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Explore #217: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum / St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #2 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ The first proper explore of our Ireland trip was an absolute beauty… History (abridged and rewritten from here and here) Connacht District Lunatic Asylum (latterly known as St Brigid’s Hospital) was one of the earliest of the Irish district asylums, and opened in Ballinasloe Co. Galway in 1833 with an intial capacity of 150. It was designed by William Murray, based on an earlier design by Francis Johnson, and built to an X-shaped…

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Explore #98: Krankenhaus von rollstühlen, aka Hospital of wheelchairs, Germany – August 2014

Explore #10 of the Berlin or Bust Tour Day Four After three long days of exploring from dawn to dusk it was finally time for James and I to point his trusty Seat Ibiza West and head home. But we weren’t quite finished yet – what better way to break up the massive drive from Berlin to Calais than by adding yet more distance with detours via a couple more sites on our way! After yet another stupidly early start…

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Explore #25: Father Hudson’s Society (St Gerards Hospital), Coleshill, Birmingham – December 2013

This was a quick explore with Dora P, squeezed in between visits to friends and family after Christmas. It was a revisit to the Father Hudson’s complex of buildings in Coleshill following our previous visit to St Mary’s nursing home in September 2013. A brief history: The Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society for the Protection of Homeless and Friendless Catholic Children was established in 1902 with Father Hudson as its first Secretary and Administrator. Father Hudson remained in Coleshill from 1898…

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