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    Default Her Majesties Prison Shrewsbury - September 2016 (Pic heavy... sorry!)


    HMP Shrewsbury

    So HMP Shrewsbury shut down in 2013… it sat empty for a good while before being bought by a property developer. It’s now going through the planning consultation stages with a number of options being considered and according to local news sites will be sealed up for work to start after Christmas for conversion to student accommodation.

    In the meantime it has a guy caretaking it for the developers and in return gets to run events and tours or you can just turn up, throw them fifteen quid and have the place to yourself. It’s not a museum at all, other than a few scraps of paper stuck doors telling you which toilet to use its exactly as it was when it was shut down complete with shit stained cell toilets and porn on the walls and to be honest I was wandering around thinking it’s amazing the developers let anyone just wander in unaccompanied as the place is an absolute health and safety nightmare.

    I was in there for four hours ducking under ropes to stroll through the various sections which were supposed to be closed off and never saw a single other person… literally had the entire prison to myself… it really was a smashing way to spend the afternoon.

    Anyway, permission visit so wouldn’t normally post but seeing as its not had a report before, will probably be gone very soon thought I would post them up as the current plan seems to be for it to be converted into fancy student accommodation in the very near future!

    Ive explained what each photo is of on my homepage dooberer Derpage - Urban Exploration Photography - HMP if your interested.













































    This is C-Wing – single sided, previously used to house women and more recently sex offenders…









    Prisoners being transferred out at closure



    A-Wing three tier double sided cells… double bunks in each





    Last edited by shatners; 27th Sep 16 at 05:16.

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    Entrance to visitors room



    Visitors room







    The prison doctors room



    Entrance to workshops



    Prisoner workshops

















    Visitor bays with gourilla glass, mics and speakers x 4















    New prisoner reception area













    Prison Governors Room, empty white room apart from the fireplace



    THE HANGING ROOM - Shrewsbury has over 30 unmarked graves in the grounds. 10 bodies were re-burried when the sports hall was built and hangings took place in this room up until 1960. The area floor boarded would have been the drop trapdoors with the leave in the recessed section.



    A-Wing sowing Royal Mail sacks back in the good old days!



    A-Wing just prior to closure




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    Now then that sir is outchuffingstanding
    I'm liking that muchly.
    Excellent pics and report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbolt View Post
    Now then that sir is outchuffingstanding
    I'm liking that muchly.
    Excellent pics and report.
    What he said, Thanks
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    😁

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    Really good stuff here. Quality pictures and write up, a real victory to have got that captured so well before it's gone.


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    Smashing report, thoroughly enjoyed having a nose! Thanks for sharing

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    ERM WOW!

    I don't mind throwing him £15 quid if I can walk away with shots like yours dude, really admire your eye aswel as your knack for what seems like a fixed lens? 35mm? maybe 40mm? either way dude impressive, now who do I speak too? ;) excellent constructed report aswel :)
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    Thanks very much all... much appreciated :D

    Quote Originally Posted by mockingbird View Post
    ERM WOW!

    I don't mind throwing him £15 quid if I can walk away with shots like yours dude, really admire your eye aswel as your knack for what seems like a fixed lens? 35mm? maybe 40mm? either way dude impressive, now who do I speak too? ;) excellent constructed report aswel :)
    Thanks mate... yes sold all my big SLR stuff years ago... use a Sony A7s full frame now with a fast f1.4 35mm Zeiss prime, find using a single fixed lens really makes me stop and think a bit. Plus A7s and f1.4 means you can take photos handheld in really low light with next to no noise so no tripod either, perfect for sneaking around places with nothing to carry :D

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    Good pics.. That new prisoners reception room has a machine new inmates sit on and can check if they are concealing anything up their backside... ��

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    Thanks mate :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scaramanger View Post
    Good pics.. That new prisoners reception room has a machine new inmates sit on and can check if they are concealing anything up their backside... ��
    Ahhh yes, you must be referring to the ''Sphincter Stretcher 2000 (c)''... I gave it a go and have been walking like John Wayne ever since

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