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Remember Essex Hall asylum? Then get in touch
10:40am Friday 28th September 2012 in News
PEOPLE who remember Colchester’s former asylum are being asked to contribute their memories to a new book.
In 1859 an asylum was established at Essex Hall, which was south of Colchester North Station.
It housed children and adults with learning disabilities until it was closed and demolished in 1989.
Jewels Johnson, who is compiling a book on Essex Hall, said it was the UK’s second asylum, after Bedlam.
She said: “I want as many people to come forward as possible who were either patients at Essex Hall, or who had relatives or friends there.
“I’d also like to speak to those who worked there, visited there or had any kind of connection with it. Any information about the place at all is welcome.”