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    First a little History [you all know it, but it's good to include anyway] 😃 The Dispensary – the first public hospital in North Staffordshire – opened in Etruria in April 1804 and was funded in part by the Wedgewood family. It gave sick patients the chance to see an Apothecary for diagnosis and treatment. It also provided vaccination against the dreaded smallpox, thanks to the pioneering work of Dr Edward Jenner. Shortly afterwards the 11-bed House of Recovery was opened for fever patients, followed by facilities to treat general and accident patients. The hospital continued to expand, due to a steady flow of general illness cases, accidents in the pottery, mining and iron industries and diseases caused by lead and dust. In 1819 it moved to a bigger site in Etruria. By this point it employed a small team of support staff, including a matron and nurses, and ran education programmes urging mine and factory owners to improve their safety standards. Thanks to new ideas about infection control, the building - surrounded by polluting factories - was increasingly seen as unsuitable for patients and was also at risk of collapse from heavy undermining. Eventually, the decision was made to move the infirmary to Hartshill. The clean, quiet suburb became home in 1869 to the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, which later merged with the City General Hospital to form the University Hospital of North Staffordshire – now the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Previously the hospital was known as The North Staffordshire Infirmary and Eye Hospital (1815 - 1911) as well as The North Staffordshire Infirmary (1912 - 1926). The building closed down as a medical facility in 2012 as part of the super-hospital development at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The explore: Visited with David [ Scrappy ]. It rained, a lot. 😀 The morgue was a bit of a let down as the slabs had recently been removed and placed in a nearby corridor in front of the fridges. Oh well.... On to the photographs, hope you enjoy:
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    Spotted this while out and about so popped in for a look, not a great deal left behind In the middle of a small town on the Shropshire border Had to be fairly quiet as it is surrounded by houses Looks like its not been lived in for a couple of years A stable block out back, loads of TV sets and old Playstation mags , one of which gives the name I gave the place thanks for looking
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    This place was first mentioned in the year 874. The castle has been rebuilt several times and served as prison for more than 130 years. Since 1989 it is abendoned. #1 DSC03085-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC03080-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC03086-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC03084-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC03079-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC03078-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC03073-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC03074-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC03075-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC03058-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC03060-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC03062-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC03064-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC03065-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC03068-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC03070-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC03071-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC03081-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC03087-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC03089-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC03090-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 DSC03091-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #25 DSC03095-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
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    Built at the end of the 19th century the Volksheilstätte was used as a hospital for lung deseases until the middle of the 20th century. In the following years it was converted into an hospital for juvenile mental ill patients. #1 DSC02977-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC02978-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC02979-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC02980-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC02983-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC02984-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC02987-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC02989-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC02991-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC02992-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC02994-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC02998-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
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    The last few days I travelled through Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt to visit some spots I always wanted to see. One of those places was Hotel Atlantis and its beautiful decay. #1 DSC03039-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC03038-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC03000-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC03001-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC03002-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC03003-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC03004-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC03005-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC03006-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC03007-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC03008-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC03009-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC03010-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC03011-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC03012-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC03013-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC03014-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC03035-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC03015-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC03016-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC03017-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 DSC03018-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #25 DSC03021-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #26 DSC03022-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #27 DSC03023-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #28 DSC03024-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #29 DSC03025-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #30 DSC03027-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #31 DSC03029-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #32 DSC03030-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #33 DSC03032-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #34 DSC03036-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
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    Hmm, the prizes to be won are seemingly becoming more and more shabby and unsightly. Obviously inferior quality - So no wonder nobody wanted to fish them out ... Ok, no ... in reality, of course, you would be the main prize ...
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    Really nice m8ty. I deffo need to Finnish the stuff I have in Wales. Thanks for post.
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    Great place. Looks like lots been removed since my visit bout year and half back. The lower floor was full of stuff . And in your vid the old suitcases and boxes are gone. Such a shame. But awesome to see again thanks
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    some of the papers and bits all leave clues as to who the people were and the lives they lived , thats why i enjoy this hobby , capturing the whats left , there is a gun cabinet next to the coat on the door, it was locked contents unknown
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    It has plenty of different names that one but certainly a wonderful place, whatever name its given!
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    Sad to see this sort of thing.. Obviously some old person, that died after living out many years alone. The car was presumably bought when they retired. The tax ran out 9 years ago.. You can tell they were an intelligent, well to do type, by the stuff in the house. The musical instrument reeds, and the cartridge cases. One looks like a .303 and the other maybe a .308.. The nursing contributions book dated 1946/47/48... if you go from 1946 it is about 43 years until the car was made, and the tax ran out 9 years ago. Sooo i would say they were born in about 1926, started nursing in about 1947, did 44 years and retired at 65 in 1991 and bought the car brand new, and, as the tax ran out 9 years ago, i guess they died at about 84 years of age. You can tell they were a single bloke, by the stuff in the house having being untouched since about 1950 by the look of it and i doubt many women would run about with a full bore sporting rifle either. The photos must be their parents and siblings.. I like the balsa rubber powered model aircraft kit. That would be from the 1960's i would guess.. Seems a terrible way for someones life to end up.. john..
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