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➨ Voices from the Aslyum Ebook ➮ Author Mark Davis –

Voices from the Aslyum Almost Forgotten By Time, Tucked Away Beyond The Sight Of The Passerby, There Is A Little Piece Of Old England, Which Was For Many Years A Forgotten Wilderness If It Were Not For A Weather Beaten Plaque On The Gatepost Few Would Realise That Beyond The Rusted Gates There Lies, In Unmarked Paupers Graves, 2,861 Former Patients Of The Once Formidable Menston Asylum To Be Admitted To A Lunatic Asylum In The Nineteenth Century Was Fraught With Danger, And In Many Cases Meant A Life Sentence Hidden Away From Society It Is Estimated As Many As 30 Per Cent Of The Asylum Population Was Incarcerated Incorrectly And Up Until 1959 There Was No Form Of Appeal Looking Into The Faces Of The Long Dead, The Forgotten Former Inmates Of This Once Bustling Institution, It Is Impossible Not To Feel A Certain Sadness At Their Plight Abandoned By An Intolerant Society And Their Families These People All Had One Thing In Common, When Death Came There Was No One To Shed A Tear Or Collect Their Remains They Were Given A Pauper S Funeral And Forgotten, Until Now.

    10 thoughts on “➨ Voices from the Aslyum Ebook ➮ Author Mark Davis –

  1. says:

    Despite a few typos, mostly in regards to dates, I enjoyed this brief glimpse into the world of some of the patients A few of which made my heart ache I came across this book while researching the asylum that The Ballroom Anna Hope was based upon A nice add to my home library.

  2. says:

    I was expecting something from the patients themselves, instead this book consists of intake information of patients and the author s research on what became of them Because of this, it felt like the patients were very othered, by both staff writing the records and the author While there isn t the leery voyeuristic tone towards patients a...

  3. says:

    Containing heart wrenching photos genuine documents from a bygone era, this important piece of history gives a voice to the dozens of forgotten pauper inmates who spent most of their lives in the West Riding Lunatic Asylum Many were wr...

  4. says:

    Short easy read of less than 100 pages Quite moving Each entry has a photo of a resident of West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum and a brief description of why they were admitted Then follows a description of their behaviour and so on, and when they died Some of thes...

  5. says:

    A fair redA little repetative Good to see photos to relate to the people of the asylum Quite expensive for such a short read This is my first book purchase.

  6. says:

    sad to hear the voices of people often very young who were incarcerated in here for most of thier lives excellant piece of research of history of menston.

  7. says:

    Great readingI enjoyed this book as it gave a real insight to people who were admitted in to mental institute around my area.

  8. says:

    A poignant collection of pictures of inmates whose bodies were unclaimed upon their death while incarcerated in the Menston lunatic asylum Each entry includes information regarding their mental condition as well as a small...

  9. says:

    1.5 starsIn all honesty the book deserves one star but I give it 1.5 stars in honour of the sad individuals who lived within the walls of the AsylumThis book was nothing than a transcription of records with an attached photo. As sad as the individual stories were, there was very little effort put into this VERY...

  10. says:

    A short but very interesting book detailing the lives and deaths of some of the residents of Menston Lunatic Asylum A poignant and moving memorial to some of those who died with no one to care, it is thought provoking and at times shocking Very interesting f...

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