Saturday, 18 August 2012

Whittingham Asylum October 2011

Explored with Maniac,SpaceInvader and Obscurity

Brief history borrowed from wiki.....More Here

Whittingham Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, was founded in 1869 and grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country. The hospital pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs) and during its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers.[5]
During the 1970s and 1980s, new drugs and therapies were introduced. Long-stay patients were returned to the community or dispersed to smaller units around Preston. The hospital eventually closed in 1995. [6]. The hospital campus is now mostly derelict awaiting redevelopment, but a small psychiatric unit known as Guild Lodge still operates on part of the site.

On with some pics..only a short visit did not cover much due to failing light and heavy rain

Shame i never got to see more of the old girl but what we did see was epic !

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