Hellingly Hospital - The East Sussex Mental Institution.

Hellingly Hospital - The East Sussex Mental Institution.
Hellingly, a Victorian hospital on a grand scale. Conceived in 1897, with landscaped surroundings high on a hill with therapeutic views across the countryside. An enclosed community, providing for itself...patients and staff lives exisiting in familiar corridors and buildings.
Closed down in the eary 1990's and left decaying ever since.

Friday, 19 October 2012

A Call For More Tales

I would love to hear more stories of Hellingly. There must be a wealth of information still to be recorded.
Please send any tales, no matter how small to glebidior@hotmail.co.uk
You could re-establish that link to the past you've been looking for.

1 comment:

  1. In the 1950s as young children we used to visit regularly with our parents our maternal grandmother May Butler in Hellingly Hospital. We never found it threatening or unpleasant in any way and were intrigued by some of the patients. I am grateful for having had the opportunity then to be aware of and talk about mental illness. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is one of my favourite films. Our father drove us there from our home in Uckfield.