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  1. Thanks Jay it was definitely untouched, pretty much as it was when the last people left. Not often houses have such a feel to them. โ˜บ Thanks a lot Jane ๐Ÿ’ฅโ˜บ๐Ÿ’ฅ Thanks Andy, there was certainly a lot in there to photograph, perfect location for me, lots of ancient war stuff to browse through โ˜บ Very rare indeed mate and hopefully left in peace now for time to take care of ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. Thanks Martin, would like to see more of yours. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Indeed Kat, the portraits were great, was nik nak heaven ๐Ÿ˜€
  4. Glad you like it Andy, it was quite special! PS in re-posting after the 1st vsnished over the weekend, it auto inserted the wrong name, ive given the correct name now of Empire House. ๐Ÿ˜ถ
  5. Once in a while a house appears that is just something else and this house was one of those. Visited with Ninja Kitten one cold November day. I know a lot of history to this house but will hold it back to protect the house. Giving too much detail of its history along with names would compromise it. The photographs can speak for themselves. A veritable feast of dusty vintage artefacts locked in another time. The bedroom pictured here looked as if it had remained as it was when the very young soldier perished in WW1. An organic museum if ever there was one in existence. A museum to a fallen soldier. Hope you enjoy
  6. Thanks a lot, it was probably better than i imagined, the chapel a little bonus? Cheers mate, a good wander indeed and quite photogenic in parts
  7. Yay top of the pops 1978 vinyl! Fab house - fab piccies...fab 80s kitchen! i want to strum that double bass ?
  8. Thanks Kat and shame indeed about those pesky moving slabs, especially after the complex entry! ? Nice peely bits for sure and a good couple of hrs calorie burning trecking around, so win-win ?
  9. Really enjoyed looking through those, as others' have said already; so many ive not been to....love the st johns pic...fab set indeed ???
  10. It is a nice place and that red carpet staircase was a nice bonus at the end of the explore. I struggled to get up it though as i was knackered by then! ?
  11. Thanks mate ? There are some lovely peely paint sections especially some of the stairs. Yeah shame about the slabs, way too heavy to push back in place! ?
  12. First a little History [you all know it, but it's good to include anyway] ? The Dispensary โ€“ the first public hospital in North Staffordshire โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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:
  13. Wonderful house, so many fabulous retro things. Vintage marbles in a vintage wooden box... that alone made me sweat! Great pics too. ???
  14. Thanks a lot, pleasure to share such a nice house โ˜บ