Pocock Brothers Padded Cell, Wakefield

The museum was previously known as the Stephen G Beaumont Museum that focused on the history and architecture of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum which was to be later known as Stanley Royd Hospital. The photograph from this post is of the original Pocock Brothers Padded Cell whom manufactured padded cells for many Victorian era mental health hospitals and asylums throughout the UK. I believe there’s only one left in actual situ which is at the Royal Haslar Hospital down in Gosport. You can see my post from this experience below!

Information Source

Royal Haslar Hospital (Situ Padded Cell Experience):

Visited: August 2019


To see a higher resolution photos from this explore, head over to my Flickr:


To anyone who knows me or used to follow my Instagram (Sheards2), I now have a new additional one with the handle (WompDaily) which features some documentary style photos along with my thoughts and perspectives from my never seen before collection taken over my 7 years of Funky Business. Please do go and give me a follow!


Sheard2 will return eventually . .

I rarely get the chance to thank people for viewing the blog and making it this far in the posts, thank you for your time and finding my content of interest! Catch you soon for more Funky Business . . Peace!

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