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Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

One of my favourite explores as result of also being one of the first I ever posted on this website. I also remember looking at this factory when it was still operational during my early teenage life. It’s a place that has always fascinated me.  A huge relic of the …

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Bristol Ice Rink, Bristol

Bristol Ice Rink opened as part of a huge Mecca entertainment complex in the 60’s known as the ‘New Bristol Centre’. At the time it was the biggest entertainment complex in Europe boasting a dozen licensed bars, an ice rink, bowling lanes, a casino, a night club, a grand cinema, …

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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth – 35mm

A little trip to Mid Wales Hospital. The site continues to deteriorate and little seems to have been achieved by the new owners with pushing through planning applications.  This winter might just see most of the buildings collapsing both internally and externally.  Shot on my Canon EOS 5 SLR with …

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Hartwood Hospital, Lanarkshire

Construction work begin in 1890 to build what was originally known as Lanark District Asylum. Construction work would take five years at a cost of £135’000.  Built originally to hold 500 patients across 6 wards it was a completely self sustaining with its own gardens, cemetery, farm, power plant, reservoir, …

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Harperbury Hospital, Radlett

Harperbury was built as a specialised Mental Health/Learning Disability hospital built from the remains of hangers used in the first world war. It is now known as Kingsley Green The sites layout resembles that of a colony plan typically associated with some of the later asylums/mental care’. At it’s height …

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St Edwards Home for Boys, Coleshill

Built in 1095 St Edwards Home for Boys was part of a bigger site where the Father Hudson society are still based. The boys home closed in the mid 90’s Father Hudson’s Society was founded by Father George Vincent Hudson. Father Hudson was born in 1873 at Kinsham in the …

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Bristol General Hospital, Bristol

The history of Bristol General dates back to 1832.  The lack of any health care in the growing industrial areas of Bedminster and Redclife became a concern of a local group of quakers. The Bristol General Hospital in its first incarnation, based on guinea street, provided treatment only to locals …

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Sheffield Old Town Hall/Courts

Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market. The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield’s first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little prospect for …

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