Monthly Archives: May 2009

RAF Box (Rudloe Manor site 1) – Wiltshire

I can’t begin to explain what this site was for. Wikipedia says the following… The Rudloe Site was formerly RAF Rudloe Manor, which was established during the Second World War as a non-flying station for administrative and command & control … Continue reading

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Fletcher Convalescent Home of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital – Cromer

The Fletcher Convelescent Home opened on 25 April 1893 and closed 105 years later (in 1998). Since closure the buildings have been subject to numerous planning applications, none of which have been successful. While it’s fate is decided, the building … Continue reading

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St Michaels Hospital / Aylsham Workhouse – Norfolk

Starting life as Aylsham Union Workhouse, the impressively imposing building was built in the 1840s. In 1930 it became a Public Assistance Institution and then St Michaels Hospital. The main building closed in 2005. Tiny bits have been demolished since, … Continue reading

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A Few Rewrites

I’ve been looking through a few old reports on the website and noticed that there were a lot of bad photgraphs and duplication. The website was also munching expensive bandwith so something needed to be done. Several reports have been … Continue reading

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Framlingham Mill – Suffolk

Framlingham Mill was owned by J. Bibby Agriculture and closed in 2005. It was a feed mill – meaning it made feed for animals such as pigs. Production and workers were moved to the company’s mills in Bury St Edmunds … Continue reading

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Waterfront Mills – Ipswich

Ipswich’s waterfront once boasted a huge selection of mills, all of varying sizes. Several have been demolished, some converted into flats, and two remain empty. But not for long, they will soon be flats too.

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