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The developers have taken over the asylum

I was fortunate to visit just before tourist fever took hold. It was a special day, made better with no prior knowledge of the layout and I really enjoyed discovering the sights and sounds of this classic asylum explore. Part demolition is underway now, and though I never really wanted to return, I feel sad for the legions of West Park devotees, and for those who will never get to experience the final moments of one of the UK’s great hospital institutions.