Hertfordshire School Library Service, December 2018

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KPUrban_

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Intro
Our original plan for the day was to travel north to Lincolnshire but due to engineering works it was near impossible, this was plan b. We had know about this for ages and explorerX had went about a year ago but was caught in seconds.

The Building
The site itself is rather large and I suspect may have been a school at one stage. The site consisted of 4 main building with a couple of smaller portable cabins dotted about. Some of the buildings were dedicated to social counseling and other such stuff, with the main building being the library.

The Explore
After traveling down and having a quick look at the Shredded Wheat Factory on the way we made it to the site. Looking at the buildings it seemed almost impossible to enter anything, after some careful searching we had some luck. Overall we managed two buildings through some risky access points.

The Photos




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Conclusion
Not the most interesting explore neither the easiest it was a good look around.​
 

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So if someone looks for a place with lots of windows to smash and paint some nonsense grafitti I think this one fits the bill. That's not decay that's mostly vandalism.
 

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So if someone looks for a place with lots of windows to smash and paint some nonsense grafitti I think this one fits the bill. That's not decay that's mostly vandalism.

It's a shame about the damage. Never the less it's still a good look around.
 

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You can only show what you see and sometimes the pond scum have screwed the site, you carry on and photograph whats there, Nicely Done, Thanks
 

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You can only show what you see and sometimes the pond scum have screwed the site, you carry on and photograph whats there, Nicely Done, Thanks

Thanks man. The building was rather terrible due to the vandalism, although expected.
 

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You suspect it was a school? It was a confirmed school in the 50s. And we didn't stop off at the shredded wheat factory on the way there.
 

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You suspect it was a school? It was a confirmed school in the 50s. And we didn't stop off at the shredded wheat factory on the way there.

I couldn't find anything to confirm that it definitely was a school.
 

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Every term, teachers used to fill in their library service request forms, stating the topic they were teaching that term. In due course a box of books would arrivewhich would be sent back at the end of term. Sometimes, we would get historical artefacts too. All gone now, swept away by the fact that there’s more information available,online...and for free. Ashame in my view. Orrible vandalism here though.
 

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Every term, teachers used to fill in their library service request forms, stating the topic they were teaching that term. In due course a box of books would arrivewhich would be sent back at the end of term. Sometimes, we would get historical artefacts too. All gone now, swept away by the fact that there’s more information available,online...and for free. Ashame in my view. Orrible vandalism here though.

Nice bit of info and history, thanks. The vandalism, as said, is awful but them things do happen.
 

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If this is the one I think it is....it is most definitely a school. Is it near a Major motorway per chance KP?
 

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In my day we had our library a seperate building from the school. What I'm reading here is a building which was used as a library for the school located in Hertfordshire.
 
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