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UK Dannah House Nursing Home, Wroughton Oct 2016

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I got back from the States at the beginning of this month and I've been itching to get out exploring again but, truth be told, I'm finding it very difficult at the moment to find places over here which grab me by the balls enough to make me want to explore them. After various weekend plans fell through over the last couple of weekends I settled on a day of checking out some fairly local sites with an old exploring friend, some I knew well, others were complete shots in the dark as to whether they'd still be there or not.

 

We were both pleasantly surprised by this place, which was nice. I really wasn't expecting much, and after seeing how ruined the first few rooms were my expectations were low. But further into the building it looks as if some rooms have barely been touched since the home closed in 2008, and certain rooms have some amazing natural decay seeping through.

 

It's the same story with this location as with many of this kind of 1970s care home buildings. This one specialised in housing elderly people with dementia within it's 25 bedrooms, and was forced to close in 2008 after new legislation was brought in requiring all care homes to have an en suite bathroom in every bedroom. Many of the care homes weren't able to provide these facilities so had to shut down. I've explored quite a number of these now and this was one of my favourites because of the gorgeous decay in some of the areas.

 

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Thanks for looking, more on my Flickr as per normal :)

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That's a bit messed up. I like the green bed and the one with the branches on the wall!

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