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Everything posted by Urbexbandoned

  1. that's really nicer, love the ceilings and those pillars are pretty nice too! Great find
  2. That looks huge from the outside, I like the tiling on the floor
  3. Some really interesting things left in there. Some of those murals are pretty funky! Thanks for sharing
  4. Some really nice pics mate, especially the chair with the cobwebs I like the dated pics as well That is one hell of a prize isn't it!! Lucky them!
  5. I really like that! Like your detailed shots. Isnt it rewarding when you finally get to explore somewhere you've wanted to.. so many really nice features left but I do like the whole place and the detail on the balcony
  6. What a shame to see all of those personal photo's and possessions strewn around like that. Sadly its the norm in most places nowadays. Looks like it would have been a fine place in its day! Thanks for sharing
  7. I love how those bookshelves are bowing so much and still standing! Like this, very photogenic despite its decay
  8. Thats really nice mate, think the black and white really captures the place as it should be. Really surprised how much this has gone downhill ? Such a shame. Corridor shots are awesome
  9. Thats real nice mate! I really love the wallpaper in the first few shots! a bit wacky eh. the stairs shot with the piano is nice too. Looks like you covered it well
  10. Really like this, a bit different from what we are used to seeing and surprised that there is almost everything still there except the pigs. The shockers are a bit of a reminder of the inhumanity, not something you see everyday.
  11. Im quite a big fan of pools and I quite like this. I love how the outside of the building looks tiled too. Thanks for sharing
  12. I like both parts too, especially those toilets. I did think for a minute hmm interesting but can now see where the cubicles would have stood around them.
  13. Thats really nice, I especially like pic 2 and the doors. Love seeing all of that old furniture too Nicely covered
  14. History In 1919 Leeds Corporation rented Meanwood Park to provide a ‘colony’ for the mentally handicapped, which was formally opened on 3rd June 1920, although the first patient had been admitted in the previous year. In 1921 the Corporation bought Meanwood Park estate and surrounding land totalling in all one hundred and seventy eight acres, from Sir Hickman Beckett Bacon of Thonock, Gainsborough, grandson of Sir Thomas Beckett. Originally 87 patients were accommodated in the Hall, but during the following twenty years villas were built in the grounds and by 1941, beds were provided for 841 patients. The Hall by then referred to as ‘The Mansion’ was used for other hospital purposes. MPH was taken over by the NHS in 1948 and administered by Leeds. It is now the responsibility of the Leeds Eastern Health Authority and accommodates about 460 residents. The hospital was controlled by Leeds Corporation. The Hospital trained nurses in a room in the children’s school. Male nurses lived on the wards, on the farm or male hostel. No meals or catering facilities were provided for non resident staff. In 1946 some villas were used by the military for convalescent cases. Most of the Villas were locked. No child under 14 was allowed to visit. Relatives and friends were allowed to visit once a month. Patient’s mail was censored in the Chief Male Nurses office. The CMN was Mr Parson’s. One free stamp a month was issued to patients. Many of the patients at that time were literate. If they behaved they were given a pass which allowed them a few hours weekend parole. Passes were signed by the Medical Superintendent. Patients were awarded 6d per week or a bar of chocolate. The Chief Male Nurse and the Matron were paid on the number of beds. They had their own sides of the hospital, male and female patients mixed only at dances and church services. A few historical photo's I found online Visit I visited with @hamtagger at the beginning of December. i'd seen this pop up online and quite liked the look of it. Now I will say, there really isn't much to see at all but I was really happy with the place. The decay was nice and mature, had some nice features reminiscent of its times. The whole place is surrounded by a newly built residential estate with the closest house literally 75 years away from the Hall itself and its like this all around. we had quite a nice leisurely paced explore round it, a really random room in the middle of the place with really modern furniture which threw us a little bit. The explore became a bit smelly about 3/4 of the way through when @hamtagger decided he needed a shit. I'm pretty sure he even killed a few pigeons with the stench! now you'd think that with a nice airy building the smell would disappear quite quickly and I'm not one to be bothered much by smells but even I was heaving. So, apologies to future explorers although I'm sure its safe now! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Thanks for looking!
  15. thanks for sharing, I haven't seen this before either
  16. Thats kinda cool mate! The bunker sounds interesting, shame that was sealed. Quite like the inside pics and decor, not in bad shape considering
  17. Nice Andy, I really liked this place. Relatively untouched by the decay in some places was pretty mature. That bee looks like its abseiling haha!
  18. Really like the mix of decay and not. Great set of pics Andy, nice and crisp
  19. that's really cool, another like from me for the paintings. Love how nature is taking back that building too.
  20. that tiled corridor is nice, photographs really well Quite like this. A lot left to see. Would be nice to see it in a more derelict state.
  21. Thats a really comprehensive report mikey, I love the artwork around the place and I've always liked a nice pool. Nice to see somewhere so vast so untouched from the vandals etc. Thanks for sharing mate, really enjoyed this
  22. i like this, mad how it still has most of the stuff there but I also like the fact that the waiting areas are almost pristine like they are still waiting for people. thanks for sharing, nice to see those gemstones, adds a nice little feel to the place
  23. WOW! This has taken a battering! Shame really because this place had a real homely feel to it at one point. Thanks for updating, always nice to know
  24. Really like the tiling on the floors, agree with what Andy said too.. a nice little touch there. I like it, is that a wardrobe in pic 8 because its bloody huge!