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  1. In the middle of the city ... the entire ground floor is flooded ... mold ... demolition .... Sports and medical clinic connected to the hotel. Another building written down for losses. Probably soon will be razed to the ground ... especially that in its vicinity grow new residential buildings. One can only imagine what sport stars were in this object. Have a look at the photos that remained inside ... (TRANSLATOR...sorry)
  2. Thetford Cottage Hospital March 2016. Pictures taken on a Samsung galaxy s6 edge no camera for personal safety (squatters and crackheads resident) A lone explore with lee... Call it bravery.... Call it utter stupidity.... I did it and alone.. The hospital thats triggered my fancy for over 2 years after seeing various reports from great explorers i did it myself. It was a great explore inside and despite warnings my curiosity got the better of me. The hospital inside despite years of neglect, damage & decay is fairly nice a rather decent scale and still intact to say the least and a lot bigger than it appears outside. Various items or equiptment and other things clutter the rooms and halls whilst having that feel of your being watched is stuck in the back of your mind but despite this call it idiotic or bravery i ventured in...... Vacant rooms and decaying corridors are what i found as well as some inhabitants upstairs. Vacant peeling corridor. Signs for different practices. Reception areas. Treatment rooms. Various smashed up units Before the stairs. The old X- Ray table The X- Ray Camera Medical Supplies Left. equiptment left behind. What was this room? now Storage area Although i loved it Nothing and i state nothing could prepare me for what i was about to see upstairs. The stairs have a putrid smell of poor personal hygiene and urine and crap like a old tramp thats not cleaned his rear or changed his clothes in 10 years (can you imagine that)? The rooms upstairs are cluttered with large bottles of cider and bottled beer, clothing, manky old matteresses and more so clearer the place is inhabitied by homeless or illegal substance users, spent needled on the carpet and other various items, i ventured in further (sadly no pics i had to stay alert) Upon opening one door i heard a loud aaargghhhhhhhhh you fucking cunt im going to cut your fucking throat in which i didnt stop to find out who it was or challenge it further......but then who would?? Here is a bit of history i found from the local paper.... It was one of the first hospitals in the country to buy an x-ray machine and helped thousands of Norfolk patients over its more than 100 year history. But a Victorian hospital in Thetford closed its doors for the last time yesterday as officials prepared for a new health care era on the outskirts of the town centre. A question mark now hangs over the future use of Thetford Cottage Hospital with fears that the historic redbrick building will be demolished to make way for housing. The antiquated town centre facility completed its last appointments before being mothballed yesterday as health officials put the finishing touches to a new £4.5m one stop health shop, which opens next week . The old cottage hospital, in Earls Street, was built in the late 1800s and was given to the people of the town by the Fison family and William Gentry, who claimed a penny a week for rent. Over the years, the building received many extensions, including an x-ray wing, which was dedicated to the men of Thetford, who died in the Great War between 1914 and 1918. In 1969, the hospital ceased inpatient beds, but still retained key services such as x-ray, physiotherapy, family planning, and other outpatient clinics until its closure, which was marked with an 'end of era' party last night and attended by about 50 past and present members of staff.
  3. This was the first time at RAF Upwood Medical Facilty and it proved a good explore although heavilty trashed. While we had to crawl under a broken piece of plyboard it didnt disapoint with stuff and debris everywhere, plus nearly every piece of glass was broken. As well as it being pitch black and the only source of light was our phone torches it proved fun, we saw a lot of spent needles, gloves, dental aperatus and more. Dental lights and aperatus trashed or broken. Whilst walking around with nothing other than phone torches for light, the smell of recent fire damage from vandals whoever else, we heard foot steps, i told the girls to stay in she shadows and not move until i return, i wandered slowly until the noises got louder and hid behind a door until 2 people ermerged in which i shined my torch, they crapped it and asked if i was police or security or if i was going to harm them, i said no im a explorer and called the girls.... the look on thier face was PRICELESS. Various forms of aperatus has been left behind as well as back up generators and switch boards. The sad reality is these amongst a few other pic taken by others are the VERY last we will see of this lovely place as the diggers have moved in,,, but why??? it was in decent serviceable condition until vandals trashed it! The only facilty now is RAF Alconbury which some of the aperatus has been moved to, whilst it sits more or less disused there. Sadly it now seems there will be room for 300 houses on the Raf Upwood site, and who knows who will occupy them, RAF Upwood was a great explore but sadly the level of decay is too much now. I will personally miss the place. I hope you all enjoy this report and many other to come Lee
