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UK Buckston Browne Vivisection - Now & Then-(visited 2011)-2013

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This place is definately an oldie but a goodie. I recently came across an article about this place, only to discover it is now being sold as a half a million pound house! Personally I prefer how I found it....

The History -

Buckston Browne farm was built in 1931 by the Royal College of Surgeons as an animal testing and vivisection laboratory. The farm was stimulated by a gift from Sir George Buckston Browne F.R.C.S. and was later ‘modernised’ in the 1960s with new accommodation blocks, kitchen, laundry, operating theatres, operating microscopes, orthopaedic instruments, diathermy and portable X-ray units. Two large enclosed blocks of 20 animal pens were also added, suitable for dogs, pigs, goats, sheep and calves which were all tested on in the farm. The farm was used by a number of institutions who endorsed animal testing, but finally ceased experimentations after anti-vivisection raids in 1984.

The Explore -

We've all had days where all the planning, research and effort to get places falls to pieces and leaves you without one successful explore all day! This was the complete opposite, we descended upon Kent and had an amazing day visting many locations. This was by far the winner of the day. Despite the gruesome history of the place, the summer sun made it pleasant!




These cages did upset me quite a lot! I almost forgot what I was exploring till this point.




Not sure I want to know what this was....





Yours for half a million pounds!!

Thanks for looking guys! :cool2:

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That's quite freaky with the cages still in-site, dunno if I'd move there owing to what happened there. Half a million doesn't seem to bad for the size of the place though! Nice report! :thumb

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Hey, thanks very much :)

The cages were definately morbid. I love my animals, so this one was particuarly dark for me. Some of the doors had 'pig room' and other such lovely things written on them :(

I wonder if the potential buyers have any idea what the place used to be.

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OOOh yeh done a few of these type of places and do make ta think about the sufferin

Cool to see as never saw this one before :thumb

Thanks for posting :cool2:

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Yeah, it really does :( There was some questionable apparatus laying about, and a lot of stuffed toys as well which was just bizarre.

Glad you enjoyed it, sometimes its nice to dig the oldies out!

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Thanks for sharing, think that would have given me the creeps being as I'm bit of an animal fan, wouldn't wish any suffering on anything or any one !, nice set of pics though !


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Same :( My imagionation was running with what probably went on in each room.

Give it about 20 years earlier and I would have been breaking all the furries out!

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