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Report - Silverlands Orphanage Chertsey - November 2014

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Urban Diaries, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Urban Diaries

    Urban Diaries 28DL Regular User
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    History:
    The Actors' Orphanage was started in 1896 by Kittie Carson at Croydon and was established as the Actors' Orphanage Fund in 1912.

    In 1915 the Orphanage moved to Langley Hall at Langley (was in Buckinghamshire - now in Berkshire). The orphanage was both a home and a school to approximately 60 children. At ages 15–17 pupils sat the School Leaving Certificate of Cambridge University and if 10 subjects were taken to Matriculation.

    The home and school was moved to Silverlands at Chertsey, Surrey in 1938 where it remained until 1940. In September 1940 the Orphanage was evacuated to the USA where the children were housed in New York City at the Edwin Gould Foundation, and the children were sent to local schools.

    After the war ended the Fund established a home (once again at Silverlands, Chertsey). This arrangement ended in 1958 and the Actors' Orphanage ceased to exist.

    The 1912 fund was re-established as the Actors' Charitable Trust and financial and care help was offered to those in need.

    Over the years many from the theatrical profession have given time and money to the running of the orphanage including some who became presidents of the orphanage among whom are Sir Gerald du Maurier, Noël Coward, Laurence Olivier and the last president Lord Attenborough.


    The Explore:

    I visited this site with fellow member Slayaaaa, easy access and a great place to visit. The place looks as if it is in the prime time between decay and ruin so I recommend that you guys reading this visit soon :)
    We actually found the screen showing the CCTV, the electrics are all left on and there is no sign of security, which is a bit strange; its almost as if security just gave up and left without turning anything off or informing their boss.
    Never mind.

    We also kept hearing walking and voices whilst in the boiler room/basement and as wen went to explore, we found nobody else in the building... Strange.

    To conclude, this was one of the best places I've been so explore, I had a great time and hope my photos do it justice.

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  2. slayaaaa

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    Nice one! Top report, pics came out really nice. :) Cheers for coming along.
     
  3. Boomstick84

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    Nice report and shots mate, looks great :thumb

    Can't beat those staircases :)
     
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    Nice piccies mate :thumb

    Secca is still very active, on the Saturday i was down all hell had broken loose by all accounts, with numerous busts and lots of Police. Suppose it depends who trips which camera :)
     
  5. slayaaaa

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    Really?? Wow, would never of guessed to be honest, really doesn't seem active with security at all. Odd. :s
     
  6. Urban Diaries

    Urban Diaries 28DL Regular User
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    I actually have a photo of the security room with the CCTV monitoring screens, I will upload once I am home! We must have got very lucky!
     
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    Here is the CCTV monitoring room, as you can tell the security was on alert that day..
     
  8. Jack430T

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    Went not to long ago and also heard voices and movement from the boiler room it was really creepy!
     
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