No words can really describe the decline this year of this site. Better security at the beginning of the year may have prevented mass theft of doors, fixings, tiles, lead, fireplaces, copper and sadly the clock mechanism & faces.
The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales. It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow)and at its peak could serve 1,000 patients.[clarification needed] However, nearer the end of its life, in 1995, this had dwindled to 168. The site was also home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Powys Drugs & Alcohol Council for substance misuse
SAVE hope to find a buyer for the site but given it’s already been on the market for nearly 12 months the only reality is going to be the wreaking ball I fear. Such a waste of a building that could have given the town a new lease of life after the hospitals closure. The wards will do well to survive another winter without proper roofing.