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Barrow Hospital, Bristol (35mm)

To start off 2012 a trip to the local, the old favourite.  It’s been a while, 18 months or more since I last visited and nearly 4 years since the first visit.  I’ve documented just about every square inch of the site so today it was time for something different. Time for the film camera to make an outing with my favourite C41 B&W Film. Things have changed over the years, it’s hard to believe the change.  But the buildings that remain are someone more beautiful in decay than the relatively unscathed and clean looking exteriors from 2008.  Nothing seems to have happened with redevelopment, the last story regarding a potential elderly care village was muted in October 2010 and since then nothing.  If anything perhaps a fitting end to the site would be to let nature reclaim the site back after 90 years.

For a more detailed history of site please read one of my previous reports here

It’s fair to say 2011 wasn’t a vintage year for me, illness and other factors meant I wasn’t half as active as previous years. 2012 shall be different, stay tuned.

(Camera used:  Canon EOS 300N Film SLR, Canon 50mm f1.8 prime, Kodak C41 B&W Pro Film)

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11 comments

  1. Oh please. I’ve wondered around at 2am on my own, stood in the mortuary. The only thing I felt was tired.

    Leave the spiritual activity to most haunted forums.

  2. There is also a movie been made up there, keep an eye out for it been sent off for publication

  3. Went there august 2013 all was quiet although plant machinary was in there, spiritual activity always at its highest when things are disturbed demolition has been put on hold because of bat colonies

  4. Film!
    Love it, Nice to see some film being used, photo’s are fantastic. Keep up the good work.

  5. I have since had second thoughts as i keep having a very uneasy feeling when i think of the place, the disturbance will have unsettled whatever spirits remain. Also i keep having visions of an empty wheelchair moving away from me, not sure if it was the main entrance it was the part where the old nurse houses were with curved gates. May i ask why people shouldn’t go in from the main entrance?

  6. Don’t ever walk in from the main entrance.

  7. Went up to explore, and take pics, went up to the original entrance, seen CCTV screens, not sure where the cameras were we thought of going through the woods, but heard what sounded like a car door so hastily retreated, we went back towards the entrance and there was a vehicle inside there this was 8pm ish want to try again but unsure now how to go about it?

  8. Go after 5pm. It’s under demolition so don’t wait around.

  9. Great photos, superb in black & white. I’m looking to visit Barrow Gurney to do a photo project, what’s security like?? Thank you

  10. It’s now under development/demolition and you’ll find that security are probably new and a lot more active with the likely hood of plant items being on the site. You can probably still find a way in though…

  11. Is this place accessible still, do you know? I’m just wondering if you can walk in or have to be clever and use your imagination to access and dodge security?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks
    AT

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