Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Netherne Hospital 1977

I was given a negative scanner for Christmas, so some old images may start appearing here. Following on from yesterday's post... here are some pictures of Netherne Psychiatric Hospital, near Coulsdon in Surrey, as it looked around 1977.

The Main Entrance.
The Main Entrance with a direction sign. Press image to see larger.
The Chapel.

The Water Tower.

A view of the Wards.
And one of the other nurses who I worked with.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Netherne Village

Yesterday I drove my son over to Croydon. He had to be at work on Boxing Day and transport was a problem. Then being near my old haunts I went to what was once Netherne Mental Hospital and took this picture of what was once Dickens Ward where I worked with people mostly suffering Alzheimer's. This view is little changed. The hospital buildings have been changed to flats, and new houses built all around. The new development is probably about ten years old now, and continues to grow with new houses and is called Nethern Village or Netherne on The Hill.
It is set apart on a hill a way from the nearest town of Hooley. There is a winding lane for cars, or a straight footpath with a direct climb from Hooley which crosses this deep railway cutting.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

In an Oxford Shoe Shop

One body remained in the Shoe Shop after a busy day of Sales

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Elvis Has Left The Building

About eight years ago I first went into Borders in Oxford and thought that I had discovered the future. There was a big book shop with comfy reading areas and Cafe, a large CD and video area down an escalator, and most of the CDs I could listen to over head phones from their library. So I was able to find lots of new music before buying. Back then I was into World Music. But today this young lady locked the door for the final time.

Elvis has left the Building.