Here;s one from the vaults, taken over a year ago on what was probably one fo my first ‘proper’ explores. I was really unsure of what to expect the first time I went here, it was earlier in the week from when this shot was taken. A trip with a work colleague, we were quite clueless as to the wonders of Smithfield. The building had been empty for a VERY long time and was once the companion to the meat market over the road. At first the place didn’t look too promising, however there were some excellent tunnels underground. It was pitch black and torches certainly required. the underground parts were used in the past for refrigeration, still musty with the cork insulation falling from the walls. These led into the actual meat market and vast open spaces that were, I assume, used for meat storage and packing. The whole buildings and tunnels probably took in around 150 years of change.

 (Mark Blundell)

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