A nice way to finish 2012, which has been a very busy year away from exploring, was a trip to an old favourite. Mid Wales Hospital.
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 Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow)and at its peak could serve 1,000 patients.[clarification needed] However, nearer the end of its life, in 1995, this had dwindled to 168. The site was also home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Powys Drugs & Alcohol Council for substance misuse
Since the closure of the site there has been scandal, general neglect, various owners and little care to the buildings. This was the first visit in over 2 years and the place really has deteriorated to a point where despite local opposition to demolition I’m struggling to see any other option. The majority of the buildings have been exposed to no roof for nearly 4 years now and the result is collapsed walls and flaws. Things could have turned out much better but the initial sale back in 2000 started the rot. I hope those who were responsible are feeling proud of themselves.