I had an amazing history day Monday.
Two complete strangers contacted me through my previous blog to share information! How cool is that? Thanks to those two men I now have more pieces to fit into my puzzle!
One of them, out of the blue, sent a photograph of the Woodpark Asylum. If you remember, my great-great-grandmother (Helen Steele, nee McKenzie) worked there as I mentioned in this earlier blog post.
Thank you to Neil Gray (who contacted me and shared the picture) and to Russell at Turriff Printing Services whose pamphlet the photo was in and who got back to me when I asked if he knew where it came from (he did not). The source of the photo is unknown at this time. As it turns out, Neil works for the company responsible for The Ladysbridge Village development. They now own the property and the buildings and are converting them into housing - nice looking housing.
In this photo (which is of the same series as the one I shared in that previous post) you'll see Ladysbridge Asylum, and I've circled the Woodpark building here (sorry it's black and hard to see - top centre):