Insight into how the Victorians treated people at the Hatton Asylum

Virtual talks will be held on parts of our local history

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:52 pm
Hatton Asylum. Photo supplied

A talk is being held about the Hatton Asylum later this month.

The Warwickshire County Record Office is hosting a live virtual talk on Wednesday April 28 about the history of the site which will also 'provides an insight into how the Victorians treated the mentally ill'.

Records held at Warwickshire County Record Office (WCRO) chart the establishment, running and expansion of the asylum.

Carolyn Ewing, archivist at WCRO will be hosting the talk were people can to learn more about this collection illustrated with extracts of documents in the collections.

Victoria Fuller, learning and community engagement officer said: "With the Record Office closed to the public due to Covid restrictions this is a great opportunity for our audiences to learn and see about our fascinating collections virtually.

"We also have virtual talks planned on the Warwickshire Museums Geology collections and on Austin Healey Cars."

The talk will run from 8pm to 9pm and will cost £3.

For more details including in how to book can be found at: https://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/adultsandyoungpeopleevents