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    Default Royal Victoria Hopsital - Folkestone - August 2018


    This is one that's well past its sell by date. stripped out, seriously decayed and rotten. It's been seen and done before by many and is well past its former glory. However now the serious decay has set in, its got a certain photogenic charm about it.


    History
    Moving to the site in 1890, overlooking Radnor Park, what was previously known as Folkestone Dispensary and Infirmary was re-named to the Victoria Hopsital. It served the town and borough of Folkestone and 20 years later in 1910, it became the *Royal* Victoria Hospital.

    By the 1970s, all services were being scaled down and in 1979 when the new William Harvey Hospital opened in neighbouring town Ashford most were then transferred there. The Royal Victoria then became a centre for geriatric, stroke rehabilitation, eye surgery and GP patients.

    In 2005/6 the last remaining wards closed and the old Victorian building has been standing there since.


    The Explore
    This was one that's got a bit of a bump in popularity in the last few months, so thought it would be worth a little look. It made for a nice relaxed Sunday morning mooch for sure.
    Looking at the some of the old photos from 2011, this place has really suffered badly and has some serious grot since, one of the handful of places I've broke my big P3 mask out for in fact.
    Between dodgy stairs, floors


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    It still has some decay charm about it for sure
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    Wow, that's decayed rather nicely since I was last there.

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    As you know I do like my decay and grot and this place has it in spades.
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