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Chapel Allerton Hospital Entrance


Chapel Allerton Hospital Entrance
Description:
31st May 1938 The hospital was built in the grounds of Gledhow Grove, opened 1926. It became a centre for war pensioners and a specialist hospital for the fitting of artificial limbs. In 1994 wards were moved to the Newton Green Site and Gledhow Grove sold for redevelopment. A new Chapel Allerton hospital was opened in July 1994 at Newton Green. This entrance is on the junction of Harrogate Road and Harehills Lane.

User Comments:

Name:
frances wicks/kirlew

Comment:
My dad had only one leg and he would go to chapel allerton hospital every so often - maybe for check-ups i suppose. I remember he had 2 artificial legs - one was a spare - and he kept it in the wardrobe upstairs. Whenever he went to the hospital he would take the spare leg with him in a suitcase - and us kids always thought he was leaving ! I suppose the neighbours must have thought the same - OH THERE HE GOES AGAIN ! ( LOL ) It was only in later years i realised what he had in the suitcase, and why. Strange when you look back on things................

Email:
fwicks@btinternet.com

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Name:
k-i-r-a-n

Comment:
do you think its haunted?

Date:
11-Aug-2009

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Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
I spent the first few years of my life visiting my father in this hospital. As a small child in the 1940s I cannot remember my dad being at home very often. My mother and I spent most Saturday and Sunday afternoons here. I recall that visiting hours were very strict, we were kept outside these gates until they were unlocked at exactly the correct time. All the servicemen who were patients here wore royal blue uniforms, and were referred to as 'the boys in blue'. At visiting time a popular venue was The Mexborough Arms, where visitors could be seen pushing patients up Harrogate Road to in wheelchairs, and walking beside men on crutches. On summer days we would sit outside the pub around the bowling green.

Date:
14-Feb-2010

Email:
rondavies66@googlemail.com

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Name:
J. Tebbs.

Comment:
We, as kids, used to call this the "Blue Suit Hospital".

Date:
06-Feb-2012

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Name:
V Clapham

Comment:
The entrance is still there.

Date:
06-Feb-2012

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Name:
les woodhead

Comment:
My dad was in here as a patient having been repatriate in late 1943,he lost an arm and had multiple injuries as a POW,he ended up working here as an artificial arm instructor,my sister and me spent many happy school holiday with dad in his workshop with his patients,there were sports days for the patients and we being young joined in,many happy memories of the staff and patients,some would visit our house to see my dad,God bless them all. If anyone has any photos of the late 1940's and 50's of Chapel Allerton hospital i would be most interested to see them,thanks!

Date:
17-Aug-2012

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Name:
Sarah

Comment:
I remember being driven past them every day from Chapel Allerton to my primary school in Headingley, and having never once gone down Harehills Lane, I imagined those gates were the entrance to a park or a grand house or something along those lines.

Date:
24-Jan-2014

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Name:
Pamela

Comment:
We knew this as the Ministry of Pensions during the 50's - or am I mistaken?

Date:
23-Nov-2016

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Name:
C Lovedale

Comment:
My father was also a patient here, he had been in the Merchant Navy and was on a ship which was torpedoed around 1941. His time in the sea left him with damaged lungs and he was treated at Chapel Allerton during and after WW2, he had his Royal blue suit. I remember going to a children's party held in the canteen, waiting for my gift from Santa, all the other children were receiving books, paintboxes, dolls etc. Me? A yellow truck - as a girl I was not impressed! Dad was also one of the patients chosen by lottery to go to London to see Queen Elizabeth 11 Coronation parade. There is an image of him and his companions on Leodis.

Date:
02-Dec-2016

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