Tales of the Urban Explorer: The Jolly Angler
I have to thank @anidiotexplores' missus' for discovering 'The Jolly Angler'. Without it, the day would have collapsed into disappointment and tedium.
We had been traipsing around the city feeding off the scraps yet again and ‘The Jolly Angler’ appeared to be one of those probably not gambles.
The latest intelligence tells me it's either been demolished or is already half destroyed. Pubs rarely recover once closed, and with it being situated in a particularly dingy part of the city whose clientele I am guessing were factory workers, the days of 'The Jolly Angler' were limited.
The wall was a jump, and haul job which neither of us was especially keen on. What was on the top of that wall, likely broken glass embedded into the brickwork?
Likewise, that black gate with its slippery surface doesn't make for an easy climb. Surely there was an easier route?
Front doors rarely open but side ones occasionally forget to lock themselves. Thinking fortune had shone that day we slipped in via the Pigeon Street entrance and hoped those flying rats had not taken it upon themselves to deposit even more shit than usual.
A large boast and folly claim considering the surroundings that looked anything like the famous Irish stout.
We moved quickly into what was the bar. It looked anything but untouched with dirty glasses and piles of crap lying everywhere.
Crisp 'n Dry, Mayonnaise, and some flat coke. It was hardly going to be a great breakfast here even if we could find some pans that were not caked in month's old fat.
I see someone found an alternative route into 'The Jolly Angler'. This would mean scaling either the glass-etched wall or the slippery gate. These homeless are expert climbers if nothing else.
Speaking of which, whoever lived here was not in. @anidiotexplores left the squatter a ‘cig’ as an entrance fee for viewing the property. You must always pay your way.
The bulls do appear to do to be quite fascinated and intoxicated by the view. Is it a bloke or a butch-looking farmer chic?
I like Bailey's but it gives me ingestion. If there was only a kettle, hot water, some fresh coffee, and non-sour milk I might be tempted to have a 'Bailey's Coffee' nonetheless.
‘Love is forever’ it says. Can’t say I agree with that.
In the corner was a stack of old VHS tapes, though getting to them was challenging.
He looks feminine, and I am sure that’s not Sheila Reynolds.
'The Jolly Angler' was turning into a hoarder's pub, or maybe it had simply been ransacked.
HP Sauce on the top shelf, and some items that were getting a little closer to being coffee. If I looked harder, maybe the dream of having that Baileys would come true.
No end of foodstuffs, but little that was edible. Our live-in homeless person no doubt had first dibs some time ago.
Getting up the stairs was not easy; the bottom two steps had decided to collapse leaving a decent-sized gap. The rest of 'The Jolly Angler' looked quite intact, very strange.
Reaching almost the top I could see things were even more calamitous.
Inside the room facing the stairs were piles of clothes. Digging my fingers into those is not something I relish.
Mr. Homeless could outfit himself with a brand new wardrobe no doubt, but musty clothes don't give me a stiffy.
This is not the address of 'The Jolly Angler' and yet Mr. Reynolds lives there. Why not shack up with Sheila, or would that be tempting incest?
It’s amazing the amount of detail you can retrieve from a correctly focused filthy newspaper photograph.
The bigger bedroom I’m assuming belongs to Sheila. This was just as ransacked as the last one.
She was a gamer?
Well, that says it all; it was Sheila’s room unless it’s that poofy-looking lad who wears these knickers which contain…, blood, rust, or erm.., something else.
Is it Sheila celebrating her 50th, I am guessing so.
So here we go again, try not to step on 'Neil' and down the stairs that are crammed with junk and with collapsible bottoms.
I am surprised more had not been taken from ‘The Jolly Angler’. There did appear to be items of value.
Junk mail from the Inland Revenue tends to be thrown aside.
That's very practical of you Sheila, to take out some life insurance in case you keel over.
The underside of the stairs look remarkably sturdy considering the view from the other side.
It's little wonder this 'valued item' is still sealed. Where it was purchased from emphasizes my point.
If people wouldn’t throw everything about, then we explorers could explore every little nook and cranny.
I am a United supporter, as is @anidiotexplores so this photograph did very little for me.
Everything was just about sitting on the edge. A powerful breath of lung air and the lot would collapse.
We did check the cellar. It was crammed with the usual beer equipment, old barrels, and no tied-up kidnapped victims.
'The Last of Us' on the PS3; in a shit-covered case. I did not check to see if the Blu-Ray was present.
FOOTNOTE: Another explorer tried ‘The Jolly Angler’ shortly after our visit. Inside he found two angry blokes who chased him out of the property, screaming obscenities and pursued him through the streets of the city.
Despite the possibility of this 'report’ being on the hyperbolic side, we feel these ‘blokes’ are not the owners but supercharged squatters who could have drunk that bottle of ‘Crisp ‘n Dry’ neat.
