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    Default FH Manor. Just!. Nov 11


    Stormed out the house after having a barney with the wife over the hoovering, as if life ain't short enough as it is. Picked up tank2020 senior-senior, and set off.

    This place sort of reminds me if the council built a mansion. The site is surrounded by run down farm buildings and farm worker's caravans, all of which give a good evil eye. The weirdest thing among all this decay? Balloons strewn for miles attached to the fence posts, as there appeared to be a party happening for the "locals".

    Got out the car and started snapping away, then noticed the "NO CARD" symbol flashing away. Gone, no bloody card, vanished. Had to resort to the Galaxy phone for the snaps, not bad I didn't think, although I have had to tweak them a bit, a lot.

    It is apparent this place is in this state, not due to vandalism, the intact stained glass and greenhouse is testament to that, it has been stripped for parts, fixtures and fittings slowly pilfered for demand, possibly worse than vandalism, at least vandalism is a form of expression and not money motivated. Ranting, sorry.

    Not sure of the history but found this info

    F H Manor

    ****** ********** Trust owes its existence to a
    jeweller-turned-property developer called ****** ********** who, having suffered a short period of
    blindness, used his fortune to found the charity.

    In later life, however, ****** ********** did almost lose his sight in
    an accident. By now he had grown rich from the fruits of
    his property empire, and taken on some of the trappings
    of a country gentleman.
    ****** had a 1,500-acre country near Maidstone, Kent.
    It was there that his chauffeur accidentally shot him in
    the eye during a shooting party. His sight was saved at
    Maidstone Hospital. It was possibly this incident
    that inspired ****** to leave his estate to a charity for
    the blind?


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    Interesting looking place this :)

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    Weirdness abounds! Do you reckon this is a listed building and an unscrupulous owner is stripping it on the sly to make money, the next obvious stage being a mystery fire? Smells a bit fishy. Hey! Not bad pix at all for a camera in a phone though! Well done. Tonto says do 50 lines, "I must help around the house more and hoovering is a chore i should adore". :p
    Veni, Vidi suum custos canis admorsus meus culus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJF View Post
    "I must help around the house more and hoovering is a chore i should adore". :p
    I was gonna hoover, when I got back, tut!

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    Nice job tank I take it the just refers to the camera whoopsie :)

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    Wow, what a fabulous looking place. Great photos by the way :) Nice one!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priority 7 View Post
    Nice job tank I take it the just refers to the camera whoopsie :)
    Yeah only the Camera whoopsie

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    Quote Originally Posted by tank2020 View Post
    This place sort of reminds me if the council built a mansion....
    Built by committee...love it!
    Very quirky looking building. Love the stained glass. Fab find and pics. :)
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

    I can't read and I can't write, but that don't really matter,
    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


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    Odd looking place innit, mismatch of different eras:)

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