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One Of Britain's 'Most Dangerous Place' Known As 'UK Chernobyl' Explored

Anish Vij

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One Of Britain's 'Most Dangerous Place' Known As 'UK Chernobyl' Explored

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin

YouTube Urban Explorer Steve Ronin went and visited the 'UK's Chernobyl', which some have dubbed 'Britain's worst place'. Take a look below:

The derelict housing estate in Scotland is located at The Clune Park, in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde and back in the day was the home to a thriving community of shipyard workers in the 1920s.

But now, it is believed that only around 20 people currently live in the area, as per Daily Record.

The estate consists of 430 flats - while properties in the area are currently on sale for as little as £7,000 ($9,550) at auction.

Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin
Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin

Ronin, 29 in his latest upload, said: "The residents really don't want this place to be well known.

"They want to keep it peaceful and quiet, and don't want to be on the news.

"A lot of dangerous things do happen here.

"The area has been plagued with arsonists costing shops, a primary school and a church to be abandoned."

Ronin also pointed out how the area has been plagued with drug abuse over the decades which has contributed to the estate's reputation.

Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin
Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin

A rebuild, commissioned by Inverclyde Council, was announced last week to buy all 430 flats, knock them down and start fresh with attempts to regenerate the area.

The Daily Star report that the project would cost around £1 million.

The area has become quite the hotspot for explorers, however, the YouTuber discovered something that no one else has managed to get ahold of.

Inside one of the abandoned flats, built between 1918 and 1920, was a spine-chilling hand-written letter written from a daughter to her mother.

Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin
Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin

It read: "I know a letter is not going to do much to change how you are feeling towards me right now, but I just wanted to try and explain a few things and to and say how I've been feeling.

"I never know quite how to say things and end up just a nervous, yappy, gibbering mess.

"Mum, I genuinely feel at my lowest point and have absolutely no idea how to shake myself down and get back up.

"I know that I am dragging you down with me and that's so disgraceful and unfair and I know it must be really hard for you to believe me but I genuinely do feel so terrible about what we did to you.

"I feel like a complete and utter scumbag and I truly hate myself for it.

"Mum, I just feel as though my life is falling apart and crashing down all around me and I don't know how to stop it."

Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin
Credit: YouTube/Steve Ronin

The YouTuber also detected drug-taking equipment and animal faeces in the run down apartments.

After interviewing a local, Ronin asked if the area was actually 'dangerous' to which a man simply replied: "No."

But he also added that is it was 'pathetic and sad' to witness what the area had become.

Well, let's hope the rebuild and renovation plans will help bring some life back to this once-lively housing estate.

Topics: Chernobyl, UK News, YouTube

Anish Vij
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