The Horton will be the location for the first permanent exhibition dedicated to the fascinating history of Epsom’s cluster of five psychiatric hospitals, and the people who lived and worked there.
This exhibition only can only illuminate part of the story of the hospitals. Many experiences remain untold or only glimpsed in the accounts of others. The exhibition features oral histories recorded in 2017 through the Keeping Us In Mind project.
The small number of interviews with patients that were recorded are included but some did not want to relive a distressing time in their lives or still felt stigmatised by the experience.
The Horton team will continue to seek interviews with former patients and others connected with the hospitals, and to respect their wishes.
If you would like to share your own story, please do get in touch.