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    Hi all,

    So this is my first post. I have been on numerous explores but not posted anything to this site yet, but this is where that changes...

    I'm glad that I got to have a look around this place. I'd been wanting to get inside for a while but the mission of a journey had been putting me off. Inside, mould and decay are starting to take over some parts but that just made for some better & grimier photos! From the outside the building looks awesome and I didn't realise the scale of the place until I was standing in its shadow.

    So here is some history on the building, although we all know this already...



    The building has served as a manor house and a junior school, before being abandoned as a boarding school which was the subject of a 1988 BBC investigation for the television programme That's Life which led to three members of staff being convicted of sexual abuse. In 1990 the owner of the school, Philip Cadman, was sentenced to ten years in prison .The school has been abandoned since 1989. It was shut down after it was at the centre of the series of high-profile child abuse cases.

    On with some snaps - I hope you enjoy!

    Front of House

    Test Tube Rack

    Pills

    The Bath Room

    Skylit Cloakroom

    The Cricket Ball

    The Green Arches

    Corridor Decay

    The Survivor

    Unhappy Room

    Wooden Curtains

    Dorm Corridors

    Dingy Staircase

    Staircase

    In The Garden

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    Wow! Very nice! Great first post. :)

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    Very nice photos! Great report!:-)

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    Great report and pics..

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    For your first you,ve some great photos and thanks for sharing.

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    When you were there, did you hear anyone else? if so, that might have been me and my explorer partner!

    Someone got in while we were there, and then seemed to hide until we left. We then saw them from outside, in the Mirror room. Were you camping there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban-dorset View Post
    When you were there, did you hear anyone else? if so, that might have been me and my explorer partner!

    Someone got in while we were there, and then seemed to hide until we left. We then saw them from outside, in the Mirror room. Were you camping there?
    I visited last week. There was a couple of people walking around the outside when I arrived . We must have been there at different times, we didn't hide from anyone haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by derelictwom View Post
    I visited last week. There was a couple of people walking around the outside when I arrived . We must have been there at different times, we didn't hide from anyone haha
    Early Tuesday morning? We were upstairs and heard a loud crash downstairs and then nothing. That's why we thought someone was hiding. We were hoping whoever it was might introduce themselves! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban-dorset View Post
    Early Tuesday morning? We were upstairs and heard a loud crash downstairs and then nothing. That's why we thought someone was hiding. We were hoping whoever it was might introduce themselves! :-)
    When ive been inside here, i was on my own first time, and i heard a massive loud crash downstairs, i froze! And there was NO ONE else there when i was there i was sure of it. I was upstairs but the corridor leading to the room with the big mirror. Creepy

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    very very good.

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