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    Default Hastings College - Jan 2013


    Hi guys/gals, this is my first report, so go easy on me.

    First off, i was quite disappointed with how far i actually managed to get at the college, as far as i can see, its pretty well locked up now. Kind of understandable really considering how "well" its been chavved! Every time i managed to get in somewhere, i was met with a secured door at the other side of the room! :(
    I did bump into a few seemingly friendly stoners that were enjoying an afternoons smoke and cuppa from a flask, and they informed me that theyd been scoping the place out for a way to get in for some time, and that some of the ways in had been closed just this morning. Fail.

    Anyway, I won't go into the history of the place, as there have been a fair few previous reports done, so on with the photos:

    Not only have the chavs had their way, but the arsonists appear to have been in as well:











    Boiler room:







    Storage cupboard near the woodwork/plumbing section of the college:





    Fuse boards:





    One of the IT suites that i used when i was a student at the college:





    DerelictPCs.co.uk:





    And lastly, a shot of the rear of the tower block, pretty well wrecked:





    And thats it, i only had a limited amount of time to spend exploring, and i spent most of it looking for a way in! Add to that, the fact it was DAMN cold, and the light was beginning to fade by the time i left. Sorry about the lousy quality photos as well, only got a point-n-shoot camera from the dark ages, and i had to adjust the light levels in Photoshop on a few.

    As said, i was a little upset at not being able to get very far, and very disappointed at how badly the place has been vandalised, but i thought it was worth putting up as my first report anyway, got a couple of other sites in mind in the area, so hopefully should put something a bit less wrecked up soon!

    Thanks for looking though! :D

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    Cracking report & photos thanks for sharing.

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    That's seen better days, such a shame it's a bit of a mess.
    Not a bad first report.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    God that has been trashed !! nice report for your first, hope you enjoyed it, look forward to seeing more from you
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    The boiler room seems to be the only decent feature left, still a good mooch though!

    Thanks for sharing your photographs...
    "The last Beemer out of Saigon. I'm at the mercy of the Vietnamese peasants. Please don't put me in a bamboo cage."

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    Thanks for your comments guys, yeah it was a good mooch tbf, especially having been a student there before it closed. Shame i couldnt have got a bit further in the tower block, most of my classrooms were in there, and that was where i had my heart set on getting, but it just wasnt possible in the end.

    Must say though, got a real buzz from it, and as i said in my report, got a few other places around the sussex area in my sights, definately got the Urbex bug! Hopefully might even get a chance to meet up with some of you from here for a 'splore sometime! :)

    EDIT: Been a long time lurker on this forum, but something got into my head today, and i just went with it! Might become a bit more active now, usually just look at the pics, hence the low post count ;)

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    Head back there at some point in the future, you never know what access points will have been opened up. As you can see its a hotspot for vandals, so chances are another entry will be made at some point.
    You may just make it to your old classrooms ;)
    That first fuse board looks brand new lol

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    Might just do that as ive now got a much better camera. My only issue is exactly what you said.....its a hotspot for vandals. No matter if/when i go back, and what access has been opened up if/when i do, its still gonna be completely trashed. Such a sad waste of what was once such an iconic building in Hastings. :no:

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