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Severalls Hospital in Boxted Road, Colchester, closed in 1997 and negotiations by owners the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) are ongoing in a bid to sell it to developers.

However the site has attracted a number of unwanted visitors wanting to photograph the buildings, picnic on the grounds and even from ghost hunters.

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A 20-year-old man was given 40 hours of unpaid work, fined almost £200 and given a one year probation order at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on February 23 after being prosecuted for trespassing on the site on February 7.

Full story here

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ghost_hunters_trespassing_at_colchester_s_old_severalls_hospital_site_warned_they_face_prosecution_1_4016240

PMSL Apr 1st

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Interesting read that. Having spent around 24 hours in the place over a few visits undetected, the best policy is "don't get caught" :D:D

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I really don't see how they can justify the money spent on cases like this. It's pathetic! Make an example yeah but with more important matters surely.

As for a heavily pregnant woman and a 5 year old on site well. That's not something I would do but its down to the parents really, I'm not going to tell someone how to bring up their child but when we put ourselves in these places which ultimately can be dangerous I would not be doing the same with my child. I'm struggling to see how an 8 month pregnant woman can get over palisade tbh!!

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Theres got to be more to this than meets the eye and as for this fella Im with Silent Hill what a penis.

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If the story is true there were crminal laws broken il pm the fella and get from his own lips and post reply :thumb

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I really don't see how they can justify the money spent on cases like this. It's pathetic! Make an example yeah but with more important matters surely.

As for a heavily pregnant woman and a 5 year old on site well. That's not something I would do but its down to the parents really, I'm not going to tell someone how to bring up their child but when we put ourselves in these places which ultimately can be dangerous I would not be doing the same with my child. I'm struggling to see how an 8 month pregnant woman can get over palisade tbh!!

Speaking as a 7 month pregnant women I can tell you there would be no getting over it lol I struggle to tie my laces at the best of times so my exploring shoes are well and truly hung up for the time being :)

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Speaking as a 7 month pregnant women I can tell you there would be no getting over it lol I struggle to tie my laces at the best of times so my exploring shoes are well and truly hung up for the time being :)

They must be wrong because I just can't see a heavily pregnant woman climbing over that. The mind boggles. Congrats by the way

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Speaking as a 7 month pregnant women I can tell you there would be no getting over it lol I struggle to tie my laces at the best of times so my exploring shoes are well and truly hung up for the time being :)

Same, Congrats with the up and coming birth of the next generation of urban explorer :grin:

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I really don't see how they can justify the money spent on cases like this. It's pathetic! Make an example yeah but with more important matters surely.

As for a heavily pregnant woman and a 5 year old on site well. That's not something I would do but its down to the parents really, I'm not going to tell someone how to bring up their child but when we put ourselves in these places which ultimately can be dangerous I would not be doing the same with my child. I'm struggling to see how an 8 month pregnant woman can get over palisade tbh!!

When we visited there was no palisade to climb at all, and had not been for the 4 days prior. So win win if they got lucky then... And the little girl was 4 years old and loves exploring and has done for 3 years now

Here she is with me on the left and 2 friends who I would trust her life with and mine as well

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That's mint mate, ace to see the little one into the exploring so early, I bet she loves the adventures :)

I heard about that period when a large section of the palisade was down and was hoping it was still down when we visited in December. Unfortunately it was repaired and we had to do the ball pincher :eek:

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And the last time I looked in the responsible parenting handbook it did not mention a date to take your kid exploring, but it did mention on a good few occasions that it is harmful to wrap kids up in bubble wrap

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When we visited there was no palisade to climb at all, and had not been for the 4 days prior. So win win if they got lucky then... And the little girl was 4 years old and loves exploring and has done for 3 years now

Here she is with me on the left and 2 friends who I would trust her life with and mine as well

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I know you do, I know this was about you mate. Like I said, it's down to the parents. I know you look after her wherever you take her. I couldn't do the same as Id be too busy taking pics etc hence why I said it's not something I would do. There is no way I could take a child in to places I've been. Sometimes I struggle to look after myself.

Personally I think it's good that you and others are introducing the next generation of explorer to urbexing.

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