Author of 'North Wales Hospital, Denbigh 1842-1995', Clwyd is a retired nurse who spent most of his career working at the Asylum. He has fond memories of working at the hospital and has created his own book about the fascinating history behind the former North Wales Institution. After reading the book and becoming fascinated by the stories and pictures, I met up with Clwyd to ask him about his time working there and the future plans for the hospital.
Book- 'The North Wales Hospital' By Clwyd Wynne.
There was a time for work and a time to play,
A time to sing and a time to pray.
There were times to feel proud and times to feel glad,
times to feel safe and times to feel sad.
Some were scared and some were shy,
some would laugh and some would cry
The North Wales Hospital was a place for care,
though now only stories to remember and share.
Clwyd & Dafydd
Clwyd Nash & Dafydd Lloyd Jones are also retired staff from the North Wales asylum, they have been close friends for many years and now devote their time to Denbighshire's local museum to talk about their time working at the hospital and the fond memories they have. The museum is open every monday from 1:30pm, where you can see old pictures of the hospital at its prime and observe artefacts such as medication and old syringes used when operating in the 1800th's. Clwyd & Dafydd got talking to me whilst I was looking through an old photo album and were keen to tell me all about their experiences and memories of the asylum. Clwyd was the last person to lock the hospital 's doors back in 1995, yet both gentlemen feel extremely passionate about how the council have handled the closure of the hospital.