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Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff

Cardiff City Mental Hospital opened in 1908.  During the planning stage it was referred in name as both Whitchurch Asylum and Cardiff City Asylum. The Asylum tag was dropped prior to opening making it the first county asylum in the UK (and possibly Europe) to open without the asylum tag.  …

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Landaff Sub Control, Cardiff

Visited in June 2009, a true cold war timewarp. The sub-control was built in 1956 remaining operational until the disbanding of the Civil Defence Corps in 1968. After that date it remained in use, manned by Cardiff Corporation’s voluntary Civil Defence Organisation until 1984. It was in theory operational as …

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