Union Workhouse, Birkenhead, Cheshire
View of the school/sanatorium entrance of the Birkenhead Union workhouse in Church Road, Higher Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire. The workhouse, designed by Thomas Layland of Liverpool, opened in 1864. It later became Birkenhead Municipal Hospital, then St Catherine's Community Hospital.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
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Catherine Douglas trying to save James I of Scotland
Catherine Douglas trying to save the life of King James I of Scotland. Catherine was a lady-in-waiting to the Queen. According to legend, when men arrived to assassinate James, Catherine put her arm through the staples of the door to stop them entering. They broke the door down and broke her arm, and the King was killed. After this, Catherine adopted the surname Barlass.
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Bessie Bellwood music hall singer 1856-1896
Bessie Bellwood (Catherine Mahoney) music hall singer who engaged with her audience and had a reputation for putting down the toughest of hecklers. Carte de visite advertising Taunus table water. Demure pose looking to the side but dress with revealing low cut top. Date: circa late 1880s
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