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Prestwich Lunatic Asylum.


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Just been having a look at the place my Gt.Grandfather was working at in 1881.

Opened in 1829, with a capacity for 90 patients. By the time my Gt.Gramps was working there in 1881, as a plasterer, it seems there were about 1200 plus Patient 'inmates'.

Still in use today, and now known as The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust.

Huge place. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...mories/countess%20in%201983-thumb-300x266.jpg


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