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Monday, 4 November 2013

The Old Hospital


Three years ago I started on a project to record the conversion of an old Mental Hospital near where I live. The conversion was to take around four years with some modern buildings being demolished, it is now nearing it's completion so I feel now is the time to show some of the photos I took. Don't worry I won't be showing them daily but now and then I will throw the odd one in. You can see more on my other blog Forgotten Fairmile

This is the font of the hospital back in 2010 looking very sad and sorry for itself if you want to know how it has change then look here
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16 comments:

  1. I will be interested to see your photos of what has been done to restore and modernize it. I enjoyed reading its history in your other blog.

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    1. I've taken hundreds of photos round the place but have not shown them our of respect for the developers. I feel I can now show some of what I have taken. The other blog was mainly about areas where old photos of my parents were taken and how it look snow.

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  2. Hi Bill!

    I'm a fellow photographer that loves to check out other's work. I'm your newest follower. :)

    Linda W

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    1. Thank you and welcome along, hope you approve of my work

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  3. What a fascinating photo and building!

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  4. Beautiful photo, Bill
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  5. Hari Om
    I too love to read and see the history; looking forward to more! YAM xx

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    1. There is more in the other blog and on Flickr

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  6. Great complex but what about the lingering ghosts?

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    1. Now there is a story, I don't believe in them but I am told there are a few people round the place have encountered them

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  7. I love old buildings. They always look like they have a real story to tell.

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    1. This one does and is in a book now and guess who got mentioned in the Forward

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  8. We have a huge state hospital in our town. No longer a state hospital it was due for demolition also. Then thankfully it was bought and I am not sure what happened but, its now being restored bit by bit and converted into a multitude of things. Shops, cafe's offices and some of the old doctors and staff houses into many many other things. All the grounds are now trails and woodlands and fields. The garden and barns are soon to be a park...........what a wonderful thing that was and it is such a beautiful building that was so worth the saving
    Janice

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    1. It's good that this happened it would have been sad to have sad to have lost all the history of the place. Did you take any photos

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