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1986 Bexley Hospital

   Bexley Mental Hospital stands on the
 South Western edge of Dartford Heath, 
 bordering the old Bexley Lane.        
   Situated on many acres of land, the 
 hospital caters for people from South 
 East London. It is close to Dartford  
 Town, the motorways serving London &  
 the coast and the quaint old village  
 of Bexley.                            
   Outside the main entrance in the    
 area called Baldwins Park, are many   
 shops which add to the amenities for  
 the patients and staff. These include 
 a Florists, a Cafe, an Antiques shop  
 and a general groceries store. The    
 Maypole Primary School is situated    
 directly opposite the main gate. The  
 hospital originally called 'Heath     
 Asylum' was opened in 1890 and was    
 fully self-supporting, having its own 
 farm to supply all food.Today 1100    
 staff tend to 850 patients.           

Map of the area

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In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

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