Hospitals & Asylums

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Explore #27: St. John’s Asylum, Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire – January 2014

This was a flying visit (in and out in about 30 minutes) at the end of a long day of exploring with Unexposed Exploration. We nearly didn’t bother doing this explore as we were both utterly exhausted (Matthew actually took two attempts to get over the fence on the way out, which is pretty much unheard of!), but I wanted to give the site a quick recce and get a shot of its famous split staircase. The site is very…

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Explore #25: Father Hudson’s Society (St Gerards Hospital), Coleshill, Birmingham – December 2013

This was a quick explore with Dora P, squeezed in between visits to friends and family after Christmas. It was a revisit to the Father Hudson’s complex of buildings in Coleshill following our previous visit to St Mary’s nursing home in September 2013. A brief history: The Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society for the Protection of Homeless and Friendless Catholic Children was established in 1902 with Father Hudson as its first Secretary and Administrator. Father Hudson remained in Coleshill from 1898…

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Explore #17b (second revisit): Santa Severalls! Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – December 2013

“So what are you up to this weekend Adam?” “Well, I’ll be getting up in the middle of the night to meet about 30 other urban explorers to all dress up as Santa at an abandoned asylum of courseā€¦” The premise was simple: everyone get on site under cover of darkness, meet at the agreed location, and wait for daylight for a few quick group shots before splitting off into smaller groups to explore before security started their first rounds.…

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