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    Arrow Silverlands Orphanage - Chertsey - October 2014


    The History:
    The Actors' Orphanage was started in 1896 by Kittie Carson at Croydon and was established as the Actors' Orphanage Fund in 1912.

    In 1915 the Orphanage moved to Langley Hall at Langley (was in Buckinghamshire - now in Berkshire). The orphanage was both a home and a school to approximately 60 children. At ages 15–17 pupils sat the School Leaving Certificate of Cambridge University and if 10 subjects were taken to Matriculation.

    The home and school was moved to Silverlands at Chertsey, Surrey in 1938 where it remained until 1940. In September 1940 the Orphanage was evacuated to the USA where the children were housed in New York City at the Edwin Gould Foundation, and the children were sent to local schools.

    After the war ended the Fund established a home (once again at Silverlands, Chertsey). This arrangement ended in 1958 and the Actors' Orphanage ceased to exist.

    The 1912 fund was re-established as the Actors' Charitable Trust and financial and care help was offered to those in need.

    Over the years many from the theatrical profession have given time and money to the running of the orphanage including some who became presidents of the orphanage among whom are Sir Gerald du Maurier, NoŽl Coward, Laurence Olivier and the last president Lord Attenborough.

    The Explore:
    Every so often, a site appears on your radar that grabs your interest and just doesn't let go. This was one of them. I had been wanting to see this place for months on end and the opportunity finally presented itself.

    Explored with CatVstyle one sunny afternoon, we had more than plenty of time to look around the site and what can I say except WOW! That staircase! Anyway, enough of me waffling on, here come the pictures! :D

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    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by RichPDG; 19th Oct 14 at 21:45.

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    Decay in here is lovely, the stairs are a must see, but waiting on that one person who doesnt show the stairs lol, really like the dome shot :)
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    Nice set and yeah, great place.
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    Fantastic set and what a mind-blowing place. Tragic that places like this fall into abandonment.

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    Brilliant, you managed to get a few new angles on a much documented place too.
    Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing :)
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Much appreciated

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    Awesome mate. Great set. Nicely done

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    Stunning set of photos, love this place :)
    (pity we (mocking and Naked) were so close not long ago and didn't know it was there :( )

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    The woodwork is quite something and the floor in the last shot,thanks for shaing.

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    Love the stairs, great report

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