Powick Mental Hospital - untold stories from the First World War
For almost 150 years, the Worcestershire village of Powick was home to the county’s hospital for mental illness. It reached the height of its importance during the First World War, as the trauma, anxiety and grief resulting from the War affected large numbers of people at home.
As part of the “Worcestershire World War 100” project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, historian Sarah Ganderton discusses the stories revealed in the archive of the George Marshall and Worcestershire Archive and Archeology Service of the people who lived, and sometimes died, in the Powick Hospital.
She spoke to History West Midlands publisher, Mike Gibbs.
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