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Thetford Cottage Hospital

LeeLewis82

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Thetford Cottage Hospital March 2016.

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Pictures taken on a Samsung galaxy s6 edge no camera for personal safety (squatters and crackheads resident)

A lone explore with lee...

Call it bravery....
Call it utter stupidity....

I did it and alone.. The hospital thats triggered my fancy for over 2 years after seeing various reports from great explorers i did it myself.

It was a great explore inside and despite warnings my curiosity got the better of me.

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The hospital inside despite years of neglect, damage & decay is fairly nice a rather decent scale and still intact to say the least and a lot bigger than it appears outside.

Various items or equiptment and other things clutter the rooms and halls whilst having that feel of your being watched is stuck in the back of your mind but despite this call it idiotic or bravery i ventured in...... Vacant rooms and decaying corridors are what i found as well as some inhabitants upstairs.

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Vacant peeling corridor.

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Signs for different practices.

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Reception areas.

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Treatment rooms.

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Various smashed up units

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Before the stairs.

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The old X- Ray table

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The X- Ray Camera

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Medical Supplies Left.

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equiptment left behind.

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What was this room? now Storage area

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Although i loved it Nothing and i state nothing could prepare me for what i was about to see upstairs.

The stairs have a putrid smell of poor personal hygiene and urine and crap like a old tramp thats not cleaned his rear or changed his clothes in 10 years (can you imagine that)?

The rooms upstairs are cluttered with large bottles of cider and bottled beer, clothing, manky old matteresses and more so clearer the place is inhabitied by homeless or illegal substance users, spent needled on the carpet and other various items, i ventured in further (sadly no pics i had to stay alert) 
Upon opening one door i heard a loud aaargghhhhhhhhh you fucking cunt im going to cut your fucking throat in which i didnt stop to find out who it was or challenge it further......but then who would??

Here is a bit of history i found from the local paper....

It was one of the first hospitals in the country to buy an x-ray machine and helped thousands of Norfolk patients over its more than 100 year history.

But a Victorian hospital in Thetford closed its doors for the last time yesterday as officials prepared for a new health care era on the outskirts of the town centre.

A question mark now hangs over the future use of Thetford Cottage Hospital with fears that the historic redbrick building will be demolished to make way for housing.

The antiquated town centre facility completed its last appointments before being mothballed yesterday as health officials put the finishing touches to a new £4.5m one stop health shop, which opens next week .

The old cottage hospital, in Earls Street, was built in the late 1800s and was given to the people of the town by the Fison family and William Gentry, who claimed a penny a week for rent. Over the years, the building received many extensions, including an x-ray wing, which was dedicated to the men of Thetford, who died in the Great War between 1914 and 1918.

In 1969, the hospital ceased inpatient beds, but still retained key services such as x-ray, physiotherapy, family planning, and other outpatient clinics until its closure, which was marked with an 'end of era' party last night and attended by about 50 past and present members of staff.

 
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Ferox

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Christ, sounds a mad one mate. Well done for pressing on  (y)

 
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