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Report - Strathmartine Asylum (Baldovan) - Dundee 08/12/2007

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Alir147, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Alir147

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    Visited this place today with Delongid95, Gorecki, Cuban bloodhound, Maden_2, Foz101 and Wolfism!

    Delongid95 knew heaps about the hospital's history and was also able to explain the different equipment and ward situations etc which was a real good insight. :thumb

    Went to check out Baldovan house as well, although there's not much left nowadays! :rolleyes:

    The hospital was primarily a children's asylum for most of it's working life. The toys scattered everywhere and the famous ''world's tiniest toilet'' (Which we never saw this time!) accounted for this!

    Quite a tardis!!

    Looking from one of the buildings at the top of the site:

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    The Hall and kids paintings

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    Entrance hall

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    Small classroom

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    One of the wards! 'Accomodation units' in rows where people could spend many years! The Whittingham video shows this sort of situation in use!

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    Ladysbridge hospital all over again!! :D

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    ward

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    office with computers / type writers

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    The kids version

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    Ward lights
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    Banister with railings

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  2. Alir147

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    Re: Strathmartine Asylum (Baldovan) - Dundee 08/12/2007 - REPORT

    Cheers guys. Thought this was quite interesting... it's the hospital's previous names (from the national archives). Dundee Uni acrhives seems to have heaps of records on the place!

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    Baldovan Hospital, 1855; Baldovan Asylum established for the Cure of Imbecile and Idiot Children
    1856-1890; Baldovan Asylum for Imbecile Children
    1890-?
    Baldovan Institution for the Treatment and Education of the Feeble-minded (? - ?)
    Baldovan Institution (? - 1960)
    Baldovan Hospital (1960 - 1961)

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