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Report - Ferdowse Clinic AKA Heckington Manor, Heckington, Lincolnshire - May 2013

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by theoccipital, May 21, 2013.

  1. theoccipital

    theoccipital St John's Mental Asylum
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    The lure of banjos could be heard playing gently in the background so I little 3 stop mini-trip towards The Fens was in order. This was planned for a couple of weeks and we finally got to squeeze it in to an already busy schedule. This is the first stop on the road-trip. We also paid a visit to Mr Nelson M Green's scrap metal dumping ground on the foundation of the old RAF Folkingham base, followed by the abandoned farm house. Pics to follow...

    As you may of read before, Ferdowse was a residental clinic for people with alcohol related problems to dry out.

    This is taken from the BBC News website from around the date of its closure 2002:

    The only residential clinic for alcoholics in Lincolnshire is to close but a senior specialist has warned the move is a dangerous one. The Ferdowse Clinic at Heckington near Sleaford has treated up to 2,000 people since it was set up 15 years ago. But the focus for funding residential care nationally has shifted to illegal drugs and the Ferdowse is no longer regarded as a priority. But the clinic's medical director has warned alcohol is a bigger problem than headline-catching drugs. Dr Mostafa Morsy said: "It is dangerous that alcoholics are being denied the chance to receive residential treatment. "It is dangerous that the government is giving priority to drugs because alcohol is far more dangerous than illegal drugs." Tom Edwards had a drinking problem for 30 years before coming to the clinic. It cost him his career in the televison industry and many of his friends. He said: "I was going round in a kind of vicious circle. When I crossed the threshold of the Heckington clinic my battle with the bottle was done - and the bottle had won - I had given in." Since his treatment he has been alcohol-free for three years.

    If you are interested in purchasing this lovely property please take a look at the brochure:

    http://www.poyntons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Draft-Brochure-Heckington-Manor.pdf

    I was a grumpy bastard on the morning of the visit but I was surprised by what I could capture...

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    Many thanks you for looking...
     
    #1 theoccipital, May 21, 2013
    Last edited: May 21, 2013

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