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About suburbankarma

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  • Birthday 12/06/1967
  1. nicest set I've seen of this place Must get down there soon since it's on my doorstep
  2. Running like fuck is something I haven't done for years, more of a slow hobble but I have been known to scale a few walls and fences in recent months (I still have the scars and holes torn in my jeans) so my ninja days aren't quite over yet Cheers for the info
  3. Love this place although been twice now and still no luck. Nice to see some different shots, especially the walkway Is it still 'doable' ?
  4. Cheers Wombat - gutted I never got to see St Edwards and all that 1970's wallpaper. Was on the way to see St Ed's and was greeted by the demo crew ! Mookster, the wheelchair was still there but in a sorry state Cheers Proj3ctm4yh3m - would think the whole lot is gone by now.
  5. Was a bit gutted to arrive at the Father Hudson Society Complex yesterday to find demolition in full swing. The smaller building at the back of St Edwards had already been cleared and the demolition of St Philomena was underway. St Joseph's had been cleared of anything left inside and it was all piled up outside. The asbestos removal guys were in St Mary's and St Edwards and there were piles of scrap metal, wood and skips across the site. Nearly all the conifers have now been removed and either shredded or cut up into logs. The reclamation guys had apparently already been in and removed anything of value. After talking to the demo guys it seems that St Mary's, St Edwards, St Gerard's, St Joseph's, St Philomena's, the small office building and the two 1940's prefabs will all be gone in the next 3 weeks. Managed to take a look round St Gerards when the demo guys went for lunch just to have one more last mooch before its demise. The plan is to build houses on this site and a set of new administration offices for the Society. The rest of the site will be cleared in the next phase. A sad sight to see it being torn down but probably for the best in a lot of people's eyes considering the child abuse that took place there. On with the photos... 1. St Philomena - the plaque on the front of the building was saved. 2. Nearly Gone 3. Bathroom - taken in December 2013 4. Same bath yesterday...that's one way to remove it 5. Cast aside... 6. Dumped 7. St Joesphs 8. Gravestones of the two priests that were originally buried in the grounds. The bodies were reported to have been exhumed and re-interred several years ago at the church down the road. 9. All the trees have been felled, shredded or cut into logs 10. St Edwards 11. The rear of St Edwards, the smaller accommodation building that ran in line with St Philomena's has already been demolition and the land completely cleared. 12. A quick visit to St Gerards, it's been stripped of anything worth saving including the two ceramic angel plaques above the doors 13. A final view of St Philomena and the enquiry office 14. One for Wevsky - I'm sure I read in another report that you had heard about this but hadn't seen it ?
  6. Demolition of the Father Hudson Society complex is currently in progress 25/01/2014 The St Edwards convent is now cleared and St Philomena's was half demolished yesterday. The asbestos removal guys are in the process of doing their stuff in St Mary's and the remainder of St Edwards main building, the reclamation guys have been in and taken anything of value and all the trees have been removed and shredded. After talking to the asbestos removal guys and the demo guys yesterday it looks like the site will be cleared within the next three weeks. Pretty sure there are plenty of people glad to see the back of this place with its dark history of child abuse. RIP Father Hudsons Complex
  7. Not strictly sealed but went over to Father Hudsons today with a non urbexer and was gutted to see the place under demolition. St Edwards convent has already gone and St Philomenas is on her way out. St Gerards, St Marys, St Josephs, the two prefabs and St Edwards are currently being stripped, the asbestos clearing is well under way and the reclamation guys have been in prior to demolishing the rest of the buildings. After talking to the demo guys they hope to have the rest of the site cleared within the next three weeks. Will post a report once I've sorted out the photos.
  8. Some really great shots you got there, really enjoyed your report
  9. great shots - need to go back and do this one. Only managed to do the smaller buildings on the site before getting caught by the owner. Completely over the top attitude
  10. exactly like gcse although in my day they were called CSE
  11. That first shot is awesome shame I never got to see this place