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Report - Cambridge Military Hospital (Maternity), Aldershot, 26th October 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by man_gone_wrong, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. man_gone_wrong

    man_gone_wrong 28DL Regular User
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    Been wanting to explore this place for bloomin ages and see "those doors" before the place gets turned into some gash flats or something along those lines.

    After a bit of planning I met up with Ben (sorry mate dont know your 28 name) and ACID-REFLUX popped down for the weekend for some exploring shenanigans.

    Once we had met, ditched the cars and started our trek up to the Hospital we realised it wasnt going to be as easy as me might have thought. Once we got past the various obstacles that the secca and such like had put in our way we were at the top of the hill and on the site of the hospital. After a bit of a recce we soon realised we couldnt get in the main hospital, and it was very light at this point, so we decided to go for the Maternity buildings.

    After a long time looking for access and a close call with a secca (I was stood out in the open and he walked past, about 6 metres away from me) we managed to find a way in and got in the place.

    All I can say is the place was worth the hassle, so much decay and peely porn. What made the day even better is the Secca/Gurkhas knew we were in there (probably due to Ben dropping his torch every 5 minutes lol), and their dogs too, but they couldnt find us. I even watched them walking round the building looking in the gaps in the boards for us hahaha :D

    We did have a bit of a wait to get out of the place and when I say a bit I mean 3 hours, due mainly to the secca being parked right in clear sight of us. So we just chilled out, chatted and Ben assaulted ACID-REFLUX with different sized foliage haha.

    Need to go back and get in the main at some point, should be interesting.....



    The History:


    The CMH was built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot. The building costs were approximately £45,758.

    The first patients admitted to the CMH were on Friday 18 July 1879. They either walked or were taken by cart ambulance from the Connaught Hospital.

    Juliet Piggott cites in her book Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (Famous Regts. S) that the House of Commons were presented with the plans of the Cambridge Military Hospital Aldershot as early as the year 1858.

    Early Matrons at the CMH Aldershot included Dame Maud McCarthy.

    The hospital was built on a hill because current clinical thinking at the time thought that the wind would sweep away any infection and clean the air.

    The CMH was famed for its supposedly mile long corridor. We have never measured it but walking from casualty down to the children's ward often felt like it! The original plan was to have a series of self contained wards for regiments all joined onto the corridor. It was hoped that this would also reduce cross infection. By the time the hospital opened it had been decided to run the hospital as areas of treatment rather than type of cap badge.

    The hospital soon became a fully functioning hospital and was the first in the UK to receive battle casualties directly from the front of World War One.

    The Cambridge Military Hospital was the first British Military Hospital to open a plastic surgery unit. This was opened by Captain Gillies. He had been in France on leave in June 1915 and met the surgeon Hippolyte Morestin and watched him perform facial reconstructions on patients with cancer. He learnt from the surgeon and brought his experience and new knowledge to England and was soon operating on soldiers back from the Battle of the Somme of World War One with facial gunshot and shrapnel wounds and injuries. Dental work was performed by William Kelsey Fry and the plastic surgery unit was overseen by Sir W. Arbuthnot.

    It was closed on 2 February 1996 due to the high cost of running the old building as well as the discovery of asbestos in the walls.

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  2. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    Nice set there, love this place :thumb
     
  3. man_gone_wrong

    man_gone_wrong 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers fella:thumb

    Ive waited far too long to go here, this place is brilliant. The missus is a bit narked she couldnt go so im no doubt going back with her to the Maternity haha
     
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    Nice one mate, that's at the top of the list now I've done st peter's and Silverlands. Love seeing this place.
     
  5. man_gone_wrong

    man_gone_wrong 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers bud!

    We were going to hit up Silverlands after here but the bloody secca stopped that. Didnt fancy chancing it with them either, we could hear the dogs in the back of their van haha
     
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    Nice ones mate :thumb

    Some nice pics mate, good light from when you finally joined me ;)

    Nice to meet up again mate, been a long time since Whittington

    Was a fun "LONG" day doing the Great Escape in reverse :D

    Looking back it was fun explore but after losing the will to live and hoping Secca would finally come in & walk us out :rolleyes: After 3 hours of being cornered I even wished i hadn"t found the access at one point lol

    It was a good call to park up in the Secca compound when we got out, that was worth a giggle looking at their expressions lol

    Main Hospital next then mate ..... Absailing down from a Chinook i think :D it"d be quieter than Ben lol
     
  7. man_gone_wrong

    man_gone_wrong 28DL Regular User
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    Defo was too long since Whits mate, need to do some more exploring together!:thumb

    Ive got to admit I did enjoy rubbing the seccas faces in it. Not only did we evade them we then parked in their compound and rubbed their noses in it, priceless look on his face haha

    And it only took me as long as it did to join you in there as I didnt fancy killing myself in the process lol

    Chinook :D hahaha
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    I think it was more that they thought there was about 20 inside with all the noise coming out of the Hospital and were too scared to come in without the Gurkhas :D

    Yeah mate sort something out soon for another Ego free explore ;)
     
  9. knighthawk

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    Security will not come inside some buildings like main building at DRI due health safety which can be plus
     
  10. man_gone_wrong

    man_gone_wrong 28DL Regular User
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    Ive seen the secca in the buildings at DRI, heard rumours they were the guys that was stripping the place of everything. One secca came up to me and told me how to get in one building, top bloke lol

    I know secca at other places go inside buildings. You have Michael at Sevs and that nutcase Elwyn at Denbigh.
     
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    LOVE the pic of the doors, seriously creepy! :thumb
     
  12. man_gone_wrong

    man_gone_wrong 28DL Regular User
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    Thank you :thumb

    To be honest thats all I wanted to see in the maternity block, anything else was a bonus :D
     
  13. Sarita

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    Hi all im new to this so how do i add pics

    sarita
     
  14. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    I suggest you click the FAQ"s link that you were asked to read when you joined, and mostly everything you need to know about the Forum, inc" uploading pics from whatever host you use is there for you to peruse at your leisure ;)

    You could also introduce yourself to the Forum in the correct place as well :D
     
  15. mrwhite

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    You don't add pics to someone else's report sarita lol
     
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