Author Topic: Manchester 90+ years ago  (Read 578 times)

lozflan

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Manchester 90+ years ago
« on: 11:00:29, 19/12/18 »

Snippets from a book ,intended for health [doc's] workers.
    Houses dealt with,1885 to 1927.
ordered to be closed,27,459.
demolished,7,033.
repaired,13,670.
closed,1,241.
rest adjourned.
These figures do not include houses dealt with as insanitary areas.
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Re: Manchester 90+ years ago
« Reply #1 on: 10:27:42, 20/12/18 »
A passage by,Sir William H Himbury. British Cotton growing Ass.
Cotton goods exported to the value of 134 million.
"If the cotton trade ceased to exist ,Gt. Britain would become a third-rate powercommercialy ,a quarter of the population would have to emigrate as they would have no jobs."
My question in 2018 is ,Why did we take in all the migrant cotton workers,who then became jobless?.
I had a friend in the 50's who went to India ,to set up a cotton mill.
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Re: Manchester 90+ years ago
« Reply #2 on: 17:41:19, 29/12/18 »
There is a chapter in this book about Hugh Oldham,Manchester Grammar School and Chethams,but I recommend looking it up on Wikipedea'
My playground was by the Irk,where it disappears by Cheetham Hill Rd and Victoria,little knowing its historic link with Hugh Oldham,protege of Margaret Beaufort and founding Colledges in Oxford and Cambridge.
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Re: Manchester 90+ years ago
« Reply #3 on: 18:26:10, 30/12/18 »

Manchester Hospitals. some opened with just 6 beds.
1 The Royal Infirmary. patron WilliamIV.
2 St Mary's Hospital for Women and Children,also known as Lying in Charity.
3 The Royal Eye.
4 The Royal Childrens.
5 Ancoats.
6 St Lukes,Duke St,once The M/c and Salford Lock and Skin Diseases Hptl.
7 The Northern Hptl. forWomen and Children,to be rebuilt on Cheetham Hill
        Est.cost 150 k
8 The Ear Hospital.
9 Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Throat and Chest.
10 Hospital forSkin Diseases.   Dale St/Quay St.
11 The Christie Hospital and Cancer Home.once Cancer [email protected]
12 The Radium Institute.
13 Victoria Memorial Jewish Hospital.
14 The Babies Hospital.
15 The Dental Hospital. some went there just to be rid of all their teeth.
16   The Union Hospitals inc.
  The Withington
17 Crumpsall  Infirmary.
18 Booth Hall Infirmary for Children. had its own farm for milk.
19 The Royal.    patron again William IV gave 25 guineas per annum.
20Greengate Hospital and open air School. was just a large open shed.
21 Salford Union Infirmary [HOPE] known for massages.
22 Cheadle Royal Mental Hospital,being registered meant not privately owned.
23 The David Lewis Epilectic Colony.
24 East Lancs Tubercolosis Colony.
25 The Stretford Practitioners Hospital. tonsil removal cost 10and 6 pence.
26 Park Hospital ,Davyhulme.
27 East Lancs Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors.
  Many wards were paid for by men who had lost sons in WW1
We may have a little moan about our NHS but thank God for it,having been in some of those listed above.
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Re: Manchester 90+ years ago
« Reply #4 on: 13:08:07, 02/01/19 »
The Royal Infirmary in Piccadilly was pulled down,about 1909,most likely because of its age and may have been too small,in view of the continued expansion.

The super cure all of those times was Cod Liver Oil.
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Re: Manchester 90+ years ago
« Reply #5 on: 16:42:33, 06/01/19 »
As a consequence of the Industrial Revolution Manchesters medical services became the most advanced in the country.People came from all over the British Isles to have cateracs done.One was the brother in the Bronte family.In the early 60s while working a drilling machine at Massey-Fergusons Trafford park, I got a steel splinter in my eye. [there were posters all over the place saying Goggles Must Be Worn].They got the splinter [embedded in the pupil] out with an Electronic Magnet I was 6 days in the Royal Eye Hospital.I am eternally gratefull to the expertise
of the young Doctor for  50 years of good eye-sight since the accident happened.
        I am fully aware that the Electronic Magnet was available by default of workers loosing their eyesight prior to its development.i am sure because of the unique circumstances of the I.R there have been many advancments which deserve official recognition.
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