Powick Hospital was opened in 1852 as the Worcestershire City and County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It finally closed in 1989 and very little now remains. Ken Crump, one of our members, trained and worked there as a Registered PsychiatricNurse from1963 until 1989. He has a wealth of knowledge about the extensive buildings and many people who were treated there. The young Edward Elgar held one of his first musical appointments here as master of the Asylum Band.