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    Came across a old disused house. on the biggish side with tower...very well secure had a number of out building to....will try and get some info on it to



    this is taken off the roof of the house



    this car is just behind the barn

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    Fascinating!

    The building in the first pic looks like it could have been a stables. Were all the windows and doors in the house bricked up?

    Looks like a really interesting place to have a nose round,arnie. Had someone been cutting the garden grass,I wonder? It looks quite short.

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    yeah the windows bricked up...u can see in the house through a small hole in the roof...im still checking this place out at mo...cant find much info on it...but i did hear there MOD have got there hands on it for training....

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    I thought all of Hopwas Woods was a military training area , when I have moored the boat along that stretch there has always been a lot of activity.

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    some of the area is a firing range,if any one wants an aerial view of the site i

    can send ..i have never seen any army in the woods in all my time up

    there...heard of witches and such but that`s a different story i have more pics will get up soon
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    I used to past here every weekend on the way to my grandparents many years ago when the barracks was fully active and the ranges well used. The land surrounding the woods and the woods themselves were used for close combat scenarios and the road used to close whilst the armoured divison crossed it in there tanks etc. (made the visit to the GP's exciting at least).
    Did a sponsored assault course there a few years later and the army trained us and acted as support for the event.
    Later, once the place unwound the woods became a regular haunt of a local coven.....

    A Photographer strolling through woods once frequented by an occult group stumbled across a mysterious find - two knives sticking up out of the ground.


    Curious Paul Cox, of Nursery Lane, made the bizarre discovery during his regular early morning walk through Hopwas Woods.

    "My usual route takes me over a canal bridge and into the woods near to an old World War II pillbox," he explained.

    "I glanced over my shoulder and spotted some plastic bags scattered near a small tree.

    "Curiosity got the better of me and I began to investigate. I was not prepared for what I found."

    Expecting to see more litter and rubbish, Mr Cox was taken aback by what he saw. Two large knives, standing side by side, their blades plunged into the ground.

    "The irresponsible person who left these knives obviously had no intention of hiding them," Mr Cox said this week.

    "This hasn't put me off enjoying the very beautiful scenery at Hopwas Woods, but I do wonder how long places like this will be available to us and what state it will be in the future."

    Hopwas Woods - 365 acres of woodland which has parts dating back to the time of the Domesday Book - has been the topic of many a spooky tale.

    In 1984, local farmer Richard Barnes alerted police to some strange goings on. Officers found 16 men and women - originally believed to be witches - dancing naked around a fire, performing a midnight ritual.

    As the story broke in the Herald and went on to make national headlines, the 'witches' were exposed as serious occultist group, Silver Star, who had been meeting in the woods for 14 years.
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    Nice shots dude! Trust you to be on some sort of military training ground!


    And there is nothing quite like a bit of dancing naked around a fire is there!

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    Havn't done it for a while, but I will take you word for it.

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    My wife had a cat when she left home at 16 and called it Minge (I know, we were all a lot younger then), anyhow, when she returned home a few years later the cat went with her and her very old school father used to call it in in the evening. Many bemused neighbours seeing a 70 year old man standing in the back garden shouting "Minge". Needless to say we never let on.
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    yeah the knife thing was in my local paper i read the article on it. i go up the

    woods a lot these days and never came across the military. i do know of the

    firing ground a distance from where i was.. i Also found out to day my mate

    auntie used to own this house. he told me of the stories of him growing up. up

    there on the weekend on motor bikes and such...his aunty died but he does no

    know who owns the house now........

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