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Report - The Becket Upper School, Nottingham, September 2010

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by crusader, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. crusader

    crusader 28DL New Member
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    Hi people, this is my first report.

    Firstly, please accept my apologies for the not very good images. This is because:
    1. I was on my own during this explore and I was scared of running into pikeys or similar so I wanted to minimise the time I spent inside.
    2. I am new to photography and my camera is not exactly professional grade.
    Thanks.
    :cool:

    The Becket School was founded in 1929 by two Priests and was for boys only. This school was based on Wilford Lane. There was also a Main School site, located on Ruddington Lane. Upper School was used for the Sixth Form (of which I am a former member, I do not wish to reveal more information to protect my privacy) and Year 11. The Becket School finally shut its doors in August 2009, when a new school, about half a mile down the road was finally built.

    I was informed about the site by a friend who told me that he had been inside it about 3 weeks ago (just to look around, obviously!). By the time I got inside, the building was in considerably poorer condition than when I last saw it, having been targeted by the local scumbag morons.

    Exploring this site was a touching walk down Memory Lane for me, and as a former pupil, I am very saddened and dismayed to see that the school has been trashed and damaged.
    Oh well, that's what pikeys and chavs are like :mad:

    I would like to stress that this report only covers a small portion of the school (just the hall and a few rooms off the corridor leading to the hall). There is a lot more to see upstairs.

    Anyway here are some of the few pics that I took which are coherant.

    One of the outside shots of the building
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    The School, viewed from the Suspension Bridge that I used to wander over at lunchtimes:
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    The building known as the Red Court:
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    Display boards in the corridor, pulled down by the chavs:

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    The stage:
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    A badly angled shot of the back of the hall, with the raised balcony above the hall:
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    A sideways view of the hall, to the left of the photo is the stage and
    the doors lead to the corridor off the hall:

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    On the balcony at the back of the hall:
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    Doors leading to the caretaker's area:
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    Door to the ladies' toilets:
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    Thanks for having a look through this short report. I am sure you noticed the red van in the background of my second photo. That van was a builders' van and there were men on site boarding up the windows, so perhaps it was just as well that I didn't explore all of the site :p

    Those of you with more courage than me should definately give check the site out, its well worth a visit despite the damage done.

    Constructive feedback and comments will be much appreciated.
    :D
     

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