This section looks to display all archive images that I am able to obtain. Credit is given where the photograph or source is known, images are otherwise published in the public interest. I do not own the copyright to these images and cannot grant consent for their use elsewhere.
Cane Hill appears to have a deficit of archive images – I suspect many were destroyed with confidential materials on closure, or held in private collections. I would be particularly interested in seeing private collections and would be happy to arrange digitisation and publication.
Most likely taken in the 1930s or 40s, nurses in a female block. I would suggest Alleyn or Jenner, judging from the verandah through the windows.
A postcard of Admin, believed to date around 1930-1950.
Admin in 1953
Detail of the sign at East Lodge, 1953
Illustration of Cane Hill, 1993
Postcard kindly provided by T Hutchinson who wrote saying
My Grandmother Jesse Pratt worked there for a short time when she was 20 yrs old in 1919…
I am uploading a postcard from that date which was published by W.E.Eade, Coulsden, one of the Frith’s Series of cards.
Hope this is of interest to your site.
Ernie Townsend’s photographs
Thanks to Ernie Townsend for allowing permission to reproduce images that he recorded during his 24 year career at Cane Hill.
Cane Hill’s coach in 1990
Replacing the Boiler House chimney in 1980
The Staff Cafe in 1984
Eastlodge (the entrance on Brighton Road) in 1980.
The Chapel in 1980
The Organ in the Church in 1968
A day room, 1985. Most likely to be Blake.