Mary Barker - Middlewood Hospital Sheffield 1993

"Locked up 50 years - the woman scared of war"

From the Daily Mirror dated 14th August 1993

If there ever was a tragic story this is it. Of course, it is even more sickening when it is placed alongside a photo of "the Warrior Prince" loafing around a golf course. But then again the Royal Family are no slouches when it comes to dispatching close relatives to mental institutions  

Repulsed by the fate of Mary, I accessed the local newspaper, the Sheffield Star in Sheffield's Local Archives. In their edition dated August 13th 1993 they featured Mary on the front page, and provided background to Mary's life on page 6. 

Fifty years of hell courtesy of the British government!!. You have been warned

Sources

Daily Mirror dated 14th August 1993

Sheffield Star dated 13th August 1993

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