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  1. I decided to have a swing by here as it had been a while... In fact a long long time as I hate the place as it was photos I took here that when I plugged the camera into the computer it killed the computer along with a few years of family, holiday and exploring pictures and it was long before I knew how important it was to back up your files etc etc etc. I had been past it a good few times while working and knew exactly what was going on with the demo of the site. I also failed another time to get in but was not fussed as I knew I had seen the good bits and they were slowly vanishing. But I went out with the camera with clareexplores to have a little look at what was left now that the builders have gone...... Well there is not much too see now.. A long corridor with a few rooms and now way to access the other floors and the morgue is all that remains. History The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum was situated in Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich. Opened in April 1814 and closed in 1998 and slowly bit by bit the site has been turned into completely over priced houses on one side of the road and over the other the old tower now just sits all on its own 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  2. UK norwich crane, september 2014

    so me and a friend and one of his friends went up here one night, on the way up secca (his hut is right next to the crane, and the bottom of the ladders are loose so they rattle like anything) shone his torch up the thing and diddnt see my mates climbing up or me at the top on the way down i was cold and loosing energy so was shaking anyway, which diddnt help when on the last and loudest ladder, out he came we ran, he ran but diddnt catch us we then hid with a few people our age standing around their cars. ski slope
  3. HISTORY John Harvey,banker and Mayor of Norwich in 1792, built Thorpe Lodge. To extend his estate westwards he moved the road which was subsequently named Harvey Lane. This extension crossed over the City boundary, which to this day continues to run through the property. The crinkle crankle boundary wall is his creation, as also is the gazebo on the Yarmouth Road boundary, in which he installed a camera obscura wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura although the tunnel doesent go to the gazebo as most people think, it runs very close to it the exit is very close to the river and as john harvey had regular "river frolics" this was possibly how he got people to the river. good history on thorpe: http://www.norwich.gov.uk/Planning/D...peStAndrew.pdf thanks to my uncle for finding but not getting down last time i checked it was locked and its likely it still is Did they go the wrong way or just an unfinished extension? Looking to the bricked-up end of the tunnel, beyond that wall is a small shed sized entrance filled up with wood and other crap. had some carpet down here at one point candle burn. may have had electric down here at one point
  4. Gabe got on the case and asked if I was free in Norwich in a few weeks, so a few weeks later he arrived and we decided to go have a little scout about and see what was happening. Checked a few drains, but they were all rusted shut, checked a bunker, that was sealed tight, so that only left the crane that has appeared up at the hospital. That concluded the afternoon, so I dropped him off and went to the the school run bits and bobs..T scoffed down and off to pick matey 'magpie Tommy' up and then to pick up Gabe. Magpie Tommy ' lets play spot the explorer in the pub' we walk into the pub and are greeted by a bloke covered in white chalk from the mines.... Well no need to try guess how he had passed the afternoon So we headed up to the hospital, and after playing dodge the CCTV camera we found a nice easy route in. From the looks of the site it looked like it is going to be something big, and this is what it would appear they are building. The new £4.5m unit will be next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Mulbarton ward and will house two more linear accelerators, bring the total of six ‘linacs’ at N&N. The first will be installed once the building work is complete, due to be by the end of summer next year, and a second is due to be installed in 2015. This equipment provides radiotherapy for a range of cancers and works by using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. Consultant oncologist Jenny Nobes said radiotherapy is often used instead of surgery, and can have the same effectiveness. She said: “Hopefully waiting times will be less for radiotherapy and more patients will be able to benefit from this locally.†The plans also include a new orthovoltage treatment room with equipment which can treat cancers which sit near the surface of the body, such as some skin cancers. The new build will include a waiting area, office space and two consulting rooms and to help cancer patients avoid a hospital admission, there will be space for a new Acute Oncology Suite to provide rapid assessment and treatment for patients who are experiencing complications with their cancer or its treatment. About 200 patients receive radiotherapy each month at the N&N, with patients referred from other local hospitals including the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn. Now for some photos. After we climbed down, we were just getting ready to take a few ground shots, when every generator started up and more floodlights popped on, so at this point we cut our visit rather short and headed of back to the car.. After that we dropped my mate of and decided for some easy climbing at the Mecca bingo halls. Had the usual fun here, easy climb, just got on the roof, when security pop out to have a fag and chat on the phone very loudly for ages. I thank you Carters for the lovely clean crane to climb
  5. This is a variety of images that were lost due to photobucket. So to keep it simple I have mashed all the climbing stuff we have done In Norwich into 1 thread Carrow road crane John Innes crane Norwich Rooftops University of East Anglia Crane Norwich Gas tower St Giles st Church
  6. Sadly this place is no more. One of my first explores last year, it may please some of you to see non processed images from myself too Here is abit of history from Geograph: The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum was situated in Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich. The architects were Francis Stone and John Brown (Norfolk County Surveyors) and Robinson Cornish and Gaymer of North Walsham. The County Asylum was intended specifically for pauper lunatics and was only the second institution of its kind when completed in early 1814. The buildings were originally designed for the reception of 40 male patients in April 1814, followed by female patients in June of the same year. Roughly 70 patients were present on average in the early years. Extensions in 1831 and 1840 allowed this number to double and more substantial additions in the late 1850s as well as the construction of an auxiliary asylum, which was completed in 1881, some 700 inpatients could be accommodated. The auxiliary asylum or annexe is situated to the north of the main buildings, on the other side of Yarmouth Road, connected by a lane that was carried over the main road by a bridge. In April 1889 the institution was re-titled the Norfolk County Asylum, and after its modernisation into 'a hospital for mental disorders' (with reorganisation into distinct male and female asylums) there was room for more than 1,000 patients. To read it all look here: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2255369 Sorry no tripod So a few flash shots have been used! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Hope you enjoyed thanks for having a look.
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