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Report - Winchcombe Hospital (take two) april 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by huey, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    WINCHCOMBE HOSPITAL

    'Here's another mediocre Cotswold hospital for you guys' stated the potent Clebby in his report. Well, i beg to differ Sir, i found the place charming- there's just enough originality and left behind items to warm the heart and gladden the soul.
    The fact that we were the first in and that its been sealed for years added to it for me. Full respect to Cleb for it was his idea, he had waited patiently and when the time was right we struck (more like a pair of arthritic 40-a-day pensioners than the SAS storming in ,but we did strike.)


    HISTORY

    Er, in short, its short. There is none. Well, i can tell you the place was built in the early 1900's on the site of the old 17 century tobacco fields. Originally it was a private house owned by Mrs Bird, before becoming a hospital in 1926. Anymore than that and i would have to make it up.


    WHAT HAPPENED THEN?

    Closing in 2008 it was used for NHS storage but local petitions and pressure, not to mention the bills keeping the place semi open ( almost £50k over 4 years, ) meant that it was put on the market. The proceeds from the sale were given towards the new Tewkesbury hospital being built.


    Sold to Mr David Attwood, he of Plywood International fame, for £2.25m because he didn't have any access to his new mansion ( his drive is now the hospitals original entrance and car park) and also because he wanted to 'protect it from development.' He immediately knocked down the horrible later extension and had the place boarded up. Why he's chosen now to remove the boarding is anyone's guess.

    Only separated from his residence by a small man made lake on one side and his lawn on the other, and massively overlooked by houses not to mention his handyman and gardener possibly being there made things tricky.

    Typically Victorian handsomeness.
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    With typically large and airy rooms
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    Into the wards...5 wards with 4 beds in each (and 2 single rooms.)
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    Nice of them to leave the electric on for us...the small theatre for minor operations
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    Never seen so many kitchens- all food was cooked on site
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    Or so many keys, every room seemed to have boxes of them.
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    Nice colour scheme
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    The original reception area had the only ceiling damage
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    Some left behind items..
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    As the evening drew on we inherited some awesome light
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    The only stained glass windows were in the downstairs privy!
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    And some random loveliness to end on...
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    Is it wrong to have an NHS curtain fetish?
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    And NO peas!
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    Hope you enjoyed, and as always, thanks for looking. If you did enjoy please give a 'like' I must beat the insufferable Bertie BB on likes asap!
    Cheers guys.
     

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  2. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    What a fascinating place full of original charm :thumb
     
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  3. The Wombat

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    excellent report, looks a good explore :thumb
     
  4. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks,loved every minute of it!
     
  5. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
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    The report by that other bloke was much better me thinks
     
  6. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Up your bum Bertie
     
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    Cracking pics and nice place thanks for the report.
     
  8. Bertrina Bollockbrains

    Bertrina Bollockbrains 28DL Full Member
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    Ignore the hubby. I like it :thumb
     
  9. Miss Mayhem

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    Great report :thumb
    All those keys are like the ones we have at work : )
     
  10. Mic

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    really good report and pictures!!
     
  11. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers guys!
    Bloody hell Bertie,are you coming out of the closet?? I think we should all be told!
     
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  12. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
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    That really is the wife you idiot! She's checking up on me.
     
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    Lol liking this comment section haha
     
  14. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    So you say....remember the old liquerice allsorts slogan -"Too much and you might turn Bertie! "
     
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    Have to show the old dear this, she was sister in charge on last day!.
     
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