An eerie TikTok video reveals the inside of a derelict Kent nightclub - complete with half-empty Pepsi cups and nesting pigeons.
Urban explorers ventured into Ashford's former Liquid club last month - almost 10 years after the site closed for good.
The footage, shared by The Urbex Trio, features the majority of the vandal-hit site and has been watched more than 400,000 times.
Last year, Ashford Borough Council (ABC) approved a proposal to convert the unlisted building into flats, but work is yet to begin on the scheme.
It came after the long-standing landmark, first built in 1901 as H.S. Pledge and Son flour mill, was purchased by Oliver Davis Homes in 2021.
Until 2014, the historic site at the bottom of East Hill had been a selection of nightspots, with Liquid becoming the last name to occupy the mill.
But the landmark building is now a mere shadow of its former self, with fire crews twice visiting the property this year following reports of anti-social behaviour.
A member of The Urbex Trio said their visit was an “amazing experience” as they came across many “parts of history” in the space.
“We saw the dance floor, the old bar and the DJ deck space was still there too,” they said.
“There were many pigeons who had made their homes in the building, along with their chicks.
“We enjoy exploring the lost and forgotten and this place had so much history.”
The Urbex Trio says its philosophy does not involve “breaking into properties” and members are “always careful”.
“This is something we are very passionate about, although the hobby can be controversial to others,” the member added.
“We don’t believe in damaging property.
“Urban exploring is the exploration of abandoned sites and properties. We just enjoy exploring the lost and forgotten.”
KentOnline first revealed plans to convert the former nightclub into 53 flats back in 2021.
The scheme was held up by environmental issues linked to the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve near Canterbury, but was waved through by ABC last year.
While the building isn’t listed, Ashford councillors recognised the imposing tower’s history and wanted to preserve the main structure.
Designer of the scheme, Guy Hollaway, said he wanted to remove the architectural mistakes of the past, such as an attempt to rebuild a part of the building that was destroyed by fire in 1974.
The building had run as a flour mill until H.S. Pledge pulled out of the East Hill site in 1972, only for the building to be gutted two years later.
After renovation the mill became the town’s first nightclub in 1981 and ran under several names including Cales, Dusty’s, the Jolly Miller, and Liquid.
However, when the club became unsustainable the building was taken over in 2011 by its neighbour, the Ashford School, with the aim of converting it into a performing arts centre.
The scheme never came to fruition and the school subsequently sold the mill to Oliver Davis, who KentOnline approached for comment this week.
He revealed in 2021 how he planned to use the building as the headquarters for his company, which specialises in conversion projects.
“Our plan is to transform the mill into an amazing river-fronting development of high-quality apartments available to rent,” the former Norton Knatchbull pupil said at the time.
“If someone had said to me 15 years ago that I would own the flour mills, I would have laughed.”