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Royal Hospital Haslar - February/May 2015

TheVampiricSquid

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Hey Guys, i'm back again:D

Visited this place with SlimJim a little while back, although i've only just got round to uploading!

History..The Haslar site was bought in 1745. It is a glorious 55-acre site overlooking the mouth of Portsmouth harbor, and it became the first purpose-built hospital for the Royal Navy. It was opened in 1754 and took some 1,800 patients. Its distinctive high walls were there to prevent the patients from escaping should they wish to do so, having been press-ganged into the Navy initially. It is historically very interesting. The expression "up the creek" refers to Haslar creek, which is not a good place to be. It was for years the main home of the Royal Naval Medical Service, but following changes it eventually became the only military hospital in the United Kingdom, and was renamed the Royal Hospital Haslar. That was the position on 10 December 1998. On that date, the Government announced they were proposing that the military forces withdraw from Haslar, and it was stated that the hospital would close in about two years. In fact, some 10 years later the Royal Hospital Haslar [was] still there. Borrowed from Urbexbandoned:D

Slightly behind scheduled and in sub-zero temperatures we arrived around 7:00am, with dawn already beginning to break we were against the clock - but one benefit is we got a cracking sun rise! After the usual jumping fences/walls and fighting through brambles we found ourselves inside - but it was the catering building. We snapped our pictures and decided to move on.. unfortunately the only way to the main building was across the walkway.. and yup that was sealed tight! If you can't go through it, go over it right? We clambered around and found ourselves on the roof of the walkway, just as we got over I thought we were in.. until I peeked over the wall and guess who's standing there? Only Mr. Secca Guard. Anyhow, we still managed to get some awesome shots, so now on with the pictures!
















































 

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Shame about the secca bust but you got an absolute cracking set of images anyhooo! Nice one VS (y)

 

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Beaut set, love this place, we had a right laugh here :)

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Looking good :) can never get enough of seeing this place! so damn big!
Tell me about it! Spent about 4 hours here (wish I had more) - still only got to see a fraction of the place!

 

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Nice job, always like seeing this place. Shame about the bust. That bloody sealed up walkway is annoying isn't it!

 

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Nice job, always like seeing this place. Shame about the bust. That bloody sealed up walkway is annoying isn't it!
ah thanks mate, yeah it's a right pain - the guy has gone a bit over the top with locking it down.. he's chained the doors, nailed them shut and piled filing cabinets up behind them haha!

 
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