croxley green to watford | the goldilocks triumvirate: just right

A trail led from the railway line, slopped towards the buildings of a Royal Mail Sorting Office, and disappeared into an open window.

We immediately left the railway line and disappeared into the building. Derelict and smashed, the rooms alternated between switch-gear and storage space. Emerging into a narrow passageway outside, we gingerly entered the larger Sorting Office building and were greeted with absolute silence. All was still, quiet and dank.

We had a brief discussion about exploring this building. But with another site on our itinerary and time pushing on, we decided to continue the railway walk.

Looking south towards an open window in the Post Office Sorting Office complex. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Eastern view across the ground floor of the small switchgear block. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Eastern view up the stairs to the first floor. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Looking east across the former store room on the first floor. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Small passageway between the switchgear block and the main sorting office. View east. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Self portrait of Major Tom and me. © Simon Cornwell 2009