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Denbigh Mental Hospital

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Unknown Report 1 May 2013 15:53

Thank you most sincerely for your advice, it`s really appreciated.
Best wishes


Sappho Report 1 May 2013 14:40

Hi Unknown,

If you google Denbigh Mental Hospital there is a site that gives some information, which may help you with your tracing.

I noticed Pamela Michel wrote a book and it may contain some information as she mentioned patients. You may be able to contact her as she may have some information to help you.

It gives photographs, etc. and it could lead to someone with further knowledge and can refer you on to connect about your birth mother. You could also try Gwynedd Archives Service, Caernarvon Record Office as suggested as with a genuine request I cannot see they would not at the very least consider it.

Good luck with your research.



Unknown Report 30 Apr 2013 23:21

Thank you for taking the time to reply Kay, it means a great deal.
I"ll give that a try - thanks again
Best wishes


Kay???? Report 30 Apr 2013 22:27


I dont know if you can gleen anything from site below theres some interesting details but worth a look and a good read of guest books of past staff,


""North Wales Hospital Historical Society"""...Denbigh is a main focus
also google throws up photos of the past hospital....


Peter Report 30 Apr 2013 21:15

A most unkind remark Patchem.



Unknown Report 30 Apr 2013 17:43

I merely asked if anyone on here had known Jean from her lengthy time in Denbigh mental hospital, as I understand she had a really bad time prior to admission.
My post was a genuine one, to help me put the pieces of my fragmented past together, so that I could trace my birth mother, who I believe is still alive.
With that in mind, I`m a little surprised at the tone and content of your response.
Thanks, all the same.


patchem Report 29 Apr 2013 23:18

Patient confidentiality?
How would you feel about someone accessing your private NHS records?

And do not just say that as she is dead, what does it matter. There could be other relatives involved.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 29 Apr 2013 21:45

Records of patients up to 1988 seem to be held here, but it's unlikely, as they are recent records, that you would be allowed to see them, but you can always ask!

Gwynedd Archives Service, Caernarfon Record Office


Unknown Report 29 Apr 2013 21:25

My birth mother spent a long time as an inpatient at Denbigh Mental Hospital until it`s closure afew years ago, her name is Jean Jones from Blaenau Ffestiniog originally from Llanrwst.
I would be most grateful for any information.
Best wishes