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2nd Northern General Hospital, Beckett's Park, Training College (Headingley) (14 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, The teacher training college at Beckett's Park was built in 1913. During the First World War it was converted to a military hospital. It was officially called the 2nd Northern General Hospital but was more commonly referred to as Beckett's Park Hospital. There were 3200 beds and the hospital treated 57,200 soldiers between 1914 to 1918. The hospital was gradually returned to educational uses until the outbreak of the Second World War when it was used to treat the Dunkirk wounded. The college is now part of Leeds Metropolitan University.
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A Children's Ward, postcard (City Centre)
Black & White imagec1906. Postcard showing a children's ward, possibly at Leeds General Infirmary. A postmark of 21st December 1906 is stamped on the back.
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Administration block for Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital under construction (Killingbeck) (3 comments)
Black & White image19th April 1915 View looking southwards, showing the new Smallpox isolation ward under construction. The main block was originally the farmhouse of Killingbeck Farm to which the new extension was connected. These buildings were part of a small separate compound which became known as 'Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital' situated on the slopes of Wykebeck Valley. The compound also contained one new ward, a small mortuary and some converted farm buildings. Information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)
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Administration block for the new Smallpox ward, alterations in progress (Killingbeck)
Black & White image19th April 1915. Image shows alterations in progress to the Administration block, contained within a new isolation hospital for Smallpox which included the farm buildings, a new temporary ward and a small mortuary. The Administration block had been converted from the farmhouse of Killingbeck Farm. The frontage extension was accompanied by more substantial building work at the rear of the house. The compound was distinctly separate from the nearby sanatorium. Killingbeck Sanitorium opened in 1904, originally as a Smallpox hospital, but a decision was made by the City Council, in 1912/13, to convert it to a treatment centre for Tuberculosis in accordance with the National Health Insurance Act. The building of the Smallpox isolation ward took place at the same time. The plans were approved on the condition that the main hospital, Killingbeck Sanatorium, would be vacated in the event of an epidemic of Smallpox as the new, single isolation Smallpox ward may be unable to handle the case-load. Although there was one particular outbreak of Smallpox that came close to this being put into practice, it never actually happened. The hospital closed in 1997 and the site is now a retail park. Additional information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)
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Architect's Drawings, Rothwell Workhouse (Rothwell)
Black & White imageUndated. Architect's drawing for the planned building of Rothwell Workhouse, to the south of Wood Lane. It was built in 1900, and opened in 1903. In the 1930s the workhouse became St George's Hospital, which finally closed in 1991. The area is now a modern housing estate, although the distinctive central tower, visible in the drawing here, still remains.
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