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Black & White imageUndated. A formal group photograph showing staff and officials of a hospital, on a lawned area outside the building. The uniforms of the nurses, and the attire of the two ladies on the front row, are consistent with a date of the 1920s. (Update: 22/5/2012, we are no nearer to finding the location of this one but very much appreciate all the suggestions and comments added below. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil, "Cookridge Hospital, Leeds 1920s/30s?" We are now sure, having looked at other images, that this isn't Cookridge, and there is a possibility that it's not Leeds at all! (Another possible clue is that the photograph was taken by Beryl of York).
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Horsforth, Postcard (Horsforth)
Colour imageUndated Postcard showing five views of Horsforth. Cookridge Convalescent Home, Parish Church, Newlay Bridge, The Green, Scotland Lane.
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Springfield Hospital, postcard (Horsforth)
Colour imagec1907. Colour-tinted postcard with a postmark of 28th July 1907 showing Springfield Hospital on Scotland Lane. Opened in 1898 as Springfield Convalescent Home, it was connected to Leeds Workpeople's Hospital Fund. Later it became a special school but it closed around the 1970s and is now Springfield House Business Centre.
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Weetwood Grange, Weetwood Lane (Headingley)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Weetwood Grange, a Grade II listed building off Weetwood Lane dating from 1861 and now converted to flats. This large residential house was used as a convalescent home for the girls injured in the explosion at the Barnbow National Filling Factory in 1916. A "Comforts Fund" had been raised for the girls and the house was leased for a period of 2 years by the committee of this fund. Afterwards it became a custom to send women workers who were suffering from ailments due to the nature of the work they were engaged in at Barnbow to the house for a 3 or 4 week rest.
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