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Report - Billinge Hospital, Wigan, April 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Piggo, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Piggo

    Piggo 28DL Full Member
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    Billinge Hospital

    Not made a report for around a year and decided now would be good, Although i have still been exploring i have just not been able to get off my arse and make a report so here goes. On saturday we hopped on a bus from Wigan Bus Station to Bllinge and went for the hospital, Access was really easy. When we approached we heard smashing and the sound of spray paint from one of the upper floors, and when we arrived there were two males and a female, one of which seemed to have been patrolling the top floor with a pole and would occasionally smash something whilst the other one would tag a wall whilst the girl would just stand and watch. They actually turned out to be fairly nice people and caused us no bother.

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    In June 2004, the maternity hospital was closed and maternity facilities were transferred to other units at hospitals in surrounding districts. Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, who administered at Billinge Maternity Hospital, were transferred to a new maternity unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (more commonly known as Wigan Infirmary) in Wigan. Maternity care units were upgraded in surrounding boroughs at Bolton Hospital, Salford Royal, Chorley Hospital, Warrington Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital
    In March 2007, demolition work on the maternity hospital building commenced. As of May 2007, only a small section of the maternity unit is left standing.
    Opened in 1968, Billinge Maternity Hospital served as the maternity facility for the surrounding areas, including much of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, parts of the Metropolitan Borough of St.Helens and parts of the District of West Lancashire.
    Billinge Hospital was originally founded in 1837 as a Wigan Poor Law Union hospital and workhouse. Mental Health services
    The following photos were taken on my Bridge camera and my 35mm film camera.

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  2. KM_Punk

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    Interesting place :thumb your last 4 pics have come through as thumbnails though
    Cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  3. Piggo

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    Cheers! I'm not sure why but they came through as attachments
     
  4. Miss Mayhem

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    Cool stuff, looks interesting,
    Cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  5. The Wombat

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    looks an alright mooch that
    shame its been so badly trashed
     
  6. Baxy

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    Didn't even know this was still standing must go check it out!
     
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    I thought they knocked this place down and built on it a few months ago, definitely need to visit here again before it goes! :D
     
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    There is only a small part of the hospital remaining, most of the plot is now houses.
     
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    Cheers for sharing, i was born here and would love to go and have a mooch. I thought it had all been flattened but i guess not ☺ would you say its worth a visit?
     
  10. Piggo

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    Ermmm.. Its decent, fucked is an understatement, i suppose it depends on how far you are travelling really
     
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    30 mins maybe?
     
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    its up to you @bushweasel but it is in a very very bad condition.
     
  13. bushweasel

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    Ok cheers
     
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