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    Some of my pics from the same visit





















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    Love the gym pic with the bars, and the operating theatre lights. It amazes me how the nhs is always moaning about lack of money for equipment etc, then you see how much equipment is left in closed hospitals etc. You'd think they'd check everything and recheck before they moved out, and take the stuff with them wouldn't you?

    Cheers, good pics,

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    I had a wander round there this weekend, been meaning to do so ever since I laid eyes on the place but didn't have anyone to go with 'til an old friend visited from Birmingham. We used to do a lot of urban exploring down there back in the day but I moved up to Newcastle a few years back.

    We didn't get to see all of it as the dusty, damp atmosphere was overwhelming after a while and we weren't prepared enough for it, but had a good look around the southwest corner where the old gym and the ward with the mural is. It's a real shame to see such a once proud building in such a state. Walked past the Toy Store and headed up the stairs with the broken skylight, found some maintenance documents from 2004 (didn't know it was even open then) and some old coffee mugs.

    And then, just as we were heading away from the stairs, my friend called me back. I walked over quickly to find him sitting with a fat little pigeon on his hand, stroking its head! It was completely unruffled and seemed tame as a shrew. We're guessing he's been in the hospital all his life and has never encountered a predator. Anyway, we ended up taking him back to my flat, giving it a wash, some food and a warm bed. Might put him back but it would be a shame to dump him in there again.

    Also here's a map. The red area is where we visited, the yellow circle is where we found Mr Miyagi (the white square within it is the skylight, I think) and the green rectangle bounds a really nice field in the grounds that would be great to chill out in during the day and do some cloud-spotting, if no-one minded. :)

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    One more thing: looks like Wimpy got the go-ahead for their plans in the end. They're going to slap down 48 houses and 10 apartments on the site.

    http://gisccs013.newcastle.gov.uk/Pu...=JQ1ROBBS01I00

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    That broom is ace! :D Children's wards always have that extra creepy factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xahtep View Post
    One more thing: looks like Wimpy got the go-ahead for their plans in the end. They're going to slap down 48 houses and 10 apartments on the site.

    http://gisccs013.newcastle.gov.uk/Pu...=JQ1ROBBS01I00
    I doubt it will happen any time soon with the current economic climate. There are loads of projects around here that have planning permission but have been put on hold for 18 months or more.

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    The only problem is empty buildings have to pay a tax now,so they may knock the building down sooner rather that later to avoid paying it.

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    Aye could be, an article here says Wimpey may have pulled out of the project, and one of the councillors suggested giving the building listed status instead.

    http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Tyne-An...erson-Hospital


    (I didn't get any photos of the recent excursion, but I can't resist showing you Mr Miyagi. Ain't he sweet? He's perched on my fellow explorer's shoulder, and is a bit damp 'cause we'd just waterboarded him in the shower.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by xahtep View Post
    Aye could be, an article here says Wimpey may have pulled out of the project, and one of the councillors suggested giving the building listed status instead.

    http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Tyne-An...erson-Hospital


    (I didn't get any photos of the recent excursion, but I can't resist showing you Mr Miyagi. Ain't he sweet? He's perched on my fellow explorer's shoulder, and is a bit damp 'cause we'd just waterboarded him in the shower.)

    Glad to hear they are not pulling this down, its prime real estate granted but it could be turned into flats and apartments rather than pulled down altogether, surely?

    and bless, a pet pigeon? he looks like a youngster, probs why he's so tame......... either that or petrified!
    awwwwwww!! bring on the birdseed!

    oh, and welcome to the forums btw!
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    Wow, i love the broomstick!

    How olds this place?

    Em x

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