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Report - The former Ashworth Hospital (South Site) vacant since 1995 - January 2009

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Oxygen Thief, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Oxygen Thief

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    Well what is it? Part hospital, part prison, with an amazing history and inmate list. The buildings have a bit of decay inline with the stripped lead on the rooftops.

    Sorry in advance for the load of pictures, some of which you will have seen before, some of it not I hope...

    The mortuary...

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    Next, we'll do the cells, male and female wards in no particular order...

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    One of the few communal areas...

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    The sun coming into cell 28...

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    Patient art?...

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    A typical cell...

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    Seclusion cell...

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    This cell is locked, so a picture through the bulletproof glass window...

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    In admin, the first find was some rotten old maps, we unfolded them as best we could but they were ruined...

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    Paperwork ?...

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    Did someone mention personal details? Prison staff and nursing strikes. Hundreds of day releases, Mental Health Tribunals, the list is endless...

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    Lots of evidence of days out, it wasn't an unusual thing by any means...

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    They were all great finds, we were in there for hours.

    Then, mintage. Old ledgers...

    Probably an average of 5 admissions a day...

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    One last shot... the fence...

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    Oh and don't forget... paper cups are for parties and seclusion cells only !...

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    #1 Oxygen Thief, Jan 23, 2009
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