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  1. Najbardziej dołujące miejsce, jakie udało mi się zwiedzić do tej pory. Mały stół sekcyjny, kapliczka z miejscem na trumienkę...chłodnia...cokolwiek bym nie robił, jakkolwiek bym nie ustawiał przedmiotów znajdujących w obiekcie...nic nie odda klimatu jaki panuje w środku...i ta myśl, że tu ostatnie swoje chwile spędzali ci najmłodsi... . The most depressing place that I have been able to visit so far. A small sectional table, a chapel with a place for a coffin ... a cold store ... whatever I would not do, however much I would not set objects in the object ... nothing will reflect the climate that prevails ... and the idea that the last one Your little ones spent their time ....
  2. After a work conference, I decided a trip to the rather nice Belfast Mortuary was in order to help cure the immense hangover I had from drinking many pints and many whiskies the night before. Closed for a while, and slowly disintegrating from the local delinquents attention. Clear and Concise DSC06568 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Fridges DSC06599 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Fridge Close Up DSC06602 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Main Entrance DSC06606 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Scales DSC06566 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Stainless Slab DSC06584 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Another View DSC06586 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr# The other slab DSC06572 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr Drain DSC06578 by Dale Hamilton, on Flickr
  3. History This mortuary was nestled in the Northern Ireland countryside. It was small, quaint & perfect! A small chapel inside accompanied the mortuary. With no body fridges which was one of the first things I noticed I could only put that down to either it was a mortuary whereby bodies were not stored or given the history of Northern Ireland & tradition with death they were not needed as bodies are usually buried within 3 days. Possible that a body fridge could have been removed I guess but no signs that there was ever one there. The main thing I noticed which was pretty hard to miss was the perfectly kept porcelain table. Not only porcelain but a rotating one! I had the pleasure of visiting another in the north of the UK a couple of years ago & that in itself shows how hard to come by these are. Now anyone who knows me & my love for death/mortuaries/embalming etc will know this was like pure porn to me. When searching for new places, the unseen if you like.. to find a fresh one and one of this kind is infact a rareity. To be able to put together the history, including that of the slab is as interesting as visiting it The table was deep, very big lip on it. No drainage channels at all, just a nice recess around the perimeter which deepened leading to a drain at the far end. Then on the foot of the table was the word Twyfords, now I Still haven't got around to seeing 2 Twyfords porcelain tables at another uk mortuary and others which have long gone. Twyfords are known for their sanitary products, toilets, basins etc but they extended in to the mortuary field too. Cliff Vale potteries was built by TW Twyford in 1887. It was Cliff Vale where the slabs were fired in Stoke On trent. The word Twyfords would have been added with a 'flow blue' application..a deep cobalt blue inking. An underglaze pottery printed. The blue tends to flow in to the glaze giving off a blurred effect. This would have been done prior to firing the slab. The slab itself would have been fireclay, as would the belfast sink that you see in the same room. This firing recipe would have required particular firing conditions. Buff Coloured clay body with a bright white enamelled surface built to withstand strength and rough usage it was perfect for mortuary slabs. Lucky enough to find the porcelain slab and a Belfast sink with both wings intact was something of a find. The explore I explored with @hamtagger, we hadnt been out much lately due to family commitments and took the opportunity to put our research to good use while out there. Visiting family over there always gives us a good enough reason. I knew from looking at this place that it was what we thought, it was what was meant to be inside that was questionable. Having made a journey to Frenchay to discover that only the previous week the ceramic slab and all stainless ones had been removed I was holding not much hope. I tend not to get my hopes up nowadays, just take the rough with the smooth. But this... well.. we couldn't have hoped for more. It was somewhere I didn't want to leave, very atmospheric despite being quite sparse. Literally no vandalism or graffitti at all. Just how we like it. There were signs that someone had been in recently but they had respected it as we had. I would definitely go back here, even just to give the old girl a good old polish! On with the pics... 1 2 3 4 An old advert from Cliff Vale & Twyfords (I found this online) 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Thanks for looking
  4. Hey folks! Have not posted in awhile so thought I would share a fair amount of places, I have visited over the past few months. This place I was keen to visit, I dont really like hospitals much but this small place caught my eye, mainly for those luxury tray pillows I heard its now sealed if anyone is venturing this way anytime soon, but other places are doable onsite Anyway A small mortuary! Short & Sweet! Cheers for taking a look!
