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Blog Closure

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Sunday, December 20, 2015, In : General 

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Ghost-of goes Social.

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Saturday, July 27, 2013, In : General 
Ghost-of and Ghost-trains now have their own Facebook pages. I decided to do this some considerable time ago, as the changes that the websites are undergoing will reach a far greater audience via Facebook. Thanks to the wonders of Social Networking, the project as a whole is now getting around 2,500 visitors in a month, so it is no bad thing.

The pages are at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/125086150979844/ for Ghost-trains

and

https://www.facebook.com/groups/139355316101726/ for Ghost-of

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Shoreham Cement Works trek.

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : ghost-of 
The page for Shoreham Cement Works is now up and running. The photos are all there, but the commentary needs to be completed - TBA.

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Forum Links appearing domain-wide.

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : The ghost-of Forum 
There is now a link to the ghost-of Forum on YUKU.com on every single page within ghost-of. I've also been through most of the pages correcting alignment and spelling mistakes.

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Fault finding update

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Fault finding 
1. The Blog is hideously out of date and needs to be brought up to the minute. I've got to try and remember to put a heads-up on the blog when I do anything on here - it's just that there's so much to do and after large bouts of major geekery and programming, I usually forget to stick what I've been doing into the Blog page as well.

2. Future Projects is so far out of date it defies belief. Most of the stuff we were planning to do back then has been done plus several locations not even listed!...
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General changes, new locations and Fault finding progress

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : General 
Yet again it looks like I haven't been on here for months, but there has been so much going on that I haven't been able to list it all in the blog!

2 New locations have been added, uploaded, photographed and commented on - Surbiton Hospital and the Shoreham Cement Works. They are both fantastic locations and I'm particularly happy with the photographs.

We have also been on this year's first railway trek - Shoreham to Steyning (Downslink) Railway. This ties in and will be linked to the report on...
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General changes and new reports.

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : General 
Latest Hellingly report completed (Feb 2011), pictures, pans and commentary completed.

Latest trip to West Park is 60% complete. Pictures, pans, photos all uploaded, commentary is 60% complete. Video footage has still to be uploaded to Youtube for inclusion into the report.

Future Projects updated

The process of includuing a downloadable version of the Panoramic software  has started. I am currently trying to find a freeware version of this software and a licence that allows me to share it onlin...
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General additions and updates

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : General 
Ghost-of domain paid for for another year up to March 2012.

West Park 4 The Tunnel Tour photos uploaded, pans constructed, photos enhanced and fixed, page constructed, commentary constructed, links placed and checked - all okay. Link placed in Places.

Pillbox tour photos stitched, processed, enhanced and placed in File Manager pending page production. No location info will be given due to the delicate nature of the structures along with their geographical situation being largely in people's ga...
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Error Fixing

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Website page development 
1/    Failed and missing video links removed from "Hellingly - a Grand Day Out".
2/    Failed and missing video links removed from "The Great Hall".
3/    Intro placed in "Ascent of the Water Tower".

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New Stuff!

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : New stuff 
After another embarassingly long gap of almost 3 monts, it looks, again, as though I have been doing nothing! But, as usual, we know that's not true because a great deal of stuff has been going on behind the scenes and it's usually the case that after a late night compressing and stitching images and putting them in order in a folder and associated pages on here, I'm often barely able to keep my eyes open, let alone create a blog entry. So, now I have to play catch up!

Right! What have we been...
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New Developments in General

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : General 
Now I know everyone thinks I've been sitting on me arse since June, but that's not happened! Things have been remarkably hectic here at ghost-trains. Here is a rundown of what's been going on:

I ran out of space on "ghost-of" at the end of July, so I bit the bullet and expanded the site domain, so we now have potentially 25 times as much storage space available!! That should keep us raving for a while...

A new "skin" has been purchased for "ghost-of" and I think the new brickwork look fits in b...
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More treks appear on ghost-of

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, In : ghost-of 
We've been on some more treks! There have been 2 more to Hellingly and one to a completely new location: Runwell Hospital in Essex.

As a result, I have spent the last 3 weeks collating and sorting out Panoramas and sorting out and improving pictures from these treks, which is a complicated and highly time consuming process.

