Monday, April 14, 2014

Video of Napsbury Hospital (Military & Mental Health)

Some years ago I provided the above picture of first world war patients in Napsbury Military Hospital for a TV program - and I am not sure I ever saw the result. John, whose parents worked at Napsbury when it had reverted to it original role as a mental hospital, has drawn my attention to the fact that rge program is now available online on the Who do you think you are pages on Youtube - for Julian Clary. Part 2 of the video relates to Julian's grandfather working with planes in the First World War, followed by information relating to his grandfather's mental illness which resulted in his being a patient between 1936 and 1938. There are pictures of the hospital when it was a military hospital, when it was a mental hospital, and of some of the buildings after it had been closed.

[I have more information to post on Napsbury Hospital during the First World War which I will post when I have time.]

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