Monday, 2 June 2014

An Urban Wander around Axminster, Devon

On the way back from a very brief weekend break on the Devon coast, we stopped off at Axminster. I'd never been there before so not quite sure what to expect. Obviously I was hoping for some interesting ghost signs but unfortunately I did not spot any, so had to settle for the next best thing, urban decay and abandonment.  I have to say this was not typical of the town, which had some more conventionally attractive architecture too, but of course that doesn't interest me anywhere near as much.

The first two pictures were taken just off the main high street and feature a former motor cycle and cycle specialist shop, which has sadly seen much better days.

Abandoned bike shop, Axminster, Devon
Abandoned bike shop, Axminster, Devon

Derelict cycle shop, Axminster, Devon
Derelict cycle shop, Axminster, Devon

No clues what the buildings in the next two pictures could have been. The first one could possibly have been a shop of some sort.

Abandoned building, Axminster, Devon
Abandoned building, Axminster, Devon

Abandoned building, Axminster, Devon
Abandoned building, Axminster, Devon

The final picture is a bit more obvious and is the former George Hotel. Various internet articles suggest it's undergoing a renovation but there was no sign of that when we walked past.

Abandoned hotel, Axminster, Devon
Abandoned hotel, Axminster, Devon


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