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Report - Lady Mabel College, Rotherham, December 2017


tarkovsky

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History

From 1949 to 1979, part of the large Wentworth Estate was home to the Lady Mabel College of Physical Education, which trained female physical education teachers. The college later merged with Sheffield City Polytechnic, which eventually gave up the lease in 1988 due to high maintenance costs.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth_Woodhouse

Since that time, these buildings have been used for other purposes. The accommodation blocks have been the site of airsoft games, and the classroom buildings close to the pool have been used for training police dogs. Some of these rooms now seem to be inhabited by chickens from a nearby house. Some of the buildings adjoining the hall are currently used by local businesses, and there is also some renovation going on in some parts of the site.

The Explore

Visited with @Esoteric Eric. Some fairly significant sneaking involved here, as the site is currently quite active with builders and people who live (very) nearby. The site is watched quite closely on multiple sides.... Once inside each section, however, we proceeded quietly and remained undisturbed, leaving things as we found them. Parts of this site are seriously impressive, and the presence of builders is perhaps a sign that renovation work is ongoing. Looking at my photos afterwards I got that slightly disappointed sense that they don’t quite do the grandness of this place justice, but they are what they are…

(Also credit to @Paulxsplore for his recent report alerting us to the fact that this was currently doable...)

Accommodation Blocks

This was perhaps the least impressive part of the site, so just a couple of photos for completeness…







The pool

This is where things start to get a bit more interesting…

















Changing Rooms…









Main building and hall…





















Taking photos of @Esoteric Eric taking photos of a derelict swimming pool…



 
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tarkovsky

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Nice report..looks wide open how come its not so smashed up ?? worthy of a visit for sure..
Cheers @host - it’s not one that people would either chance upon or waltz straight into unnoticed. Given where it’s located it’s pretty well protected, which accounts for its relatively undisturbed state.
 

Calamity Jane

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Nice. Love your shots, so crisp. I really like the plants growing through the tiles in the pool, strange I know, but I see beauty in the weirdest things :thumb
 

The Stig

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nice stuff there, nice to see something not too smashed up these days
 

tarkovsky

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Nice. Love your shots, so crisp. I really like the plants growing through the tiles in the pool, strange I know, but I see beauty in the weirdest things :thumb
Thanks @Calamity Jane - agreed, you can’t beat finding plants where there shouldn’t be plants! And thanks on the photos - I think they just don’t live up to the experience, but I guess that’s always a thing! Real life is always less grainy I guess ;-)
 

Calamity Jane

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Thanks @Calamity Jane - agreed, you can’t beat finding plants where there shouldn’t be plants! And thanks on the photos - I think they just don’t live up to the experience, but I guess that’s always a thing! Real life is always less grainy I guess ;-)

That is so true. But your photos are really clear, they do your explores justice. But as you rightly say, we can only capture so much. The experience is always thrilling, thats why we do it. The photos are memories, and showing others, and you do that well :D
 

tarkovsky

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That is so true. But your photos are really clear, they do your explores justice. But as you rightly say, we can only capture so much. The experience is always thrilling, thats why we do it. The photos are memories, and showing others, and you do that well :D
Thank you and Merry Christmas CJ!
 

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