Derelict Places

Go Back   Derelict Places > General Forums > Reference Material

Thread Tools
Old 17th Jun 09, 15:05
silverstealth's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: October 2007
Location: Pembrokeshire
Posts: 249
Thanked: 83
Post Silent Minority 1981

Silent Minority, aired on british television June 1981. The documentary spotlights alledgedly appalling conditions at Borocourt Hospital, Reading, Berks and St Lawrences Hospital Caterham, Surrey.

St Lawrences Hospital opened in 1871 and known as the South London Asylum

In 1974, the hospital came to public attention with the publication of the book Tongue Tied by Joseph ('Joey') John Deacon who had been a patient at the hospital since the age of eight in 1928. This was followed by the TV documentary Silent Minority in which the hospital featured in an unfavourable light.

The documentary brought out strong feelings at the time given the content which in one scene shows a child tied to a pole in a ward.

I have uploaded it in to 6 parts all roughly 9 minutes

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6


Number of replies to this post: 5
Register or login to see full thread with replies.
Thread Tools

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:34.

Powered by vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2015 - All content is copyright of the original contributor. Photos may not be used without permission.