  4. So after a steady walk through the center of london for the first time we finally got to oour destination and walked pat the main gate, instantly the secca was onto us .we waited about a while and made a quick entrance and scrambled for the open window. after only an hour tops me and a non member were speaking a little too loud and might have got us busted Sorry guys Anyway Enjoy... Thanks guys
  5. This place is in a epic location and makes for some nice sightseeing, although waiting for a gap in traffic was another story... We didn't get as long as we wanted in here due to a couple of the group getting busted! just as I was about to climb the tower nevertheless we managed enough time to get around most of the place! Cheers for looking
  6. St Thomas's Hospital Medical School in London was one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in the UK and formed part of King's College London. It was part of St Thomas' Hospital which was established at the end of the 12th century. According to historical records St Thomas's Hospital Medical School was founded in about 1550. It was admitted as a school of the University of London in 1900 but remained a constituent part of St Thomas' Hospital until 1948 when it formally became part of the university. In 1982 it merged with the medical school at Guy's Hospital to form the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. It was abandoned 7 years ago, there is ongoing asbestos removal taking place currently. Had this on the radar for a while but never got round to checking it despite taking part in other activities on site, what a mistaka to maka! My first comment upon meeting the others was that it seemed like the kind of place where they would test deadly viruses to prevent a 28 days later style outbreak, well it turns out they actually filmed scenes from the movie here, how appropriate. The site has a bit of everything if you like hospitals etc, decay, medical samples, animal cages, grand stairs, labs, not to mention service tunnels, oh and an epic tower overlooking the House of Commons. Kudos to Slayaaaa for acting quickly on a tip off, also good to meet up with him, Boomstick & Alex for the first time this week. Sentinel & extreme_ironing provided some lols on the revisit where we uncovered a few more decent bits. Anyway, well impressed with this place and onto the pics...... 1. 2. 3. Animal testing cages 4. Feeding bowls on the floor of each cage 5. Animal cage washer, not pro usage of torch in shot 6. 7. Room full of blood slides and samples from both humans and animals 8. Human thymus (an organ of the immune system) sample encased in wax 9. Room full of samples of organs from mainly rats and voles 10. 11. Rat livers 12. 13. Old classroom / laboratory 14. Practical lecture theatre 15. 16. Service tunnel in the basement, this eventually led into the live hospital 17. 18. 19. Onto the more modern part of the site 20. 21. 22. Modern labarotory / classroom 23. 24. 25. 26. Next up we headed for the top of the tower 27. Going up the tower 28. 29. 30. Epic views across the Thames, this site has it all!!! Thanks for looking
  7. Intro So some help from Zombizza and Oakley and I was quite excited to get here, so thanks for helping me with that! This place is pretty sweet and we found some nice bits of rat in test tubes and animal testing ephemera. rats lungs and stuff... History The building was part of St Thomas' Hospital which was established in 1173. According to historical records St Thomas's Hospital Medical School was founded in about 1550. It was admitted as a school of the University of London in 1900 but remained a constituent part of St Thomas' Hospital until 1948 when it formally became part of the university. In 1982 it merged with the medical school at Guy's Hospital to form the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. In turn UMDS was absorbed by King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry, but the dentists have since been split out into The Dental Institute. Unlike the hospital which in recent times dropped the possessive "s", the medical school continued with the original spelling. The building is described as: And is grade II listed (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-204399-block-9-of-st-thomas-s-hospital-medical-). What is block 9? Block 9 was a major part of the medical school campus, it housed the student biology laboratories, animal testing laboratories, lecture theaters, cell pathology and much more. The building has a lot of rooms, labs, cage rooms, hall, corridors etc. It became empty and derelict when the medical schools of London merged and later this building was not needed. My visit I heard it was doable from Oakley and then Zombizza put up the lead practically the same time. The night before I was out and ready to meet Gabe, The raw and a few others for some high stuff in the city. Had some time to kill before I met them and seeing as we had organised to visit the place properly the day after, I went to check access and security. All was fine and we were in the next day with UrbanAlex, Boomstick84, Gabe and The_Raw. Had a laugh and saw some nice labs and specimens. We got through the site finding needles, bio hazardous waste, poison boxes, glass tubes with bits of rat in them, some mad sciencey glassware (Including the space bong) and some nice decay as well. I hope you enjoy my dodgy report and pics, I'm sure The_Raw will show me up a bit with his shots! Cheers! Pictures External
  8. Hello again OS, been a lack of activity on here from me. Photos from here are from two separate visits, my first with PROJ3CTM4YH3M and AndyK!. Second with Sweetpea, AndyK! and Kriegaffe9. Now what a place this is, sure, it's been "touristed" to death but it's hard to resist a taste of this real hospital goodness!! Full of things to see, large wards complete with beds, labs, scanners, equipment, lots of furniture left.. It's high on the list for me Pics: Selfie with de Kay! If too many photos, feel free to remove some Thanks guys
