U3A Shared Learning Project 2016

Project for 2016: The history of Normansfield’s buildings Exploring the history of Normansfield’s buildings and their rooms, we will research the development of the site from 1868. When and why were they built, at what cost, when demolished, what used for through the years, who lived and worked in them. We will create site maps, […]

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Normansfield: The Early Years 1868 to 1913. Part 5 Staff

   It is well recorded that, from the outset in 1868 until her death in 1901, Mary, the wife of Dr John Langdon Down was responsible for the administration of Normansfield and much of the correspondence with parents, guardians, etc. Dr John Langdon Down acted as medical director while simultaneously conducting a Harley Street practice. […]

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