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Feelin a little Hornsey? A sunny evenings mooch in june '17

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Once a grand place built in the fashionable style of art deco in the 1920s. It was to help "printers" that fell during WW1. Why printers specifically? I dont know. 
Around the 1970s it was bought by a christian society and became a care home for elderly christians. Housing around 40 people it was apparently quite a good place to live but nevertheless it closed in 2013 and was bought for around £800,000 by who i suspect is a developer. Plans have been approved for houses and apartments on the site,
In the short time this home has been empty there has been 4 small fires, then a larger one in july 2016 and a devastating one in dec 2016. So bad was the fire it involved fire crews from 4 towns and led to some buildings being prematurely demolished. The rest of the home is soon to be gone too,
Looks like i found this place just in time although i had no idea what to expect on arrival, or if it was even here still at all. Stories of police patrols and onsite security also added to the suspense. But fortunately this was only a 15 minute blast down the lanes so i thought a quick recon mission was in order.


It was still there (in part at least). But a big fence was now around the place......apart from where it wasnt. We returned the following day and spent over 2 hours mooching around here with no sign of the authorities and had a great evening. And thanks to sis for bringing the packed lunch.

34925601670_f50aa336ef_z.jpgDSCF5167 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

the heavily fire damaged admin block

34502361113_ea38366a65_z.jpgDSCF5293 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35313247665_8c695de8b7_z.jpgDSCF5172 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35145658432_dca31edb93_z.jpgDSCF5186 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35145874252_c950d599ed_z.jpgDSCF5267 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

34469500934_f53359e90b_z.jpgDSCF5225 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35183015511_201c6d9c15_z.jpgDSCF5229 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35313004195_191357ab04_z.jpgDSCF5230 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

34502785533_ec1c81a40c_z.jpgDSCF5232 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35272690746_5b48f7246f_z.jpgDSCF5235 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

A serious case of hanging death, that radiator was not attached to the pipes, but just held aloft by a few charred timbers

34502739183_ba8b208fbe_z.jpgDSCF5239 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

34469295494_23270d21e5_z.jpgDSCF5257 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

34469255154_3fc6ce2d68_z.jpgDSCF5268 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35145810032_45248cacd8_z.jpgDSCF5277 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

35312798445_c9e1fb96c5_z.jpgDSCF5286 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

my sister made this awesome find of the foundation stone hidden behind a newer wall

35313080675_e101516585_z.jpgDSCF5222 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

a small section of flooring is all that remains of the hall

34924963270_0f5318e16c_z.jpgDSCF5310 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

and finally.......

A Fridge Too Far????

35145689522_6b4ed7a59b_z.jpgDSCF5317 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, theres more on flickr

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