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Whitchurch Hospital Chapel

March 21st, 2011
Whitchurch Hospital Chapel

Whitchurch Hospital Chapel

The notes below lifted from the Listed Building database. It was designated a Grade II listed building on 15th April 1994:
‘This is the chapel to Whitchurch Hospital, originally the Cardiff Lunatic Asylum (NPRN 31924), and was built in the period 1902-1908. It is detached from the main hospital building and faces the ornate entrance block across a tree-lined forecourt or garden. The chapel is now disused and was used as a store in 2002.
This is a loosely Gothick red brick building with bathstone detail under deep slate roofs. It consists of an aisled nave and a chancel, and features a castellated chimney tower. It was built to accommodate all 750 patients and 150 staff.’
Thanks to Sian Thomas for this post
Does anyone remember attending any services at the Chapel? If so please get in touch…

Do you recognise any in this group? Get in touch if you do…larger photo supplied as requested

March 15th, 2011
A Group of Psychiatrists

A Group of Psychiatrists

A Group of Psychiatrists

A Group of Psychiatrists

Whitchurch Hospital in the Snow

February 7th, 2011

Here are two photos of the back of the Hospital in the snow we had before Christmas.

The Medical Quarters

The Medical Quarters

The Old Post Graduate Centre

The Old Post Graduate Center

The opening Ceremony – 15th of April 1908

November 11th, 2010

Below is a photograph of  the main people involved in the opening ceremony, Dr Goodall, Alderman Jacobs and Mr Brace MP

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Visit to Whitchurch Hospital

November 5th, 2010

Yesterday afternoon (3rd of November) we had a group visit by Tracey Loughran, lecturer in History at Cardiff University and runs an undergraduate module called ‘Managing the Mind: Psychiatry and Psychology in British Culture, 1800-2000’. We started with a tour of the outside of the Hospital followed by some areas inside – the lovely main hall and one of the closed wards. We then had a talk that Tim had prepared, see photo, which was an overview of the history of the Hospital since 1908 and an opportunity for questions.

It was a great afternoon and such a pleasure to welcome the group to Whitchurch Hospital. Thanks to all who helped.

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Photos from the War Years

May 13th, 2010

Below are a number of photos taken during the War Years at Whitchurch Hospital. Please get in touch if you have any information about any of these photos.

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soldiers

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The Airing Courts

May 3rd, 2010
Airing Courts

Airing Courts

The airing courts were used so that the patients could have fresh air and walk about. Does anybody remember these being in use in Whitchurch? Please contact us and share your memories.

Views from the Water Tower

February 19th, 2010

Here are some photos from the top of the water tower that I took on a visit with Bob in 2008

View from the Water Tower 2008 I

View from the Water Tower 2008 I

View from the Water Tower 2008 II

View from the Water Tower 2008 II

View from the Water Tower 2008 III

View from the Water Tower 2008 III

View from the Water Tower 2008 IV

View from the Water Tower 2008 IV

View from the Water Tower 2008 V

View from the Water Tower 2008 V

View from the Water Tower 2008 VI

View from the Water Tower 2008 VI

View from the Water Tower 2008 VII

View from the Water Tower 2008 VII

View from the Water Tower 2008 VIII

View from the Water Tower 2008 VIII

Sixty Five – The Hospital Magazine

January 16th, 2010
Hospital magazine

Hospital magazine

Sixty Five magazine

Sixty Five magazine

Does anybody remember this magazine? Did you ever contribute towards the magazine?

Whitchurch Hospital in the snow

January 16th, 2010

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Whitchurch Hospital

Whitchurch Hospital

Taken last week when we had snow!