I have uploaded the images into 3 new folders in the File Manager, pending production of pages for these treks.

We in the ghost-of team have agreed that we will be returning ...
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Some new developments! At last!

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, In : New stuff 
After a month or so of deglitching and messing around doing little bits and pieces, we got our heads together and got back out there! We have had 3 very successful treks this month: 2 to Hellingly Lunatic Asylum and one to West Park Lunatic Aylum. We were always a little unsure about going back out to Hellingly and West Park, because we had heard so much about the places being locked down, overly secure and numerous arrests made. However, we just couldn't help our curiosity and figured that, ...
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The Cuckoo Line Treks Stage2

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, March 19, 2010, In : Website page development 
New page generated about the 2nd stage of the Cuckoo Line trek between Heathfield and Markham Wood / Colytons Farm.
Pictures uploaded to new folder within "Cuckoo folder"
Panoramic stitches generated and uploaded
Links back to Stage1 created
Links to other pages/New Inn page created
Commentary inserted and page complete.

New webpage created for The New Inn at Hadlow Down

Photos, comments and Links created and inserted into page body.

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West Park Lunatic Asylum 2nd visit

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, In : General 
A page has been generated for the 2nd visit to West Park
Photos of the visit have been uploaded to the website
Panoramics have been stitched and uploaded
Video footage has been uploaded to Youtube
Youtube links posted into the West Park 2 page
Some comments have been added to the page

"Meet the team" page updated and revised.
Index start page for ghost-of updated and revised.

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New bits in Brighton Works

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, In : brighton works 
New photos of OneBrighton development uploaded to the site.

New comments added into various sections of the site.

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Upgrades to Brighton Works

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, February 5, 2010, In : brighton works 
New photos of OneBrighton Uploaded to the OneBrighton page, stitched and inserted into page where appropriate.
New commentary added to OneBrighton

New page added to the Redevelopment Tab: A then & now page has been created
Photos compared, found, time aligned and uploaded with dates of capture.

I have found a glitch in the Kemptown redirection page, which was stopping access to the kemptown website. This now works fine, so people can got to Kemptown from within ghost-trains.

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Upgrades to the Hellingly Asylum section

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, January 11, 2010, In : Hellingly section 
2 new pages installed in the Hellingly Lunatic Asylum section (which I have been sadly neglecting recently and it needs a bit of TLC).

1. page created for the Acute Block
2. photo sequence from Nokia N70 arranged
3. photo sequence from Nokia N73 arranged
4. photos from both sources cross referenced and a final sequence order has been faithfully created
5. photos uploaded to the File Editor
6. some photos have been compressed, but not all
7. Panoramic shots arranged and uploaded
8. Panoramics inserted...
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Mixed Updates and Additions to Pages

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : Update for site building. 
ghost-of:

1. Hints and Tips tab inserted at top of homepage
2. Hints and Tips page constructed with links to sub-pages
3. Preperation & research sub-page constructed
4. Clothing & Equipment sub-page constructed
5. On Site sub-page constructed
6. Links inserted into sub-pages to redirect to auxilliary websites
7. Jpeg images installed into sub-pages, compressed and resized

8. West Park page sets updated and expanded with more pictures
9. Pictures for West Park compressed and resized in File Manager an...
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General improvements & Additions

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, December 25, 2009, In : Update for site building. 
New Transport Buttons designed and uploaded into website. These are page specific and topic specific, so have been produced from scratch. Transport Buttons introduced to more pages.

Transport Buttons Help page updated.

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Assorted Updates to the site.

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Wednesday, December 23, 2009,
I have discovered and corrected a glitch in the "Future Projects" page. When anyone tried to return to ghost-of homepage from this page, they ended up at some strange domain registration site. The link has been fixed and works as it should do.

The future projects page has been updated to include details of the "Past2Present" and "Tram53" projects. A web page for the Tram53 project will be constructed in due course.

