BBC News Magazine – Broadmoor Hospital: Inside a Victorian ‘lunatic asylum’

BBC News Magazine – Broadmoor Hospital: Inside a Victorian ‘lunatic asylum’

The BBC news website has posted a slideshow about the history, and future, of Broadmoor Hospital. It’s now 150 years since the Hospital (or Asylum as it was originally) opened to both male and female patients.

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#86 – Dukes Ride and the West Gates, Wellington College, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride and the West Gates, Wellington College, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride and the West Gates, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Frith no: 81589

This is the main entrance into Wellington College. I think I once read that the gates get their name not from their location, but because they were given to the College by the West family. (more…)

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#12 – Crowthorne, Church Street

Crowthorne, Church Street

Crowthorne, Church Street: Frith no. 59486

12.30pm, Sp 2 09.

The Frith website lists the photo as “Church Street 1908”.

In 2008, the Watts buildings on the right of the postcard were demolished, having been derelict for several years. (more…)

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#49 – Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

This card is very similar to this one, but they are actually slightly different photos. They were taken at different times, and from slightly different positions. (more…)

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#13 – Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue: Frith no. 59478

Wokingham, 9.30am, Sp 9 09.

At some point, the road changed it’s name from Broadmoor Avenue to Lower Broadmoor Road. (more…)

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#15 – High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne: Minster Real Photo series

Reading, 3.45 pm, 27 Oct 16.

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#69 – Crowthorne

Crowthorne

Crowthorne: Frith no 57922

Franked Wokingham, 7p.m. Au 18 09
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#73 – Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne

Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne

Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne: Frith no. CNE12

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#63 – Crowthorne

Crowthorne

Crowthorne: M6692

Franked Crowthorne, Berks, 8.45p.m., 8 Sp 31. (more…)

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#9 – Crowthorne

Crowthorne: W.H.A. Photo series 1348

Crowthorne: W.H.A. Photo series 1348

The original postcard is franked Crowthorne S.O., 9am, 14 Ap 14. (more…)

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