It’s with great interest and thanks to the dedicated folks over at the Midlands Heritage Forum, that I can now highlight new information being collated about St. Matthews Hospital. Forum stalwarts YamahaPaul and TonyB appear to have done a great deal of work pulling fragments together, and more and more information is now being unearthed about the former County Asylum. This large facility, which used to be such a big feature feature of Burtnwood life, has, of course, been featured here on the blog before, where my tentative enquiries were met with a very warm response indeed from readers.
There’s a thread on the forum starting in May, 2010. over the course of three pages and not far short of two years it develops until we reach the point where user TonyB has worked with author David Budden and a former member of staff to assemble a huge picasa photo gallery of images of all aspects of life at this often untalked about hospital. This is a remarkable thing, for which I thank all involved profusely.
The images blow are featured from the Tony Briggs Picasa Gallery. Visit it directly here.