  5. History The Workhouse was built in 1836 on the east side of Melton on Thorpe End Road, comprising four wards and spacious yards. It is now St. Mary's Hospital and still serving the local area. When it was built it cost £6000 and was designed to house three hundred people.According to White's trade directory of 1846, it rarely housed more than half of that number at that time. The workhouse was somewhere poor people in the area could go. In return for food and clothing they were given work to do. The former workhouse later became St Mary's Hospital. I can't find much in the way of when this place closed down, I am assuming that because the doors were marked 2010 that this was about right. The Explore Visited with Hamtagger, after checking out something else in the area and it being too light we decided to head on to the next place. Not too far away. Anyway we were literally heading down this road and saw this building. HT immediately pulled in and parked up. A few other cars about so not out of place. Getting our stuff out of the car we glanced round and saw the little mortuary building to the right. Door had been busted in. As it was pointed out to me, one bit of advice I would give is if your desperate for a pic of a mortuary fridge make sure that you don't post pictures online with the glass in the door intact and the door nailed shut and the next lot of pics from inside the place! Massive fail! On with the explore, we checked out the little mortuary, I wasn't personally interested in the Vagrancy cells to be honest. I had seen it posted online a lot over the last couple of weeks. I was more interested in the hospital. We ventured round and soon found ourselves inside the hospital itself. Now, we had got a bit confused thinking that this was the Memorial Hospital, after all we had literally just pulled in to the car park not even knowing what it was. We spent a good 3 hours here and if I am blatantly honest I don't see how this place has been missed at all! Situated just 20 yards to the left of the mortuary building, obviously empty and it hadn't yet been reported on?! (Do correct me if I am wrong, I am sure that someone will). Really nice explore, all the time completely shocked that there wasn't a single bit of Graffiti, nothing had been smashed. It was literally left how it had been and bearing in mind this hospital has been closed at least 5 years. Perfect! A good few bits to see here, some really nice decay in places too. Still retaining someof it's original workhouse charm too with some of the windows and interior architecture. Right on with the pics! The Mortuary The Hospital
  6. Checking a few other places before getting back to Manchester, decided to pay a quick visit to this place, the decay inside is lovely an rather slippery, spent a good hour inside picking out some details I liked most. Surprised I got the shots I did in here, but its quiet around here at 8pm at night, minus a few kids lingering around trying to find a way into the main hospital lol hope you like my shots. Cheers for looking everyone.
  7. I sure as hell aren't going to bore you with the history on this as it has literally been done to death (excuse the pun) probably the easiest explore I have ever done, aside from getting wet feet nothing eventful happened either. Good times I had wanted to do this for a while so after my epic fail at Silverlands the timing was right. I do like a morgue as we know :DI haven't seen anything of this place since March and as I have a backlog I thought I'd post it Don't know who the hell fucked with the curtains but for the record they look shite! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  8. After what seems like forever without an explore (in reality it's only been 3 weeks) I finally got let loose on the abandonments again! By 9.30am myself and OverArch had racked up a trio of fails in quick succession so it looked to all intents and purposes like today was heading down the toilet. Heading to Selly Oaks was rather glum, it was grey and raining and not very nice but after some dumb luck and bumping into a trio of other explorers the five of us located an access point which proved utterly undignified for nearly all of us, especially me as per usual. We went our separate ways once inside and only bumped into each other a couple more times, the place is huge and keeps going on and on and on. If you guys (and girl) are reading this, thanks for the company And the extra special icing on the cake was managing to get into the mortuary, after spotting a pair of other explorers attempting to access it we realised what we had to do to get in, to say it's slightly sketchy is an understatement but all five of us were in after a bit of lateral thinking and more dumb luck. Definitely the nicest mortuary I've seen and with some lovely decayed laboratories on the upper floor as well. Over four hours later we made it back to the car, pleased that the day hadn't been a total appalling failure. It's been a while since I explored any site of this size let alone a hospital of this size and despite it's largely modernised appearance I rather enjoyed it. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157653758432252
  9. Decided it was time to get out exploring again so sorted out a visit to Selly Oak as its been on my list for ages. Met up with two other explorers on the day and had a good look around. Getting into the mortuary is a bit risky but so worth it! History The first buildings on the site of Selly Oak Hospital were those of the King's Norton Union Workhouse. It was a place for the care of the poor and was one of many workhouses constructed throughout the country following the introduction of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. This act replaced the earlier system of poor relief, dating from 1601. The hospital closed in 2012 upon completion of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Relocation of the first services from Selly Oak began during the summer of 2010 when its A&E department moved to the new Q.E.Hospital on 16 June and over the next 7 days Critical Care and other departments moved step-by-step the 1.5 miles to the new hospital. On average one inpatient was moved every 5 minutes between 7 am and early evening. On the morning of 23 May 2010 a 'Service of Thanks' was held at Selly Oak Hospital to celebrate a century of caring and this was followed by a fun fair at which staff and patients were invited to "Take a Trip Down Memory Lane", sign a memory wall and contribute to an on-line memories website. The reorganisation was first planned in 1998 though it was not until October 2004 that planning approval was given by Birmingham City Council, with construction beginning during 2006. Pictures Mortuary Outpatients X-Ray Main Hospital More pictures up here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuarthomas/sets/72157654300167915
  10. An abandoned mortuary with a porcelain slab still in place. Several other porcelain tables are positioned around the sides of the room, although one is missing its top. The morgue is a small building, part of a larger hospital which closed in 2010. It would appear the mortuary building was once bigger, however the body storage room has now been demolished. Visited with Proj3ct M4yh3m. We photographed the morgue but decided not to bother with the main hospital which looked quite stripped and bare. I quite enjoyed this visit, and the slab was one of the best I've seen. More pics on my website at www.bcd-urbex.com
  11. So I have visited this Mortuary a couple of times and access was closed off when I had been before but being back in the area decided to try it again. Had a result this time, with some bum shifting and ninja skills I was in! I have seen lots of this place on the web, it caught my eye not just because of the porcelain porn but also the level of decay. Where Mortuary's are my thing this one clearly didn't disappoint. I loved everything about it. The slab rotates, which is the first one I had seen in the flesh that did this. It is also very very clean given the decay and state of the rest of the building. I must have easily spent 2 hours in here just taking it all in and getting about 345,675 pictures! Anyway, here are the pics. Being in front of this was like a kid at Christmas! He was a bit dead. Peek a Boo! I could actually eat my dinner off that!!
