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Lillesden School for girls visited 2012

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One of my favourite places I've ever been, except for the sorry state it's now in.

Back in 2009 they did start working on it, it didn't last for long. It was for sale a while back for 1.25 million, don't think it sold thou.

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Guest Scattergun

Loved the look of this, nice one mate. The domed ceiling and mirrors were real nice :)

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