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    Default St Peters Mortuary May 2010


    The mortuary only became part of St. Peter's within the last 15 years or so. It was originally developed as part of Surrey County Council's Botleys Park Colony for mentally defective persons, designed by architect JM Sheppard during the 1930's in the grounds of a mansion. St.Peter's was constructed as part of the emergency medical services scheme in anticipation of increased casualty numbers during WWII. Most of Botleys Park closed during the 1990s with a few services retained as Bournewood. The majority of surviving buildings were subsequently annexed by St. Peter's but are pending redevelopment.
    The mortuary was used until April 2009, until it's replacement by a larger facility, closer to the main hospital buildings.




    Some of these shots are from my first trip, 5, 8, 7 and 8 are my second trip, but my first, piss poor amateur attempt at shooting raw. It's hassle at the processing end. Lightroom is bollocks, the files are huge, it takes my camera about 3 hours to save a RAW to card, and it makes me RAGE. Also, my first gash HDR. See if you can spot it

















    Thanks for looking :)
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    Very nice collection there fella..HDR is the shot of the 3 tables together?Great piece of history too which I may have to filch for my own page if you dont mind.Did you go anywhere else yesterday?

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    Hey, thanks for the the kind words. Cheers for driving yesterday. I popped into Pyestock in the afternoon, on short notice... Just retracing to reshoot some bits really.

    You are welcome to the history.

    A.

    P.S. Correct about the HDR.
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    I will add a few of mine to save starting another thread...

    Quite an unassuming looking place really

    The writing on the fridges was quite" to the point"!

    Porters please take note

    Looking toward the fridges


    Great little explore and all down to Mc Nebula..many thanks to you fella.

    For more of this place:
    http://news.webshots.com/album/577533271eUhRjW

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    nice one glad u finially got in there stu, interesting little place this is

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    Good photos seems like a nice little explore we were gonna go there a while back after going to harold wood but got stuck in traffic and a hail storm for hours instead!

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    Nice pics guys! Wish I'd have known you were coming, it's only 10 minutes away from me.

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