whittingham asylum

Dunkirk evacuees treated at Whittingham Hospital – later, scandal

Whittingham Asylum Pic: Opacity Whittingham Hospital near Grimsargh was once the largest mental institution in the country. It was also used in both world wars, to treat soldiers. Whittingham eventually became like a small […]

11 months ago
Explore the 150-year history of Preston’s Whittingham Asylum thanks to two year project

The launch of Whittingham Lives new website is the legacy of a two-year arts and heritage project that explored the 150-year history of Whittingham Asylum in Preston. The project researched and critically […]

11 months ago
Final Whittingham Lives event to explore “the lunacy of war”

Doctors at Whittingham, Courtesy Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library Doctors at Whittingham, Courtesy The Harris The final event in the Whittingham Lives project will explore the impact of war on Whittingham Asylum and its patients. The conference, titled The Lunacy of War: […]

3 years ago
Dramatic new play to premiere on the site of Whittingham Asylum

Whittingham ballroom First World War soldiers in barracks Pic: Eric Northey A play about the drama of life in Whittingham Asylum during the First World War will premiere on the old asylum site. The […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Exhibition to explore hidden histories of Whittingham Asylum

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw Nurses in Ward 1. Left: S Best (standing) and M Martin. Right: G Heighton or M Dooley and Margaret Smith. Image courtesy of the Harris An exhibition will explore the […]

4 years ago
Event to explore diet, mental health and Whittingham Asylum

Whittingham buildings now... Whittingham Asylum in years gone by Pic: George Speight An event is taking place in Preston to explore the relationship between diet, mental health and Whittingham Asylum in the 1920s. Organised by […]

4 years ago
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 […]

4 years 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 […]

5 years ago
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