Additional pictures have been added to West Park Internal page.
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West Park & Cane Hill Treks

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, December 8, 2009,
Cane Hill page created, photos installed and compressed.
Cane Hill commentary completed and video players/clips installed

West Park Hall pictures installed & commentary completed
West Park Internal views page begun
West Park External views pictures installed, commentary completed, video players/clips installed

Comments boxes installed on all pages in ghost-of

Some more pictures installed in Lewes Trek page

Compression of image files is ongoing in other treks pages
Compression of image files is being...
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West Park & Cane Hill

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, November 30, 2009, In : ghost-of 
Pages on West Park Asylum have begun. A page of external shots and a map page have been put together as well as a potted history and the now ubiquitous transport buttons. I am compressing the image files as they are being placed in the page and deleting images that aren't being used , also images that are used in an associated panoramic sequence.

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West Park & Cane Hill

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, November 27, 2009, In : ghost-of 
The photos from the trek have been downloaded to the PC, panoramic shots have been stitched and processed and the photos of the day uploaded into appropriate folders on the File Manager, pending production of pages. Single photos that make up the stitched results have been removed from the site to keep the loading on the data limit to a minimum.

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Cuckoo Line Trek page

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, In : ghost-of 
The page is now complete.

Link added for Subbrit about Mayfield Station
Link moved for Nick's page on the trek
Link added for the New Inn in Hadlow Down - it was a top place and I think we should tell more people about it!
Link added about THAT panorama! New page constructed explaining how there happened to be 2 Grants.

Commentary completed.
More Transport buttons have been added at various points across the project.
Ghost-of and Ghost-trains home pages editted to highlight need for contributions t...
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Royal Alexandra Hospital Trek

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, In : ghost-of 
The commentary has been completed, typo's fixed and glitches fixed. The page is now complete, pending compression of image files in due course.

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Cuckoo Line Trek

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Thursday, November 12, 2009, In : ghost-of 
Sunday's pictures have been edited, the panoramics have been stitched and the pics uploaded to a folder on ghost-of pending production of the page. Watch this space.

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General Website changes & upgrades

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, November 9, 2009, In : Update for site building. 
1. Future projects has been checked and updated
2. Comments boxes adde to Hollingdean homepage
3. Transport buttons added to Hollingdean homepage
4. Transport buttons added to ghost-trains homepage
5. Transport buttons added to Devil's Dyke homepage
6. Transport buttons added into Future projects
7. Links to new Kemptown Railway website updated and replaced in all websites.

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Updates to Devil's Dyke Railway Website

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, November 6, 2009, In : devils dyke railway website 
Edited Devil's Dyke Homepage to include new site address for Kemptown Railway site, links back to ghost-trains and ghost-of homepages and put in contact us option.

Have installed transport buttons into the site and included these into links on the homepage.

Load-up speed on this website is very slow, so in due course, I will determine the optimum picture size and set about resizing the pictures in order to mainimise upload time.

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Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital page on ghost-of

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, November 2, 2009, In : ghost-of 
This has been onging for a while now, but I have finished constructing all the panoramic shots and all the pics are now on ghost-of.

The page construction is finished with all pictures in place and work on installing the comments into Trip2 has started.

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kemptown website

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Saturday, October 17, 2009, In : kemptown railway website v2 
completed the lewes road station, coal yard and kemptown junction slide show & photo album.
all the links, transport, page expansion links and scrolling left / right work perfectly!

all good!!

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New Stuff (no, I haven't been slacking for 3 months!!)

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, October 9, 2009, In : Update for site building. 
Despite the gap in the dates, there has been masses of stuff going on behind the scenes. I've had to reconstruct a new website about the Kemptown Railway, as the original domain provider Sampa went to the wall at the end of August. The site is now 90% done and there is a separate blog for the progress of this website: follow the link HERE to go to the new Kemptown website

There are some new treks that have been programmed up on the "Places" page on ghost-of. We have been to Stonehouse Lunatic ...
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Winchelsea Tunnels Page

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, In : Website page development 
Commentary finished
Photo resizing completed
Page completed

Now... what's next? Aha yes, the Kemptown site needs transferring from Sampa to Yola. Watch this space.

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Winchelsea Tunnels page

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, In : Website page development 
Nearly there....

All of the pictures to be used on the page are now in their correct positions within the page.
Some more narrative and commentary have been added, so we are about 2 thirds there so far.

I still need to go through and check for spelling mistakes and typo's
The remaining photos need to be compressed in order to keep the page load-up speed as fast as possible.

