Asylum Seekers

Denbigh Asylum

Had a great day today – we finally visited Denbigh Asylum, the setting of our ghost novel, Soul Asylum. So now you can all see what Ravens Retreat looks like. Unfortunately we couldn’t get anywhere near it, but we still got some great photos from outside the gates. It’s a truly beautiful place and it’s a travesty that there are plans to demolish it. We’ve signed a petition on Facebook to save it. We don’t need any more flats and houses blighting the landscape.

We had to get up at 2:45am to get breakfast for our animal army ready, as we were leaving them in the care of our sister. So we wanted to be back by lunchtime to feed & bath the iguana, hence the unearthly start. But even though we couldn’t get in, it was definitely worth going to see it in the flesh. We spoke to a man who was walking past and he told us the ceilings have fallen down and someone set fire to the main hall last year. Why do vandals have to set fire to beautiful buildings? You can’t replace history.