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    Coed Y Lan Comprehensive School, Pontypridd

    Built 1895 as a county grammar boys school. Extended 1939. Founded as a comprehensive 1973. It appears
    to have closed in 1999 following a meningitis outbreak, followed by a boycott by parents at the 'insanitary
    Victoriana'. Situated on a hill with rolling views over Pontypridd and a thick woodland behind. According to
    the Wiki, it has a long list of professional graduates. Motto: Ymdrech a Lwydda ; Effort and Success.



    Abandoned since around 2000 it is in a delicious paint peeling stage of deterioration. Features the original
    school with new additions of a Greek style gymnasium, huge stage and a breeze block block. To avoid the
    responsibility of renewing an aesthetically pleasing school, the council finds it easier and cheaper to let it rot
    to the point where it is granted an immediate demolition order to the prospective client. It is currently for
    sale/auction under Savill.

    Some blurry shots from 2011
    https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...1#.UIMPrW_A_jI

    You Tube before and after video
    youtube.com/watch?v=Ccwt7G6Hx0c

    Meningitis Outbreak At School 1999
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardia...features11.g23

    As I started on my survey, the site was invaded by a gang of teens! But luckily they were the right sort and
    I offered them some gym and french lessons. Mind you they could have been ghosts of the school past for I
    know, never can tell what is real. They came from the new version of this school and said they would prefer
    this one.








    Plaque on the new large block


    Todays letter is a big W


    Refrectory


    I was confronted by this disfynctional oven robot in the kitchen.


    Greek style gymnasium 1939.




    Guaranteed rope friction burns and cold shower.




    The 1939 main hall and stage. Is the show starting soon?


    Victorian school


    Chemistry drawers


    Hi I need some Deflagrating Spoons, 4 x Bent Adaptors, a T-Piece U-Tube, and a load of Combustion Boats, don't forget the four candles.


    A floating piece of paper with a sigil of death near Haloween? ...!


    These bolts were the size of men, maybe they had a Frankenstein project?




    Dangerous ceiling held up by splinters


    Stairway to heaven? No, straight to the headmasters office.


    Todays Lesson...don't arrive 10 years late for school.


    The old Victorian hall


    Two knobs




    Ancient thermostat


    The pool of melting despair


    This is the last reserve of rough waxed toilet paper in the world, for John Wayne fans.

    Thanks for coming on the adventure! Spooks
    Forgive us our trespass as we trespass against those who trespass against our trespassing

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    Very interesting, lovely old building. And I bet none of the kids that went there at the time even realised what a nice building it was. So much better than all my schools.
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    great set of images from a well messed up place, thanks for sharing
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    I really liked that,thanks for sharing.
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    what he said ^^^^

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    Cracking looking place! Great report too!

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    Nice set of pics there! Ta for sharing...
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    Nice pictures and liked the humour especially the "fork handles"!

    C

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    Enjoyed that bud :)

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    Nice to see some recent shots of this place, been a while since I've been up there! Great to see it's been put up for auction now too! :)
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