  9. Hey there. Pretty much anyone involved within exploring will know where this is Regardless of all the drama it may have caused it's a really nice place. visited on 2 occasions. Once on a nice afternoon with PROJ3CTM4YH3M and AndyK! and then early morning with Oldskool, Kriegaffe9, Perjury Saint, PeterC4 and a non-member. PICS!! Cheers
  10. A bit of a derp here, explored this one quite sometime ago with Mookster. Totally trashed but some beautiful light in here. The Defence Medical Equipment Depot (DMED) in Ludgershall, Wiltshire was a part of the DLO (Defence Logistics Organisation). The Building provided medical equipment and supplies to the armed forces both here and abroad. It has laid empty since 2005; There is very little in the way of Planning Applications or developers sites with it on so for the near future at least it looks like nothing will be done with it. It consists of a very large factory-type area and a few more regular military buildings including a mess hall built in 1939. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 [/ #8 #9 #10 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157648613116265/
  11. I do believe this is the very first post about this place. Which is surprising! The Defence Medical Equipment Depot (DMED) in Ludgershall, Wiltshire was a part of the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) and provided medical equipment and supplies to the armed forces both here and abroad. It closed in 2005 and has sat empty since, I can't find any current planning applications or developers sites with it on so for the near future at least it looks like nothing will be done with it. It comprises a very large factory-type area and a few more regular military buildings including a mess hall built in 1939, whether it used to be part of a larger base I am unsure of. Anyway me and Landie Man were bored this afternoon so drove the hour trip from my house on the chance it wouldn't be demolished and it paid off. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157646766360121/
  12. Evening all, Been back about 3 weeks now and probably a month since my last report on Duga 3. I don't tend to process that quickly as I find it a pleasure to take my time and not power through them. Unfortunately this has resulted in quite a backlog so have uploaded more or less all I wanted to from this spot to do a report. Think its been well covered previously, as many others have been and was quite late to this one due to going on trips to other countries since this one came about but still surprised to see more here than the underwhelming Dr Genitals which we slept in the night before and shot before coming here. This was my first trip to Belgium since last July so it was good to get back to the novelty of locations close to each other rather than the stretch across Germany between spots. This was the first full day with Dursty, Perry and Martyn and were lucky to explore this uninterrupted besides the neighbour spotting us pulling up which was solved by driving off and parking around the corner. Done! Anyway, on with some photos. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Thanks for looking in.
  13. Visited with a non OS forum member as part of an organised meet on another well known UE forum. Met a few other small groups on the way round and the local kids that use the place for hanging out and skating were ever present in the grounds. Not being the most agile person these days I managed to take home a good deal of bruises from several comedy entrances and exits. Not really the most subtle of entries on a busy Saturday afternoon but fun all the same. This was my first hospital explore and probably the most modern of all the places I've visited so far so I wasn't too sure on whether I was going to enjoy it or not as I tend to prefer places a bit more industrial. That said I really enjoyed this even though parts are absolutely trashed while other parts don't seem to have been touched. There's a good deal of old and new to keep anyone happy. Didn't cover half the site I wanted to so will be taking another trip back sometime soon. History The Derby Royal Infirmary was built on the site of the city's first hospital, the Derbyshire General Infirmary, built between 1806 and 1810. During the year that he was Mayor of Derby, Sir Alfred Seale Haslam managed to replace the old William Strutt Infirmary with the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. In 1890 there had been an outbreak of disease at the old infirmary and Sir William Evans, President of the Infirmary arranged a three day inspection which condemned the old building. When Queen Victoria came to open the new hospital on 21 May 1891 she knighted Haslam for his services and gave permission for the term "Royal" to be used. The hospital started to transfer it's services in 2009 to a new hospital built on the other side of the city now known as the Royal Derby Hospital. The latest scheme to transform the former hospital has been put forward by housing firm UK Regeneration (UKR) who wants to build 300 much-needed homes for rent on eight acres of land between London Road and Osmaston Road that it will buy from Derby Hospitals NHS Trust. UKR says it intends to retain the iconic towers that formed the end of two of the Royal Infirmary's early-1900s wards and the trust has confirmed that statues of Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria on the site will be retained. The DRI also has a link to celebrated nurse Florence Nightingale. The nurse, who was born in Florence, Italy, but was mainly raised in Derbyshire, is most famous for her role treating the wounded during the Crimean War, imposing high standards of hygiene on makeshift wards. But she also had a role advising on the redevelopment of the Derbyshire General Infirmary in the 1860s. That led to the famous nurse, dubbed The Lady of the Lamp, being immortalised by a statue there. The whole development site has now been named the Nightingale Quarter in her honour. On with the photos... 