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    Lightbulb Dudley Guest Hospital, West Midlands


    Someone else has already done a post for this but has no photos. I have photos.:)
    The place will shortly be knocked down for houses




    The old lodge




    More pics are required
    Here we stand. Testament to the future and the past.

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    Default Re: Dudley Guest Hospital, West Midlands


    Some history-
    Dudley Guest Hospital is a hospital located in Dudley, West Midlands.
    It is situated in Tipton Road, and the buildings were originally constructed in 1849 by the Earl of Dudley to accommodate miners blinded in the numerous local coal mines. The miners rejected the Earl's charity, and the buildings remained empty until 1871, when they were taken over by local chainmaker Joseph Guest and turned into a hospital.
    The hospital's accident and emergency department closed in 1983 and was relocated to Russells Hall hospital. A new horseshoe-shaped extension was opened in 2003, but the old buildings - including the out-patients department - remained in use until October 2007.
    Most of the buildings are due to be retained owing to their historic importance, though some of the less significant structures are set to be demolished, and it has been speculated for some time that houses will be built there, although nothing definite has yet been confirmed.
    In 2008, it was used to film Ghosthunting With... and stars from I'm a Celebrity....Get Me Out Of Here! ghosthunted in parts of the hospital, just six months after it closed.

    I took the following pics last summer, I believe most, if not all the equipment has now been stripped out and the majority donated to charities in third world countries..






























    There's more (lots!) on my flickr, here-

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yamahap...7612604827331/

    and some HDRs here-

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yamahap...7612621926311/

    :)

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    Just checked out ALL your photos on Flickr, looks pretty cool

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    Hmm curious.. when I went here about 3-4 weeks ago the place was a hive of activity with no signs of running down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny523 View Post
    Just checked out ALL your photos on Flickr, looks pretty cool
    thanks danny :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaff_fox View Post
    Hmm curious.. when I went here about 3-4 weeks ago the place was a hive of activity with no signs of running down...
    define 'hive of activity' jaff as I'm curious now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahapaul View Post
    thanks danny :)
    define 'hive of activity' jaff as I'm curious now....
    People being pushed about in wheel chairs. Nurses visible through the windows, lots of general people parked up in the car park. Basically like any running hospital.
    I was a bit annoyed because I was led to believe it had closed and traveled some distance to see it. Oh well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaff_fox View Post
    People being pushed about in wheel chairs. Nurses visible through the windows, lots of general people parked up in the car park. Basically like any running hospital.
    I was a bit annoyed because I was led to believe it had closed and traveled some distance to see it. Oh well..
    There's a live new hospital next door, access to which can be gained through the old entrance gates..... unless of course they've sorted out the condemned 3rd floor, reinstated all the equipment, staffed it back up and closed down the new build hospital in the last couple of months..... which I doubt....

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    I used to live at the back of the hospital and never knew the history. Thanks.
    As for the inside, wow. That swimming (hydrotherapy) pool area was put in about 1990, I have the plans for that!.
    There's quite a run of tunnels beneath the place.;)
    Here we stand. Testament to the future and the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogRecon View Post
    I used to live at the back of the hospital and never knew the history. Thanks.
    As for the inside, wow. That swimming (hydrotherapy) pool area was put in about 1990, I have the plans for that!.
    There's quite a run of tunnels beneath the place.;)
    Thanks man! I wish the mortuary had've still been there but I'm led to believe it was bulldozed a few years ago, just my luck!:(

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    Nice looking pace, shame it won't be explorable for much longer.

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