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Beckett Street, Thackray Medical Museum

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Beckett Street, Thackray Medical Museum
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Undated. View of the Thackray Medical Museum on Beckett Street. Built in 1858-61 as Leeds Union Workhouse, it later became the Ashley Wing of St. James's Hospital. The museum opened on March 25th 1997, built around the collection of Paul Thackray, from the firm of surgical instrument makers started by Charles F. Thackray.

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john allen

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back in 1969 agnes stwart school would send kids here to help in the geriatric wards, all i can remember is the smell of carbolic and bleach, put me off any thing to do with hospitals

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24-Jun-2012

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Mike Horne

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I can not believe that I was born in a former workhouse in 1954!

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02-Feb-2014

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