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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 25 June 13 18:50 BST (UK) »
I had a reply from Mike from Leicester who had checked out the records and couldn't find Louisa. It was only in 1944 so not that long ago   ;)
Think I may have to visit the Records Office in Wigston and ask for assistance.  Just need the time to go there now.
Thanks again everyone for trying so hard.  :)
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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 10:11 BST (UK) »
having read mike's post abt the different grave name has reminded me of something. a relative of mine died in 1941. he was buried with a stranger who was being buried that week. mike's info may well be worth looking into.

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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 16:28 BST (UK) »
Noted alienlady. It's a point worth remembering, but then it will make this search even harder  :-\

Thanks again
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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 22 June 17 18:04 BST (UK) »
Mike,

Could you possible check for a James T(Thomas) Ferguson who died in Leicester, in 1967.

I believe he was in Tower Hospital and I'd love to know more information such as you provided previously in this post.

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Greeting’s Gee & Welcome to the Leicestershire Boards. …. :)

In order to answer your request we need the name of the Patient
I can then have a look around my CD’s ….

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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 22 June 17 21:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Ross

Sadly Mike from Leicester passed away a couple of years ago.

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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 22 June 17 22:27 BST (UK) »
Hello Ross, and welcome to Rootshcat.

Mike was a tremendous source of information and helped out many of us, but sadly passed away as has already been said.

I'm sure that other folk on here will be happy to help you as much as we can. However, the resources available for burials don't go up as far as 1967, so I doubt that anyone will be able to access this info for you.

As I'm sure you'll know, the Towers was a hospital and as such, records from there are subject to the 100 yr rule, so you won't be able to get details of James Ferguson's stay there either.

Your best bet is to contact the city council in Leicester who may be able to give you details of this burial:

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good luck!

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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #15 on: Monday 25 September 17 22:01 BST (UK) »
I was one of the porters at the Towers Hospital as it closed, I literally locked the doors for the last time. I only worked there for six years and much of it was shut down by then, but I am 99.9% sure there were no graves on the site. I have had a couple of relatives who died in the workhouses, they were burried in paupers graves in the nearest church or cemetery.

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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #16 on: Monday 25 September 17 23:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks GeorgeBean. It's great to have that sort of information from someone who obviously knew the land well. I imagine that even graves of patients in such a place would have been in a marked area even if the graves themselves were memorialised so you would have known if so. Interesting to hear too about burials of workhouse residents as I certainly had some ancestors, as you did, in those places.

On the edge of the town where I live in Hampshire there used to be an old-fashioned hospital for long term mental health in-patients which I imagine was very much like the Towers. Like most such institutions many of the patients were more recently entrusted to out-patient community care and the old buildings were torn down to make way for new private housing (again like the Towers). However, just across a road from the site is a very small cemetery with no church anywhere near and neither is it one used by the town as such. I am guessing that this may have been used to bury patients from the hospital whose family had lost touch with them or didn't want to know, after they had passed away. I have no reason to check but my thought was that this may have been the case elsewhere.

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Re: Leicester Mental Hospital (Towers) death
« Reply #17 on: Monday 25 September 17 23:44 BST (UK) »
I'll ask around tomorrow at work, I am at Glenfield Hospital now but there are many of the old Towers staff working there.

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