In a remote corner of Northern England, a long way northwest of Broomhouses, lies the moor town of Clinkskell. Over the passing years Clinkskell has become a fairly isolated place. In 1964 her closest neighbour Hatherston was demolished to make way for the proposed B429 duel carriageway (a costly project that was later abandoned).



What used to be the picturesque valley village of Ercil Meer was submerged in 1932 owing to the construction of the Vortigan dam. And on August 14th 1899, the infamous holiday resort of Dugdale suddenly became quite impossible to find ~ to be known forever after as the Misplaced Village.



Any traveller wishing to visit Clinkskell must undertake a long and lonesome road. It has frequently been mentioned that the bleak, windswept journey there is perhaps England's most unwelcoming. However, those who complete the gloomy approach will find the moor town accommodates many remarkable sights. Alongside ancient woodland, pastoral meadow and delightfully unusual agricultural developments, the town's elaborate architecture is, to the bafflement of many, both eerie and welcoming at the same time.



It is along one of Clinkskell's most charming and dusty lanes that one arrives at the Blank Workshop. Founded in 1853 by Green Douglas, this curious place has over the decades been known variously as an exclusive club for the elaborately versed, a stronghold of charlatans and a parlour room for those who sleep on the left side of the bed.



Currently it is known to contain a rich harvest of unusual and uncanny individuals, with a substantial archive of the arcane and extraordinary. Most famously, the Blank Workshop is also home to both the Moon Wiring Club and Gecophonic Audio System Productions.