Tag Archives: Hanwell Asylum

Twelfth Night at Hanwell Asylum

The Twelfth Night entertainment at the Hanwell Lunatic Asylum. Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images from the Illustrated London News, 15 Jan 1848 reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 Twelfth Night for many people is now just the date in … Continue reading

Posted in asylums, English Hospitals | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Hospitals Investigator 2 (part 2)

The rest of Robert Taylor’s newsletter from July 1991 considered the richly varied topics of ridge lanterns, sanatoria, sewage works, pine trees, lunacy, and the grisly discovery of a body in a former hospital. I’m going to save the pine … Continue reading

Posted in asylums, English Hospitals, isolation hospitals | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment