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First Post From Hampshire!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Clutch, May 8, 2015.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch 'Its only weird if it doesn't work'
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    Hello all!

    So for a few years now I have been a (pretty amateur) hobbyist photographer, however I never found my niche. It was only a few months ago when I stumbled upon this very site and saw the beauty hidden in abandoned and forgotten pockets of history scattered across the UK. I find this pursuit of photographic perfection not in wildlife, landscape, weddings or sports, but in the decay and disarray found in derelict buildings.

    This was not exactly an easy 'hobby' to get into, both the fear of being caught and the initial uneasy feeling you get just before climbing through that first fence made going home and watching Frasier reruns that little bit more tempting. I know myself well enough to know that if I plan too far in advance, I will talk myself out of this unorthodox adventure, so I planned my first trip. Crow and I decided a baptism of fire was the best start to this bizarre pastime so we set our sights on Royal Hospital Haslar.

    This is not a report so I wont post much on our first trip but it involved security (twice), poor weather, fascinating history and lots of running.

    If anyone would like to get a beer and maybe organise a trip in Hampshire, send me a message.

    ps. Sorry for the amateur wording and grammar, I posted this whilst falling asleep on my laptop at midnight. Also if I need to do anything different in future posts please let me know!

    Thanks all!

     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Facebook? How about I delete this thread if you're going to just go there.
     
  3. marmiteonpizza

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    You could, but please keep in mind that we would never mean to abandon this forum; Facebook would just be for meeting up with this local "crew". We'd still use the forum to post reports and to have discussions with other explorers.
     
  4. Clutch

    Clutch 'Its only weird if it doesn't work'
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    Facebook as a method of communication, it's as common as texting now but obvs we will still use the forum for posting! :)
     
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    hello! i'm in surrey and went to check out the cambridge military hospital just to let you know security and dogs are everywhere :(, looks like development is underway
     
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    Hi, ok, thanks for the heads up. There's a derelict hospital in west end in Southampton that I'm dying to get into. Apparently it's being used by the local youth as a kind of Fight Club!
     
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    Facebook is a cock. I hate it
     
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    Wow! I've not heard about that one yet, it may be worth checking out, let me know if you decide to go and I'll tag along
     
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    Hello. I'm Hampshire too, is the hospital the ones that's boarded up and totally trashed. The name escapes me but it's close to Eastleigh?

    Got it...the mount?
     
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    Hey all, if anyone fancies checking this hospital out give me a shout. I'd love to tag along!
     
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    Hi, not new to UE but new to the area (Southampton) so perhaps we can catch up for an explore sometime!
     
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    Lolololz :D
     
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    Visited the other day, was there for a good three hours before we got caught
     
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    Love it. Great video and well done on standing your ground.
     
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    That sounds interesting i live just around the corner from Cambridge military hospital but its on lock down because of the new building developments but i am keen to look at something else where is this place in Southampton ?
     
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