Laundry basket from St Audry's Hospital

Basket used by asylum patients for carrying laundry and stores

Patients in the laundry department of St Audry's Hospital used this basket. Opened in 1765, the hospital was originally a workhouse for the poor until it became the Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum in 1827. From 1917, the hospital was also known as St Audry's Hospital for Mental Diseases.

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Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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laundry basket
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East Suffolk Health Authority

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