  12. Hey there. Pretty much anyone involved within exploring will know where this is Regardless of all the drama it may have caused it's a really nice place. visited on 2 occasions. Once on a nice afternoon with PROJ3CTM4YH3M and AndyK! and then early morning with Oldskool, Kriegaffe9, Perjury Saint, PeterC4 and a non-member. PICS!! Cheers
  13. So here what I got on my quick visit to the St Peter's Hospital old mortuary. First of all, a little bit of history about the place: The mortuary, built in the 1940′s, is a small, rectangular building on the outskirts of the main Hospital site and closed in April 2009 when the mortuary relocated to the main hospital building. Inside, there’s a small chapel and viewing room with the rest of the building comprising of body fridges and the main autopsy room. I went alone and the explore was no problem. The place is small and is quite trashed/flooded, luckily there are still two of the slabs and... well, that made it worth for me to be honest. The small chapel was too small for my 50mm so the picture is taken from the room on the side, which I guess is where they put the body so the people could see it through that glass. As I said... the place was quite small so I haven't took a lot of pictures Hope you like them
  14. Its been a while since I posted a report and with a couple or so done I thought I had better put up a couple. A couple of friends met up in the early hours of the morning (Me leaving the house at 1 am and getting home at 10.30pm) and had a mega Xplore around the south. We started at Bull Manor but with the high fencing and razor wire it was a no go. Next stop was here, I have a little fear of mortuary's due to something what happened when I was a young, I wasn't sure how I would handle it but in the end as the place was so big it didn't really even bother me. Anyway, no history so down to the photos. Full set here https://www.flickr.com/photos/cunningplan/sets/72157645135065179/ Thanks for looking
  15. Visited this back in January I know it's been done to death (excuse that really bad joke) but really needed to tick it off my list before it's gone. It's a total flooded mess now. Had to do the obligatory lying on the table photo, Hope it doesn't offend anyone. Bit of History The mortuary, built in the 1940′s, is a small, rectangular building on the outskirts of the main Hospital site and closed in April 2009 when the mortuary relocated to the main hospital building. Inside, there’s a small chapel and viewing room with the rest of the building comprising of body fridges and the main autopsy room.
  16. As this place was just up the road from me had to get a look before it was shut and cleared for good Which it has sadly Building is still there, but all is stripped out and skipped
  17. The first look outside is of the old chapel covered by ivy and vines The tower has a ladder from the roof to the clock face which got my interest, the cemetery was busy so I waited for five minutes until the nearby mourners moved away and was in like a ferret up a drain pipe The floor inside is thick with pigeon crap and soft beneath the feet, you can feel as it moves with each step, it was clear the way up to the roof and tower had long since gone.
  18. My first report on here, This place has been done loads, i finally got round to dropping in while in the area... Originally St. Peter’s Hospital was built to serve casualties of the Second World War, The mortuary was built in the 1940's on the edge of the site. However after extensive redevelopment of the site, the mortuary was found to be too small to cope with the increase in cadavers. This mortuary was shut down in April 2009 and moved to the new building which is central to to main hospital
  19. St. Peters Hospital was initially built to house the casualties of the Second World War. The mortuary was built in the 1940’s, but after much redevelopment it was decided that the site was too small to cope with the increase of bodies. So, in April 2009 the mortuary closed and moved to the new building which is now central to the main hospital. ,
  20. Thanks to Frink for this one.. Last time we visited wp there was just a few villas left not stripped didnt know this was still here till Frink posted up so would be rude not to pop in while we where going to be not that far away anyways.. Vistied with Obsurity,St0rm Stealth and UrbanGinger My take on what is left Thanks for looking
  21. A quality days splorin & a big thumbs up to all we met on the road
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