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  1. UK Dri feb 2014

    Well this place has been done to death. It was pretty trashed by the time I got here. However it was still a nice lil mooch. Quite a few gadgets left about and surpisingly I bumped into a quite a few people too!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  2. Today was my second explore, and I was accompanied by hamtagger It was however cut short by some of the lovely locals who were drinking at 11am and swinging a bat around. Most likely trying to strip what little copper is left in the building. (We didn't fancy having to go all Jackie Chan on them or risk getting our arses kicked and losing our cameras) So unfortunately we left a lot earlier than expected. Here's a bit of History on the place. Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (DRI) was established in 1810 on land formerly part of Derby's Castlefield estate on land near what is now Bradshaw Way and the A6 London Road. It was known as the Derbyshire General Infirmary at the time. In 1890 a Typhoid outbreak sweeped through the hospital, and the buildings design was blamed. The hospital is entirely demolished, a year later Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of what would become Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. The neo-Jacobean building was completed in 1894, and its main features were its 'Onion' shaped domed towers and its central corridor which ran the length of the hospital. The hospital was expanded at several points in the 20th century, the most visible being the still used Wilderslowe Tower and the now disused A+E building built in 1970. The DRI as a result is an architectural mish-mash with the original hospital at its heart. Buildings aside, the DRI was a pioneering hospital, the UK's first Flying Squad was set up here in 1955, in 1976 George Cohrane set up the first National Demonstration Centre for Rehabilitation and in 1992 the Pulvertaft Hand Centre was opened by the Queen, her grandson William was sent here seven years later following a rugby injury. In the late 90s, the NHS Trust's for each hospital in Derby merged, and drew up a dramatic plan to consolidate the services of both hospital's on one site. The so called 'super hospital', soon to be known as the Derby Royal Hospital is one of the largest in the region. There are no official plans to redevelop the now redundant Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, the land is covered by a large regeneration plan which will expand Derby's city centre southwards into what is known as Castleward. The 1987 built part of the hospital shall continue to provide medical care, providing the services of the closed Aston Hall and Grove Hospital's south of Derby. One of the corridors just as you walk in. I'm assuming all power is out in the Hosptial because after ringing the bell for a Uniform, Nobody came... I was quite shocked that these weren't smashed like every other bit of glass in there. Some doors through a hole I was also shocked that the locals hadn't taken this to Cash Converters Someone needs to work on their aim, this looks quite fresh too. A pressure...thing Window Close-up Someone has actually taken the time to smash each and every window. Did anyone on here leave the bottle of water? I'm assuming it was explorers by the size of it. Corpse is watching you. Creeping through the windows General Manager Door Sign I liked the look of this one That's all until next time. We're hoping to go back in a bigger group incase of another run in with the local doleys (Safety in numbers) Thankyou for taking time to read my report. I really enjoyed the short amount of time we spent here and can't wait to re-visit and get a better report and some more impressive pictures.
  3. Dr.Dre......oppss Dr.Dri An abandoned hospital in the u.k. On first sight this location looks very impressive with lead topped twin towered domes of a Victorian structure but once you enter not much if anything is left of its original structure i didn't see most of the place only concentrating on the main corridor . We wont talk about the chavs,the crazy polish man or the dude we past outside getting arrested for burglary...... 1. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 2. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 3. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 4. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 5. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 6. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 7. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 8. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 9. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 10. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 11. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 12. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 13. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 14. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 15. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 16. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 17. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 18. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr
  4. I've been meaning to get over here for ages and this weekend I finally made it over to see this old hospital. A huge place, heavily trashed in places but plenty of stuff left to see. We spent about 4 hours inside with no issues and in no way did we see it all. I believe it shut in stages from 2009 with the last bit to close some time last year. Here are some pictures

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