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An aerial view of Calderstones (no date). The hospital cemetery is in the far top right corner of the photo - the field behind the white-ish building. You can see the avenue of trees which leads to the graveyard from Mitton Road.
Courtesy of Brenda Kay

In plot 652 of Calderstones’ cemetery lie the remains of Mr Daniel Roper.

On June 25th 1921, this man was admitted to Calderstones on the very first day it opened. He remained in the institution until his death, aged 56 years old, on November 26th 1957.

Trying to piece together a picture of this man’s life only using official records is challenging. In these, Daniel Roper’s voice, as is the case with others who lived in large long stay institutions like Calderstones, is almost completely missing.

However, with extracts from the official documents, here is an attempt to put together a picture of Daniel Roper’s life.

Please note – if you think this person is a relative or is known to you in other ways please do get in touch. 

(An Easy Read version of the account is being written)

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