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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 12:49 BST (UK) »
I read on another forum a post from an ambulance driver that said elderly people still remembered it as Barnhill, and were terrified when they were taken there. Sounds like the reputation stuck even if it was no longer true.

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 17:35 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 17:38 BST (UK) »
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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 18:41 BST (UK) »
I read on another forum a post from an ambulance driver that said elderly people still remembered it as Barnhill, and were terrified when they were taken there. Sounds like the reputation stuck even if it was no longer true.

Sadly very true. I remember speaking to one elderly woman who was being taken to the local hospital  by ambulance. She became really upset and was refusing to go when she found out she was being taken to the Annexe building which many decades earlier had been the Poorhouse unit