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Adam & Eve, Ham Green, Bristol

Along the River Avon is a stretch of wall known as ‘Hung Road’ – it was this part of the river leading into central Bristol that ships were literally hung by there masts at low tide to prevent themselves keeling over. In the wall there are still visible signs of …

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St Mary’s Hospital, Stannington

My 3rd and final visit to St Mary’s – with demolition already there wasn’t much thought. Sadly due to this not much of the main buildings were covered but I had previously documented these last june. St Mary’s opened in 1910 and closed in 1995, the site is in remarkably …

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Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery Bristol B2, Portbury

The remains of the Second World War Portbury (Sheepway) anti aircraft battery and military camp. Four octagonal emplacements, support structures and extant buildings, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1947. The construction of four reinforced concrete gun emplacements (a half battery), located adjacent to Atherton House, north …

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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth

My final visit to Mid Wales and only one brought on by the opertunity to see the chapel which has recently become avaliable. The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales. It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or …

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