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Rainhill Residents is a series of portraits by Steve Howe of some of the long-term residents of what
was once the largest mental hospital in the world, at Rainhill, Merseyside shortly before its closure in 1985.
These small images will be replaced by larger, better quality versions in due course.

Unknown Couple 1985

Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger version...


(The image Aged Lady in our portraits gallery also belong to this series)

A former nurse at Rainhill, Dave Williams, is compiling a website, Between the Towers, dealing with the history and memories of the hospital and is anxious to contact anyone who worked there or has any pictures or reminisciences to share. Email him at:

Here are a few of my other photographs of people:

You can see a further gallery of our portraits here and here is the new Musician's Gallery

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