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    Visited with HiddenScotsman for a long overdue catch up and explore. We reckon its been a good 10-12 years since we last saw each other! Not much has changed, we still like knocking about in places we are not supposed to be in, but now we have cameras!

    Full credit to HiddenScotsman for this find. I don't know the history because I have forgotten the name so can't look it up!





















































    There were lots of empty rooms like this, but I only snapped one as they were all pretty much the same:



    Thanks for looking!
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    Nice set of images. However just one point - I would be very careful about showing case and incident references, photographs etc, in a report on this place. I know 2005 is a long time ago, but just because it states one room has been cleared, does not mean stuff was not missed. Back when I was working; a long disused solicitor's store room in a building that was slowly being run down and closed (prior to demolition), was ransacked by the local youth. Unfortunately a couple or so documents got into the wrong hands and this caused quite a rumpus and embarrassment to families that had long gone 'straight'. One cannot be too careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Nice set of images. However just one point - I would be very careful about showing case and incident references, photographs etc, in a report on this place. I know 2005 is a long time ago, but just because it states one room has been cleared, does not mean stuff was not missed. Back when I was working; a long disused solicitor's store room in a building that was slowly being run down and closed (prior to demolition), was ransacked by the local youth. Unfortunately a couple or so documents got into the wrong hands and this caused quite a rumpus and embarrassment to families that had long gone 'straight'. One cannot be too careful.
    I have removed the one with the name, that wasn't supposed to get posted! I have left out quite a few pics. The photographs are from a video they were producing. Think that is still too much? Cheers for the nudge, trying to get all my reports up before I get booted out my flat so that was a result of me posting in a hurry!

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    Thanks for positive reply and taking my comment as it was meant to be taken. The pictures are OK and sorry for your 'flat' problems!

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    Full credit to me not hidden Scotsman ������ great pics though. Jaggy jumpers ��

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    Not seen the inside of a Borstal for a few years, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Nice pics and report in general! Love seeing abandoned places in the snow. What exactly is this place? - I was guessing some sort of science school then I saw the police thing?
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

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    There's still a bunch of pics with full names, would you mind removing or blurring them please? =/

    Really interesting report though, thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbandonedTeam View Post
    Nice pics and report in general! Love seeing abandoned places in the snow. What exactly is this place? - I was guessing some sort of science school then I saw the police thing?
    A borstal was basically a prison for young offenders. There's more to it than that but that's basically it.

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    Nicely photographed. Looks a very sad place.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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