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Report - - Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone. Feb 2017 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone. Feb 2017



duncandisorderly

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#1
The hospital originally opened in 1846 on nearby Rendezvous St. in Folkestone town centre and was known as the Folkestone Dispensary. In 1863 it relocated to a site on Dover Rd and was expanded and re-named the Folkestone Dispensary and Infirmary.

In 1890, it moved to this new general hospital building opened overlooking Radnor Park and was again re-named, this time to the Victoria Hospital. It served the town and borough of Folkestone and 1910 was when it became the Royal Victoria Hospital.

By the 1970s, all services were being scaled down and in 1979 when the new William Harvey Hospital opened in neighbouring town Ashford most were then transferred there. The Royal Victoria then became a centre for geriatric, stroke rehabilitation, eye surgery and GP patients.

In 2005/6 the last remaining wards closed and the old Victorian building has been standing there since.

This was an early Sunday morning visit alone. I hope you enjoy my pics from my first report on here.


the original building in the 1890s
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the visit
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duncandisorderly

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28DL Full Member
#3
Nice one mate. I have not see this before :thumb
cheers mate. There are a couple of older reports on here but all of those are when it was in a lot better condition. The pigeons have claimed it as their own now for sure lol. Wanted something a bit different for my first post on here.
 

duncandisorderly

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#7
Nice to see some recent pics form the place mate,has started to decay nicely since the early days
It sure has from the other reports on here. If you do go though, prepare for the mounds of pigeon shit and to get dive bombed on one of the floors they have totally taken over. Was an added bonus getting into the mortuary rooms