Here are a selection of video clips from the project so far.
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The views expressed in these videos are the personal views of the participants/interviewees and do not necessarily (and are not intended to) reflect the views of Solihull Action through Advocacy and/or the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Visit to Warwickshire County Record Office
Volunteers for the Hidden Lives Remembered Project were shown how to use an archive by Rob and Amy.
Rob showed us some of the different documents the archive has about Middlefield Hospital. These included admissions registers, case books, medical records, maps and newspaper cuttings.
Roger - Life at and after Middlefield
Roger reflects on life for the residents of Middlefield Hospital and how it changed for them after they moved out.
Roger - Memories of Middlefield Hospital
Roger tells us about his experiences of Middlefield Hospital.
He explains how care provision for people with learning disabilities started to undergo big changes in the 1980s.
Dave - Closing Hampton Manor
Dave, who founded the Family Care Trust, talks about the Trust's involvement in closing Hampton Manor. https://www.familycaretrust.co.uk/
Jennifer - Heritage Treasures Day
For #HeritageTreasures Day, Jennifer discusses a piece of heritage that is very important to her: the Middlefield Hospital foundation stone.
This is the only piece of the original Middlefield building that still remains.
She talks about what the foundation stone made her think and feel.
She reflects on why the stone is important to our past, present and future.
Thanks again to Knowle Masonic Centre http://www.kmcentre.epizy.com/?i=1 for letting us view the stone.
Pauline - Christmas at Hampton Manor
Pauline tells Jennifer about what Christmas was like when she lived at Hampton Manor.
They are in Pauline's flat, which she moved into after she left Hampton Manor. She now lives in Supported Living.
She and her friend Diane helped out in the kitchens to make Christmas dinner.
Pauline remembers the tree, candles on the stairs, carols and presents.
Hampton Singers - Christmas at the Manor
Sue, John, David, Chris, Helen, Hilary and Susan from the Hampton Singers reflect upon when they visited the ladies of Hampton Manor each Christmas.
You can also enjoy the choir rehearsing for this Christmas in the background!
To learn more about the Hampton Singers, visit http://hamptonsingers.org/
Ian - Moving into the Community
Ian discusses his experiences of helping Middlefield residents move out into the community with Kathy.
Full subtitles are available, just click the settings button.
John on Hospitals and Plymouth
Janet tells us about John, a former Middlefield resident and friend of hers.
John is the man standing up in the yellow hat in this photo.
She helped him move down to Plymouth as he wanted to live by the sea. He lived his last days there happily.
He was in and out of hospitals a lot in his later years. He also moved back into the care system.
However, as Janet discusses, he quite liked being in hospital. She wonders whether this is to do with his upbringing at Middlefield Hospital.
Janet - Start of the Advocacy Movement
Janet discusses how the closure of big institutions such as Middlefield led to the start of the Advocacy movement in Solihull.
Janet is the Founder Patron of Solihull Action through Advocacy.
You can find out more about the work of SAtA here https://solihulladvocacy.org.uk/