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    Sleeping Secca Hospital
    January 2013

    Since I was little, I have loved the thought of walking around a building that's in the process of being demolished so this for me was a great little explore!

    I visited this South Wales General Hospital during it’s final demolition phase and I was so pleased to be able to see at least part of this once buzzing South Wales Hospital.





    This hospital first opened in 1917 but on September 12th 1929 fire damaged the historic building and took the lives of two firemen. The hospital was reconstructed and officially opened by the Duchess of York in April 1933.

    I had attempted to visit this site sometime ago but with 24 hour security, Night Vision CCTV and guard dogs, it proved to be a tricky one but after hearing of it’s current state (mid demoltion) I knew I had to make the effort to at least see what was left.

    Named “Sleepy Secca Hospital” after I stumbled across the sites security staff snoring away in their cabin!
















    Thanks for looking and some more shots can be found on my website :)
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    Good stuff fella...
    YOU AINT SEEN ME... RIGHT!!

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    Wicked photos dude! Living the look and feel of your site too, the thumbnail to full size thingy is very swish!
    So, one question we all want to know... Where's the photo of the sleeping secca? :p
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    Cruella de Vil on the wall - very cheeful!

    Love the shot of the half-demolished corridor, I remember the ones at West Park where you'd just walk out into the middle of a sea of rubble!
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    Looking good :) you do seem to be drawn to demolition sites dont you... Billy Banks springs to mind :)
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    nice one chief.

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    Zero reports, zero participation and then a PM asking for info tends to offend - I delete such PM's so don't waste your time.

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    Thanks guys! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Wicked photos dude! Living the look and feel of your site too, the thumbnail to full size thingy is very swish!
    So, one question we all want to know... Where's the photo of the sleeping secca? :p
    Cheers dude, the site is very much a working progress, I have very little time at the moment and about 30 reports to add to it!

    Ah the secca, bloody shock and a half to see him there, he had a dog too which barked like mad until I got out of site, I decided to not post it after the problems I had from the secca at Billy Banks, god that was an issue... car chases, death threats and thats just what happened away from the estate!! Well that and it turned out a big blur lol!

    Quote Originally Posted by UE-OMJ View Post
    Looking good :) you do seem to be drawn to demolition sites dont you... Billy Banks springs to mind :)
    I have no idea what the attraction is! Billy Banks was insane though... I was inside one block as the one right next door was being brought down! Lucky mind, about 5mins after getting out, the whole block came down
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    Aww, but that was one of the best portraits I've ever seen!
    Ah well, will wait with baited breath for remainder of your pics!
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    Nice stuff that !!

    Love no. 6 image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Wicked photos dude! Living the look and feel of your site too, the thumbnail to full size thingy is very swish!
    So, one question we all want to know... Where's the photo of the sleeping secca? :p
    I was going to ask the same thing!

    L x

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