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Has there every been a lunatic Asylum in Wigan

Started by: blackrodweaver (628) 

Just love reading the replies ,answers ,comments on WW
and some of them brought up this question.

Has there every been a lunatic Asylum in Wigan

Started: 16th Jun 2013 at 20:43

Posted by: mache (inactive)

There is a reference to one on page 360 on general

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 20:46

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 20:53

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Bloody notreet!

I was daft enough to check.

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 20:55

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 20:56

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

It is an interesting question though.

First thought was the workhouse.

Wasn't there a 'Lunatic asylum' (horrible term) in Newton-Le-Willows. I don't mean Winwick.

I think Tonker may have posted about one, where people were sent to from alll over the place.

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:01

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:05

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Advert too the left of page

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:06

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Tynon, play me now

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:07

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Aye, been getting a lot of those sort of adverts.

The Rebeccas must be on holiday or something.

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:15

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

Q: "Has there every been a lunatic Asylum in Wigan"?

A: Wigan IS a lunatic asylum!



Dustaf, Haydock lodge was, as the name implies, in Haydock, not in Newton-Le-Willows.

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:16

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

I was thinking aloud, dear boy.

At least I remember some of your postings.

Newton station is mentioned in the pictured literature.

Perhaps that's what stuck in me frontal lobe.

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:26

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

I meant me hippocampus.

(Near Newton Railway Station, half-way between Liverpool and Manchester)

Replied: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:32
Last edited by dustaf: 16th Jun 2013 at 21:57:30

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

It's surprising what you can find in Dustaf's Yed!

Replied: 17th Jun 2013 at 02:05

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

No, that's Reggie Pernin's Mother In Law.

My fantasies are far more exotic.

Replied: 17th Jun 2013 at 13:50

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Not every lunatic is in the asylum

Replied: 17th Jun 2013 at 13:53

Posted by: carol gr (910) 

My gt gt gt grandfather, who lived in Standishgate was committed to Denbigh asylum (North wales) in 1871, followed by A stint in Prestwich asylum in 1872, then the county asylum in Lancaster in March 1874 (where he remained until his death in June 1896). i'm sure that if there had been an asylum in wigan he would have been sent there?

Replied: 20th Jun 2013 at 17:57

Posted by: blackrodweaver (628) 

Thanks Carol....Reason I asked this question, I am reading a series of fiction books The railway Detective by Edward Marston based in the 1850's and In a few of them the villan was either hanged or sent to the local Asylum. There certainly seems to have been a great many of them

Replied: 20th Jun 2013 at 20:48

Posted by: kenee (2103)


Not an asylum but Near Newton station was Red Bank School, I believe it was 'Approved'.

Replied: 21st Jun 2013 at 19:12

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

Rainhill!

Replied: 21st Jun 2013 at 20:51

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

Replied: 23rd Jun 2013 at 12:36

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

Unsurprisingly, it only managed to get to number 20!

Replied: 24th Jun 2013 at 00:02

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Replied: 24th Jun 2013 at 20:48

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

"Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home"!


"It's quiet out here in the country, I really dig it"! "There's big iron gates to keep all the riff-raff out"!

Replied: 24th Jun 2013 at 21:31
Last edited by tonker: 24th Jun 2013 at 21:36:12

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Replied: 25th Jun 2013 at 07:28

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

There must have been an asylum in this place called Cider Head!

Replied: 25th Jun 2013 at 09:40

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Just found this about a looney bin, which was called Whittingham Lunatic Asylum and the article mentions other Lancashire Lunatic Asylums and Wigan used to be in Lancashire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittingham_Hospital

Replied: 25th Jun 2013 at 17:29

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

I've been in Whittingham, Calderstones, Rainford, Winwick & Park, to name a few.

Replied: 29th Jun 2013 at 01:06

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

My cousin lives on the Winwick hospital site, right across from Anouk Pascale!
I gave him the address of a shop that sells periscopes!

Replied: 29th Jun 2013 at 09:48

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

I have been in Billinge and Prestwich

Replied: 29th Jun 2013 at 21:16

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

Park was across the road from Winwick Tonks...Never saw the products that you portray

Replied: 30th Jun 2013 at 01:14

Posted by: tonker (24621) 

Replied: 30th Jun 2013 at 12:53

Posted by: rf22vul (171) 

town hall

Replied: 11th Jul 2013 at 21:13

Posted by: hindleyite (3995)

Who needs lunatic asylums? we still have churches.



Replied: 13th Jul 2013 at 16:40

Posted by: awinstanley1 (inactive)

of course its the COUNCIL has always been a nut house then and today even more so!

Replied: 18th Sep 2013 at 18:44

 

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