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Netherne c. 1955: A Surrey Psychiatric Hospital in Focus. A talk for World Mental Health Day.
Wednesday 13 October 2021, 05:30pm - 06:45pm
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Netherne Hospital, Coulsdon, was opened by Surrey County Council in 1909. Initially accommodating 960 patients, by 1950 numbers had increased to 2,000. The hospital closed in 1994. The surviving archive, now preserved at Surrey History Centre, includes 19,500 patient case files and c.10,000 photographs taken c.1955, exploring all aspects of the hospital's life. From the wards to the airing courts; the art therapy unit to the operating table, these vivid images provide a rare glimpse of daily life inside a Surrey psychiatric hospital, allowing us to take a tour of the hospital on a typical day at what was a turning point in its history.

 

Talk takes place 5.30pm to 6.45pm and is £5. Please book a place online. Once your registration has been received, you will be emailed a unique link and password to attend the talk on Zoom.

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