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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 29th December, 2008)

The Way In


The Way In
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary‎

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th December 2008 at 14:01

Where are the smoker`s? !!!

Comment by: DAVE MARSH on 29th December 2008 at 17:06

I remember going through those doors when I cut my hand in metalwork at the Linacre in 1955.The nurse said go in the cubicle and drop your trousers."it's my hand not my ****" I protested in vain, as the needle went in.Never went near a hospital for another 30 years.

Comment by: empress on 30th December 2008 at 13:36

Have shed some tears tood there thats for sure.Never noticed the fantastic architecture, looks like a castle entrance.

Comment by: fred foster on 6th January 2009 at 19:26

Just inside this entrance were a couple of marble plaques with names of those who contributed to the maintenance of the hospital. A lot of these were coal mines owners. Men were stopped 4d week to pay for any treatment that they required.There was also another carved plaque depicting mining equipment such as picks, spades, drills etc. I don't know if this is still there or not.

Comment by: bob b on 7th March 2009 at 11:11

They cant build them like that anymore,

Comment by: Jean on 22nd November 2009 at 21:08

My mum spent a lot of her time in there ,bless her.Remember visiting as a child, but only as you get older do you see the fantastic work of the building.

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