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Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

The history of this place was someone unknown to me but having previously spotted it when visiting Welsh Bicknor I knew I had to return one day. In 1912 Harold J Smith purchased land at Stowfield and erected The Lydbrook Cable Works. The First World War provided a number of …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol

Once officially known as the ‘dirtiest’ hospital in the country, it was closed in 2006 without anyone really knowing.A number of individual buildings make up this mental hospital that treated most of Bristol & Somerset’s mentally ill. Originally built in 1937 it was used naval hospital over the war before …

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