We meet regularly at the hospital, if you would like to join us please get in touch.

Thank you



  1. Adam Collier says:

    Good evening,

    I’m interested in the early history of the hospital, including what use the land had before construction. Do you have any information I can have?

    Kind regards

    Adam Collier
    Kyle Avenue

  2. Admin says:

    Hello Adam

    Thank you for your question, I will ask the group and get back to you with any information we may have.



  3. Admin says:

    Hi Adam

    One of our members, Ian Beech has written a reply to your question and I have posted it on the site as a new post today. Let us know what you think



  4. Jayne Prince says:

    I am researching my family history and I believe my great grandfather Robert Singleton-Clarkson worked at Whitchurch hospital when it opened as a storekeeper. Would you have any information or pictures from that time?


  5. Admin says:

    Hi Jayne

    Thank you for your comments, I will contact our members and see if they can provide you with further information and email you directly


  6. Gail Kessell says:

    Hi, Does the group still meet. Some of the entries seem a little old. I started training in 1977, my mother had started hers back in 1948. My mother Marie Kessell nee Osman as she was during her training years, has told me many stories over the years of what it was like to work there in the late 40’s, 50’s and then when she went back to work in the 60’s. She passed away suddenly last year, but during the last months loved to talk about her time as a student and the life she had there then.

  7. Admin says:

    Dear Gail

    Thank you so much for your comments and for getting in touch. Yes we still meet on a regular basis, due another meeting soon. Sorry for the delay in replying.
    Did you train in Whitchurch like your mother Gail? I wonder if your mother had written down any of her memories of Whitchurch? Or do you have any photos of your mother during her time at Whitchurch? I’m sure her stories were wonderful and would love to hear them.
    Thanks again

  8. wendy davies says:

    Dear Society, I was an in patient on many occassions in Whitchurch from the early 1980’s and through out the nighties, and some admissions in more recent years.

    I have many memories of my times as an in -patient, and they are a mixture of emotions, but not all bad, in fact I had some good times…with the other patients, and some staff made a particularly good impression, and were for the main part caring. The reason I am contacting you is that I would like to perhaps be able to meet up with some former patients and members of staff from these years…I was always a patient on East 1..Please could you let me know how I would go about this? Yours truly Wendy Davies.

  9. Admin says:

    Dear Wendy

    Thank you so much for your comments and memories and apologies for taking so long to respond to them.
    Please keep an eye out for news regarding a week of events due in March next year leading up to the closure of Whitchurch Hospital. This would be a good opportunity to meet with past patients and staff.
    I will be posting details on this site and there should also be news on Twitter @WhitchurchHosp and we are planning a Facebook page soon.

    Thanks again


  10. Rosemary says:

    Dear Gwawr,
    thank you for your email – I have replied but it’s bouncing back saying Out of quota. How can I contact you?

  11. mandy morris says:

    Hello all,

    It’s hard to believe that the old place is finally going, along with many others I’ve spent most of my life involved with the place!

    I would really like to have my old West Key back, would you know if there are any plans for the keys? When I handed them back I remember signing a book, but a different one from the one on display in the exhibition; not so old!

    I feel very sentimental about my key 🙂

    Congratulations to all involved in setting up the exhibition, it’s fascinating! Would it be worth talking to somewhere like the Folk Museum in St Fagans, to consider if they would make it a permanent exhibition?
    It’s too interesting to be just shoved away somewhere!


    Mandy Morris.

  12. Admin says:

    Hello Mandy,

    Thank you so much for your comments. The key question is an excellent one, I will try and find out what is happening to them.
    Do you remember your key number Mandy? I am not aware we have any other key books, where did you go for keys? May give us a clue of where to look.
    I am so glad you enjoyed the exhibition, we are trying to find a permanent home for it all, ideally all together in a dedicated museum.
    Thank you


  13. Scarle says:


    I am very interested in the history of the hospital. I unfortunately missed the exhibition. Is it still possible to visit the grounds? Is the hospital officially closed now?
    Would be very grateful for the reply, I am coming to Wales next month and would love to visit.

  14. Admin says:

    Hi Scarlet,
    Thank you so much for comment and interest in Whitchurch Hospital.The hospital is still open as there are staff based there for the next few months.
    The grounds are open to visit, if you let me know when you are thinking of coming over I would be happy to meet you there. I will email you so that you have my contact details.
    Thank you

  15. Lydia says:

    Hello Gwawr,

    I would l love to speak to you to gather some information about the little lodge house on Velindre Road and what will happen to it now the hospital is under construction.

    If you could email me I will explain further,

    Many thanks,


  16. kathy talbot says:


    am looking for someone with an interest in the hospital ship hamadryad as I have a relative shown on the 1891 as a patient .. but a bit unusual as she is ( 1) female (2) a child any help would be most welcome – thanks

  17. Nicola woodward says:

    Hi, is there anyone I can contact privately please?
    Thank you

  18. Paul Rickard says:

    As both my father and great uncle were patients at
    Whitchurch hospital in about 1950 and 1915 I wonder if any records survive?

  19. Tom says:

    Loving reading about the Hospital.
    I can’t find its actual location.
    How would I visit it?

  20. Louis Mertens says:

    Hi there,

    I would really like to learn more about the society, is it possible I could attend the next meeting?

    Best wishes,


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