Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The old hospital


 Constructed in 1750 at a cost of £1614 (plus 10 shillings and 7 pence, to be precise)

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  1. Is it still a hospital, or has it been (shudder) re-purposed? And if so, what is it now?

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  2. I'd like to know that two. The white colour is chilling.

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  3. Rather fine private flats now, as explained on the historical link below the pics. Quite interesting history to the site and the building. For example King James I (1394 - 1437) buried there. In the daylight it is not so shocking white but more of a light grey, but at night with the lighting it is very dramatic.

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  4. I thought the white was quite light and airy for a hospital not at all chilling.

    I could imagine myself living in one of those flats ;-)

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  5. Me too Cherie. A ideal town location for my retirement flat, and just about fifty yards from the library, fifty yards from several pubs and hotels and restaurants, and maybe two hundred yards from the railway and bus stations. It lacks a convenient golf course, but one has to make some compromises.

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  6. Well, come to think of it, there are good golf courses about a mile or two away on either side, so if I can still play golf I should be able to reach them. It's perfect. Now I just need to see if I survive until I am old enough to justify it, and can persuade the Lady Lord to move in with me too, oh and the cost of such a posh flat may be a minor concern. But anyway, my daughter has other plans for me. She says she's already saving up in case a place in an old folks home is needed (a very cheap one) so that moving in with her can be avoided at all costs. Sweet dear thing. As for my son,I am sure he thinks the Salvation Army hostel will be fine for me (and so do I, actually, so long as I still have a laptop and can smuggle in the odd half bottle of booze). So, that's the retirement options reviewed. A job well done.

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  7. My father had an idea which you may wish to consider. He said that he planned to levy each of the children a small amount (not more than we could afford) each week. If we ceased to pay - he would move in. Both my youngest brother and I promised that we would get second and third jobs if necessary to avoid that awful fate. He died before he could institute his plan, but it would have worked we...

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  8. I like that protection racket twist. "Pay up or I move in."

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