Documenting dereliction and decay

Brecon and Radnor joint Aslyum (Mid Wales Hospital), Talgarth, Wales, November 2010

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 […]

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West Derby Comprehensive School – Bankfield Wing, Liverpool, November 2010

West Derby School is a comprehensive school based in Liverpool, England, and as a community school is run by the local education authority. The post-war ‘baby-boom’ resulted in a much higher number of teenage children in the 1950s. Liverpool Corporation […]

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Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot, North Wales, October 2010

Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot was a munitions store located at FFord Clegir, Llanberis, Caernarvonshire. It was opened at the outbreak of World War II for the storage of up to 18,000 tons of bombs for the RAF. However, in January […]

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St Thomas’ Hospital, Stockport, October 2010

The hospital, in Shaw Heath, has treated thousands of older people and psychiatric patients on the NHS and was first a workhouse, opening its doors on Christmas Day 1841. But it has fallen into disrepair and there are now plans […]

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Dodge Hill Deep shelter, Stockport, October 2010

Dodgehill, one of 3 deep level shelters which form a vast network of abandoned tunnels beneath the streets of Stockport, which is located 6 miles outside South Manchester. These deep tunnels were used as air-raid shelters during the war and […]

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Barnes Convalescent Home, Cheadle, October 2010

A donation of £26,000 for the founding of a new convalescent hospital in Cheadle was made in 1869 by Robert Barnes. Construction of the hospital, named the Barnes Convalescent Home, started in 1871 and was completed in 1875. It was […]

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RAF Croft, Warrington, September 2010

The base was used by the RAF from 1941 up until the mid 50s when it became tenanted by the USAF as a processing station for Burtonwood airbase (the largest USAF base in the country until it closed), Airmen could […]

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St Joseph’s Orphanage, Preston, July 2010

Hewitson’s ‘A History of Preston’ Down one of the side streets of Preston, there is a charitable institution called St. Joseph’s Orphanage. It was built and partially endowed by a local Catholic lady – the lake Mrs. Maria Holland – […]

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Whittingham Mental Hospital,Preston, June 2010

Whittingham Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, […]

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