Recent Explores

Fairmile Hospital, Berkshire

Fairmile is one of the oldest county aslyms to have exsisted in this country having been originally founded in 1870 and eventually closing in 2003. The plan was initally to have a look at the outer buildings before looking at …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

West Park Hospital or ‘West Park Asylum’ as it is more commonly called was founded in 1912 & competed by 1924. West Park was the last mental hospital to be developed on the Horton Estate, having been planned since 1906, …

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Bristol United Maltings

Bristol United Maltings factory is somewhat an eyesore of a building next to the SS Great Britain. Not a lot of history seems to be available for this building but I believe it’s part of the old Albion Ship yard …

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Brooks Dye Works, Bristol

Up and till last week I was still of the asumption that this place was still being used by Brooks. How wrong one could be, infact it seems like its been empty for over a year and being in St …

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ROC Post – Fontmell Magna

It’s been a while since the last ROC post, hell its been winter and they aren’t much fun in the cold months of the year. So on the way home today from Poole the SatNav flashed along the A350 and …

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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth

Probably more well known as ‘Mid Wales Asylum’ The Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth, Brecknockshire was originally called the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum on opening in 1903; the name was changed to The Mid Wales Hospital in 1921. The first …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol

Having previously visited this former mental hospital on the outskirts of Bristol it was time for another trip or two. Visited Friday & Sunday, the later in the day which gave a much different feel to the previous dark and …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dave & Busters Bristol

Dave & Busters was the greatest place on earth. Till it closed. Having worked there from 1998 to 2000 I have very fond memories. These pictures were originally taken on my Canon Ixus ASP camera in 2001 and show a …

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