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    Default Royal Masonic School for Boys - September 2012


    Visited with my daughter and UE-OMJ, must say I found it a very enjoyable explore and one of my favourite to date, especially the Chapel and the tunnels, Big thanks to UE-OMJ for acting as our guide, thanks Buddy...

    A history from wiki:

    The Royal Masonic School for Boys was an independent school for boys in England.

    From 1798 charities were set up for clothing and educating sons of needy Freemasons. They originally provided education by sending them to schools near to their homes. A specific masonic boys' school was set up at Wood Green in North London in 1857 following amalgamation of the charities in 1852.[1]

    A new school was built in Bushey, Hertfordshire in 1903 and a Junior School was added on the other side of The Avenue in 1929. By 1939 there were 800 boys at the school.Following a decline in pupil numbers the junior school closed in 1970; the site is now occupied by Bushey Academy. Numbers continued to fall, and the senior school closed in 1977. For a time, the buildings housed the United States International University (Europe). Both schools were commonly used for films (such as Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Lucky Jim (twice), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and numerous TV shows) from the 1950s until recently. They have now been redeveloped as luxury housing.

    Now for the pictures, sorry there are so many !

















































































































    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    Wow !!!!!!!!!! :)

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    Nice one Steve, thats an excellent post. You've pretty much covered it all there, not much point adding mine as it'll just be repeats.
    Was a really good trip, most enjoyable.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
    www.derelict-omj.co.uk

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    Great stuff as always mate! :-)
    UE Photography | Exploring The Hidden Past
    www.UEPhotography.co.uk

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    Superb set Steve....and co.

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    Amazing thanks for sharing.

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    Great set Steve !!!

    It looked a great explore, well done mate !

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