Mission to St Ebbas Hospital in Epsom,
We had a look at the guard set up the day before and it looked like a touch and go entry as Demo crews and Asbestos workman were all around the building .
So in we go with hard hats clipbords hi viz vests looking ahead only and pointing to parts of the outer buildings as if we were part of the work force (looking back at this move make’s me smile).
So now we are in the grounds and cannot see any workman around we walk into our first of the out buildings and get out kit out for the mission.
Our first cool find ,found just sitting on its own in a pink room.
Looking down past the ward doors i stopped in my tracks when i saw this dummys head,looked so real from where i was standing,turned out to be part of the lab ,But still gave me a shock to see it looking out with a net on its head
Tea for two !
Looks like they left in a hurry with all the cups left on the table,It make you wonder about what is the real story in some of the abandoned buildings you check out.
so out of the smaller buildings and time to check out what looked like a large store building ,still sporting our workman look !
Here we found X Rays by the box load just left around the floor ,We looked at a few before makeing our way around the store,
Hopping into the next part of the building was a little tricky as a small window at the rear was the only way we could see into the hallways.
Still could not see any of the workman from the morning,could it be that they had left !
looking up at the hospital .
Walking around the borded up dark hallways we came accross the admin area , we did not check out this area due to to lights being all on and as not to take risk’s we moved on the another part of the complex ,after checking out two shops we entered another ward painted red and blue,Then with a nudge we looked up with horror to see a PIR unit with a red light starting to flash faster and faster
We looked at each other with the ‘Nightmare look’ And sterted to look around for more of the critters and found two that we had walked past moments before.
I said Ok just keep on takeing shots untill we get shiffted ! After about 4 mins we could hear foot steps comming our way ,they soon arrived at the ward where we were
Then this 6 foot tall man stopped in the doorway looked at us and said
‘Oh you made me jump ,what dept are you with , with that he looks over at our tripods and said oH sorry your from Dewants (who that is i dont know) and i said yes
He then asked us if we could tell him where the ladders were kept and i told him that they were some in ‘C’ Block ! ‘C’ Block he said ? Yes ‘C’ block as i pointed over his head down a hallway .
His name Was Dean i think. With this we went on our way and he walked off down a dark hallway.
We found the Main hall ,Voices of other workman near by.
We then turned around to see what looked like a forman type builder looking in at us by the large wooden doors !
Hi I said,
Did Dean find the ladders Ok.
With this he became calm and said Oh he’s always looking for something.
With that he asked if we needed any of the doors open to the gate area.
No i said ,we are only doing insied today and that we would be covering that gate area tomorrow.
With this he said Ok and left.
We took some more shots and made upstairs to the Projector room before anyone else came along.
After a quick shot we left the building hopping the small fence out before our cover was blown
St Ebbas Hospital