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Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, postcard

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Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, postcard
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c1940. Postcard with a 1940 postmark showing Cookridge Convalescent Hospital on Hospital Lane. Built in a Gothic vernacular style, it opened in 1869 to provide a place for patients treated at Leeds General Infirmary to continue their recovery. John Metcalfe Smith of Beckett's Bank donated a large sum towards the £10,000 cost and the remote rural area of Cookridge was chosen as an ideal location for recuperation. During the First World War it was requisitioned to care for wounded servicemen and assumed a similar role during World War Two. From 1952 Cookridge specialised in the treatment of cancer but closed in January 2008 to be replaced by a new £220 million cancer centre at the Bexley Wing of St. James's Hospital.

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marghinchliffe

Comment:
This looks a very lovely hospital, what a shame it has been closed down. I was born here on 24 Feb 1942

Date:
19-Apr-2012

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Name:
Joan Clark

Comment:
My birth certificate says I was born at the maternity hospital annexe, Cookridge on 20th July 1941. My aunt said she escorted my mother (on foot)to the Hyde Terrace hospital the day before I was born and was told to return home as it was too early! Normally that would have been around a 15 minute walk from their home. I have found it hard to convince anyone that Cookridge was used as a maternity hospital, so I am pleased to read the other comment.

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12-Dec-2013

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raduclar@aol.com

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