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  1. Thats really nice, i love the interior, very grand I imagine in its day! Those ceilings are amazing! lovely set of pics Thanks for sharing
  2. Welcome to the forum nice to see something new and i agree with Andy, I like those older style machines. I look forward to seeing some more posts from you
  3. i really like this, aside from the fact that the ceiling has been wallpapered in one room which impressed me loads haha I love it. I am in awe of the decor and the dinginess I particularly like number 3 , great pics Andy
  4. Oh wow! this is amazing Michelle! I love everything about this place, the exterior is very 'workhousey' like we get over here. The body fridge is a bit retro, I am absolutely loving that Must have been humungous with a capacity like that. Im pleasantly surprised with how well preserved the chapel is considering the decay of the rest of the place. What surprises me more is the length of time it was open, not very long really but hey, I am not complaining! Relatively intact and vandalism free as well. The handprinted sign is nice, I bet the place is littered with those. This is like hospital porn for me. i could actually go on for days but I won't haha! Love it, really love it! nice work lovely
  5. I love number 6 mate nice bit of history and what fantastic views!
  6. pretty impressive that mate
  7. I can imagine, not a nice experience at all.
  8. This is a clear testament to how trashed somewhere so lovely gets in a short space of time. I have seen loads on this place what a load of little shits trashing it like this. Nice to be updated of the place though
  9. Some really cool bits and pieces left behind here Nice work mate I particuarly like number 3
  10. There was no expense spared when building this place was there, reminds me a litle of Stormont in NI from the outside. I like those leather clad seats as well. At least the effort getting in was well worth it and you have that set of pics to show for it
  11. What a strange history and quite personal from what you say. Its always nice to have a bit of a connection to somewhere we explore. The old lady probably died a lonely death after her husband. Quite sad really, Thanks for the post, pretty interesting
  12. Surprises me that something so sacred has been left so unkempt and disrespected. What saddens me is that those bones have been chucked about like rubbish from people probably looking for some valuables. Such a same but amazing photo'sal the same. Not something you get to see every day
  13. Its always nice to see an update and it doesnt look like much has changed exterior wise since I visited in 206 except for the fact that there is now someone selling entry through the backdoors for pics inside I have removed the last pic as some people can get a bit funny about themselves being put on the internet without their permission. Could cause problems for ya mate
  14. Thats really quite special, places like this always are and your pics have really done the place justice I love the old bingo shelves, the architecture around the private boxes and the little bingo member request. Really nice colection of pics
  15. I dont know what you mean about being not too impressive, I really like it Does look like some form of body trolley with some bmx style wheels on it haha! Some really cool stuff here. Good work Damo
  16. Quite like that as bare as it is I guess the whole reason your put in jail in the first place isnt for pleasure. Some really nice peely too
  17. Oh I do like a nice pool! Great shots
  18. Really nice Andy, literally just finished looking through your album on FB for this one. I love that green in number 19! Really like those paintings? On the wall in 11 too.
