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Wood Norton Hall Hotel

wood norton hall hotel

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Wood Norton Hall, Evesham, Worcestershire, 1984

Wood Norton Hall, Evesham, Worcestershire, 1984

Once part of the BBC's Engineering Training Department at Wood Norton, the hall has since been converted to a salubrious hotel. Anything longer than a passing glance will reveal the front roof to be no more than a facade, partly rebuilt after a fire (although I understand the hall is now restored to its former glory).

One thing that puzzled we trainee engineers: where did that underground stairway on the front lawn lead to? Underground studio? Air-raid shelter? It was demolished post-'85 and replaced with a small man-hole.

Taken with a Lubitel TLR.

Wood Norton Hall

Wood Norton Hall

A big house in the country which has been owned in the past by the Duc of Orleans and the BBC. Now it's a hotel and conference centre.

wood norton hall hotel

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