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Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

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INFIRMARY CHAPEL
INFIRMARY CHAPEL
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 34855
Photograph of the chapel in the Infirmary 1950's. Does anyone know if the stained glass windows are still there?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th February 2024 at 08:44

Ron, do you think that item propped up on the lectern could be the two long lost picture of the Gidlow Sisters who donated so much wealth to The Royal Albert Edward Infirmary after whom the Gidlow Ward is named?

Comment by: winnie on 10th February 2024 at 12:03

https://www.wiganlocalhistory.org/projects/the-gidlow-sisters-portraits-closed

Comment by: RON HUNT on 10th February 2024 at 13:01

Colin that's what I thought but they seem to be a bit small for portraits???
The information I got from Jean Larner was that they were hung in the board room.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th February 2024 at 14:02

I am pleased to confirm that I have located the three Stained Glass Windows, now lovingly restored and set in place in the new chapel
.I am sure Ron will be adding a picture of this soon.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th February 2024 at 15:01

Thanks Winnie, I came across this link this morning by accident, your posting though is much appreciated. I am sure others will take a look at this.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th February 2024 at 20:37

What a shame the portraits are missing of the sisters. Their benevolence was truly generous. They should never be forgotten.

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