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Report - Billinge Hospital, Wigan- February 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Canadrummergetsome, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Canadrummergetsome

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    Hi everyone,
    This was actually my first ever exploration, and I'm only just getting round to reporting it now. An easy start for a newbie ;)
    I was warned that there was a possibility of being escorted off the premises, but I didn't run into any problems:thumb

    A bitta history;
    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.

    Anyway, enjoy the pictures:thumb

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    Do not enter :rolleyes:

    Thanks for looking:thumb
     

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  2. Ojay

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    Not a bad first report, and thanks for taking the time to format it properly :thumb
     
  3. Lavino

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    I was born in here ...
     
  4. Canadrummergetsome

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    So was I! Join the Billinge baby club, aha :cool::D
     
  5. Lavino

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    Here's my billnge visit

     
  6. Canadrummergetsome

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    Ace video that, mate. Thanks for sharing :D:thumb
     
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    Good stuff :thumb
    Looks like Aleister Crowley's crew have been here :p
     
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