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Time:- 0700 hrs
Location:- Classified!
Date:- Classified!


Reports were coming in thick and fast this Morning of strange goings on in an affluent and leafy suburb.

At exactly 0700 hrs on a bright day all the birds suddenly stopped their dawn chorus and fell silent, just briefly.

All the dogs within a 3 hundred metre radius of the town centre whimpered and cowered, just for a moment and then resumed their doggy activites.

Small children suddenly woke and cried out for "mummy", just once and then fell back to peaceful sleep.

Any residents that were outdoors at this time felt a sudden, subtle rush of air and thought they caught a brief movement out of the corner of their eye, but couldn't be sure.

They felt the very air crackle with static and then it was gone almost before it even started.

No one knew what was going on, well almost no one, Z3nabi and myself did.

Two weasels moved so fast and so stealthily that onlookers didn't so much as see them but only saw the way that light was warped as they passed, it's a pity the folk from CERN were not present as the street behind them was littered with Higgs Boson particles, small wormholes in time and dimensions opened and then closed before strange beings could get through and then it was over and we were in, leaving leafy suburbia in a daze.



Leafy suburbia’s hospital services began in 1853 when Lloyd’s Fever Hospital was built. By 1860 the hospital was making a vital contribution to improving access to health care for local residents. A Provident Dispensary was opened in 1861. Subscribers of a weekly sum could be treated at the hospital when necessary. The population of leafy suburbia was growing and in 1870, the management of Lloyds Fever Hospital and Provident Dispensary was handed over to the new leafy suburbia Provident Dispensary and Hospital, marking the establishment of what would become Something else.
A new building to accommodate the growing population was proposed and a site on Market Street was chosen. Records show the building was occupied in March 1871, although no evidence of an official opening ceremony has been found. A man and his wife were also employed to reside in the hospital for the purpose of cleaning, attending to patients and assisting the resident dispenser.
The first matron for the hospital was a Mrs. Tatham, who was appointed in 1872 at the salary of £30 a year with board and lodgings. A report on the first year of service dated to 1872 reported that the number of in-patients admitted to the hospital was 28, of whom 17 were discharged as cured and four died. The average length of stay for patients was 36 days. Lloyds Fever Hospital closed in 1911.
The building was pulled down and the site turned into a children’s playground. As the threat of the First World War emerged the local Red Cross Society asked the hospital for permission to train volunteer nurses on its wards. It was agreed that two nurses would be trained at a time if they provided their own uniforms. On 10th August 1914, six days after the declaration of war the hospital sent a telegram to the War Office offering the use of a ward of 16 beds for wounded soldiers. By November the ward was in full use.
The hospital continued to provide healthcare after the outbreak of World War II with beds reserved for expected air-raid casualties. 


Th'explore and pics

Once inside it was a bit of a disappointment to be honest especially after that build up!

My pics were also a bit poo so please excuse the heavy editing. :P

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We met some other jolly nice explorer chaps and chapess but they were not Ninja like us but nice all the same and after pleasantries were exchanged it was then time to leave.

Again it was like a blur, it was almost art or poetry it was so slick or as Mrs Bolt put it when I explained it to her later, 2 fat lads, covered in shit squashing under a fence in broad daylight with a  passerby chap doing his best not to notice us!!!!

Fair cop I spose :lol:


Hopefully Z3nabi will have more pics if they ever get processed.

6/10 from me on this one.

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Nice report squire. Well taken pics with some artsy "Turd Polishing" editing...

Reckon fat lad trying to scramble over high wall is more entertaining than fat lad under fence! :D

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