  19. Its mad that this is all that's left if the place! Those walls could tell some stories I'm sure. Nice little place thanks for sharing
  20. History Costing £350,000 and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum opened on 15 April 1908. The main hospital building covered 5 acres (2.0 ha), designed to accommodate 750 patients across 10 wards, 5 each for men and women. Like many Victorian institutes, it was designed as a self-contained institute, with its own 150 feet (46 m) water tower atop a power house containing two Belliss and Morcom steam engine powered electric generator sets, which were only removed from standby in the mid-1980s. The site also contained a farm, which provided both food supplies and therapeutic work for the patients. The first medical superintendent was Dr Edwin Goodhall, whose then advanced approaches and therapies resulted in the hospital acquiring a reputation at the forefront of mental health care. Patients were also encouraged to take work and supervised tours outside the institute. During World War I, the facility was called the Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital. During World War II, part of the hospital was turned over to the military, becoming the largest emergency service hospital in South Wales, treating British, US Army and German personnel. 200 beds were retained for civilian use, which enabled early treatment of post traumatic stress disorder of military patients. On 5 July 1948, the hospital was taken over by the Ministry of Health as the National Health Service came into existence. It continued to be used through to the mid-1980s, when care in the community began to reduce the number of resident patients. The decision was made to close the hospital as it was no longer deemed suitable for patients. Closure of the hospital is today, 29th April 2016. The Explore As always, explored with my better half @hamtagger . This place had become a little bit of a fixation to us. Knowing as most of you probably did that closure was imminent we decided to pay it a visit. The hospital recently had an exhibition showing the history of Whitchurch and it had finished a week before our visit, only downfall is we would have got to see the hall but where is the fun in being allowed in somwhere! This place had 10 wards, they are huge wards, built on 2 floors. When we visited only 2 of those wards were in use on the East side and they were the secure unit which were moved to the new Llandough Hospital earlier this week. 90% of the site is disused. On site there is a funeral home and a hospice both of which are still and will still remain active now that the hospital has closed. The whole site is pretty vast, the corridors are long and echoey, we never saw a single person while walking around the main sections. The wards were all closed and padlocked off inside but this didn't really bother us too much. We just enjoyed sneaking round capturing it like it is now. HT said to me wouldnt it be nice to look back on these pics in years to come and see what it did look like. A severalls in the making if nothing happens with it. As you can see not a lot was accessible but it wil give you an idea of what it is like. Parts of it reminded me of Goodmayes Asylum in Essex, it had that feel to it. Especially with working lights and the colour of red on the windows and doors. The place hadn't been looked after which was a shame really. Decay had allready started. Some corridors were closed off due to colapsing ceilings. The water tower was locked off because of Aspestos. Reading a story online, millions had been spent renovating one of the concrete rings on one side of the tower only a few years ago. The building is beautiful. Red brick with a single line of yellow brick right through the middle. The grounds are just as nice, old flowerbeds now overgrown but still spring flowers coming through. On our way out we were met by Security at the main desk, we explained to him that we were just looking at the buildings. Luckily we were on our way out and he told us that he didn't mind us taking externals so there was our chance to walk around the whole site externally. I got chatting to him and asked him about his job. He explained that he had started working for the gardens when he was 17 as a stopgap before he found something else to do, 44 years later he is still there. I could see the bond he had with this building with the closure ahead. He was emotionally attached to it, you could see the sadness in his eyes when he talked about it. He talked to us about the cannabis factory that was found a few years back in one of the derelict wards. He laughed when he said that staff thought he was behind it. All in all really nice to speak to him, someone with knowledge. So really a maze of corridors to see and a lot locked down, this place has a mortuary but I am led to believe that it's 50/50 as to wether there is a slab inside it still. I am told that it is stored for gas bottles. The main hall is amazing but I only got to see it through cracks in the doors. Currently being used for storage of medical records and equiptment it was heavily locked. Whitchurch has a lot more to offer but for us its a waiting game until it becomes more accessible inside. In particular I loved the Matron's door. This place had a lot of original features left and this was one of them. Anyway enough of my waffle, I am sure that many of you will vsit this place in time. On with the pics Externals An aerial view of the whole site, arrow plan. 1 : The Main entrance 2 : The Pavillions had seen better days 3 : Westside, Innit bruv! 4 : One of the smaller villa's on site, more recently being used for admin 5 : One of the secure Units for the higher risk patients 6 : 7 : East Side 8 : Some more of the East side 9 : The external of the curved corridor 10 : 11 : The Internals 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : The corridor Kink 18 : A bit of artwork from a former patient 19 : 20 : The corridor which led you to the Mortuary & Tower, sadly closed off 21 : Sad times for Whitchurch 22 : The main entrance 23 : A little history from when it was a military hospital Thanks for looking!
  21. That's stunning! The exterior is nice and never expected to see that lovely dome area. Really nice. I'm liking all the curves to this place and the tiles are nice! Nice bit of history too, was interesting to read
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