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Report - First Exploration, Oct 2011, Whittingham Asylum

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by oneida, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. oneida

    oneida 28DL Member
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    Oct 24, 2011
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    After reading and looking at loads of Urban websites particularly 28DL :thumb, I thought I'd give it ago myself.
    So one morning after going out with a good friend catching the sunrise with our cameras I remembered about a disused hospital that a friend had mentioned.
    With no idea where it was or what it was called, just the area, I didn't know where to start :banghead, so out came the iphones, with a bit of digging I found it: Whittingham Asylum :)
    See what you think this is my first exploration! :popcorn

    Whittingham Asylum
    Whttingham Hospital, Longridge, Preston Lancashire, opened its doors on 1st April 1873, made from bricks produced on site.
    The hospital had four main wards with a Sanatorium for patients with infectious diseases.
    The hospital also had an onsite brewery the ale was given to the patients as part of their daily diet.
    In 1918 the name of Whittingham changed from Whittingham Asylum to Whittingham Mental Hospital.
    The Mental Health Act of 1960 deemed large institutions like Whittingham to be out of favour and ultimately led to it's closure.
    Allegations of cruelty to patients in the 60's led to a public inquiry.
















    To see the full set http://s1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc433/oneidaphotography/

    Thanks to styru and Zer081 for your help in getting this up :thumb
    #1 oneida, Oct 26, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011

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