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    Been looking at this place since it closed down not too long ago so when the chance came up recently me and the mrs decided to take a look i must say i was a little surprised as she doesnt much care for urbexing but i think she enjoyed it tbh. we didnt stay long so i only managed a few pics it really needs a lot longer inside as it is a big building. Originally a school from victorian times then more recently an old peoples home. Stripped in places but some interesting things lying around. Onto the pics.







    some internals




    good old max bygraves the old peoples favourite singer.


    and this is what they played the records on an old stereogram or should i say radiogram?


    slightly more modern technology






    finally a singalong in the consevatory at 7.00 pm all welcome.

    Not sure what the future holds for this fine old building.

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    Definately called a radiogram,did it have a Garrard s.p.25 record deck in it,as fine a crafted piece of hi_fi crap as you could wish to buy in the 60s+ the mark 4 that came out in the 70s was even worse.

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    Sorry mate i didnt really have a good look at the radiogram just took a quick pic of it. We must have been easily pleased in those days when you compare it to the modern sound systems of today.

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    Ye Gods...Max bloody Bygraves! It's very strange because people in their sixties now would have been teenagers or in their early twenties in the 1960's. So where are all the Jimi Hendrix and Grateful Dead albums? ;)

    Love those Dutch-like gables on the buildings. Interesting explore, dave. :)
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    Been watching this place for ages...(I walk past every night on my way home), well done for getting in.
    I've always been put off by the light that's always on in the upstairs window, where it's got 'Flat 1' or something written on the door.

    Also put-off by the fact that it's apparently owned by some less than savioury 'business men'.
    Been some activity there in the last week or so...couple of cars in the car park, a couple of windows closed, some boards hanging off the Conservatory etc...just little things, but very obvious when you see it on a daily basis!

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    Oooooooooh I do like this, love that tower. And omg Max bloody Bygrave, aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!! my parent's have all his records not good when the four year old starts singing along to them AND likes him

    Excellent pics, love the radiogram, (parent's had one of those as well, so that took me back a good few years lol). They've done a nice job with the conservatory. Like the organ.

    Any ideas on what they're going to do with the place? Hope it doesn't get demolished :(

    Cheers, good pics,

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    For a place that closed down not so long ago, its quite messy. The collection of Max Bygraves records seems quite fitting somehow!

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    Great! I love the radiogram and organ. Classic stuff, and Max Bygraves too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Ye Gods...Max bloody Bygraves! It's very strange because people in their sixties now would have been teenagers or in their early twenties in the 1960's. So where are all the Jimi Hendrix and Grateful Dead albums? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddity View Post
    Been watching this place for ages...(I walk past every night on my way home), well done for getting in.
    I've always been put off by the light that's always on in the upstairs window, where it's got 'Flat 1' or something written on the door.

    Also put-off by the fact that it's apparently owned by some less than savioury 'business men'.
    Been some activity there in the last week or so...couple of cars in the car park, a couple of windows closed, some boards hanging off the Conservatory etc...just little things, but very obvious when you see it on a daily basis!
    I drive past it every day and the light put me off too had no idea about the owners though having said that we saw nobody at all the night we went.

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