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Report - East Fortune Hospital, East Lothian - Oct 2014



flanka

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#1
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.
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And on our way out, a nice helpful warning that we will be eaten
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dave

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#10
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.
 

flanka

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#11
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.
Nope must have missed that, dammit!
 

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