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Report - HMP Leyhill Garden Centre - Gloucestershire - 2009

Rabbet

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Was tipped off about this place by a friend local to the area, he'd driven past it many times but never actually bothered to explore it. One day we decided to actually give it a shot. Can't actually find any real history on the place, i know it was a garden centre run by prisoners of HMP Leyhill that was closed in 2005 due to rising running costs. I believe that the film "Greenfingers" was actually based on the story of inmates of this prison entering the Chelsea Flower show, there was a few bits of promotional material in the house.

Was quite an interesting site containing a shop, various potting sheds, a bio-dome, a large manor house and a stable block.

First up a few pics of the Bio-dome, i have a feeling it was set up to look like a desert scene. :p:

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Found this box of rusty shears in one of the store rooms.

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I'm not gonna lie i did cack myself the first time i shone a torch in to that garage catching a glimpse of that mannequin. :gay

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Nice ominous stairway in to the Manor House.

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Complete with HMP Leyhill No Entry signs.

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The place was pretty empty save for a few UrbEx staples such as a disconnected phone.

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A headless scarecrow :thumb

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Boarded up doors.

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Religious Materials.

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Of course there's a Wheelchair in here. :thumb

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Thats really all the interesting shots i got from this explore. Hope you enjoyed seeing them.