Today we have updated our web shop with new products for you to buy with January sale prices! We also have a new batch of 2019 calendars due to arrive next week, so if you've placed an order it will be posted out soon!
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This is my last image taken on 31/12/18 which leads me to say Happy New Year and thank you for the continued support comments, shares and likes. Here's to an amazing 2019!
This is one of those houses that you could pass everyday on your daily commute and not notice. It sits on a bad bend on a fast road and because your attention is on the road you don't notice the abandoned house.
From the outside it looks more like a barn than a house. The front door is hanging off and it doesn't look like there could be much left inside. These common assumptions are always wrong and this time they were!
From going in the front door you walk straight into the kitchen with it's brightly coloured walls, stove and sitting chairs. Looks like they've been well worn and they've sat through many a conversation.
Lots of bright colours in this house where it's always 4.3
This is what's called a 'Peep Hole' it let the persons the living room look through the hole to see who was at the front door. I've seen a few of these but one never this shape.
This looks like it's been the master bedroom complete with two bedpans and a suitcase.
I learnt about Sergeant McQ this time last year while I was documenting a house that's become known as "Dessie's'
At that time we didn't know who he was or how he fitted into the family history. Eventually we found out, but along the way we came across some fascinating historical documentation belonging to him.
One of these items was a letter from the police HQ dated 1903 asking him to detain certain suspects when they came into the Co Armagh district.
There was a description given and some personal details to help him catch the criminals at large! I'm not sure how successful he was given the information provided lol.
Name: John | Residence Belfast | Date 19:03:03 |Age 35yrs | Make Med | Hair Dark | Eyes Grey | Eyebrows Brown | Nose Short Cocked | Mouth Large | Complexion Sallow | Visage Round | Moustache Light Brown | Occupation Shop Keeper | Loud Whistles when walking|
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Our much anticipated 2019 wall calendar's have just arrived, hot off the press today! They are full of exclusive pictures from abandoned locations around Northern Ireland and are a must for the all abandoned fans!
Price includes shipping to Uk and Ireland, for international shipping please send us a message.
Want to order? Click on the calendar image to be taken to our shop, or you can buy at the facebook shop.
After the success of my first opening talk and exhibition titled "Physical Absence" I am pleased to announce the second date has now been released.
Abandoned Ni is a local photographer who documents abandoned properties around the island of Ireland. They are holding an exhibition at the Portadown Heritage centre with an opening night to include a presentation talk discussing a recently documented house where they found items dating back to the late 1800's to include letters, newspapers, coins, clothing and more! They will also have an installation piece on display along with a selection of images of the home. If you are a fan of social hidden history this is not to be missed!
Tickets on sale here, however be quick as this is expected to be another sell out!
Abandoned Ni HQ Update: Exhibition "Physical Absence"
Sorry for the radio silence, I've been busy working on my next project, here's my update - I hope you can make it!
I was privileged to be asked to document a country cottage that was due to be demolished for a new build early this year.
The first day we made the journey and opened the front door in early October 17' the cottage was cluttered with thousands of readers digest boxes stacked floor to ceiling. Even though it was messy we could see on shelves and in cupboards that the history in this country cottage was something to get VERY excited about! On that first visit we found WW1 binoculars, a newspaper dating from 1912 with the headline reading about the Titanic sinking. We also found Victorian era clothing in the wardrobe, war journals and bags of old coins dating from the 1800's.
We have since uncovered generations of history dating back to the late 1800's, remnants of the lives who lived here documented through letters, certif...
I find lots of discarded newspapers and magazines along the way, some dating as far back as the 1800's (more on those later!) and I can never resist to take a look through them. I came across a pile of these magazines dating back from the late 70's and I really enjoyed looking at them. The style of the adverts are very different to how we advertise today, not even with the images and text but the content has certainly itself has certainly evolved! I thought I would take some photos and share them with you, do you remember this magazine, maybe you or your mum bought it over the years?
The front cover of The People's Friend - Every Thursday May 28, 1977
A Voice Is Calling - a short story about a song holding the key to happiness for a lonely old man which also opened the door for Helen and David's future together! To the left hand side photos "Snap Happy" sent in from the readers all before social media!
Happy new year to all my followers, I for one know this is going to be a very busy year! I wanted to take the time to update you all with my latest project which has taken weeks of hard work but is going to be worth every effort. I've been privileged to be asked to document a story and a half cottage that is due to be demolished for a new build early this year.
The first day we made the journey and opened the front door in early October the house was cluttered with thousands of readers digest boxes stacked floor to ceiling. Even though it was messy we could see on shelves and in cupboards that the history in this country cottage was something to get VERY excited about! On that first visit we found WW1 binoculars, a newspaper dating from 1912 with the headline reading about the Titanic sinking. We also found Victorian era clothing in the wardrobe, war journals and bags of old coins dating from the 1800's.
We have since uncovered generations of history dating back...