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 Memories of Old St.Georges Hospital 1818-1995  and Coton Hill Hospital 1854-1976 Stafford
A shared record of the Life and Times of these once-proud Old Hospitals. 25/02/2012

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St George’s Hospital  1818 – 1995

Throughout it’s history there have been very many changes to the buildings and grounds which were not always recorded visually for
a future point of reference. It is often just luck that someone cared enough to take photographs of them and that prints are still around.
Sue Astle kindly found and donated  Alan’s Photos who thankfully, in view of the impending closure of the Main Hospital Buildings, and
changes to other buildings within the grounds, decided to record some of them on camera. Not knowing what future changes would
be made, or of the dereliction that would take place over the intervening years, it was a prescient move. Although some views are
missing I have tried to display those that are available here, in some sort of sequence, as a nostalgic Walk-Through for us all.

Some of these Photos may be missing one or more of the “W” factors – Where taken, When taken and What occasion.
If You Can Supply Any Missing Details Please Note The Photo ID NO. ETC. and Let Me Know So That I Can Update Them

Hover over Photos for Donor ID, Info., etc.  –   Left Click to Enlarge
Can also be viewed as Slideshow at bottom of page

Main Hospital Building looking from Cricket Pitch

Up the front drive from Gaol Square
View N.West of the old Male Wards
View S.East of the old Female Wards
Passing the Cricket Pitch/Gardens/Office/Lodge towards back drive and views of old back Female Wards through trees
View S.East behind old Nurses Home/Tennis Courts towards the old male Detached Block 
Along middle drive past the old Detached Block, back of original “New Hospital Admission Wards” and old Male TB Ward
Rejoining back drive at corner by old Nurses Home

Joining back drive N.West towards Crooked Bridge Road with some views of old back Female Wards and other rear views of
Main Buildings including rear of Hospital Chapel above, Mortuary Chapel, rear Workshops Yard area
and Back Lodge

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