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    I have visited this site a few times between January through to March a few times solo and once with my girlfriend, i have seen how things have changed over the few visits, in the 3 months more and more has been vandalised. Luckily for me each time i went back i got to see more as other areas became accessible. The first trip saw me almost giving up, just as i entered the site i bangged my head on the way in, i received a cut just above my eye with blood oozing out. A few minutes passed and it had stopped bleeding, so off i went. I was amazed at just how big the site was.

    The Houghton Poultry Research Station at Houghton, Cambridgeshire was established in 1948. Houghton became the Institute for Animal Health, being funded by BBSRC. Houghton closed in 1992.

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    First i ventured into the block to the left of the house, being careful to stay out of the cameras view.

















    I then headed to Lab X, i felt a funny feeling inside here, all the perspex windows were concaved, as if there was a vacuum inside the lab, it felt like nothing was to escape. There were 3 doors that you had to go through before you got inside the individual lab, with a shower in between and various gauges, timers and air locks. Also lots of vents/filters and ducting above.









    This shows the double secure doors with shower in between.



    After that i had a wander around the main site exploring some of the other labs.







    I came across a lab that had recently become accessible and was surprised at how clean it was, it even smelt like it had just been freshly cleaned.





    My girlfriend found this dated 11/2/91 some sort of experiment was carried out on 36 x 25day old animals.





    Even had the soap, paper towels and bin bag.



    A few other labs.







    This site is to the left of the main site.







    A short walk across the field was another site, this was more run down.







    Finally the rear of the main house.



    thanks for looking.

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    Great shots for a depressing sounding place.
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    Great report of an unpleasant place. Thanks.

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    You got some great shots from here mate.nice to see you got in the side labs.the decay in here is lovely.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    First class shots, but I shiver at the thought of it,s past history.

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    Thanks Mikey, thought I was going to be busted in the side lab, heard voices and I hid behind a door not knowing what to expect, lol it turned out to be a few kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboys90 View Post
    First class shots, but I shiver at the thought of it,s past history.
    Thanks Flyboys, Who knows what went on in the Lab X and the rest of the place come to think of it.

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    Fantastic photos of this place jsp77 :) you should have popped in for a coffee! I'm only 2 minutes away from here lol

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    Brilliant report. That poisonous gas photo is fantastic!!
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