View story

More stories

WELSH HOTEL ONCE HOME TO WWI SOLDIERS NOW LIES ABANDONED

A grand 56-bedroom hotel, once heaving with injured soldiers during the First World War, now lies completely abandoned. Named The Rest, the Grade II listed building in Porthcawl, Wales was built as a convalescent hotel in the early 1860s. It was subsequently used as an auxiliary military hospital from 1915. Between World War I and II, the hospital provided care for more than 2,500 wounded soldiers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The Rest, which sits on a clifftop overlooking Rest Bay, returned to civilian use as a convalescent hotel in 1946, before it closed in 2013. Photographer Shaun Ashford, 25, of Cardiff, Wales, visited the historic site and captured the Victorian building’s empty interiors.

BRITISH KINGFISHER SPLA...

View this story

VENOM MAN

View this story

NATURE PAPS

View this story

PET DOG WITH CANCER LEF...

View this story

BRITISH COUPLE FIRST TO...

View this story

SURPRISED SQUIRREL

View this story

BASHFUL ORANGUTAN

View this story

HUNGRY HERON STRUGGLES ...

View this story

SCUBA-DUPER DIVER BREAK...

View this story

MONKEY BUSINESS

View this story