Thursday 17th October 2013, 6pm-7.30pm
Staff at Denbighshire Archives are hosting an evening of talks about the history of the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh. The main collection of records is held at the record office in Ruthin Gaol and is one of the best collections of nineteenth and twentieth century asylum records in the country, reflecting changes and development in treatments and attitudes towards of mental illness.
Dr Pamela Michael, lecturer in Health Studies and Social Policy at Bangor University, will be talking about the history of the hospital with particular emphasis on the role of women as staff and patients. Her research interests are in Welsh women’s history, the history of social policy, and health and mental illness in Wales; she published a study on the care and treatment of the mentally ill in North Wales, 1800-2000 (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2003).
Clwyd Wynne, a long standing member of staff at the North Wales Hospital, will be talking about life as a member of staff at the hospital and the work of The North Wales Hospital Historical Society in preserving the memories of ex-staff and patients of the hospital.
Jane Brunning, the senior archivist will provide an over view of the records held at the archives, some of which will be on display.
Denbighshire Archives, 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1HP
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