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Great Britain Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center, July 2019

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The Building
Dating back to 1899 this now decommissioned hospital started off as a rather imposing mansion and owned by the chairman of the bank of England, at the time.
During the Second world war the building became the HQ of the VII corps then later the Canadian corps.
Following the war it the became used as a rehabilitation facility mainly for the RoyalAirForce and joint services after being purchased using the RAF Pilots and Crews funding. The site lost its social club focus and moved to rehabilitate personnel who were even severely injured back to full health.

In 2014 the defense secretary announced all serviced would be moved to a new center opening in June 2018 and this one fully closing in September 2018.

The hospital had roughly 200 members of rehabilitation staff who had been drawn in from all 3 armed forces, Offering a range of therapists, engineers and so on.
Facilites in the hospital provided Hydrotherapy pools, gymnasiums, physiotherapy and prosthetics.

Sources: Wikipedia, rewritten in a series of grammatical errors.

The Explore
This explore was the last on our list for the day giving us only a few hours, which was then shortened after taking the wrong train. Eventually, we pulled up in a woodland with a rather confused taxi driver.

With limited time and knowing that it was likely to be guarded by ex-armed forces, like most places of this nature, we eventually found an area without CCTV and hoped we could get in.

We found ourselves inside one of the older wards and were unsure if we were alone.
Eventually we met with another two inside and moved our way into the former officers mess.

Unusually for me, when it comes to hospitals, i came home with a distinct lack of photos on this one.

The Photos
Older Ward Building.

Communal Area
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Reading Lamp
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Sports Hall
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Bedless ward.
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The Officer's Mess
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With that, we had run out of time.

Flickr album (I'll add more photos if I can find them): ,
 

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Dayyum. That last shot is a stunner. I'd be taking all the angles in there
 
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