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Old June 23rd, 2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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At Blacklands House Asylum, Chelsea "the supply of indoor amusements is liberal, including two billiard tables."

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Nearby King's Road
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #12
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Ann Druitt was a patient at Brooke House, Clapton from July 5, 1888 to January 5, 1889, as shown in The Ripper Legacy by Howells & Skinner.

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1920 Photo Caption - Brooke House Asylum on Upper Clapton Road looking north towards Clapton Station.

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To visit his mother Ann at asylum, Montague Druitt could take a train from Liverpool Street Station to Clapton Station, which opened in 1872.
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Again from Ripper Legacy Ann Druitt was a patient at Manor House, Chiswick from May 31 to December 15, 1890 when she died.

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Manor House and Thorneycroft Works where Montague John Druitt's body was taken from the River Thames (red X) on December 31, 1888.
The Tukes moved their asylum operation to Chiswick House in 1893.

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1 Chiswick - Site of Druitt suicide and Manor House Asylum
2 Kings Bench Walk - Druitt's barristers chambers
3 Blackheath - Mr. Valentine's School
4 Clapton - Brooke House Asylum
Blue Circle - area of the Whitechapel murders
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Next is Northumberland House -

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Munster House, Fulham dated to the 1500's and had many uses. This site tells the story (click)
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The Upper Mall, Hammersmith was the setting for a private asylum.

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Upper Mall House "for the reception of quiet and harmless female lunatics" was of Georgian design. Taken down 1896

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Down's Syndrome is named after Dr. Langdon Down, who with his wife Mary founded and operated Normansfield Asylum in Hampton Wick. Patients were encouraged to take part in music and drama. The hospital closed fifteen years ago, but the theatre is restored and still in use today

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Dr. John Conolly began seeing private patients at Lawn House after his work at nearby Hanwell Middlesex County Asylum. On the former grounds of Lawn House is a park in his honor - Conolly Dell.
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Retracing our steps to Hammersmith, "Sussex and Brandenburgh Houses are included in one license to Dr. L. S. F. Winslow. Gentlemen are received at the former, and ladies at the latter house."

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Yes this was L. Forbes Winslow, who expounded on Jack the Ripper and other crimes. In fact he was raised at the asylum, his father operating it then. The next year after this 1884 list was compiled however, he severed his ties with the asylum in a bitter legal dispute with in-laws.
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At Hayes Park, located twelve miles west of London "the wooded park in which the house stands affords for good walks, and carriages are kept for the patients' use." The average payment was 300 pounds per year. One mention was - "Last year a house was taken at Bognor and 6 of the patients passed some time there." A seaside retreat.
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