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Explore the history of Whittingham Asylum through creative writing

Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW Poet and writer Jhilmil Breckenridge, who is leading the creative writing workshops Pic: Jhilmil Breckenridge A series of free creative writing sessions will explore the history of a former mental […]

10 months ago
Event to allow you to explore Whittingham Asylum’s history

Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW An event to explore and immerse yourself in the history of a former mental asylum is taking place in Preston. Whittingham […]

1 year ago
New road names for former Whittingham Mental Hospital development

Rubble as one of the former hospital buildings is demolished The first roads to be built as part of the development of homes at the former Whittingham Mental Asylum have been named. Two soldiers who fought in the First World […]

4 years ago
First phase of Whittingham Mental Hospital plans ready for approval

The former Whittingham site was one of the largest mental institutions in the UK Further plans for the former Whittingham Mental Hospital have been tabled. Taylor Wimpey have submitted a reserved matters application giving details of how 132 new houses and 18 new apartments […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement In pictures: Demolition at former Whittingham Mental Hospital

Rubble as one of the former hospital buildings is demolished Once one of the largest mental hospitals in the country, these haunting pictures show the demolition of the Whittingham Mental Hospital. Sitting just on the edge of Preston the buildings […]

5 years ago
Whittingham Mental Hospital: Bulldozers start work at former asylum near Preston

Whittingham ballroom The next stage of developing Whittingham Mental Asylum has begun as the bulldozers set in. Plans to build 650 homes on the site were given the green light and the […]

5 years ago
Parish councils object to “inappropriate” development of former Whittingham Mental Hospital

The buildings at Whittingham have been boarded up for years Two parish councils have decided to object to plans to demolish the former Whittingham Mental Asylum. The former hospital is earmarked to become hundreds of new homes but parish councillors […]

5 years ago
Plans for hundreds of homes at former Whittingham Mental Hospital are resubmitted

The former Whittingham Hospital site could see hundreds of new homes built on it Plans to demolish the former Whittingham Mental Asylum and build hundreds of new homes have been lodged again with Preston City Council. Bouyed by the resubmission of the plan to […]

5 years ago
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