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Thread: Bradgate nursing home / Zachary Merton home, Leicestershire, Feb13

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    Default Bradgate nursing home / Zachary Merton home, Leicestershire, Feb13


    This is my first report on here, so hope it is acceptable!

    Its been known by a few names, including Zachary Merton home, and Bradgate care home. Unfortunately didn't have my tripod or decent illumination, so done the best I can.

    The explore
    A lot bigger than we expected, its set in some woodland, with pleasant views over rolling hills out the back. As we approached the building, we quickly spotted 4 teenage lads inside, and asked them where they got in. They were happy to oblige, and we bumped into them a couple of times round the building. Whilst we were quietly going about our photography, I got increasingly irritated with the kids who had the subtlety of a sledgehammer; shouting at each other and knocking things over, so was quite relieved when they left.

    Itís been stripped, tagged and pretty trashed, but there was plenty to see across itís 3 floors, and 2 areas, especially the hoist bath chairs.Overall an excellent explore, and good to catch before its demolition. Explore with King Mongoose

    History (courtesy of King Mongoose)
    It was built as the Charnwood Convalescent Hospice for injured soliders in 1937. After WW2 it was made NHS and became a rehab centre/home for amputees and called Zachery Merton Convalescent Home. In 1999, the home was bought by the infamous Primelife Ltd and was renamed Bradgate Care Home. In 2006 Primelife moved into Charnwood Oaks in Shepshed, leaving Bradgate Care Home empty. Since then multiple housing associations have bought the site with the most resent application for demolition dating July 2012.













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    Thanks for looking! Would appreciate some feedback
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    Although it is really trashed, I still love seeing this place.
    One of my first explores!
    Thanks for sharing.. :)
    ďAnd above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.Ē ― Roald Dahl

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    Its a shame to see this place so trashed, its interesting to see some recent pics though. I really like art deco design of the building, will be a shame to see it go.

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    once again being local i love this place and your image's just make me get down there thanks for upload i'm so going to this place i would like to team up if any one willing ? mainly due to the run in i had with group of lads last week and if you've seen Eden lake you'll know what a mean sure they would of had no worry's of kicking the cxxx out of me and leaving me for dead and even tho I m 6' 4 i was very intimidated :-{
    Find a dark path and take it

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    Your right its well trashed,but this is a great first report.

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    Great report and pics like that staircase a lot :) thanks for sharing
    Looking beyond the pictures. :p


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    im amazed that kids from all over leicester come here to smash it up !
    fucking nob heads

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    I am rather liking the look of this place, trashed or not, its right down my street!

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