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Report - East Fortune Hospital, East Lothian - Oct 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by flanka, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. flanka

    flanka 28DL Full Member
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    So this is my first report... here goes!

    East Fortune originally opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1922 with 210 beds for men and women and special wards for children. The site had first been developed as a naval air station during WW1 , and during peace time it was adopted for Sanatorium use. During WW2 the Sanatorium was taken over by the RAF as an airfield. In the post-war years the hospital was re-purposed as a psychiatric facility, East Fortune hospital closed in 1997 and has been derelict ever since.

    East Fortune is typical of early 20th century hospitals with a main “streetâ€￾ lined with single storey wards and other buildings. The ward buildings are fronted with open air verandas, as “fresh airâ€￾ treatment for TB was very much in vogue. Having been closed for almost 2 decades the place has obviously been visited quite a lot and decay has set in well, although the buildings all seemed structurally sound.


    So on with the photos, a few external shots
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    The veranda running the length of the ward buildings
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    Helpful warning sign
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    There were lots of typed out warning notes about the place concerning asbestos .. "If you are here to see ghosts you have been scammed!"
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    Inside one of the main buildings, a recreation room I suspect. DSCN0250_zps778f17ac.jpg

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    And on our way out, a nice helpful warning that we will be eaten
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  2. dweeb

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    That's a great first report, well done.
     
  3. urblex

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    Nice report thanks for sharing :thumb
     
  4. The_Raw

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    That 'Keep off agile poof' sign had me in stitches, cool first report mate :thumb
     
  5. catbalou

    catbalou off the wall
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    second that.:D
    really good first report, cheers for posting
     
  6. Heroic J

    Heroic J All for one
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    I third that xD
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Nice report that, thanks for postin' :thumb
     
  8. flanka

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    Cheers guys!
    The agile poof made me chuckle too
     
  9. Session9

    Session9 A life backwards
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    Very nice - signs made me laugh :)
     
  10. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    Yes it has to be said not bad at all that for a first report. I assume you went into the boiler house one of the best bits for me. Nice to see this again its a while since ive seen anything from here.
     
  11. flanka

    flanka 28DL Full Member
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    Nope must have missed that, dammit!
     
  12. Echo Seven

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    The asbestos warning sign is fantastic! especially the advice about what kind of death you can expect!
     
  13. GRONK

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    Nice first report, shame the place has been trashed. :(
     
  14. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    From Oct 2014 are you bored matey ;)

    It looks better this year, i spent a good 10 mins arranging those Prams up in a line, and .............. :coat
     
  15. GRONK

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    Haha, very. I've found my place in some dark parts of the internet tonight. :rolleyes:
     
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