SJ9720 : Sister Dora Convalescent Hospital

taken 6 years ago, near to Milford, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Sister Dora Convalescent Hospital
Sister Dora Convalescent Hospital
The hospital was opened by the Bishop of Lichfield in April 1884. The hospital was funded by the proceeds of the biography by Margaret Lonsdale of Sister Dora the pioneering nurse in nearby Walsall from 1865 to 1878.

The hospital took wounded soldiers at the outbreak of the Great War. until a large 1000 bed military hospital was built at Brindley Heath.
The camp railway for Brocton and Rugeley Camps, 'the Tackeroo', was constructed through the hospital grounds.

The hospital continued until the 1970s and much extended is currently a care home.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 November, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Health and social services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 973 208 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.1132N 2:2.4439W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 973 208
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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