Sunday, 7 August 2011

County Asylum, Lancaster

Opened in 1883, the buildings on this postcard are a familiar site from the M6. The large imposing buildings are Grade II listed and although empty for now will eventually be redeveloped for housing.

I have been reading Alan Bennett's autobiographical book "Untold Stories."  His mum was sent to one of the outbuildings suffering from depression - for assessment. At first the family was glad it was an annex and appeared to be on a smaller scale, but soon had misgivings and had her transferred elsewhere.

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