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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Final Curtain ...

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Another in Mike Sims's series taken in the last days at Ullenwood in 2004. In the distance, on the left, is the kitchen and the mess hall or dining room. On the right, the building that some alleged had been a laundry from examination of the surviving pipework. Mr Boden correctly recalls that this end of that building, as we look at it, was usually inhabited by the catering staff, presumably so that they didn't have to stagger too far to put the porridge on. In the foreground small piles of rubble mark the accommodation habitually assigned to Terry Courtney. It is otherwise completely obliterated. Not so much as a curtain ring or a bedspring remains ...

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