I went for a wander around with my camera and ran straight into this after getting lost!
The building with the tower is marked "Linen services sewing rooms". I was told by one who knows that it was connected to the old Freedom Fields hospital (long since demolished). The old fire station was next door until it was knocked down recently, and some of the other buildings may be connected to that. It was aparrently a prison before it was a fire station, and I assume the sewing rooms were part of it as well. The first thing my mum said when I showed her the pictures was that it looked like a prison and that's before I'd mentioned any of the history.( Collapse )