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    Meanwood Hospital Mansion - Leeds - December 2018

    History   In 1919 Leeds Corporation rented Meanwood Park to provide a ‘colony’ for the mentally handicapped, which was formally opened on 3rd June 1920, although the first patient had been admitted in the previous year.  In 1921 the Corporation bought Meanwood Park estate and surrounding land...
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    RAF Brampton Officer's Mess - April 2018 - Cambs

    History    Brampton Park Officers' Mess is a former country house, then used by RAF Support Command at RAF Brampton. Brampton Park dates back to the 12th century and the house, known as the Grange, was built in 1821-22 to designs by Thomas Stedman Whitewell. It was altered in 1825 by John...
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    Barbour Thread Mill (Hilden) - Lisburn, NI - Jan 2018

    History    Barbour Mill has a long and prestigious history in Lisburn and as the end of an era draws near many local people will be recalling their own memories of Barbour Threads. In 1784 John Barbour, who hailed from Scotland, established a linen thread works in Lisburn. At the same time...
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    RAF Coningsby Bomb Dump - lincolnshire - October 2017

    History    Due to the aircraft stationed at RAF Coningsby there was an external bomb dump, in order to Reduce the quantities of explosives stored and the number of personnel exposed to risk, along with separating explosive processing from storage were the major lessons adopted in what I...
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    Malsis Prep School - Yorkshire - August 2017

    History  Malsis School located at a mansion known as Malsis Hall in the village of Crosshills, in North Yorkshire, England, was a co-educational independent pre-prep and preparatory school for pupils aged three to 13 years. The school was founded in 1920 and closed due to falling pupil numbers...
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    TG Green Pottery - Derbyshire - July 2017

    History   T.G.Green & Co Ltd originally operated from the village of Church Gresley, South Derbyshire between 1864 and 2007. More famous for their blue and white striped 'Cornish Kitchen Ware' produced from the early 1920's (then known as 'E-Blue') the pottery produced many hundreds of...
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    Bletchley Park - Milton Keynes - May 2017

    History, of which I (believe it or not!!) didn't steal from another poster!!   Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis...
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    Chamberlin & Hill castings - Leicester - May 2017

    History   Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd have been manufacturing in Leicester since 1864 and are part of the successful Chamberlin & Hill plc group. They produce castings from 0.1 kgs to 6000 kgs supplying product for turbines, transmissions, oil and gas compressors, earth moving...
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    Great Britain Oakwood Farmhouse - Norfolk - June 2016

    I don't have any history on this little place except for the fact that it was a farm in a remote village in Norfolk. As you can probably tell I have a little backlog. With various personal events over the last year allthough I have been out a bit I havent had much time to post so catching up on...
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    Hospital Mortuary - Northern Ireland - February 2017

    History This mortuary was nestled in the Northern Ireland countryside. It was small, quaint & perfect! A small chapel inside accompanied the mortuary. With no body fridges which was one of the first things I noticed I could only put that down to either it was a mortuary whereby bodies...
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    Whitchurch Hospital Revisit - June 2016 - Cardiff

    So, I think most of us know the history of this place by now but for those that don't here is a brief..  Costing £350,000 and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum opened on 15 April 1908. The main hospital building covered 5 acres (2.0 ha), designed to accommodate 750 patients across 10...
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    RAF Church Fenton - Tadcaster - July 2016

    History - stolen of course    First opened in 1937, RAF Church Fenton is the former home of the first American Eagle Squadrons and was formally regarded as one of the UK's most important strategic airfields, offering rapid reaction fighter defence to the industrial cities of Sheffield...
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    Worthen Farmhouse - Shropshire - April 2016

    History   I don't have much history on this place. I now that the former resident passed away some time ago and apparently her son couldn't bring himself to sell the house or sort it out so it has been left to decay naturally.   The Explore   Visited with my better half @hamtagger  :wub...
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    Calcott Hall - Wales - April 2016

    History This was once a Dairy Farm, built in 1725 as a Georgian Farmhouse. It's most recent resident was Ellen Jones who diedin the 70's. I believe that some of her family also lived there as there are lots of bits of paperwork for a Francis Jones & a gentleman with the same surname. The...
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    Wallpaper

    Now everyone knows I love a good old bit of wallpaper, the older the better! As I have so many pics of it, I decided to start a themed thread.  :D          
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    Whitchurch Hospital - Cardiff - April 2016

    History   Costing £350,000 and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum opened on 15 April 1908. The main hospital building covered 5 acres (2.0 ha), designed to accommodate 750 patients across 10 wards, 5 each for men and women. Like many Victorian institutes, it was designed as a...
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    Twenty Foot House - Lincolnshire - March 2016

    History   I can't find much history on this one. All I know is that this was an established farm for some years before the owners moved to a new premises in the Lincolnshire area. After being pointed out that there is still a lot left here especially if they just moved I am now unsure as to...
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    Hardy & Hanson Brewery - Nottingham - Feb 2016

    History   The Kimberley Brewery was established and operated by the brewer Hardys & Hansons, and has a heritage dating from 1832. It was, at the time of closure, the oldest independent brewery in Nottinghamshire. Samuel Robinson opened the first commercial brewery in Kimberley...
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    Canwick Cemetery Chapel, West Side - Lincolnshire - March 2016

    History   Pair of former chapels, now disused. 1856. By Michael Drury. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Gothic Revival style with pointed arched windows and Geometrical tracery. EXTERIOR: chamfered and moulded plinth, sill band, moulded eaves, coped...
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    Navenby ROC Post - Lincolnshire - March 2016

    History    There isn't a lot of history to this. It opened in July 1958 and closed in September 1991.  That is literally about it.    The Explore    I came across this when I was looking at another forum, myself and @hamtagger liked the look of the 'Manning up Procedure' sign which was...

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