Staff At The Asylum

A Memory of Bodmin

I found when researching the 1901 census that members of my husband's family worked at the Asylum. My husband's grandfather,  Alfred Charles (Charlie) Southern worked there until his death in 1944.  His job was described as "Mental Nurse".  Charles' sister Glen Dora also worked there as did his mother Anne and other relatives.  Some were described as laundresses.  I wondered whether they actually worked in a laundry at the asylum or whether they did laundry for the asylum at home.

A memory shared by angelasouthern , on Jul 18th, 2007.

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