1. Dishwashing equipment in the kitchens of the main building. 2. Fire Alarm Plan 3. Main Corridoor 4. Drains and Underground Walkways 5. Glass Flasks and other equipment 6. Microscopes 7. Pathology - completely trashed 8. Biochemsitry 9. Blood Fridge and Lab 10. One of the two 1900 towers 11. X-Ray Room 12. Barnums - Childrens Ward 13. Lift Cage 14. Perjury Saint woz 'ere ? 15. Bedside Lamps 16. LInen Cupboards 17. Pipework in the Attic - pitch black up here and thanks to the person that left a fresh Mr Whippy that I narrowly missed standing in ! 18. Old Medical Journals and Books 19. Old Signage Thanks for looking - full set here
  14. Firth Brown Steels was initially formed in 1902, when Sheffield steelmakers John Brown and Company exchanged shares and came to a working agreement with neighbouring company Thomas Firth & Sons. In 1908 the two companies came together and established the Brown Firth Research Laboratories and it was here, in 1912, under the leadership of Harry Brearley they developed high chrome stainless steel. The companies continued under their own management until they formally merged in 1930 becoming Firth Brown Steels. The company is now part of Sheffield Forgemasters.
  15. I Saw this and i had to go! its a cool little underground hospital bigger than i thought it would be, Really enjoyed this one The medical centre was part of the Firth Brown's and was used for medicals to look after any injured employees from the factories. A little history on firth browns, that im sure you all know allready but still...... John Brown founded his company in the 1840s to manufacture steel files. Over the years the emphasis moved to the manufacture of railway track, made from steel provided by the new Bessemer process, and later to rail coach springs. Shipcladding and shipbuilding interests came into the company portfolio and finally, in the 1950s to general construction. In the late 1830s Thomas Firth was head melter at Sheffield crucible steelmakers Sanderson Brothers. He had fathered ten children, seven boys and three girls. Two of the sons, Mark and Thomas junior followed in fathers footsteps and started work at Sanderson Brothers but in 1842 left to set up their own business, their father joining them shortly afterwards. In the 1850s and '60s Thomas Firth supplied Samuel Colt with most of the iron and steel used at his firearms factories both at Hartford Connecticut and the short-lived facility in Pimlico, London. Business grew and moved into the armaments market directly, the company installing two Nasmyth Steam forge hammers in 1863 which were used to forge heavy artillery pieces. In 1871, Firth's cast the thirty five ton Woolwich Infant gun and 5 years later they produced an eighty ton gun. In 1902 Sheffield steelmakers John Brown & Company exchanged shares and came to a working agreement with neighbouring company Thomas Firth & Sons, the companies continuing under their own management until they finally merged in 1930 n 1973 Firth Brown merged with the Derby and Manchester-based wire-making firm Richard Johnson and Nephew, to form Johnson and Firth Brown Ltd (JFB).
  16. I been in here before but didn't take my tripod due to the climb and I really wasn't happy with the pictures, this time I've got a new lightweight tripod and had tame to spare so in I went The road currently has roadworks but a lorry driver had parked up for a sleep which made for some really good cover
  17. First I'm sorry for the picture quality, I couldn't make the climb while holding a tripod I was passing and decided to pop in It's a really nice little explore that is relatively untouched . And a quick video
  18. After The Sick Poor Orphanage and Rossendales Death Drop Theatre, we decided we hadnt had enough 'med sites' for one day, so off we scarpered in search of more... We ended up at this lovely, dark, damp little oddity! The Firth Brown Medical Centre According to rumour they tried to knock this down but because it was built to withstand a bomb droppin on it they couldnt be arsed and just buried it instead! But they left a window uncovered with just enough room to squeeze in... Nice of em eh! Crackin' little splore with my besty... Cant beat it!! C'MON BAB, WE GOIN' UNDERGROUND!! Thats yer lot! Over to you NK...
  19. After fun and games in the "Poor Sick Orphanage" we decided to head over to good old Rossendale and grace her with our presance. The place is quite large so we decided with time abit against us to try the new bit all be it the most difficult to negotiate..we braved wheelie bins with wobbly chairs balanced on them...anti climb paint..rickity ladders and squeezey small windows...and huge drops where i must admit PS was a total star pulling me up the side of a wall by my hands as i dangled down it looking at him with my tourettes on fast forward my wellies trying to get tread and my mind taking me back to the film vertigo where his best mate did actually let go of him..... however ..it was well worth the trauma once in ... PS will follow with his photos...thanks for taking a peek hope you enjoy A fantastic splore as always with PS ... Bingo its Operation Time! After all the Trauma of the entry we decided to have some " Circle Time" and reflect on our exit...
