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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    An example of people being fascinated by the grim locations. Ian Brady and Myra Hyndley's house was demolished but now the site is part of a ghastly tour. No house there - I had a look on street view, just flat land.
    Interesting to read peoples' responses to my earlier comment about sites with a sad history.



    Some people must be attracted to these sites because of a perverse attraction others are there because of a wish to feel the history.

    I admit I have not been to any murder sites but I will admit to having been to conflict and disaster locations within these islands.

    This is not out of any gruesome curiosity - but out of a desire to emerse myself in the history of the place.

    So I have visited disaster sites such as Levant Mine, Wheal Owles, Senghenydd Colliery, Summerland Leisure Centre, Titanic Dry Dock, assassination sites such as Beal na blath and Pheonix Park, historic prisons with a gruesome record such as Kilmainham Gaol, Bodmin Gaol, ambush sites such as Kilmichael and Warrenpoint, Battlefields such as Vinegar Hill, execution sites such as Hango Hill etc.

    Does that make me a creepy weirdo or someone who is interested in history who wishes to visit sites where significant events in the UK and Ireland took place in the past 200 years or so?

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    "A creepy weirdo"? Not at all, John. Likewise myself I have an interest in history and I'm a German Railways fan so when I go on holiday to Germany not only do I visit former railway stations, depots and redundant tracks but also Concentration Camps and former Military Barracks and areas I know where mass killings took place during the war. Its all history to me but to some Germans who I talked to is that "what's in the past remains in the past, now we look to the future". The disaster sites you mentioned is where someone got killed as part of their work, but not a place where someone got killed pointlessly, such as the case of Ian Brady where he tortured and killed children in his house and buried them in a moor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Its all history to me but to some Germans who I talked to is that "what's in the past remains in the past, now we look to the future".
    In the past and forgotten about or even more shocking - denied it ever happened, seems to be on the ascendancy in some quarters these days! Looking to the future without learning and remembering the past is a recipe for disaster and just lets history repeat itself. I belong to a generation of children whose fathers and uncles may have been / were mentally scarred for life by what they saw back then, when they liberated the prison and concentration camps. My uncle never forgot the all pervading stench that announced the location of one of these camps, well before they set eyes on it!

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