Photo-a-Day (Monday, 29th December, 2008)
The Way In
Where are the smoker`s? !!!
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.
Have shed some tears tood there thats for sure.Never noticed the fantastic architecture, looks like a castle entrance.
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.
They cant build them like that anymore,
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.