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Hello all from a longtime, somewhat rusty forum user. Having moved to the Leicester area 18 months or so ago, the exploring itch has well and truly returned. I needz derp. Although there isn't a shortage of it in my area, I do have a shortage of explorers that I know. For someone that doesn't favor solo explores, this is a slight stumbling block. So, whos about and up for wander?
This now closed hospital in North Wales was formerly a workhouse that opened in 1839 and housed both males and females. Biding by Victorian values both cohorts of people were segregated in separate wings. The building was laid out in the form of a cross – there’s a tip for future explorers – with the central hub being used to manage the four wings. The workhouse was run by a John Francis, a man, whose cruelty knew no bounds. In 1847 a Mr John Rowlands became one of the workhouse’s most famous residents. During his stay there one of Rowland’s friends, Willie Roberts died. It was rumoured that Francis had killed the boy. Rowlands and a few of his friends did some of their own urbexing and took a trip to the mortuary. There they found Willie’s badly beaten body. Enraged, Rowlands basically gave Francis a good pasting. Worried about what might happen to himself for his act of retribution, he did one over the wall and went to sea. He went on to change his name to Henry Morton Stanley, and coined the phrase “Dr Livingstone I presume?”. The rest is history. Enjoy the pics Although a hospital it has a few interesting features including ceiling lights A chapel some murals enter the Land of Narnia.... ...which was apparently the NHS' attempt to income generate.... There's lots of theatres too.... .....showing the NHS version of Oz And if it all got too much for you they had even put in some japanese style hotel rooms Sadly the income strategy failed and the hospital was forced to buy cheaper items for operations.... After complaints of painful invasive eye procedures the hospital closed, and like so many of our beautiful historical buildings, it now is going into rapid decay.. Hope you enjoyed this little tour. On that note, it's goodnight from me, and goodnight from him
Well... hi there explorers! A forum like this is new 2 me and still need 2 figure out how i put my sets/pictures on this Forum... Someone? Feel free 2 check out my homepage and then add me when u like it... Time2 meet some people over here! Greetz from Urbexor (J Photography urban exploration)
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