded some fantastic shots.

    If you are interested in learning more, take a look at this article (there are links to some great pictures too).

    http://www.alexpoole.name/uncategorized/232/spillers-millenium-mills

    January 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the post David.

      January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, David, (and Alex Poole) for a full and helpful reference.

    January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kind of access is available to the site and is there a date for the near future as there seems to be plenty of people wanting to attend this shoot.

    January 8, 2013

  • Devon

    How much does this event cost?

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested.... depends on dates and times

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can join if the date is Nov 24th

    November 12, 2012

  • Mooli

    Sounds good.

    November 9, 2012

  • PaVan W.

    in

    September 10, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Spillers' Millennium Building ?

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As long as the date's okay, I'll be there.

    August 21, 2012

  • Charlotte

    Hi there, these places all look good. Also came across a caroline gardens chapel by chance. Looks interesting if we can get access
    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=caroline%20gardens%20chapel%20

    June 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    depends on date

    May 13, 2012

  • Anjana

    am in!

    April 22, 2012

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