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Report - North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary - December 2017


BrainL

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The Explore
Hospitals have always been my favourite places to explore so when I heard about this one I really wanted to get down to see it. Sadly as tends to happen life gets in the way and its took me months to finally get here.

Big parts of the hospital are locked up inside now unfortunately but still for around a fair chunk of it. Had a look at the morgue but secca guy was directly opposite so didn't even attempt looking this time.

The History
The North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary’s history can be traced back to1804 when it was just a Dispensary and House of Recovery based in Etruria. In 1819 after outgrowing its original location the hospital moved to a new site located close to Etruria Hall, an area that was densely populated with Shelton Bar, Wedgwood, Etruria Gas Works and various collieries. It was actually all of this surrounding industry that forced the infirmary to relocate once again in 1869 to nearby Hartshill, where it could be up and away from the heavily polluted area of the original buildings. The relocation actually took over 20 years due to constant conflict between the Six Towns as to where it should be sited. This was of course in the days before the towns merged to form the City of Stoke on Trent.

More recently the Royal Infirmary was merged with the nearby Orthopaedic Hospital and City General Hospital to form the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. In 2003 it was determined that under a £350,000,000 PFI development the hospitals would be rebuilt and relocated onto the City General site. Eventually in 2012 after several years of construction, the Royal Infirmary site was finally closed when all services had been relocated.





























 

EOA

Exploring with Bob
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Nicely captured. Either you have a knack of getting your perspective right in camera or you sort out converging lines expertly well after. Maybe both :D - brilliant snaps either way.
 

BrainL

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Nicely captured. Either you have a knack of getting your perspective right in camera or you sort out converging lines expertly well after. Maybe both :D - brilliant snaps either way.
Cheers! I'd like to say all in camera haha I try my best but most of the time have to play around straightening them afterwards
 

jsp77

28DL Regular User
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Thats a great set Brian :thumb, seems like a lot has been locked up.

Was only sorting out my photos of here earlier tonight.
 

BrainL

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Thats a great set Brian :thumb, seems like a lot has been locked up.

Was only sorting out my photos of here earlier tonight.
Yeah, lots of it locked up now, had to go up and down stairs and back on ourselves and stuff to get to these bits
 

jsp77

28DL Regular User
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Yeah, lots of it locked up now, had to go up and down stairs and back on ourselves and stuff to get to these bits
I remember it well, in through doors, out through windows. Up and down stairs with plenty of dead ends, i was knackered by the end of it. All part of the fun and got to see most of it.
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Still got this one on my to do list, this is just making it worse for me!
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Great report. Wow the high shots make me dizzy lol. Nice and sharp shots, really clean place. Liked this alot. Top stuff :cool::cool:
 

'Splorin'

28DL Full Member
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Those really are some awesome shots. As mentioned previously, great perspective lines - damn near perfect.

Mookster, Host. I'm midlands based. If it's a trip on your list let's hook up & do this.
 

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