Photographing Whitchurch Hospital Cardiff
Working with the Historical Society in Cardiff, I had the pleasure of photographing most areas of Whitchurch Hospital just before its closure.
The Whitchurch Hospital Historical Society is a small band of individuals who meet monthly to preserve and publish information and artefacts relating to Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff. It is a unique place, with a fascinating history.
Since Whitchurch Hospital closed to inpatients, the Hospital Historical Society has been collaborating with various organisations such as Cardiff university on small scale exhibitions.
I feel very honoured to have played a small part in documenting this hospital in Cardiff. I have had exhibitions with some of the images at Llandough Hospital and Barry centre.
The hospital is reported to have taken ten years to build at the cost of £350,000 in 1908. That's about £37.5 million at today's equivalent value.
As for its future, who knows. Nothing planned apart from preventing the vandalism with security fencing and patrols.