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John Cooper

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Withington Hospital/Workhouse
« on: 17:59:48, 03/05/18 »

I was born in Withington Hospital in December 1944. On a visit to Manchester Library, someone informed me that I could have been born in the workhouse.
Can any kind soul enlarge on this please?


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Re: Withington Hospital/Workhouse
« Reply #1 on: 16:32:30, 25/06/18 »
Hi John,
           Workhouses went out with the Victorian Era.May be your informant meant something else.Withington library might be able to shed some light on it.There were a few Coopers around where i was born in Bradford Manchester
A Mr Cooper ran the corner shop,on the side he was a comedian appearing in pubs and clubs.Kids would take any injured birds to him and he would put them [the birds] to sleep.And young Tommy Cooper could jump accross the canal locks.Coopers were highly skilled craftsmen probably had their own Guild
before the arrival of trade unions.
Out or Nowt? Ready for Out.


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Re: Withington Hospital/Workhouse
« Reply #2 on: 18:08:52, 25/06/18 »
The official abolition of workhouses came in 1930