  20. Parndon Hall is a LIVE non public site and currently houses the Princess Alexandra Hospital medical library for student medical staff, doctors and consultants. _______________________________________________ In the North West corner of the Princess Alexandra Hospital site in Harlow, amongst tall magnificent trees, stands Parndon Hall, an Itailianate redbrick mansion with Portland stone dressings Parndon Hall was built in 1867 for Loftus Wigram Arkwright (Great Grandson of Sir Richard Arkwright, who invented the first powered mechinism for spinning cotton) The Arkwrights had been major land owners in Harlow since the early 1800's In 1864 Loftus Arkwright inherited the estate of Parndon from his father, the Rev Joseph Arkwright and commisioned the diocesan arcitect Joseph Clark to design Parndon Hall, the building was finished in 1867 and Loftus moved in with his 29 year old wife Elizabeth (nee Elizabeth Reynolds, a renowned and talented horsewoman and artist) Parndon Hall is now a Grade II listed building, the main feature of the house is the massive oak staircase featuring turned balusters and finaled newels. The ceilings, walls and doors have brightly coloured decorative scenes painted by Elizabeth Arkwright who in a sense leaves a much larger impression of the house that her husband. The accomplished paintings by Elizabeth imply that she had received good artistic training and used the latest oil paints in vivid colours Elizabeth was an large but energetic woman who would enjoy riding out with the hunt and return to Parndon all to be hauled up on scaffolding to continue her painting. Many of her larger art works have recently come to auction internationally. Loftus also loved the outdoor life and became Master of the Hunt and a JP, after a riding accident in Epping Forest in 1868 left him paralysed he continued to follow the hunt in a phaeton. By 1879 he employed 40 gamekeepers alone but his fortunes soon ended and rents on his land which were tied to the price of grain fell after poor harvests and cheap imports and by 1881 he had 250 acres of farmland worked by only 12 men and 3 boys Loftus Arkwright died in 1889 and Elizabeth died a year later aged 57 and the estate was inherited by their only son Loftus Joseph, but by this time the family fortune was dwindling and Loftus Jnr moved into the farmhouse and economised by renting out Parndon Hall and Mark Hall (the second Arkwright residence) Then in 1894 he married Julia Caldwell and they had 3 sons (another Loftus, John and Godfrey) they then moved back into the family home at Parndon Hall. By 1903 Loftus Jnr was truly back on his feet and brought the estates and manor of Netteswell in Harlow and formed Mark Hall Estates Co. with 5,000 acres. But his happiness was not to last and in 1912 Julia divorced him, testifying in court that her husband had affairs with the servants and was physically violent towards her. After Julia left him taking his sons, Loftus became a recluse and eccentric. His housekeeper would wheel his meals from the kitchen in a pram and the disrepair of the house was such that rainwater had to be caught in tin bath. Loftus died in 1950 but not before two of his sons had met with tragedy, John had been a commander in the Royal Navy and was killed in action when his ship the HMS Avenger was destroyed by a German U-Boat in 1942 and Loftus (Jnr Jnr) had owned a garage in Kensal Rd, London, but sometime before his mothers Julia's death in 1933 he disappeared. He was lat heard of driving recklessly and over the speed limit late at night in London and no more has ever been heard of him. This left his surviving son Godfrey Arkwright to inherit Parndon Hall The paintings were whitewashed over sometime in the 1890's the reason is not clear, possibly because Julia Arkwright disapproved of the nude figures or possibly that renting out the house, Loftus needed to cover up the nudes. Whatever the reason the painting were not rediscovered until after the Second World War, some paintings in the entrance hall are still hidden behind the white paint After the Second World War, the Harlow New Town Corporation was formed in 1947 to house the London overspill. It started purchasing land around the old villages of (Old) Harlow, Latton, Great Parndon and Netteswell. The Corporation compulsory purchased Parndon Hall and all of its land. Godfrey was now unable to enjoy his inheritance and reluctantly moved out of his family home in September 1952 only to die a year later. In 1954 Parndon Hall became and independent boarding school for deprived boys and girls and was run by a Mrs Katherine "Kitty Clare JP and in 1970 Princess Alexandra Hospital brought the freehold Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of Parndon Hall into 9 apartments