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The Crooked House - Hertfordshire - Feb 2012

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nelly

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I have no history at all on this place, I can't even find a name for it.

The splorer who found it gave it the name "Crooked House" and that fits it perfectly, cheers Trog ;)

Visited with Skeleton Key and Bobo Urbex

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That is absolutely breathtaking.
So, so many relics left in there. It goes to show you could wander round a major asylum all day staring at the peely paint and never see as much as this. (Sorry I couldn;t make this one.)

I just hope it remains reletively underground for long enough for afew more get to see it in this state. Kudos for not mentioning location in the report.

Beautifully documented as usual. :)
 

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ahhh what a lovely little place, my favourite sort of splore, love looking around this type of place and seeing all the history from years gone by, and some brilliant photos to document it all..good one!
 

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great find and fair play to who ever dug this gem out! The shot with the bike is my favourite and that piano is awesome, nice one mate.
 

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Superb, a real mix of relics left behind, right up to to about the 1970's, nothing obviously any later :)
 

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I love the advert for the "Gay life in Criplene" shows how much the world we live in has changed, It has a whole different meaning today.
This is one house that needs preserving as the walls are lath and plaster which is deteriorating by the day, the stuff inside need to go to a museum where it can be appreciated and not stolen to flog on ebay.
 

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What a lovely house & so many interesting things left behind.

Brilliant...thanks!
 

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Really good photography as usual nelly. Right little treasure trove and not what I was expecting from the external shots.

The Nov 7th 1919 newspaper (probably a keepsake for the owner given the date?)....I'd have read all of that for sure.

The stop organ looks like it could play again with a bit of work. Even though a fairly standard piece for the era, the quality of workmanship is evident.

Thanks for sharing. :)
 

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Fab, I am so jealous, all I ever come across is empty wrecks, PM your secret on how you find them
 

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Preserved rasberries and a 1956 calendar amongst many other wonderful things! First class find!
 

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This is one of those places that just makes you go "oooooooooo" and get a nice warm glow inside. Although the warm glow is slightly dampened by the fact that the place has been left to go derelict.

Bet those raspberries and olives are toxic by now.
 

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Cheers guys, the fact that its in a tiny village in the arse end of nowhere has probably helped to keep the chavs away. There must be hundreds of little time capsules like this dotted around the country, this is the 3rd on that I've been in

Bet those raspberries and olives are toxic by now.

I'll let you know how the jam turns out mate!!!

The Nov 7th 1919 newspaper (probably a keepsake for the owner given the date?)....I'd have read all of that for sure.

Cheers Munchhhhhh, The 1919 newspaper was a bit of a cheat as it was the lining on the back of one of the framed photos ;)
 

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.......................Bet those raspberries and olives are toxic by now.

Ah, I thought those were goosberries? :)

...............Cheers Munchhhhhh, The 1919 newspaper was a bit of a cheat as it was the lining on the back of one of the framed photos ;)

Which, as it's nearly a century old, might explain why it hasn't rotted away. I did wonder if it was something like that to have survived. Sure, you can view copies in the archives but an actual printed copy even just the one page provides a tangible human link to a time when we believed we'd fought our only 'Great War'. For me, that trumps everything else you found here.
 
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