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  1. External reccie complete only 8 x heads away from entry; was there an hour on way out security arrived so probs cctv still working; Found some graffitti carved in the brickwork by some of those incarcerated hope to be in next week
  2. I think ill just let the pics do the talking as im lost for words on this one , ... visted with the elusive and adam plenty of battery operated adult content , you have been warned lol thanks for looking
  3. ...St Edwards Home For Boys... ...Coleshill... As I'm only working up the road, I thought I'd pop in and have a poke around for a couple of hours... I think everyone knows the history behind this one... It aint pretty!! Thank for lookin' in...
  4. This is my first post but I have been on several explorations. The first few I didn't take pictures just went with born2misbehave. Took a like to the exploring and wanted to capture the experiences for myself. So with new camera in hand me and born2misbehave had a ride to coleshill to have a look around the Farther Hudson Society. The first building was Saint Edwards home for boys. So we popped in and had a good couple of hours exploring. We never made it into any of the other buildings due to the presence of the local priest. Maybe next time. History Father Hudson’s Society was founded by Father George Vincent Hudson. Father Hudson was born in 1873 at Kinsham in the parish of Bredon, Worcestershire. He studied for the priesthood at St. Mary’s College Oscott and was ordained in 1898. A week after his ordination he was sent to Coleshill as parish priest. Development of the Father Hudson’s Society Complex to the south of the centre of Coleshill began in 1905 when work began on St. Edward’s, a large boy’s home for Catholic children. The site expanded and developed until the 1940’s and eventually included its own hospital, nurses’ home, cottage homes, offices, a church and several chapels and three convents for the nuns who worked on the site. Changes in patterns of social care meant that most of the residential buildings had become redundant by the 1980’s and the hospital and school closed at the end of the 20th century. Many buildings are now empty and there are proposals to redevelop part of the site, which is in a Conservation Area. Apart from the Grade II listed church to the south and the former offices to the north, none of the buildings are considered to be of architectural significance. The present proposals include more demolition than a Development Brief adopted by the local authority in 2005 but the basic principles remain. For a variety of reasons it is not felt that the proposals will have a detrimental impact on the character of this slightly unusual Conservation Area.
  5. 2013: I assume this is still here as the development of the school swamps it 2012: Well here is the report of the chapel I didn't manage to get into before. Access was available this time round. No we did not light that candle. I can only assume we scared off someone who was practicing something, or it was left by a photographer?! #1 #2 #3 #4 More At: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157630913100660/
  6. 2013: Not much to update on I don't think 2012: Very many thanks to Greg, AKA Northern_Ninja, of 28dayslater for scouting the location. This school was built in 1903, as an Independent school for boys. By 1939, the school educated 800 pupils. A junior school was built on site in 1929, but by 1970 it closed due to dwindling numbers. The senior school followed suit in 1977. Sometime after this, the site was used by the United States University Academy, but closed in 2007. The site is being converted into apartments in 2012. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 I found this and dug it out from under the stage #7 #8 Awesome service tunnels! #9 #10 Sadly no way into the tower More at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157630913100660/
  7. Despite a near fatal case of manflu I took my new lens to check out Coleshill, yet another boys school closed down due to the amorous advances of teachers and priests, (particularly Father H if wall grafitti is anything to go by...) Going with MrToby and his friend who may or not be on the forum we managed to get into 4 out of 6 of the buildings there although personally I preferred the wheelchair outhouse over everything else... Cheers... Full size and a couple of others on my flickr here if anyone is interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdf83/
  8. Following on from our visit HERE, we though we'd pop by and see how the demolition was getting on. CS has done a good write-up on the history side of things, so I'll leave that be and let the pictures speak. Present on this visit was myself, Hood_mad and Lola. Valet parking. (yeah the evo got a run-out) The top building has gone. (the one with the stairs) Plus the ones behind the monument. And the toilets that we stormed have gone too. The building between the changing rooms and the cookhouse has gone as well. The cookhouse. The monument. The church. No more of the church floor has been ripped up. Looking over to the Office? / Education? block. Photogenic chair?? Graffiti. Swimming pool. More devastation. Hood_mad. Sports hall. Hope you like the pics, there won't be much left soon.
  9. That was an awesome explore, had some fun until the scum turned up. Here's some of mine, bear in mind it was getting dark whilst we were there so the pics are poor. Bible found under the floor Hood_mad going up the bell tower Looking down Up to the second floor Me on the way up Waterfall at the outdoor pool Fire on the gym that was already burning when we got there (I think we disturbed someone) A good, but very surreal experience.
  10. I visited this place last year with my daughter whilst visiting relatives, entrance was comical, borrowed a search blaster as we weren't prepared, had a great time, This was still there last time I looked it's in Coleshill, Warwickshire. Enjoy the pics. The main entrance. The flooded boiler house. The kitchen. The hall This ornate work was all around the hall, fantastic. The obligatory radiator pic. One of the many corridors. Some fancy artwork. I now know that this is a training aid, but it scared the life out of me in the dark. Someone left there boots behind. Some of the toys etc and there were lots of books under the stage. Lovely wooden doors into the hall. These made me crack up. Peeling paint. It was a great day out with Miss CSI, well worth a visit if you are nearby.