Secrets from The Asylum

August 28th, 2014 by Admin Leave a reply »

This is a series of two episodes on ITV looking at some celebrities going on a personal journey to find out how 19th century lunatic asylums shaped the lives of their families.

Here is some further information:

If you want to watch the programmes, here is a link to the itv player:

Road to Ruin

The two programmes are definitely worth watching, let us know what you think.

Thanks to Tim Goosey for this post



  1. Eve Evans says:

    Both epilepsy and syphilis were still treated in Whitchurch when I trained in 1948-1951. There was at least one case of GPI. A suspected ‘open’ syph was admitted late one shift and I failed to ‘gown and mask’ when I bathed the woman. I worried when syph was confirmed but perhaps it was the amount of Dettol I put in the bath water that prevented the disease affecting me!

  2. Admin says:

    Dear Eve

    Thank you for your comment, great to share your memories of working at Whitchurch.



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