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Chertsey Hospitals / Asylums Surrey 

St Peter’s Mortuary in Chertsey, Surrey

HISTORY: Originally St.Peter’s was build to serve casualties of the second world war. The mortuary was built in the 1940’s on the edge of the site; after the extensive redevelopment of the site, the mortuary was found to be too small to cope with the increase in cadavers. The mortuary was shut down in April 2009 and moved to the new building located central to the main hospital. The Explore: We arrived at the location at around 11:30, After being told how easy access we went straight in. The only…

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Industrial Redhill Surrey 

Fullers Earth Works in Redhill, Surrey

HISTORY: On the Redhill deposit, the most successful quarry operating at the turn of the century was the Copyhold Works of Fuller’s earth Union Ltd, established c. 1860-70. Initially supplying the woollen trade, demand later shifted to the growing chemical and commodity sector. In 1954 the works, by now employing close to 800 men, were bought by chemical company Laporte Industries. Production was stepped up to meet increasing demand and a large factory consisting of kilns, granulators, silos and transit systems on several floors was built. The Copyhold site was…

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