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Thread: Hollywood Lodge, Surrey, July 2010

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    Arrow Hollywood Lodge, Surrey, July 2010


    Quite a sad history attached to this place.

    Built around 1760, the house was originally a typical aristocratic manor style gaff, with a large walled garden and immaculate grounds. Almost prophetically, the last private owner was declared insane in around 1821 and the site was sold to the health services. Shortly after it became an annexe for the infamous West Park asylum. Uncannily, the building's final incarnation was as an old people's home before it was retired from service. it was ravaged by fire in 2005 and now stands as you see it in the images.

    A really enjoyable explore with Flame.


    The exterior:




    At least someone took notice of us being there:




    Various domestic debris around the site:




    The entrance, with some seriously dodgy floor:




    The roof, totally gutted, probably during the fire:




    What looked like a safe:




    Room and doorway:




    Broken door:




    This was bizarre. Rubber gloves filled with liquid and dangled from the ceiling:




    Always time for refreshment:






    Clear evidence of fire damage:




    We felt like naughty kids upon reading this:




    The still impressive stairway:




    Given the building's historical synergy with its occupants, we decided to try and inject a human element to it, just one last time:








    Thanks as always for your interest!

    Vertex :)

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    Never knew the history! That's great. Also the close up shot of the young lass is lovely :) Good job.

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    Thanks a lot mate. It's a really cool place; kind of tranquil in its own way. The history really is sad though.

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    nice photographs

    that staircase is awesome! id really like to see that

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    Never seen such a detailed report of this often overlooked part of West Park, nice one
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    Great work!

    I love the two shots of the girl in the corner and doorway - that's seriously nice photography!
    Last edited by parcans; 12th Jul 10 at 23:59. Reason: Naff typing...

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    thats brilliant, you got some great stuff from such a scorched shell, love the stairs!
    The Little Girl With The Big Ideas

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    The house is magnificent and the shots with the girl really spice up the atmosphere.Great work, really.

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    Red face hello im new here


    what a sad tale! but your photos are great where in surrey is it?
    you should get them published nice to meet you
    webby

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    Hi,

    I really enjoyed reading your post and your photos were amazing. Really like the ones with girl in, really spooky stuff.

    Cheers:)

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