Views of Broadmoor

Views of Broadmoor

Views of Broadmoor

The postcard is undated, but the various images on this card are shown on the Frith site as being taken in 1910: “Female Quarters”, “Female Entrance”, “Entrance”, “Male Quarters” and “The Terrace”. There have certainly been some changes since it was issued!

The top two images are labelled “Female Quarters” and “Female Entrance”, though there are now no female patients at the hospital.

The centre image is “Entrance”, and while the building  is still standing it is now tucked away inside the wall.

The “Male Quarters  shown are still there and are still in use. The hospital is currently undergoing major renovation, so perhaps in the not too distant future even this will have changed its usage.

I’m not quite sure where “The Terrace” was, but I suspect it has long since been incorporated into the main hospital and is no longer in existence.

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  1. Top left picture shows York house airing court (garden) where the patients would come out with staff on dry days to get fresh air, some sat under the pavilion to shade from the sun, if they were on medication that caused photosensitivity.
    Top right was the female staff entrance, it was up the road from the main entrance, passing the Terrace (bottom right) past the staff social club and round a slight bend. We had to pick up our keys here and go past the dining room to get to the wards. I worked here from 1977 – 1985


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