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Toronto General Hospital

A recent e-bay purchase has prompted this brief post. I was drawn to the attractive tinted postcard showing this monumental hospital complex, and tickled by the short statement the sender had written on the back: ‘This is all one hospital, … Continue reading

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A mysterious coded message from Midhurst Sanatorium

Recently I bought this post-card of the chapel at the King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst, and was both surprised and puzzled to find what I assume to be a coded message on the back. The postmark is Aldershot, 7 August … Continue reading

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Hospitals for Incurables: the former Longmore Hospital, Edinburgh

Historic Scotland Offices in the former Longmore Hospital which closed in 1991   © Copyright kim traynor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence Separate hospitals for incurables began to be established in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century and were welcomed by … Continue reading

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Humphreys’ Hospitals

This post takes another look at prefabs and temporary buildings, following on from those featuring Doecker and Ducker. Perhaps the most prolific supplier and manufacturer in England was Humphreys of Knightsbridge.  It was Humphreys’ firm which, in 1907,  provided the wood … Continue reading

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Repton Park, formerly Claybury Hospital

  Aerial view of Claybury, undated. (posted on flickr by Jeroen Komen and licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0) Repton Park at Woodford Bridge in Essex is a large housing estate that has been created on the site of the former Claybury … Continue reading

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