If any bricks are remaining at the once ‘The Jolly Angler’ then visiting may result in injury and lost limbs.
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I like Baileys cream liqueur very much, but I didn't know that Baileys is a coffee brand in fact.
Neither did I, it does enhance coffee quite well if added sparingly.
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That ladies room... I uh, saw a bush on the way in. BRB.
On this occasion, I think I avoided the bogs.., as there were too many other things more interesting.., you can always guarantee a large log in there.., not so appealing. 😀
One won't really think that the inside is a mess as it truly looks fine from the outside..
You never can tell. The outsides of these places always obfuscate what's inside.
Wow this place probably has hidden jems inside. So many dumped things.
Probably much more of Sheila's 'sexy' underwear if you care to dig.
Lol you lucky guy didnt find any homeless inside at the the moment you goy in, was there any memobilia inside?, take care, thx for sharing, ✌️
It's rare to find the homeless 'at home' during the daytime. There's begging to be done on the streets.
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I really like the name of this place for a pub. I have a feeling it isn't the only angler themed bar in the UK. What a crap hole though. They had some pretty good taste I guess. The Last of Us, Star Trek and Neil Sedaka! Great stuff!
Neil Sedaka.., hmm, it's more 'dad' music. I wouldn't stand on him though, got to give the bloke some respect.
That's the kind of music I grew up listening to with my parents. Once I had my own radio I listened to everything, but if dad was driving it was 50's 60's and 70's music.
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great pictures. i love street art
The last of us is one of the best games I have played, and FFS you could have found something more exciting than a pair of apple catching granny pants!
I have yet to play it, though it's hanging around in my collection. You should be proud that I showed you some pants.., that's rare for me!
Yeah well, they were not the best!
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The macho guy who opens his coat in front of the bulls imagines that if the bulls had mistaken his thing for the cow's, his end would be different. I think the "macho guy with a coat" would have the look (wild eyes) of the bull.
I'm not sure if the flasher has an 'end' 😀
When I saw it, I remembered a strong experience I had some time ago with an exhibitionist like the one in the picture...by the way, I ran as far as I could to get away from him.Mr. @slobberchops
love the exhibullionist photo! I hope he forgot his red boxers at home !LOLZ
nice post, but what a crazy place
I am always amazed by the places how they are like a time capsule just stopped in time left to be found like this sends shivers down your body sometimes thinking how what were and when . That baileys cream needs to be drunk 🤣
I was more amazed that we got in. It was a surprise.
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That explore looks like a mess. I assume it smelled as bad as it looked? If I found myself homeless, I suppose I might not be as picky about such things.
There are certain explores that I remember a stench. This was not one of them. The mouldy old general smell is not included, that's par for the course.
Wow, imagine being chased out and then around the city with them not readily giving up. That would be kak!
I bet there are a dwindling amount of factory workers theses days to frequent and keep open pubs
I still see the odd office worker behaving like one. The last time I really noticed a 'permanently stinks of beer dude' was a Scottish contractor.
They are generally the older generation, who like me did work in a shithole factory for an undetermined amount of time.
My brother still works in one although they seems to be a tenth of they capacity that they used to be.
Strange days in which we live!
Did you sniff the pants?
I heard that Greek blokes are into that kind of thing 😉
"The bulls do appear to do to be quite fascinated and intoxicated by the view. Is it a bloke or a butch-looking farmer chic?"
"He looks feminine, and I am sure that’s not Sheila Reynolds."
I almost pissed myself laughing!...
Another wonderful "hilarious gem" made based on your wacky explorations dude!... It's a pleasure to look at this and read every crazy thing you comment!...
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Thanks man, there's many more to come 😃
I'm glad you said that. Because, yeah. Me too.
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Es una pena que joyas arquitectónicas como estas que muy bien pueden ser patrimonio de la ciudad sean demolidas.
How did you not encounter those blokes? They might be sleeping under some clothes when you visited the place.
It was definitely empty when we were there, luck I guess?
Looks like a haunted house
I too happened to enter some house and find strange objects,But what is the strangest object you have found in your explorations?
There are many, and I can't think of one particular item.
Ooft thats a lot of stuff - it does look like a hoarders joint, I guess that stops some explorers for getting further, but gives the arsonists a lot of stuff to burn. Not so jolly anymore !
It stayed non-burnt as far as I know. It's also off the radar so either sealed or gone!
Omg 😂😂😂 I admire your courage! I don’t think I would wade through that lot without having a full hazard suit on! 😂
LOL, you never know what you're gonna stand on, sometimes it goes 'squelch' 😀
Fine. I'ma add some Bailey's to my coffee this evening in honor of your bravery. And Sheila's Big Five Oh. 🤣
Mate, where do you just find all these places?
I'm part of the underground, and @anidiotexplores supplies most of them. I dig a few out at best.
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Last of us...., looks so bloody messy, what fun "do not touch, especially panties"!
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