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Closing of Whitchurch Hospital Cardiff


Considered "cutting edge" and costing £350,000 (about £37.5m in today's money) and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum Hospital opened on 15 April 1908, It closed its doors to patients 108 years later in 2016.

I was fortunate to document the closure of Whitchurch Hospital Cardiff during 2015 and 2016 by taking hundreds of images both inside and out of the hospital for the Historical Society. The photos were then displayed at Whitchurch during their exhibition to mark its closure in 2016 and its 108th years anniversary.

Some of the images were later exhibited in Llandough Hospital for a short time before the Historical Society used them again for publicity and further exhibitions. Please take a look at the smartphone app of just some of the images.

Sun shining between the dark clouded sky over the main building at Whitchurch Hospital Cardiff

The exhibition flyer


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Documentary Photographer based in Caerphilly Near Cardiff. Photographing weddings in South Wales and most of the UK
James Matthews
Eyes2Me Photography
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Mid Glamorgan

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