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Thread: The House in the Woods June/July '12 (very photo heavy!)

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    Default The House in the Woods June/July '12 (very photo heavy!)


    A few weeks back a friend of mine tipped me off about a house in some woods near his work that had apparently been empty for around 7/8 years, he said it looked full of stuff having given it a cursory look over but didn't furnish me with any more information and I was skeptical about it being any good given the length of time it had been empty.

    However fortune was shining in my favour. This is an amalgamation of two visits.

    Walking up the outside the scale of the undergrowth was daunting in itself. The entire bungalow was pretty much covered in foliage and trees. But we persisted.





    I entered, not knowing what to expect, and pretty much stopped in my tracks. There was stuff everywhere, piled up in great piles, strewn on the floor, everywhere you looked and walked there was at least a foot of stuff underneath your feet. Navigation was tricky to say the least, but I ventured on. The first large room I encountered wasn't much to look at, too dark and a lot of rubbish but the goodness started around the corner....owing to the state of the palce there was no room for any sort of tripod so there aren't too many whole-room wide shots.





















    However it wasn't until we got to what turned out to be the kitchen that things got really interesting. There was still food in the cupboards, and a huge surprise waiting for us at the far end. Plus details of a horrible family tragedy which I discovered while sorting through some paperwork (more on that later).









    No, your eyes do not deceive you, this is indeed a grand piano in the kitchen.













    Now onto my second visit a week later, I went with the specific plan to try and dig up as much information as I could find about the previous occupants, and struck gold.





    I made a bee-line for the kitchen and excavated the whole of the area beneath the shelving unit, laying out all the old bits of paperwork and quickly realised the owners liked bees.









    However I was about to be stopped in my tracks....









    Finding that lot bundled together with the various letters and stuff put a lump in my throat, I can't begin to imagine how the family coped with the death of their six-year-old son.





















    Oh yeah, there are some vehicles too.







    Thanks for looking...many many more photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie4...7630302832252/
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    Wow, that's sad!

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    amazing just amazing someones life being eaten by weeds ,great find though but a shame also

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    As I opened this report, I was blown a way, a small house such as this, holding all those memorys and such a tragic loss.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Amazing photos and brilliant searching, I am blown away by all of this.

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    Wonderful yet tragic.
    Excellent pictures.

    Warning: do not stare at a laser beam with your remaining good eye

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    wow heartbreaking

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    That's just made me well up with emotion mate. So so sad. Kinda puts what we do into prospective when something as poignant as this gets discovered. It feels like a shrine in itself. That poor family :(

    Thanks for sharing this mate! Although it does pull at your heart strings.

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    Amazing how you find all these hoarder houses! Brilliantly documented too. And poor Kingsley, must have been hard for the family.

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    Excellent find, tragic story. But thanks for sharing it.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
    www.derelict-omj.co.uk

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    Awesome job, mookster; remarkable in numerous ways.

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