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Report - The Rest - Porthcawl - Wales - Dec 16

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Lenston, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Lenston

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    History

    The Rest has an eventful history: it was conceived as the project of Victorian doctor James Lewis and his wife
    Charlotte, who were determined to provide a convalescent home for working men, women and children from the
    local area.
    Florence Nightingale lent her support to the scheme in 1869, after which Dr Lewis acquired the site. In
    1877 The Rest admitted its first patients: the 7 survivors of the Ty Newydd Colliery disaster, who had been trapped underground for 10 days. The Rest was also used as an Auxiliary War Hospital from 1915, providing a safe haven and care for more than 2,500 wounded British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian soldiers during World War I and again during World War II, before being returned to civilian use in 1946.

    A local one for me and a real shame that many of the original features of this building have long disappeared. Now there are plans to turn the building into 59 luxury sea view apartments which will save the building from certain demolition.

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    Thanks​
     
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    Looks nice does that place.

    Great shots indeed.
     
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  3. The Amateur Wanderer

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    Not really my thing asylums but you've got some good pics there.

    Nice find!
     
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    Certainly has a Sea view ;)
    Well covered :thumb & nice to see a place structually intact for a change.

    Not seen one of those furnaces in it"s component parts before either.
     
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    Nice building that.
     
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    A grand looking place captured nicely :thumb
     
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    Good find mate :thumb
     
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    Nice stuff all the same mate
     
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  9. Lenston

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    Cheers mate, more of getting a local one documented really before things change.
     
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    Stunning building, they don't build them like that anymore.
     
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    Very nice that fella....great report and find :thumb
     
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    What a cracking looking place, not seen this one before. Thanks for showing us this :thumb
     
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    I'll check this out at some point, I'm just round the corner.

    Nice find!
     
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    Update there started knocking it down n all the lower window have metal sheets on them
     
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    I think they are removing the newer part as it's collapsing, the old original structure is being saved.
     
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