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    Bedford Hospital “Workhouse” Ward, Bedford – Feb 2016

    Visited back in February with Southside Assassin on a day of mixed explores. Interesting access here but a nice explore with a good atmosphere and bolted onto the side of a live hospital!

    It has gone by several names over the years, Bedford Union Workhouse, St Peters Hospital, North Wing Hospital and the latest; North Wing Health Village. All these names cover the entirety of the site as a whole and this part has laid dormant for a number of years.
    The building was designed and built in 1796 by local Architect and Builder; John Wing. The primary use of the building was to house and care for those unable to look after themselves. After several changes of use in the 1800s; in 1842 the Masters Report indicated that 151 residents occupied just 92 beds here. Extra wards were built in 1916 and the workhouse closed in 1949 becoming the Bedford Hospital North Wing under the NHS.
    I’m not sure when it closed for good but I believe it to be around 2007/8 and was used for storage till much later.
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    More At:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie...57665987207561

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    Really nice set there bud - loved the first photo - do=id you set up some filtered lights to get those effects on a couple of the pictures? - really liked them
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazong View Post
    Really nice set there bud - loved the first photo - do=id you set up some filtered lights to get those effects on a couple of the pictures? - really liked them
    :-)
    My guess would be gel colours on a flash gun.
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    Good work there. I find it amazing how they have just installed water pipes along the floor....
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    Thats a great set there Landie Man, i enjoyed this.

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    Yet again the NHS abandons another beautiful building. You've captured this nicely.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones out View Post
    Good work there. I find it amazing how they have just installed water pipes along the floor....
    I don't think they are water pipes as they don't start/end at any sinks. I think they are there to stop dampness from setting in, hot water would be pumped through. Need to know where they start and end.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones out View Post
    My guess would be gel colours on a flash gun.
    Two people,20 second exposure,one in the stairway light painting with a LED Lenser-filtered (filter swap at 10 seconds), one where the camera is with a plain LED Lenser

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    First class images.

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    It’s burning down! I’m so happy you did this report! Looks like it’s gone forever now.

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