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    mudslinger110

    Join date : 2013-04-24
    Age : 40

    collar hospital southfieldlane nelson

    Post  mudslinger110 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:32 am

    Hi there looking for some information about a small hospital that used to be on a site on southfield lane near the quarry.Can someone please enlighten me about its use and when it was knocked down
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 59
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: collar hospital southfieldlane nelson

    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:56 pm

    Yes, I know the place you mean. It was where the Catlow quarries were just at the back of the concrete wartime pillbox. My parents called it the tin hospital. It was used for people with infectious diseases in the 1940s-60s. I don't think there's any trace of it now. It would have been a damned cold place in Winter but maybe that was the idea. Open air and all that did you good. I actually attended the Open Air School top end of Walton lane in the late 1960s, but I didn't have any infectious disease - just emotional problems/nerves and all that.
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
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    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: collar hospital southfieldlane nelson

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:40 pm

    The Isolation Hospital at Catlow was built in the 1920s out of corragated iron and housed patients suffering from Scarlet Fever. Not sure when it closed, maybe the 1940s or 50s? There was a second isolation hospital in Catlow Bottoms not far from Catlow Row.

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