Right people, it's back to school for you lot! luckily for the guy's it's a girls school!!
The school was designed by J. M. Bottomley and G. T. Wellburn of Leeds and built in 1910. It was built in an Edwardian Baroque style, in an English cross bond utilising red brick and with white faience dressings.
In 1971 the school amalgamated with Doncaster Grammar School and was renamed Hall Cross Comprehensive. The building here is the Waterdale location.
Ok peep's moving away from the schools for a while, we had a mooch around this place and to say it was dirty would be an understatement
An iron foundry in North Hykeham, with a production capacity of approximately 80,000 tonnes of castings annually, they manufactured high quality iron casting components in nodular and grey iron for the international automotive, tractor and construction machinery industries.
It closed in 2007
Right the journey for one of us started here
This thread caused quite a stir so in true thanet crew style we tagged onto this effort by Obscurity and teamed up for the plotting room..never has it been reported on and after all the fuss and agro from kent history forum and local landowners tbh i dont think any one thought it would be photographed..there was power left on in this plotting room and a pump/dehumidifier left runnng with power cables and lights left abandoned..So be rude not to poke our heads down this kept quiet and allegedly sealed/capped off bit of history..
Not many pics frm here as to be honest its a plotting room ,just thought we would share
Nothing particularly ground breaking but something kurg may have started before hostilities that we felt we had to see through
That was an awesome explore, had some fun until the scum turned up.
Here's some of mine, bear in mind it was getting dark whilst we were there so the pics are poor.
Bible found under the floor
Hood_mad going up the bell tower
Up to the second floor
Me on the way up
Waterfall at the outdoor pool
Fire on the gym that was already burning when we got there (I think we disturbed someone)
A good, but very surreal experience.
Construction began in 1911 but completion of the original design did not occur until the early 1930s. The institution was planned as a "farm colony," whereby patients were put to work raising animals and growing food. Superintendent Charles S. Little told the New York Times: "In order to make this plan a success, it is necessary to begin to train the feeble minded when they are children. The feeble minded, if taken at an early age can be trained to do things better than if the education of which they are capable is postponed until the less pliable years." The site was named for William Pryor Letchworth, who served on the New York State Board of Charities from 1873 to 1896. Letchworth Village was one of the largest and most progressive facilities for the mentally retarded in the United States. Situated on 2000 acres of farmland with the Towns of Haverstraw and Stony Point. It was designed as a self-supporting community comprised of 130 field stone buildings.
The facility closed on March 31, 1996, but administrative offices remained open until 2002.