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    Default Cambridge Military Hospital - Sept 19


    Been done a lot I know but heres my take on the old girl





    The history in brief

    The Cambridge Military Hospital (CMH) was the fifth military hospital built in Aldershot. The other four are described at the end of this article.

    The CMH was built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot. The building costs were approximately 45,758.

    The first patients admitted to the CMH were on Friday 18 July 1879. They either walked or were taken by cart ambulance from the Connaught Hospital.

    The title had nothing to do with the Cambridge area but came from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Army at the time. The Duke of Cambridge opened the CMH Aldershot in July 1879.

    The hospital was built on a hill because current clinical thinking at the time thought that the wind would sweep away any infection and clean the air.



    The hospital soon became a fully functioning hospital and was the first in the UK to receive battle casualties directly from the front of World War One.

    The wards of the main building were designed on the Florance Nightingale design to have large windows on all sides letting in as much natural light as possible to help aid recovery

    These were all connected by an alleged mile long corridor!





    The aforementioned corridor is now plastered with pir's which we inevitably set off but were in early enough to see most of the main block before security turned up.

    After an internal search & coming within feet of us they left us to make good an escape from the main building


    Pioneering plastic surgery took place at CMH, the history of some of this is here

    https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/birth-plastic-surgery











    Childrens Ward





    Next we moved across to the maternity block, this block seemed much easier to access & was actually far more photogenic.








    The infamous green doors! didnt do much for me tbh.








    The rest of this block was pretty nice though














    By far the coolest thing in my opinion was the wards on the first floor in this block, so apologies there is a lot of pics from here ;-)





























    Thanks For Looking


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    A nice take on this. Always have a thing about military hospitals, been in a few in my younger days.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Nice one, didn't manage to find that room in the 3rd shot. I assume the clock tower was inaccessible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrban_ View Post
    Nice one, didn't manage to find that room in the 3rd shot. I assume the clock tower was inaccessible?
    Yeah that was central of the main block just behind the clock tower.
    No unfortunately didnt get into the tower, I believe the whole main block is now finally under redevelopment now/
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Yeah that was central of the main block just behind the clock tower.
    No unfortunately didnt get into the tower, I believe the whole main block is now finally under redevelopment now/
    We only got as far as there then the alarm went off and the others ran off leaving me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrban_ View Post
    We only got as far as there then the alarm went off and the others ran off leaving me.
    We set em all off but were there early doors. Secca turned up about half 7 & must of known alarms had been activated cos they searched the building... not very well though they got within 2 ft of us but didnt see us lol.
    We escaped through a window & laid low for a while then re entered the maternity block ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Great pix mate. Some really nice decay here.
    Thanks mate, glad to of ticked this one off it is a gem
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