The History of the least known of Lancashire's County Asylums, Whalley Asylum or as it later became known Calderstones Certified Institution for Mental Defectives, in the village of Whalley once famous for its Abbey, nearby is near Clitheroe. The book centres on the railway but with a ratio of 50:50 on asylum planning building and patients.
During the Great war it became Queen Mary's Military Hospital when it treated over 56,000 soldiers. Military ambulance trains travelled from the South Coast to unload wounded all of which is covered.
Most of the hospital was pulled down except for admin' and a number of wards
The book is A4 size on glossy art paper, 136 pages, 83 photo's, 4 maps nd almost 60,000 words includes copies of the original plans for the asylum power station. In stock at Preston Waterstones £16.50. But can be purchased from the author if you want to know anything else I'll send a synopsis.
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