One by one these vast structures, still cloaked in mystery, are disappearing. In the case of many Victorian asylums, we were too late to record their passing and opportunity has certainly been missed. Time passes, memories fade, related paraphernalia is discarded and experiences become the stuff of folklore.  This grand old building is still standing, and in watching over her last days as she watched over those of countless others, the connection is kept alive and history has the chance to be written by the very people who lived it.

The Archives....Menston Asylum, 1910Male Dining RoomAdministration block Stained GlassFemale Sick Ward  Menston Asylum 1905 West Riding Asylum Chapel PlansAdministration block Stained GlassAsylum Mortuary Key

Time to dispel the myths……. or elevate them to fact.

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