Have you any of those photos still available for purchase please?Just off the top of my head, it was Aston Union Workhouse and then became Highcroft Hospital. I am wondering if highcroft Hall was a local name?
I do know it was a geriatric ward for the elderly, and it was also home to a lot of people with both mental and physical disabilities. There were a lot of ‘stories’ associated with the site. Some say it used to home quite dangerous inmates in padded cells etc. I was asked to develop and print a set of photos from an exhibition showing some of the restraint devices used at the hospital.
With changes in medical care and new drugs, these practices fell out of use.
Trying to get the book Julian Cleaver refers. There was no luck from Amazon. Any ideasSeems to be what the developers call the central buildings of Highcroft
Hi Lyn,i have a family birth cert here saying date of birth 3.8.1947..where born 18 highcroft road at highcroft hall hospital...the child was taken for adoption at about 8 months old...from what i understand due to the mothers mental state
hi jim the mother in this case was a patient at all saints in 1939...so it could be she was there due to mental health reasons or because the hospital was used as an overflow..Hi Lyn,
Highcroft was being used as a routine maternity hospital at this time, I have a family member who was born there in June '48.