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The Wombat

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I’ve visited before, but was never happy with my previous photos, so was looking forward to a return trip here. Its been stripped, tagged & trashed, but still lots to see. Its been known by a few names, including Zachary Merton home, and Bradgate care home.
Group explore with the most excellent company of Pom, Juju, Catsvstyle, Baz, Gabe, Lost explorer & King Mongoose. We had a good look around, but came across a group of kids who were probably up to no good.

I absolutely love the external of this place in its state of overgrowth, and it is even more photogenic in summer. The inside is so horrendously trashed that its difficult to find a window that the bloody vandals haven’t got to yet. Even the Doctor Muriel graffiti has got graffiti on it!

The external shots I took recently when the weather was more favourable. This may be last explore for a while… but I will be back!


History
It was built as the Charnwood Convalescent Hospice for injured soliders in 1937. After WW2 it was made NHS and became a rehab centre/home for amputees and called Zachery Merton Convalescent Home. In 1999, the home was bought by the infamous Primelife Ltd and was renamed Bradgate Care Home. In 2006 Primelife moved into Charnwood Oaks in Shepshed, leaving Bradgate Care Home empty. Since then multiple housing associations have bought the site with the most resent application for demolition dating July 2012.




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09 the lift shaft (at least the vandals couldn't trash that)
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thanks for looking :)
 
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whitelaw

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You just want to get hold of the mindless chavs who smash places up for no other reason than that they ARE mindless chavs and smack some sense into them. This place, so serene from the outside has been - well - raped! And for what?

Sorry - rant over!
 

The Wombat

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You just want to get hold of the mindless chavs who smash places up for no other reason than that they ARE mindless chavs and smack some sense into them. This place, so serene from the outside has been - well - raped! And for what?

Sorry - rant over!

Thats fine, rant away! I agree 100%
people dont always get my tunnels reports, but at least its all natural decay, and cant get trashed
 

Wickedwilli

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I love these shots, I love this site! Ive been looking at threads on this forum for a while.

My hobby is based on war games and sites like these look amazing for what we do. Id be interested to take a walk round myself! The Wombat's threads always seem informative and the pictures are excellent. Keep up the good work.
 

The Wombat

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I love these shots, I love this site! Ive been looking at threads on this forum for a while.

My hobby is based on war games and sites like these look amazing for what we do. Id be interested to take a walk round myself! The Wombat's threads always seem informative and the pictures are excellent. Keep up the good work.

Thanks :)

Looks great, has this been demolished now?

Thanks :)
I don't think its been demolished yet. There are plans to demolish it though, so get there quick!
 

Ade Somerset

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Schweet! fella get the feel of the place from the pic's,
Agree with all the comments "mindless trashing".
 

katihoward

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Headed down to go explore, couldn't find it though and my phone died.
Google maps works wonders, heading back down soon, lets hope I can get it!
 

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