The Laundry and Stores were both linked even though they started as separate places but I will start with the Laundry which used to have a lot of people working from the village and surrounding areas.
The original Laundry from what I can tell you is around where I have circled not far from where the 1960's kitchen was built. In the 1960's a new one was built with all the latest equipment to wash laundry from the hospital.
Inside had been cleared of all machines
Plant life grew on the walls
The loading dock and ramp in 2009
Below are some older photo's of local people who worked at the Laundry though the two guy's Sid Patrick & Abbey Ruttle worked in the laundry as well
The Lady here is Doris Marshall on her retirement by the look of things she is also sat next to her sister Rose in the second photo.
In 2010 the Laundry building itself was looking rather sad and very dilapidated.
The grass was growing well though.
But then the machines moved in and all the grass became ripped up and rubble dumped on the area.The stores was the first building to go.
The Laundry office section was demolished next.
Though an entrance survived for a while
The main building awaited it's fate
but soon the the 360's started their work taking it down bit by bit,
sweeping up as it went.
Just before Christmas all that was left were walls
And then it was just a pile of rubble being fed in the crusher for hardcore.
Not long after the site was cleared and a temporary road put in.
But once the road had been re-laid the build was under way.
and footings started. That I am afraid is where I sot for now as work stopped while the build on other parts of the side were completed. I will update when I have more photo's of the new housing. I would like to think the Laundry & stores will not be forgotten but many people will be sad to see it's passing.
Scaffolding going up on one of the buildings
This is the road that too you past the old laundry & stores to the OT dept
This is about where the laundry used to be
Think you would have been looking at the water tank around this point
Looking towards the farm weeks later
The final touches on the houses which are ready to move into