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Report - St Mary's vagrancy cells, Melton Mowbray, Aug15

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by The Wombat, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. The Wombat

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    Had to visit this, as it’s on the proverbial doorstep, and I can’t believe I didn’t know about this one. I’d missed out on the group’s previous day’s exploits, but at least I got something in, even if I was a bit unprepared. Enjoyed this atmospheric place. Don’t be fooled by the photos – it was quite dark in there. All taken with no torch, but around 30 second exposures.

    Explore with Auntieknickers, The Stig & KM Punk


    Saw the mortuary, but unfortunately didn’t get any photos… the police turned up, so we made a retreat.


    St. Mary’s was originally a work house and later turned into a hospital, this place, unlike most others, retained some of it's original features from it's Workhouse origins. The whole Vagrant's block had been retained. Why they did this was unclear, but a small section of this small block was converted into a small Mortuary that would service both St Mary's and Melton Mowbray cottage hospitals.


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    Fair Roseanna
    Your vagrancy's a familiar tale
    Fraught with danger
    The lives you led were judged profane

    Paradise Lost covered
     
    #1 The Wombat, Aug 30, 2015
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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Great set of photos, looks an interesting explore :thumb
     
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    Cheers TLR :)
    certainly was an interesting explore
     
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    Great pics dude, nice little place isn't it :)
     
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    Good set a piccies :) also good day exploring too :) Glad you "managed" to make it with us :)
     
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    Good end to an eventful weekend. Good set of shots there
     
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    Looks awesome. Great little explore.
    Nice pics pal ;)
     
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  8. The Wombat

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    Many thanks guys :)
     
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    Nice to see some more decent pics from here wombat, not good about the fuzz but at least you got these beforehand :)
     
  10. The Wombat

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    thanks mate :)
    They may not have been there for us; but either way an encounter was best avoided
     
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    Nice mate! You did well considering how dark it is, nice set of pics!
     
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    Thank you :)
    it was quite dark & atmospheric in there
     
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    That place looks like it has a real Victorian feel to it - Good work Wombat; you've been busy ;)
     
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