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The Death of an Hospital

As a lad I was treated at Batley Hospital. I distinctly remember splitting my eyelid at Batley Scouts while playing British Bulldogs and being taken to the hospital on Carlinghow Hill to have it stitched. I won’t be so presumptious as to say “Ah the good old days”, but when I look at the state of the building today, then it does make me sad.

The Gladys Greenwood Story

My father took one big secret with him to his grave; that of his mother. We had known since my brother and I were teenagers that the woman we called our Grandmother (and she will be referred to as my Grandmother for the remainder of the story) was not in fact our fathers genetical mother. That fact became obvious after two little boys rummaging around where they had no business found my fathers Birth Certificate.

The Wall

Not long ago the picture of a train with a bricked up door caught the imagination of the Hamburg public. The train had apparently run for hours through the city before the operators discovered that something was amiss.

Batley’s Forgotten Cinema

Hidden and decaying above an amusement arcade In Batley, West Yorkshire is the former Regent Picture House. With these words a breathtaking photo series of the rotting Cinema is presented on Flickr by photographer “Richboxfrenzy”. Batley News reported exclusively in 2007 Plans to revive the old cinema as outlined by the Batley News as far…

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