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  1. Haven't posted this one before, so thought I'd throw a few pics up! Visited back in Oct with 2 non forum members, it was a spur of the moment decision as we were in the area. Had previously been told there wasn't much left! There was enough too occupy us for 3 hours! This is a fairly large site in the middle of demolition, but it seems to have stopped for some time - the old parts of the hospital dating back to 1865 have been redeveloped into flats and town houses (in the country). There is still one admin building boarded up and a big house (for the warden or something) but this report sadly isn't on them, as I still haven't been back to see if they are possible! In the late 60's the site was re-developed into a large complex with many of pre-fab buildings dotted around the site, and at its peak it house 1000 patients of all ages, from children to geriatrics. IN the 1980's it was still in use as a 600 bed Psychiatric Hospital, eventually being turned into a hospital for children with learning difficulties in 1999. The hospital fully closed in 2003. This hospital also contained a special unit dealing with Urinary Disease (Pee Hospital ) Was still a bit of a noob with the camera back here shotting in the wrong apertures and straight to jpeg, so apologies! One of the newer main blocks... One of the several smaller pre-fabs Male members please read and take note, this is how to stay dry on a explore! Kitchen Block... Servery area, these tiles were all the rage, enough to drive me slightly loopy Jacuzzi, still in tact, supposedly it was only 1 year old when the hospital was closed! The main hall, I wasn't fit enough to climb the pole to get into the projector room the projectors were there a few years ago, not now sadly. Library On the way back to our horse and cart we had to stop for a slide and a wee swing Thanks for looking!!
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