St Gerards TB Orthopaedics Hospital – Wheelchair

Urbex: St Gerards TB Orthopaedics Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom – January 2013

Not a lot of info on this place… St Gerard’s Opened as a TB hospital specialising in orthopaedics as part of the Father Hudson Society Buildings catering to the boys located at the home next door. The Hospital closed in 1998, however, lots of cool stuff were left behind including a lovely fabric wheelchair and a collection of old leg braces.

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Preventorium Dolhain TB Hospital - Fire Truck

Urbex: Preventorium Dolhain TB Hospital, Dolhain, Belgium – December 2012

History The Preventorium Dolhain is a fantastic art deco style building situated near the river Weser in the quiet secluded area of Dolhain near Liege. The Preventorium was built to accommodate Children who were infected with or presumed to be infected with tuberculosis and continued to act as a sanatorium until the mid 1980’s. Preventorium’s…

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Firth Brown Medical Centre - Bed

Urbex: Firth Brown Underground Medical Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – November 2012

History Firth Brown Steels was initially formed in 1902, when Sheffield steelmakers John Brown and Company exchanged shares and came to a working agreement with neighbouring company Thomas Firth & Sons. In 1908 the two companies came together and established the Brown Firth Research Laboratories and it was here, in 1912, under the leadership of…

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Whittingham Lunatic Asylum - Room with a view

Urbex: Whittingham Insane Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – September 2012 Part 2 (Revisit)

Whittingham Asylum aka Whittingham Lunatic Asylum aka Whittingham Mental Hospital Was separated into a number of divisions the most notorious being the subject of a large and public enquiry relating to various forms of patient abuse, theft of property and money as well as lack of book keeping which resulted in thousands of pounds of unaccounted for funds…

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Whittingham Lunatic Asylum - Dorms

Urbex: Whittingham Insane Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – September 2012 Part 1 (Revisit)

The now abandoned Whittingham Insane Asylum and Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers…

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Whittingham Lunatic Asylum - Exterior

Urbex: Whittingham Lunatic Asylum – Near Preston – March 2010

Whittingham Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers…

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Aston Hall - Hydro Pool

Urbex: Aston Hall Mental Hospital, Ashton-on-Trent, Derby – October 2008

The hospital was opened in the 1930s. Each of the villas housed up to 50 patients but as the years passed the number gradually declined, especially with the advent of “Care In The Community”. As far as I can tell the site closed sometime in 2006 and has since become target somewhat by local youths and people stealing scrap metals…

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