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Lead or Rumour info - Wigan Lunatic Asylum???

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Mr & Mrs Smith, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Mr & Mrs Smith

    Mr & Mrs Smith 28DL Full Member
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    Girl mentioned this in work said her brother has been

    I tried searching the forum but has there ever been a wigan lunatic asylum?

    Thanks

    Ryan
     

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  2. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    its new to me this one

    it wasnt Billinge Hospital was it
     
  3. Mr & Mrs Smith

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    She said was last year and still had all stuff inside straight jackets name plates.
     
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    Wigan is a lunatic asylum.
     
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    seen this quote before when i searched google :p
     
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    I'm guessing whoever said they had been, is full of shit. Sorry.
     
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    I was thinking this, but with her saying she will have pics and a name im hoping ill have more info tomorrow, if weve never been who is up for it soon?
     
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    just asked my mate, she's lived there 40 odd years, never heard of it. She does live in Scholes though. Loony central.
     
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    Well, if you get a location, give me a shout :D
     
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    Billinge Hospital did start out as a "Poor Law Infirmary". I visited there in 2006, there was quite a bit of stuff left then, but it was also pretty beat up. I do remember seeing an old school wood and fabric stretcher stood up near the operating theatre.

    Have a look at this.
     
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    I have lived in theWigan area all my life and never heard of an asylum..maybe it was part of Billinge. Be interesting to find out.
     
  13. Mr & Mrs Smith

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    I have realised its old Wigan hospital
     
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