I've got to go and do other things now, I've been on here far too long!

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Winchelsea Tunnels Page

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, August 3, 2009, In : Website page development 
Woohoo!!! Another trek!! As if I didn't have enough to whack on this website....

Photos of Winchelsea Trek edited and panoramics created
Photos uploaded to new folder in "ghost-of"
Photos resized to 677x508 to speed up page loading time so far.
Page created and commentary created up until end of first vault.
Photos integrated into page up until end of first vault.

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Southlands Hospital Page

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Thursday, July 23, 2009, In : Website page development 
Southlands Hospital Trek pictures added to page
Southlands Hospital commentary started up to The Hall

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Ardingly Trek & Lywood Tunnel

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, July 20, 2009, In : Website page development 
Uploaded videos of Lywood Tunnel to Youtube ready for integration into the Lywood Tunnel & Ardingly Webpage.

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General

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Sunday, July 19, 2009,
Cut and pasted URL codes from tablet and inserted Youtube video components into the Hellingly Tunnels page.
Positioned components and checked operation. All okay.

Posted Links to Agent Holmbush's Ardingly pictures into Ardingly/Lywood Tunnel page, also links back to "ghost-trains" and "ghost-of" homepages and Ardingly/Lywood Tunnel page into Agent Holmbush's Ardingly page.

Uploaded Lywood Tunnel videos to Youtube for inclusion into Ardingly/Lywood Tunnel page.


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Hellingly Tunnels

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, July 17, 2009, In : Website page development 
Re-entered the captions and commentary for Hellingly Tunnels. Completed.
Uploaded videos of Hellingly Tunnels to Youtube for inclusion into Hellingly Tunnels webpage.
URL addresses obtained and stored for HTML insert tablet.
Photo duplicate removed and debugged. HTML fault (unable to locate, so page rebuilt from just photos as fault appears to be in text)

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Hellingly Tunnels page

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, July 17, 2009, In : Website page development 
The commentary for "Hellingly Tunnels has mysteriously disappeared, as it failed to save properly on the last attempt, I shall have to try and remember what I wrote and where. It's 1 in the morning, so I shall have a look at it when I'm a bit more compus tomorrow.

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Hellingly Tunnels

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Friday, July 17, 2009, In : Website page development 
Photos added to "Hellingly Tunnels" page.
Commentary added to "Hellingly Tunnels" page.
Video footage of Hellingly Trek loaded into "Video Folder" to facilitate upload to Youtube for integration into web pages.
Video footage of Ardingly Trek loaded into "Video Folder" to facilitate upload to Youtube for integration into web pages.

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Southlands Hospital

Posted by Lawrence Russell on Monday, July 13, 2009, In : Website page development 
13th July 2009

Pictures for Southlands Hospital uploaded to new folder in ghost-of, pending production of webpage.
Pictures of Lower Goods Yard Trackbed and Bridge uploaded to Brighton-Works, integrated into text bodies of "OneBrighton" and "Chapter 6".
Pictures uploaded above resized to 730x??? and resaved.
Text and pictures realligned in "Chapter 6"
Debugging work on "Chapter 6" re: text placement and links.


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Ardingly page construction

Posted by Ghost on Sunday, July 12, 2009, In : Website page development 
Sunday 12/07/2009

Have just finished uploading the last of the photos of our trip to Ardingly.
The commentary for the trip has now been completed.
All of the pictures taken on the day have now been compressed to 677x508.

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About the Project Coordinator


ghost aka: Loz Russell Ninja photographer, editor, web designer, programmer and the maniac who started all this off in the first place almost a decade ago! I just can't let this project slip because I feel so strongly about the complacency of the people of the UK in their need to destroy, remove and replace perfectly serviceable buildings (albeit with a little care and attention to detail). Most of these buildings could be pressed easily into alternative useage and easily modernised rather than replaced, such is the strength and longevity of Victorian Architecture. Where most of today's structures have a life of just 35 years at the very most, The Victorians considered that their creations were the last word in construction and would be there for a very long time to come. So, when they disappear or are threatened with removal as so many of the abandoned structures in this project are/were, it is nice to have some sort of record of them, hence the undeniable purpose of my crusade.