A Change from the emotional stuff this evening. Viveca an I went and had a look in the only building that is left untouched at Hellingly. I’m not sure what this was originally, I’ve done a little research but cant see that anyone else has taken images from here. Whilst the main asylum was still standing this would have been very boring. However there is a nice lean to / conservatory and large intact windows giving decent light. There are no ‘cells’ here either, so I can only assume that it was some sort of admin building.

There was quite a few items left in the undergrowth – this ancient hair drier being one of them. The main Salon used to reside next to the hall in the main complex and was one of the highlights of a trip to Hellingly with it’s decaying chairs and great light. That is now long gone though.

 (Mark Blundell)

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