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North Wales Hospital, Denbigh – 35mm

This is some of the shots taken on my Canon 300 film SLR during my 2nd visit to Denbigh The North Wales Lunatic Asylum was the first psychiatric institution built in Wales; construction began in 1844 and completed in 1848 in the town of Denbigh. It was original called ‘The …

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Odeon Cinema, Bradford

Visited in late January – A brief bit of history taken from the Bradford Odeon Rescue Group: Its beginnings in September 1930 as the New Victoria theatre/cinema saw the birth of a grand entertainment complex of superior architectural quality – internal and external – in the city. Housed within the …

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North Wales Hospital, Denbigh

My second visit to Denbigh after a previous visit some 9 months ago. Not much more to report other than a continual decline of the buildings. If something isn’t done soon then the bulidings really will start to fall in on themselves.  It needs saving, and fast. The North Wales …

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Pool Parc Hospital, Ruthin

Originally owned by Sir Walter Bagot, the current buildings were rebuilt in the late 1820’s. It was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 87 patients for relief of overcrowding at the much larger Denbigh Asylum. Its official designation was as a psychiatric …

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Brogyntyn Hall, Shropshire

Remodelled from existing buildings in 1804, Brogyntyn Hall is imposing building, but only has 16 principal bedrooms and seven reception rooms (there is a newer wing containing conference rooms and offices left over from the telephone exchange days). Lord Harlech, the sixth baron of Brogyntyn Hall sold it in 2000 …

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