Seating in the former top balcony is now front row for a secondary stage above and behind the main house.
Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office.
The chair tried to leave, but found it had grown heavy with the weight of water and wood. Today, it shelters the mice and maggots.
The main floor of the hospital was crammed with furniture.
Behind one of the kitchens is one of the few pieces of furniture remaining. Beside it, a small electric space heater–small by 1970s standards.
Hard to find your seat when it doesn’t know its own name.
Though the proscenium went through two overhauls (1940s, 1970s), it is almost totally original to the 1916 design.
It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
In the corner of the foundry, this lunchroom was literally collapsing under one small leak in the roof. Tile by tile the water ate away the ceiling. Note the clock.