Older people can remain active and thoughtful and have the potential to grow. There are many role models. Mistakes happen, often hilarious. Join me on an ageing trip to places and moments.


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Storthes Hall

David Walker - I worked my late 1960s student summers here. It's a ruin now.
8:43am Mar 26

Heather Frear - Where is it?
8:56am Mar 26

Gemma Pickup - Storthes Hall
9:20am Mar 26

Heather Frear - Thought it might be, thought it was supposed to be converted                                into flats when the built on the land!!!
9:53am Mar 26

Nev Duke - I painted that some years ago for a lady who worked                                     there…..Mary…..
8:58am Mar 26

RichandDeb Thorpe - Must have got through a few hundred gallons of                       undercoat on that!
9:19am Mar 26

Syvet Finch - I worked there from 1975 to 1988.
9:29am Mar 26

Karen Bottomley - Stories Hall.

9:51am Mar 26
Denise Batler - Such a shame they let beautiful buildings go to rack n ruin x
10:21am Mar 26

James Webster - storthes hall
10:24am Mar 26

Momo Milenovic - My mum worked there.
10:52am Mar 26

John Purves - Kirklees council refused planning permission re its conversion to a                     residential area, now it's a wreck !
11:35am Mar 26

John Purves - Still alive (just) and hope you are keeping well. Some brilliant photos, and great memories on this site !
12:58pm Mar 26

Patricia PoolenowTaylor - I worked there in 1976
6:42pm Mar 26

Sheila Maureen Bell - Any pictures of the mansion hospital
7:48pm Mar 26

Rebecca Wood - This is a stunning building, I can't understand how councils come to all their decisions and let the building become a ruin also how they have allowed the buildings which were previously on the former St. Luke's hospital site to be demolishes and now just stands as a waste site
7:46pm Mar 27

Elizabeth Bower - Kirklees like to demolish interesting old buildings and create carparks
8:29pm Mar 27

Ralph Holliday1:29am Mar 30 
because there all pissed on the council tax we pay lol

Tracey Bennett8:28am Mar 30 
This is how it is now. I had a walk past it the other weekend. It's such a shame it's been left to crumble!

Thought I would thank you all for contributing to the thread. A friend and I just happened on the site at the end of a walk. Eric Gehlhaar to be precise, who also worked there for two years - as a psychiatrist. It's a mess as you can see. I spent my time there as an auxiliary, filling in for holidays, mostly on the acute ward, though I visited the locked and other wards occasionally. Wiki has a good entry.
It was shut in 1991 by other friends of mine from NHS days - John Rotchell, David Whalley and David Devlin.

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