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New road names for former Whittingham Mental Hospital development

Posted on - 7th May, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Housing, News, Roads
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What was the Whittingham Mental Hospital photographed from the air

The first roads to be built as part of the development of homes at the former Whittingham Mental Asylum have been named.

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Two soldiers who fought in the First World War and were treated at the mental hospital are to be remembered with roads in their honour.

Tattersall Road and Joyce Road will feature in the development.

Private 51451 James Tattersall passed away in 1921 wile being treated at the hospital and is buried in the cemetery adjacent to the development.

Fellow private J Joyce died in 1918 and is also buried in the same cemetery will have Joyce Road in his memory.

Henry Littler, who designed the original hospital buildings, is to have Henry Littler Way, the road which will eventually run through the whole site, named after him.

Other roads include Palmour Road in memory of the reverend of St Johns Church who died in 1921, West Lodge Road, Cameron Avenue and St Johns Drive.

Rubble as one of the former hospital buildings is demolished

Rubble as one of the former hospital buildings is demolished

The former mental hospital is currently being demolished brick-by-brick so hundreds of new homes can be built in the area.

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