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Asylum tokens, Cheddleton Asylum

Finding the right work for the right patient was vital to the asylum doctors and Superintendent, in order to maximise the therapeutic effect. Cheddleton Superintendent William Menzies was particularly ...

Biddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital, Ward 1

This picture shows children outside the hospital wards in the summer time, when they were nursed in the fresh air. The house was given originally to Stoke-on-Trent council, but after a short period it ...

Blood donors, Heath House Auxiliary Hospital, Tean

Volunteer blood donors being attended to by nurses at Heath House, near Tean. With the support of the Phillips family, Heath House was used as a Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital between 1941 and 1946. Photographer: ...

Children's Ward on Christmas Day, Biddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital

View of nurses, Mrs Rochelle the Matron and children, some with their Christmas presents on the ward decorated for Christmas. Brian Harland aged 2 1/2 at the time is the little boy in the bus conductor’s ...

Children's Ward on Christmas Day, Biddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital

Obviously Father Christmas had a lot of requests for dressing up kits in this year. These young boys are certainly pleased with their cowboy and sailor outfits, not to mention all the other presents on ...

Children's Ward, Biddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital

Young patients, some of whom are playing in the centre of the picture, and nurses on the ward. This picture must have been taken in the summer because the outside doors are fully open. The blocks under ...

Children's Ward, Stafford General Infirmary,

The foundations of Stafford General Infirmary began in a rented house in Foregate Street in 1766, making it one of the oldest hospitals in the country. Funds were acquired through subscriptions and bequests. An ...

Christmas at the Children's Ward of Stafford General Infirmary

A group of children and nurses are pictured here with the Lady Mayor, seen wearing a hat in the centre of the photograph. Included on the right hand side of the photograph are Matron Crawley and Sister ...

Christmas Day, Biddulph Grange Orthopedic Unit

Dermot Martin, the young patient in the photograph, recalls: 'I was born in 1954 and went into Biddulph when I was five with the condition known as Perthes disease. Some of my earliest memories are of ...

Christmas Day, Stafford General Infirmary

In the bed second from left, recovering after the removal of his appendix on Christmas Eve, is Mike Skerratt.

Convalescent soldiers, Stone

Group of convalescing soldiers and nurses at the Red Cross Hospital then occupying St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Hall. In the background is St. Mary's Home on the opposite side of Station Road. The corner ...

County Mental Hospital, Stafford

A women's ward at St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, with nursing staff standing behind the beds. Amongst the nurses is Nancy Shelley (nee Davies) of Colwich. Originally built as ...

County Mental Hospital, Stafford

Standing to the right is Nancy Davies (nee Shelley) who was conscripted as a mental nurse during World War II. Originally built as the County Asylum in 1818, the building was later the County Mental ...

Dora Wiles at Yarnfield Hospital

Dora Wiles from Rugeley is pictured at Yarnfield Hospital, near Stone. This photograph is from a collection of photographs relating to Dora who was a patient at Yarnfield Hospital in 1928 and in ...

Dora Wiles with Patients and Nursing Staff, Yarnfield Hospital

Back row (left to right): Mrs Fernyhough, Miss Somers, Nurse Barnett, Edna Terry and Dora Wiles. Centre row: unknown, E Bancroft, Miss Topliss, R Danks, Florrie and Ella Gilbert. Front row: Maisie Bentley ...

Dora Wiles, Rugeley

This photograph is from a collection of photographs relating to Dora Wiles who is pictured outside her home 16 Hill Street, Rugeley. Dora was a patient at Yarnfield Hospital in 1928 and in 1930 and during ...

Ella Gilbert, Burton-upon-Trent

Ella Gilbert was from Needwood, near Burton-upon-Trent and during 1928 she was a patient at Yarnfield Hospital which was near to Stone. Ella died from tuberculosis at age the age of 17. This photograph ...

Interior View of Stafford General Infirmary,

The men's ward, later named the Anson Ward. The foundations of Stafford General Infirmary began in a rented house in Foregate Street in 1766, making it one of the oldest hospitals in the country. ...