Labelled dangerous at 7

Mendip Hospital Cemetery – In Memory of Alice Maud Perry (1887-1901) Alice Maud Perry was born in Dowlish Wake, near Chard, Somerset 1887, daughter of a family of farm labourers. Alice was admitted to the Somerset County Lunatic Asylum at Wells, May 4th 1895, labelled “DANGEROUS”, aged just 7 years. Medical Certificate (issued at Chard…

Little jane

In a book by Jennifer Worth, Shadows Of The Workhouse, the former nurse and midwife recounts original written accounts and stories told to her by inmates of a workhouse in London’s East End. “Jane was a pretty little girl and taller than the other seven-year-olds, she was a bright little thing, full of mischief, who…