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Report - HMP Leyhill Garden Centre - Gloucestershire - 2009

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Rabbet, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Rabbet

    Rabbet 28DL Full Member
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    Was tipped off about this place by a friend local to the area, he'd driven past it many times but never actually bothered to explore it. One day we decided to actually give it a shot. Can't actually find any real history on the place, i know it was a garden centre run by prisoners of HMP Leyhill that was closed in 2005 due to rising running costs. I believe that the film "Greenfingers" was actually based on the story of inmates of this prison entering the Chelsea Flower show, there was a few bits of promotional material in the house.

    Was quite an interesting site containing a shop, various potting sheds, a bio-dome, a large manor house and a stable block.

    First up a few pics of the Bio-dome, i have a feeling it was set up to look like a desert scene. :p:

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    Found this box of rusty shears in one of the store rooms.

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    I'm not gonna lie i did cack myself the first time i shone a torch in to that garage catching a glimpse of that mannequin. :gay

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    Nice ominous stairway in to the Manor House.

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    Complete with HMP Leyhill No Entry signs.

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    The place was pretty empty save for a few UrbEx staples such as a disconnected phone.

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    A headless scarecrow :thumb

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    Boarded up doors.

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    Religious Materials.

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    Of course there's a Wheelchair in here. :thumb

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    Thats really all the interesting shots i got from this explore. Hope you enjoyed seeing them.
     

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