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    Kings Hall Southall
    A Tour Bus destination but what a place.




    Visited with my usual partner in grime Brickworx the day started at silly o'clock for a good reason this is a seriously busy location with 24 hr buses stoping right outside regularly. Parking for free in a side road even at 4am was difficult but we found a space and we started towards the front of this great building.


    Kings Hall was built in 1916 for the Uxbridge & Southall Wesleyan Mission which operated it as a cinema screening religious films right up till 1937, when presumably the peoples appetite for the usual biblical gore fest movies had dwindled as did its economical viability. After 1937 the building served as a Methodist church serving the largely Urdu speaking congregation and then later the West African, Pakistani and British congregations. Ultimately a building of this scale supported solely by parishioners would become unsustainable and despite a protracted campaign closed in 2014.
    An interesting but not unsurprising document on the closure can be found herehttps://oimts.files.wordpress.com/20...13-6-smith.pdf


    On with the explore. Up over the fence we went. I slipped a bit ripped my trousers cutting my leg a bit on the metal rods on the top (or so I thought)but not enough to dampen the mood.
    It was still dark when we got in so up to a room overlooking the high street to wait till daylight where we met 3 others Lavino and two of his mates who were quite surprised to see us. About an hour later with the help of the streetlights we started the explore.



    Round corridors and the green tiles rock.

    Round the bend. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Wiff-waff and other healthy pastimes.

    Wiff-Waff. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Fight foot and mouth with faith. You gotta love the delusional!

    Fight foot and mouth with faith says bishop. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The Rotunda.

    Rotunda. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Part of the seating for 300


    Be seated. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The Gods.

    The Gods. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The obligatory urbex piano shot.

    All the right notes. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The view from above.

    Top view. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Looking at the view.

    Clown. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Paperwork.

    Scored. by stu8fish, on Flickr


    Peelings

    Peelings. by stu8fish, on Flickr


    Raze. by stu8fish, on Flickr


    Corridoor

    Step up. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The Office

    The office. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    All the right notes

    Keys by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The round window.

    The round window. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Now the time has come to leave.

    No by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The headline banner.

    Bannertwo by stu8fish, on Flickr

    The exit was as comical as the entry with at least 20 people watching us drop from height into the bus stop que. Southall is a seriously busy place and this was my attempt at the required urbex external shot.

    Explore bus project. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    And the final shot is slightly gruesome but necessary.
    My little slip on the fence was a little more serious than I first thought. Early in the day I suffered some discomfort and although its not recommended with people you met on the internet I had too drop my trousers and ask Brickworx to look at the scratch to check if it needed stitches. His response was "its just a scratch let's get on exploring!"

    2017-12-04_08-07-18 by stu8fish, on Flickr

    Two days later I thought the scratch should have stopped hurting so I visited the minor injuries clinic of my local hospital. Six nights in the hospital and 2 sessions under the knife leads me to think it was more than a scratch.

    Owwee Owee Owee. by stu8fish, on Flickr

    You gotta have a little adventure in life.

    Big thanks to the Dr's and Nurses of the Royal Surrey for their work and good humour in sorting my leg out and hope they get the funding and pay that is needed to make the NHS the best in to world.
    F,ing hippies. I shit hippies.

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    Click on the last pic to see the vid.
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    Nice looks like a cool place. Badluck on the six day hospital visit!


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    Ouch, yeah fences can do a lot of damage. Saw someone sever a finger on palisade fencing once, that was messy. Hope you're healed well.

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    A nice report. Looks like more than a scratch, the wound looks a bit deep, hope you got administered anti-biotics as well. You managed to get some good photos. Get well and hope it doesn't spoil your festivities.
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    Don't think it was the metal on the fence, probably the shards of glass in the top of the wall that did you in!

    Great pics, still not done this spot myself.
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    Exellent photos stu was good to meet you. I remember us talking about you slipping but didn’t image it being so bad. Hope your now on the mend. Hope see you around again.
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    Oh dear, I think this place is cursed! I tore my medical meniscus getting out of there!
    Was this the metal mesh like fence between the school and the church? It was at a very evil height for ramming little spikes up into the ball region.

    Remind me never get advice from Dr Brickworx if I'm in the same vicinity as him.
    Check out my other photos (including blinding HDR and other weird stuff) and my electronica muzak here (the main page is over here)

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    Yes the metal fence. Stepped over but nothing to put my foot on the other side, just walked round the end of it in full view of the passers by in the end. Stealth in full view worked for me there.
    F,ing hippies. I shit hippies.

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    Aw man! That is a great report, good to see you posting again, and very sorry for all of your troubles! Glad you are on the mend. Why so long in hospital? Did you get an infection or something? Absolutely banging post, spot on pics. Still kicking myself for not going with Gromr123 and Zombizza!

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