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Report - St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Matt Inked, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Matt Inked

    Matt Inked 28DL Full Member
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    I explored here with Hamtagger, Session9, Southside Assassin, Shagrat and The Lone Shadow
    After a last minute text from hamtagger we left Lincoln at 4:30pm en route to Northampton. When we arrived at St Edmunds, she was stood there in all her Glory (The wonderful building she is) :turd
    It was nice to get this one ticked off the list and also to meet some new people and set up future trips :thumb
    We had a laugh too, dodging needles and fighting over who drank the milk that was left in the crack den. I even got a shot of a lovely little drug spoon.

    History Lesson
    It has stood abandoned for 16 years since the hospital closed after 70 years of service. And, thanks to its place in history as one of the buildings spawned by the 19th-century Poor laws, it has proved difficult to get rid of.
    Though a tide of outrage at the suffering of those who laboured inside - fanned by tales like those in Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist - closed the workhouses for good, they have a lasting place in history.
    The significance of the building - designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, who was behind London's St Pancras Station and the University of Glasgow - was reaffirmed last year when the Government slapped down an application to remove its listed status.
    Little medical equipment remains, except for dust-covered signs and the occasional abandoned bedpan. Elsewhere the crumbling walls, potentially unstable floors and exposed lift shafts make it an uncomfortable site to visit.
    St Edmund's was converted into a hospital in the 1930s, and continued for almost 70 years until it was closed down and its functions moved elsewhere.
    The land was bought up by developers and other buildings, which are part of the original hospital site, have been demolished and replaced by a Tesco Express store and a restaurant.

    On with the pictures

    I'll start with a dark external for your viewing pleasure (I hope)
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    Followed by a rusty drug spoon
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    A bit of a cave in
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    I think the pile on the window was bird turd
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    This room had no floor
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    The light that once was...
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    Just a room
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    Judging the home-made beds, the locals too this sign too serious
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    Some stairs
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    A shower seat
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    I had to slightly edit this to hide the identity of everyone, just incase they didn't want their faces showing
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    Thank you for taking time to look at my report :)

    It was good to meet everyone (Even if the places was a bit :turd) I look forward to future explores with you all.

    I'll apologize in advance to the Admin if the group photo isn't allowed.
     

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  2. Matt Inked

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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Getting that porn shot was hard work. I had to do Yoga over some human excrement. I almost knocked over the bottle of piss too.
     
  3. The Lone Shadow

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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Excellent report! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Love all the different shots. Love the drug spoon and the group picture. That is pure quality. Although, I wanted to be Batman ;)

    LS
     
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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Haha!
    I love the way Southside Assassin is standing with the Green Lantern head I popped on him. It looks so Boyband-ish with the pose.
    :)
     
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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Nice report and pics there mate :) Thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Quality report mate :)
    Bit put out you didn't edit my face out though...
    Had deli belly today from drinking that milk :(
     
  7. Matt Inked

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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Thanks for looking mate:) :thumb
     
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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Nice one lads, spot on:thumb
     
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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Thats okay, black goes well with the same colour T-shirt you were wearing,
    Never realised how much a gimp mask would suit me. hmmm.

    LS
     
  10. Matt Inked

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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Contains Porn and Superheroes)

    Thanks mate :)
    Haha! "Hulk Smash"
     
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    Re: St Edmunds Hospital - Northampton - June 2014 (Does not Contain Porn and Superher

    I like to think I'm fairly liberal in my views but that porno stuff is not for the public forums and has nothing to do with the spirit of UE.
     
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    Haha, love the report mate, a great read! You must have had to dodge a few needles to get up close and personal to that spoon tho :eek: The selfie shot is top quality :thumb
     
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    Love it matt, some good shots there. And love the superheroes crew shot, boy band pose ftw haha.. now u mention It I do look very boy band ish.. good to meet u all, even if it was a bit derpy it Was a good laugh. (0:
     
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    Nice report and the last pic at the end hehe. George Gilbert Scott also designed Kelham Hall not far from Lincoln. I can see why they want to keep it, there are not many workhouses left, apart from the Job centres. Its in a good state of decay which makes a good photo. Some developers just let buildings fall down or set them on fire. Its amasing its still standing after all those years.
     
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