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500-year-old 'Bedlam' asylum graveyard found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

A 500-year-old graveyard containing the bones of mental patients from the original 'Bedlam' asylum has been discovered under the City of London during excavations for the new Crossrail train line.

Thousands of Londoners were laid to rest at the burial ground but modern-day residents passing in and out of Liverpool Street station have had no idea of the history lying beneath their feet - until now.

http://www.dailymail...ous-asylum.html

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

The way those unfortunate people were treated throughout history is a shame...


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:44 AM

wiki history of  Bethlem/Bedlem  Hospital:
http://en.wikipedia...._Royal_Hospital  Attached File  James_Norris,_Bethlem_Patient,_1815.jpg   25.57K   0 downloads

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

View Postlightly, on 15 August 2013 - 12:44 AM, said:

wiki history of  Bethlem/Bedlem  Hospital:
http://en.wikipedia...._Royal_Hospital  Attachment James_Norris,_Bethlem_Patient,_1815.jpg

Thanks... that was an interesting read...


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

View PostTaun, on 15 August 2013 - 02:41 PM, said:

Thanks... that was an interesting read...

Here's another....
http://www.thetimech...a/sites/asylums


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:04 PM

View PostEldorado, on 15 August 2013 - 03:19 PM, said:


Everything you ever wanted to know about asylums, but were afraid someday you might actually have to find out...

Thanx... :tu:


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

My Ma  worked 26 years in a state mental institution in a nearby city .. so i heard lots of stories about the place. Pharmaceutical  'restraints'  became the norm for unruly patients.
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   *  i did a lot of painting work there a few times,  In white shirt and pants..  one lady patient always said  ...  " Goodmorning Dr. "   lol

Another overturned my shopping cart full of paints etc.!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

I once saw a painting of Bedlam inmates. Not a place you'd want to go for mental health treatment...

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