We were here for a maximum of 2 hours. 1 hour getting in and getting to this room. haha. Soon after we got chased by Mr Very Scary Security. Was so funny hehe. My friend hid in the cupboard while we all escaped, we were waiting for him for 10 minutes before he could sneak out!
1 - Had to do a bit of climbing to get in
2 - art deco staircase
3- had to run so fast through these, but also very quietly to get to the theatre.
4- cool buttons
5 - epic lights
6 - Visiting hours are over
7 - a real brain scan left behind
8 - the last shot
Ok, first post on here, so hope you enjoy. Just a small explore from middle of last year but an interesting little one one nonetheless.
The Royal Victoria closed bit by bit over the last few years, finally becoming empty last year. Each time we pitched up there was always something still active so we accidentally left it a bit too long without checking. Big mistake, the neds burnt half the place to the ground and a sh!tload was demod to make it safe.
Anyway, we managed to explore a good but of it but only took photos of the main block. The old Victorian building despite looking externally brilliant - has been so modernised inside there is no hall anymore - just a bunch of admin rooms.
Enough babbling - on with the pics
_DSC2237 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
Inside the Main Entrance
_DSC2229 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2228 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2227 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2224 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2222 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2221 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2216 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2214 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
Smashed Ward and Bed
_DSC2205 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
_DSC2239 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
This one has been long in the making and a good way to end 2017. I've been to the newer bit more times than I care to admit, however the older bit had alluded me for a long time. After multiple visits and too many fails to count we finally managed it with a bit of good timing and dash of good luck.
I'd heard that it isn't going to be too long till the place is getting flattened so it was a bit of a now or never explore.
"In 1899, Sutton Cottage Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. At the time, the hospital housed just six beds, and operated from two semi-detached cottages in Bushy Road, Sutton.
As the population of Sutton grew, so too did the hospital. In 1902, the hospital moved to a new site, which consisted of four small wards, an administrative block and contained a total of 12 beds. It was at this point that the hospital became known as Sutton Hospital.
In 1930, the hospital began the expansion process again, this time with a purpose-built clinic at the current site. In 1931, the new hospital was officially opened. When the National Health Service (NHS) was implemented in 1948, the hospital was incorporated into the St Helier group. The hospital continued to receive support from voluntary activity and charitable organisations.
By 1950, further beds for inpatients were desperately needed and two further wards were added. Late in 1957, a new outpatients and pharmacy was added to the complex. By now, people were beginning to live longer and the increasing number of elderly people requiring care was putting added pressure on the hospital. A new geriatric rehabilitation unit was opened in 1959.
In 1983, a district day surgery unit was opened, meaning that patients could be treated and discharged within the same day. During 1990, the hospital underwent further improvements, and a work began on building an orthopaedic surgery. Patients first arrived for treatment here in January 1991."
There were 3 blocks, Block A, B and C.
>Block A is filled with half the pigeon population of Sutton and is truly vile. I might eventually get round to
doing it properly, but its not an appealing one!
>Block B is well decayed, but still has a quite a few things left inside and isn't too disgusting. The best one
>Block C is very clean apart from a bit of graffiti but is empty and boring. We spent about 30 minutes in here
but the camera never came out the bag.
Block B is the only one worth doing really IMO.
Visited with Brewtal and Prettyvacant71. A morning adventure that went without too many hiccups.
We nipped into Block C first but quickly realised it wasn't very interested and elected to go to Block B instead as I'd heard it was the 'best' bit.
Its got some fantastic decay but isn't totally trashed or smashed up. It's got a some nice original features still remaining.
You could see where they had cleared some of the pigeon droppings using large sheets, but there was still enough in certain parts to warrant breaking out the dust mask for a less pleasant areas.
A nice explore and a good end to a busy year of exploring. Hopefully 2018 brings more great explores!