Horton Hospital / Asylum in SURREY

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  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Having discovered on Ancestry that a 1st cousin x 3 removed was for a short time in Horton Lunacy institution in "Buckinghamshire", [1846-1912 patients admittance register.] I spent quite some time trying to find it until I googled for Horton Asylum.

    Wouldn't you know? it was in Epsom, Surrey. Sound much more likely as he lived in Surrey. I had been going to ask why he'd be sent to Buckinghamshire, & what may have bought about his admittance in 1905 -1907. By 1911 he was home with wife & 2 children so can't have been anything too severe.

    Another sight worthy of a little delving, so many stories & side trails which lead one along yet another side track, sad tho' that this place as with many others had it's cemetery 'dismantled of stones' & seems to have lost any record of interments.
    If you're stuck for a good read :
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    http://studymore.org.uk/mpur2.htm
    Daniel M. 1966 writes an interesting piece, which only makes one wonder even more about the running of such places.
     
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  2. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Just had a read. Thank you. Very interesting. Always wondered what went on in such institutions.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    The subject matter aside, what an enjoyable read. His style of writing is easy to read and easy on the mind. Thanks Wendy ;)
     
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    AnnaJenny Well-Known Member

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    This reminded me of my years working on psychiatric wards. Thank goodness some things move forward but sadly others don't change at all.
     
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    Very interesting...Thanks. Now I MUST get back to work!!
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    An uncle by marriage spent a short time in a similar institution in Essex, he had what was termed DTs.
     
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