Historical information

The building in the photograph is the Boiler House which was part of the former Sunbury Asylum. It was built in the 1920s to replace an older boiler. Coal and/or briquettes were burned to produce hot water and steam which was used to heat and supply hot water for the Asylum buildings. Steam attendants monitored and maintained the furnace and boiler seven days a week. It ceased production in October 1992 and since then has served as an Arts and Cultural complex for the local community.

Physical description

A non-digital black and white photograph of a large brick building with a tall chimney overlooking open rural countryside with two women sitting on the grass in the foreground. The image has been photographed from an earlier photograph.