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Everything posted by jones-y-gog

  1. Fascinating and mysterious place...love it!
  2. Hi Alex I'd prefer to say we have guidelines rather than rules 😉 As mentioned one of the main things to note is regarding videos...
  3. A great collection of photos there. That row of toilets - awesome!
  4. That's cool, the old photos are fascinating, more so as we will never know who they are. Also like the birds eye/I view 😁
  5. I had a look at this one and thought it's most likely inhabitants are sheep looking for shelter....
  6. Originally opened in 1833 as Connaght District Lunatic Asylum, later changing its name. I found a very interesting write up on the below link, which is where I copied this - It was intended for the care of ‘curable lunatics’ and opened in a spirit of optimism with regard to its progressive role in public health. Its history, however, is one of continual struggle: to prevent the admission of unsuitable cases, to secure additional funding and to offer reasonable standards of care under difficult conditions. In common with the majority of other District Asylums, the CDLA was continually overcrowded, housing in November 1900, for example, 1,165 patients in accommodation designed to hold 840. https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/tales-from-the-big-house-the-connacht-district-lunatic-asylum-in-the-late-nineteenth-century/ Exactly a year ago I went over to Ireland with pretty much just 2 locations I was desperately keen to visit. After failing to find any access at the first (another asylum) I drove west. It was a lovely bright, autumnal day and eventually I found myself inside. All was fine for 10-15 minutes until I turned round to find myself face-to-face with a gentleman who I guess was a caretaker of sorts. I hadn't heard him make any noise to alert me he was there and so I was in a mild state of shock! He told me that there had been some recent vandalism but after a few minutes of chatting I managed to persuade him not to evict me or alert the authorities. For that I was incredibly grateful. Here is my collection (a bit corridor-heavy)
  7. Cheers dude, I would have been too, especially as I failed at St Itas
  8. Wow thats a lot of stuff left behind! Nice set of images.
  9. Looks like a lovely place to explore and sounds like you timed it exactly right
  10. Looks an interesting old place. Picture number 1 is fascinating, I can't quite work out what I'm looking at?!
  11. Interesting, I'm another from round here that never knew it existed!
  12. Not just the dress that's gone walkabout by the looks. Welcome to the forum @Dale68 sounds like you're exploring my neck of the woods based on your recent reports
  13. Yes this is the bat house! It's worth spending some time there it's not just trash, and lovely location for a picnic too
  14. Again the usual wonderful images captured. Is there any information or history to it?
  15. Welcome to OS Dan. Good to have you on board. I'm on the lookout for redundant hotels myself, unfortunately Devon is a bit far from me!
  16. This is where Henry lived with his wife Mary and their only child, a daughter. Mary died a long time ago and Henry had to move in with his daughter who looks after him. He is 98 years old. After much persuasion he finally agreed that this, the family home must be sold. Henry was a hard-working man with strong moral principles. He's been a prominent member of his local chapel all his life. Among his paperwork includes a certificate dated January 1940 confirming him on the register of Conscientious Objectors. Interestingly he must have had to attend a formal interview to justify his beliefs so had written prepared answers based on questions he thought the authorities might ask, along with character references. Also there was a letter dated September 1976 congratulating him on 25 years service to the BBC as a gardener. This is not just an abandoned house - its a home. In this home are meaningful and treasured possessions but also a home full of memories. This was a sanctuary from the outside world, a place to lead a simple life. [Note - I wrote the above in 2017]
  17. Thanks mate appreciate your comment