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    Barrow Hospital - The end is finally here

    Wasn't sure whether to post this in the General Info section or Reports, as it's sort of a bit of both.

    We all know Barrow Hospital, and we all know it's history. I know there have been a few threads started here and there over the last year or so talking about how the place is going, but so far nothing has happened. Well I can now say that is really is going. I've been keeping an eye on the place as it's my local, and it really has taken a while for anything to happen, mainly due to all of the bats on site, but that's another story.

    You may have read about this last year:
    http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/hous...ail/story.html

    Or seen this a few weeks ago:
    http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Care...ail/story.html
    but as the article states, the Care Village company has now officially been given the green light.

    Went for a little mooch as had nothing better to do, and came across some changes.

    As we were leaving, a man in a Land Rover pulled up to the main gates and preceded to enter. He saw us and came to talk to us. He said that as of today, work has officially started on the place, as the asbestos removal people are starting to get to work, and the trees are all (apart from a few at the front) being chopped down and burnt. He told us that the actual demolition was starting in mid-April, and there will be full time security on site from next week. Not that it still won't be possible to explore of course, it'll just make it more interesting!

    My advice: If you want to get here and haven't, do it in the next week or two.





    Trees have been cut down:





    Cabins are gradually appearing around the site:







    Works have been extended on Wild Country Lane:



    Report: April 2012
    Thought I would include some more pictures from the visit as an update:

























    Convenient fire?:











    Although it will be sad to see the old place go, it has been expected for a while now.


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    wow they must have appeared literally in the last couple of days as was also there recently...
    Its days really are numbered now...
    Thanks for the info..
    Nowt clever to say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 114 072 22 View Post
    wow they must have appeared literally in the last couple of days as was also there recently...
    Its days really are numbered now...
    Thanks for the info..
    Sure did, Monday things started moving in!
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    I was up there a day or two ago, was looking around for about 2 hours before getting kicked out (well a lift to the gate from a bloke in a pick up truck).

    The place was very alive with vehicles - OK it was a week day but every few minutes there was somebody coming or going. Report to follow shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbex-SW View Post
    I was up there a day or two ago, was looking around for about 2 hours before getting kicked out (well a lift to the gate from a bloke in a pick up truck).
    Was the pick up truck a black one by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seffyboy523 View Post
    Was the pick up truck a black one by any chance?
    Either black or navy blue from memory. Bloke wearing a royal blue overall - looked very dirty so probably something that's normally worn.

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    Woot, another one bites the dust!!

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