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‘As elsewhere, influenza was troublesome…’
As the world struggles with the impact of coronavirus in 2020, challenges posed by a pandemic are sadly nothing new ...
'I hereby order the alleged defective… to be sent to Brockhall Institution'.
Wilhelmina D Family Story: Part One As said in the introduction, Wilhelmina D, born on January 20th 1912 was sent from ...
'Lewis' Smith Brockhall Story
This is an extract from an interview with ‘Lewis Smith’, who states that he was a resident of Brockhall Hospital from 1942 to 1988. It is cited on page 27 by Liam Concannon in his 2005 book called – ‘Planning for life. Involving adults with learning disabilities in service planning”. Published by Routledge.
"I shall be coming for our child on Sat next"
Wilhelmina D Family Story: Part Four The documents here chart Wilhelimina leaving Calderstones and returning to her family home in Charlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. May ...
"We had some good fun there…"
Norman left the Royal Albert in around 1980. He had arrived as a four year old about 40 years earlier. ...
“I wish you would forward me a pass to come and see her”
Wilhelimina D Family Story: Part Two Wilhelmina D was admitted to Brockhall in March 1921, and in December 1921 she appears to ...
“It didn’t seem like it’d be a terrible job.”
In 1973 Tony Dennison started at the Royal Albert as a Cadet Nurse. Based upon an oral history interview with Tony ...
1927 Nursing Exam
Here is a copy of the November 1927 Final Nursing Examination for Candidates in Mental Deficiency Work. (Courtesy of Duncan Mitchell) As an ...
1937 Historical Synopsis - Royal Albert
This ‘Historical Synopsis’ (or summary) written by Samuel Keir (Secretary 1905 – 1937), was published by the Royal Albert Institution ...
1955 Nursing Final Exam
Please click below to open the 1955 final two exam papers to become a State Registered Nurse (SRN) to work with ...
Album of Newspaper Cuttings on Brockhall
Digital copies of newspaper reports on Brockhall – mainly Lancashire Evening Telegraph, but also other local papers, as well as Nursing Times and Daily Mail.
Barlow Home for Boys - Royal Albert
Barlow Home for boys was opened in 1935. It was a separate building to the north of the institution. In our ...
Calderstones and Brockhall: Examples of Institutional Care
This is chapter three in Heather Hindmarch’s Lancashire Polytechnic dissertation on Lisieux Hall. It offers a short overview of the history of Calderstones and Brockhall.
Calderstones Cemetery Campaign - More Information
Please go to Calderstones Cemetery Campaign – Overview for a short summary of the campaign which has grown up around ...
Calderstones Cemetery Campaign - Overview
Calderstones Cemetery was sold off by the health authority in 2000, since when for many years there were only a ...
Finding Uncle Tony
In the 2000s, to her surprise, Sue Jarvis found out that she had an uncle, about whom she knew nothing. Here ...
Foundation Ceremony - Royal Albert Asylum
Here is a PDF copy of the programme of the foundation stone ceremony of the Royal Albert Asylum on June ...
Interview with Alan Senior
This is an oral history interview with Alan Senior, who was a visiting physiotherapist to Brockhall and Calderstones during the 1980s.
Interview with Duncan Mitchell
In this oral history interview Duncan gives a potted history of Calderstones, with some additional information on Langho Colony and Brockhall. He then talks about his personal background, including studying at Kent University. His interview is mainly about his experience of training and working as a nurse at Calderstones. Sound. 105 minute Text. Full transcript
Interview with John
Oral history Interview with John who was born in 1960. He worked as a Nursing Auxillary for a year or so in the early 1980s at Brockhall, mainly on the children’s wards with occasional cover on the male wards. Sound – 65 minutes. Text – Full transcript
Interview with Julian Lockett
In his interview Julian presents the viewpoint of a boy living at Brockhall, with parents who were both members of staff. Arriving aged 10 in 1970, he left four years later in 1974. His recalled the staff, student nurses, the grounds as well as playing and going to school with other staff children living there ...
Interview with Stephen Burden
Oral history interview with Stephen., born in 1960. Went in Calderstones aged 16, then left in 1981. Sound: 12 minutes Text: Full transcript
Includes oral history interview with John who was born in 1960. He worked as a Nursing Auxillary for a year or so in the early 1980s at Brockhall, mainly on the children’s wards with occasional cover on the male wards.
Includes an audio recording and detailed summary of an interview with Julian Lockett. He is the son of parents who both worked at Brockhall between 1970 and 1974. His father was Chief Nursing Officer, and his mother was Sister on Karen Ward, which was the ‘punishment’ ward for women. Julian arrived at Brockhall aged 10 years old and ...
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