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Report - DENBIGH ASYLUM -including tunnels (visit 2) aug 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by scotty markfour, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    HISTORY- locally known as "denbigh mental" it has served as a large employer for the local community since 1844 till its demise in 2004 , the hospital was built to house welsh patients and staff , so few of the welsh working classes spoke english that it was deemed cruel to send them to english asylums, who were equally ignorant of the welsh language ! an auntie of mine who worked at the hospital in the 1960s told me how she and others shouted abuse and heckled "ACKER BILK" when he performed at the hospital theatre and treated staff and patients as country yokel bumpkins and performed a half hearted rendition of his numbers as he did,nt like the venue that his agent had booked him ! right thats history bit done !
    THE VISIT-visited with Cazel#HT ,went in the best way behind the church to avoid the eyes of locals who i am sure are in contact with ELWYN ! denbigh asylum has been visited tons of times by fellow explorers but still provides lashings of fun ! we visited again so we could locate the service tunnels and enter parts that most explorers miss ! after doing some wide angle external shots we was spotted by ELWYN who beeped his horn at us and told us to get off the property , i shouted at him we was " buggaring off" and ran round the back of his jeep and hid by the church for half n hour , we laughed about the incident cos we are both around the 50 mark and still getting chased like naughty teenagers...lol , and then we sneaked back in through the service tunnels , denbigh is a big site and needed more than one visit ! after scrambling through the service tunnels and keeping a wary eye open for ELWYN ..we visited the main building that denbigh is famous for , it is just a shell ! the level of decay at this complex is shocking (see pics) and going down hill fast ! why anybody would want to waste money on saving this place is beyond me ! these do-gooders should walk in my boots and see what i see ! ..for those who are yet to visit or encounter ELWYN ..do not be intimidated by him !... don,t let him come to close to you as he has a tendency to lash out at cameras...stay calm and let him say his piece !...if your younger LEG IT AND SHOUT ABUSE AT HIM !... den 1.jpg den 2.jpg den 4.jpg den 7.jpg den 8.jpg den 10.jpg den 12.jpg den 14.jpg den 16.jpg den 17.jpg den 18.jpg den 19.jpg den 20.jpg den 22.jpg den 23.jpg den 24.jpg den 25.jpg den 26.jpg den 27.jpg den 29.jpg den 30.jpg den 31.jpg den 32.jpg den 33.jpg den 34.jpg den 35.jpg den 37.jpg den 38.jpg and then come back when he,s buggared off ! ELWYN has a tendency to stick to patrolling the service road and not venture into the buildings themselves , there are dead ends and he knows them better than you ! if you do get caught put it down to part of the famous denbigh experience and laugh it off later .
     
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  2. BrainL

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    Some nice pics but cant say I agree with encouraging people to give an old man abuse to be honest :(
     
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  3. Coolboyslim

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    Yea ditto. He's only trying to keep people safe. Abet in a unconventional way. But nice pics of a place going down hill fast. Scrap that gone down hill fast lol. But it does have nice pics to be had.
     
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    Why anybody would want to waste money on travelling to take photos of this place is beyond me
     
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    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    that was a light hearted remark to add humour to the text poppunkjamie
     
  6. Will Knot

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    Couldn't keep away then after the comment of the tunnels from your last :D.......great report again :thumb
     
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    Nice one mate, the place looks even more 'Fooked' wish this trust would pull their finger out there arse and do something about it.

    Love picture 7. :)
     
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    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    cheers #Will knot ,DENBIGH is that bloody big it needs more than 1 visit
     
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    cheers #GRONK , that trust will need tons of lolly to fix this place , reckon we will still be visiting this place in 20 years mate ...lol
     
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    You've done a great job of capturing this place and making it look better than it actually is, nice pictures :D
     
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    cheers for that #UrbanD3cay ...not sure i made them tunnels look nice though ? lol
     
  12. The Wombat

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    Nice set of photos of this place
     
  13. ObsidianLycan

    ObsidianLycan Geologist, Urbexer, Geek
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    Love the tunnels! Missed these when I went....I sense a revisit of a subterranean nature :)
     
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    That open floor is ripe for button hunting!

    It's hard to believe it's still there after all these years...
     
  15. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    we,ve been twice and spent many hours there , watch out for elwyn ...lol
     
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