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Report - Guest Hospital, Dudley - November 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Goldie87, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    The original buildings were constructed in 1849 by the Earl of Dudley to accommodate miners blinded in local mines. The miners rejected the Earl's charity, and the buildings remained empty until 1871, when they were taken over by local chainmaker Joseph Guest and turned into a hospital. The hospital's accident and emergency department closed in 1983 and was relocated to Russells Hall hospital. A new horseshoe-shaped extension was opened in 2003, but the old buildings - including the out-patients department - remained in use until October 2007. Most of the buildings are due to be retained owing to their historic importance, though some of the less significant structures are set to be demolished.

    Been here a couple of times before, but never managed to get everywhere. Hearing that portakabins had appeared on site we thought we had better take another look, stripping out and demolition is currently well underway. Visited with Mattdonut and Mr Sam.

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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice set matey :thumb

    Never did make it back here after Secca told me too do one last year lol
     
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    so good to get out and do do do doo the derp its been too long!!
     
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    Cracking set of pics :)
     
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    Cheers, if anyone is planning on going I'd make it quick!
     
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    Nice one mate, good to see someone made it in.
     
  7. Mr Sam

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    Yeah only our 3rd go at it! And as said make it quick theres loads of heavy plant on site won't be long before large chunks of it are gone!
     
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