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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete C View Post
    Heres the interior of the female industrial unit.
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    And a couple of comparsion views of three of the images I added before:
    Alexandra Ward day room (on male side), slightly closer due to the addition of a partition:
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    Avon ward (on female side):
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    Kirby ward dining room (also female side) - this is the closest match i can make, the partition behind the funky room divider/shelf unit appears to have been removed. Not exact positioning, but the fourth window along, slightly set back, corresponds with the third along on the more recent image.
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    Pete
    That's great detective work Pete!
    Thanks for adding a more recent snap of the Female Work Unit. The other "old & new" photos are fab.
    Personally, the most challenging part of matching the old with the new is to work out which floor the pictures were taken on (ground being just like the first floor in many cases!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaker View Post


    Looking from the other end i believe!.
    I'm really enjoying seeing Sevs from other people's photos -cheers Sneaks

    Lb

    P.s. -Think that Kirby Ward is one of the Wards that runs north-south, sort of cutting a corner on the main outside angled wards.

    E.g. -

    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...8331&encType=1

    Might not have centred on Kirby Ward, but think that it is similar in location and oreintation.

    FYI -follow this here link to a 3d view of Sevs -enjoy!

    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...8331&encType=1
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    thats a great link lb
    makes me want to go back there soon.
    any luck with the map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattdonut View Post
    thats a great link lb
    makes me want to go back there soon.
    any luck with the map?
    Thanks Matt. PM sent about map

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelle View Post
    Very interesting pics and info LB and Pete C,when it comes to Sevs you two are the knowledge for sure.
    Thanking you kindly matey
    The amount of spare time I've spent inside and outside Sevs, and research done, if they ever re-opened the Hospital, I reckon I'd be the first one in there for me ever-so-slight-obsession!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal View Post
    I'm loving this thread, love seeing all the old pics of when it was in use, and its its derelict state now. I keep looking at the difference in the floors, how shiny the floor boards were to how they are now. Were they covering in carpets or lino during the later years? thats whats puzzling me now.
    Hi Sal, I think nearly every ward had its floor covered at some point. Most are Lino, but quite a few have hard wearing carpet or both. The photo of Kirby ward is a good example of where they used carpet and lino together to denote walkways/bedspaces etc. There is one ward, Nelson, at the top of the male side that retains its wooden floors on display. Not sure if this ward was ever significanlty upgraded or carpeted and looks like it must have closed long before 1997. The polished floors are something many staff and patients seem to remember from most mental hospitals as they used to have to keep them highly scrubbed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    I'm currently editing a copy of a video film that's been kindly lent to me. This shows Severalls Hospital in the final stages of closing down in 1996/1997. This includes Tamarisk Villa during demolition. Apparently the buildings contained a high amount of Asbestos -but the demo' gang certainly didn't look too concerned!
    It sounds fascinating. Will it be available for public viewing? I've been offered something similar for Hill End Hospital, Herts which i hope to convert to a PC friendly format.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Personally, the most challenging part of matching the old with the new is to work out which floor the pictures were taken on (ground being just like the first floor in many cases!)
    Yes, without a glimpse out of a window, or an external door this can be nigh-on impossible unless you can identify any alterations unique to that ward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Ps. -Think that Kirby Ward is one of the Wards that runs north-south, sort of cutting a corner on the main outside angled wards.

    E.g. -

    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...8331&encType=1

    Might not have centred on Kirby Ward, but think that it is similar in location and oreintation.

    FYI -follow this here link to a 3d view of Sevs -enjoy!

    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...8331&encType=1
    Cheers for the 3d view, it makes a very nice recent aerial shot. Kirby is the one to the right on the above link, the map is centred on Kent ward.

    Pete
    County Asylums England's Asylums and Mental Hospitals

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    Found another couple of now and then type shots, more recent this time. Both are on the east/male side on Wentworth ward. The first is looking east away from the day room.
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    This was the nurse's station.
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    It was purely by chance that i realise i had comparable photos as i'd only just identified the earlier images from 3,000+ severalls interiors on my pc. The bottom photo is taken from the ward below due to the obvious lack of floor.

    Pete
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    Wow amazing thread!

    Really good read, thanks for upping

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    excellent thread guys! keep it up! love to see the old shots!

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    Wink Wow!


    These are fantastic pics! I love the before and after shots, and I am really interested in this place as I understand an uncle of mine used to work there for some time, but I don't have any contact with him (long story!)

    I would love to be able to see the book, and visit the site too! I went there when I was a child (Not as a patient lol!) but was too young to remember anything much about it. Would you please, please message me with details of the book and maybe where I could buy a copy from? I would be very, very grateful!

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    Love and happiness!
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    Great thread Lb - well done! As soon as I saw your first post I realised I had some similar...







    These photos were taken on the male side of the hospital but strangely they don't mention 'barber' and some of the fittings look different from the original pic, but the similarities nonetheless are really interesting to see. Shame it's not exactly the same room though!

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    Fascinating thread. Details on the Gittens book are:

    Diana Gittins Madness in Its Place: Narratives of Severalls Hospital, 1913-97 (Routledge Studies in Memory & Narrative) ISBN 0415167868 The price is 85. Which of course you don't want to spend. So you have two choices. Order it from your local public library, which may cost a quid and a bit of a wait. Alternatively, visit [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Madness-Its-Place-Narratives-Severalls/dp/0415167868"]Amazon and read the entire thing on line rather more laboriously using the 'search inside this book' function. It's a very interesting read, although harrowing in some places, particularly when she's talking about 'the experiments'.

    Can I also make a small plea - the photographs here are first rate, and I administer a Severalls Flickr group and this currently has 720 photographs from 40 members. If you've got photographs that you've not put up there they would be most welcomed. The more photographs the better!

    Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Found another couple of now and then type shots, more recent this time. Both are on the east/male side on Wentworth ward. The first is looking east away from the day room.
    [lb=http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/imagehosting/179047d3d0c3d35e9.jpg][/lb]

    [lb=http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/imagehosting/179047d3d0c4d2244.jpg][/lb]

    This was the nurse's station.
    [lb=http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/imagehosting/179047d3d0bf3cbd7.jpg][/lb]

    [lb=http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/imagehosting/179047d3d0c07e6b5.jpg][/lb]

    It was purely by chance that i realise i had comparable photos as i'd only just identified the earlier images from 3,000+ severalls interiors on my pc. The bottom photo is taken from the ward below due to the obvious lack of floor.

    Pete
    Thanks for these Pete -only just noticed them!

    Lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobob View Post
    Great thread Lb - well done! As soon as I saw your first post I realised I had some similar...







    These photos were taken on the male side of the hospital but strangely they don't mention 'barber' and some of the fittings look different from the original pic, but the similarities nonetheless are really interesting to see. Shame it's not exactly the same room though!
    Hi BB

    Thanks for sharing your photo with us
    Comparing you pic to mine, I believe you have got the same room -albeit you were there on a sunny day! Amazing how much the weather effects the look of Sevs. Didn't notice the little door sign before -well spotted ol' chap!

    Lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Doh! Thanks for putting me right on the Location of Tamarisk!
    I'm currently editing a copy of a video film that's been kindly lent to me. This shows Severalls Hospital in the final stages of closing down in 1996/1997. This includes Tamarisk Villa during demolition. Apparently the buildings contained a high amount of Asbestos -but the demo' gang certainly didn't look too concerned!

    Lb
    video? any progress? would love to see it....
    I made fun of "Lord of the Rings" so hard, it made some supergeek puke all over the counter.

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