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    Default Bradgate nursing home, Leicestershire, Aug13


    Iíve visited before, but was never happy with my previous photos, so was looking forward to a return trip here. Its been stripped, tagged & trashed, but still lots to see. Its been known by a few names, including Zachary Merton home, and Bradgate care home.
    Group explore with the most excellent company of Pom, Juju, Catsvstyle, Baz, Gabe, Lost explorer & King Mongoose. We had a good look around, but came across a group of kids who were probably up to no good.

    I absolutely love the external of this place in its state of overgrowth, and it is even more photogenic in summer. The inside is so horrendously trashed that its difficult to find a window that the bloody vandals havenít got to yet. Even the Doctor Muriel graffiti has got graffiti on it!

    The external shots I took recently when the weather was more favourable. This may be last explore for a whileÖ but I will be back!


    History
    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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    09 the lift shaft (at least the vandals couldn't trash that)


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    17 And finally

    thanks for looking :)
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Nice pics mate, shame its been so badly trashed though.

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    Great set!
    There is something about this place that get's under your skin!
    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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    The outside is so serene & the inside is so pants - good report!

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    Your right its well trashed!Great report.

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    Thanks for all the comments guys! appreciate it
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    glad you finally got inside mate, well worth the visit, nice pics and post

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    Thanks hackneygaz
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    Nice one, some really good graff there too.
    Fantastic photos, cheers for sharing. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Nice one, some really good graff there too.
    Fantastic photos, cheers for sharing. :)
    Thanks mate! :)
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