Author Topic: Asylums in Birmingham during and just after WW2  (Read 162 times)

Offline onyxandopal

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Asylums in Birmingham during and just after WW2
« on: Tuesday 11 September 18 11:40 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find out if there are such thing as a patient list for someone in an asylum in Birmingham during/just after WW2.

I am trying to trace further details for my relative SAMUEL JOHN WILLIAM HOWL born 3 Feb 1906 in Birmingham.

I know, by word of mouth in the family, that he was sent to an asylum for electric shock treatment after his army service. I am told he had PTSD although I don't think he was ever officially diagnosed.

I do not know which asylum but his family home was around the Jewellery Quarter in Hockley, Birmingham.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Asylums in Birmingham during and just after WW2
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 13:51 BST (UK) »
Hello
The local Asylum would be All Saints at Winson Green opened in 1850 and closed 2000.
Patient records until 1915 are at Birmingham Central library.I'm not sure where the ones after that are kept.
The would be a division between the earlier records and it joining the NHS in 1948.


All Saints' Hospital 
Previous name(s)

Winson Green Asylum (1850 - ?); Birmingham Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Birmingham City Asylum (by 1902 - ?)
Birmingham City Mental Hospital (by 1929 - ?)
Birmingham Mental Hospital (by 1949 - ?) 

Lodge Road Winson Green Birmingham B18 5SD

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Birmingham

The other Hospitals are at Rubery Hill Lunatic Asylum 1882-1993  and Hollymoor Lunatic Asylum Rubery 1904-48 when it became a normal hospital
Try the local Archives at the Library of Birmingham for all of them.

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Re: Asylums in Birmingham during and just after WW2
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 14:20 BST (UK) »
NB Lots of people from around Birmingham were sent to St Matthew's Burntwood, near Lichfield. I had a distant relative sent there from B'ham. She was there on the 1911 census and died there 1950s. She was released but she herself asked to go back in. Info via Ancestry.
Lloyd, Paddock, Cooper, Morris, Darby, Rigby, Platt, Armstrong. All based in West Midlands

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