Saturday, 14 May 2011

St John's Hospital Chelmsford - March 2011

The doors of St John's Hospital – where half of Chelmsford's population was born – swing shut for the final time on November 18th, 2010, marking the end of a vast chapter in the town's history.

Nurses who have worked at the centre for decades fought back tears as they packed their equipment and mementos into a sea of blue plastic boxes.

Pictures signifying a thousand happy memories were stripped from its peeling yellow walls, rows of empty beds pushed through bare corridors and a fleet of trucks delivered everything to the new £148 million wing at Broomfield Hospital.

But there are fears the site, now prime for housing, could become a wasteland.

Visited with Skeleton Key, Tstranger1066 and Priority 7

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