Freya Campbell / @spdrcstl

Links

These are a bunch of links to other websites. A lot of them are similarly low-intensity sites.

The Othvrs

An open 360/ VR/ XR collaborative group based in Bristol. Manifesto: to encourage a broader and inclusive spectrum of individuals within VR by democratising access to materials, funding and resources; particularly focused on women, POC, LGBTQ+ and other ‘othered’ and excluded groups.

I am a member!

Available at this link.
File under: VR, Inclusivity, LGBTQ+

Abandoned Communities

A website detailing the locations and histories of various abandoned communities across the UK. Mostly focused on villages but also features castles, city districts, and other places. Many sites have little physical remains any more, or are otherwise inaccessible.

Available at this link.
File under: local history, urban decay, UK

Abandoned Britain

A website more focused on urban exploration of abandoned UK sites that are still present in some form. More picture-focused. No updates since 2014. Fun fact: one of the places documented on this site is Hellingly Hospital. I grew up near here - breaking in there as a teenager is what got me interested in urbex stuff.
Available at this link.

File under: local history, urban exploration, urban decay, UK, international, photographs

The Urban Explorer

Another urbex-themed website. Engaging articles and photographs, and a good range of sites I haven't seen documented elsewhere. Suggested reading: Breakwater Fort, Portland; Box Freestone Mine / Burlington Bunker, Corsham.

Available at this link.

File under: local history, urban exploration, urban decay, UK, photographs

The Pillbox Study Group

A comprehensive site cataloguing and describing various forms of British WW2 invasion defences, all of which ultimately went unused. Includes a map for easy location / help in identifying the strange concrete structure you just found.

Available at this link.

File under: local history, infrastructure, urban decay, UK, photographs