TL0448 : Victoria Ward - Bedford Hospital

taken 4 years ago, near to Bedford, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Victoria Ward - Bedford Hospital
Victoria Ward - Bedford Hospital
Victoria Ward, Bedford Hospital
Part of Bedford Hospital, this ward was originally built as a children's ward in 1897, and decorated with hand-painted ceramic tiles, designed by Philip H Newman, which depict scenes representing well-known nursery rhymes. The tiling was undertaken to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. There are twenty panels in total - 18 are 6x3 feet and two are 6 feet square; the final firing was by Simpson and Sons, and are one of only three sets of such tiles that have survived. They are some of the best examples of early ceramic art work in children's wards and it is rare to find such panels 'in situ'. LinkExternal link. See also 'Brightening the Long Days: Hospital Tile Pictures' by John Greene (ISBN: 9780951211106) and LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Health and social services 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0469 4889 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:7.7047N 0:28.3240W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0469 4889
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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