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Report - East Berkshire College Maidenhead Campus July '11

mookster

grumpy sod
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Another site visited on mine, kerry-leigh and a non-member's tromp around Maidenhead.

First a bit of history (stolen off the previous report on here!)

Separate institutes in East Berks were merged to form one Area College in 1951. Initial classes of East Berks College were held at schools in Maidenhead, Windsor, Sunningdale, Cookham, Cranborne and later, Ascot . Some of these 'Outposts of Empire' still continue, some have been closed, some new ones have been opened. These classes now come under the jurisdiction of the Adult Education Department and there are two Adult Education Centres, one at Furze Platt School, Maidenhead and the other for Sunningdale and Ascot at Ascot Heath School. The other departments of the College are General Studies, Business Studies and Engineering.
The local idiots have certainly made their mark here - there is a hell of a lot of broken glass in areas, and other general damage but it's not too bad really mostly superficial although it reminded me of Tresham in some areas. There are also some interesting security measures around the doors on the stairs including broken doors, chairs, metal poles, cables and even an exercise bike being used to barricade the doors but most have been busted open so all floors are accessible. It was disappointingly stripped but still a good wander, sadly a search for access to the old Boyn Hill House building proved fruitless with metal shutters over all the ground floor windows/doors.

I don't know what it was about this place though, I just got an odd feeling from it. Perhaps because it was so hot inside for some reason.

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Note the exercise bike in the breached barricade!

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Note the plank through the window!

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Yeah, bit late for that...

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The sun bed now on its side.

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View from the roof was nice but the wibbly wobbly ladder up into the hatch wasn't!

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Thanks for looking, its well worth a look if you're in the area. More pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157627295311860/
 

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