Injured soldiers, WW1, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford
Injured soldiers - WW1 - No. 1003 Cowley Section - 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford. The importance of light and fresh air in aiding recovery was very prevalent in medical thinking at this time, hence the outdoor booths/bays and wheeled beds enabling the patients to be wheeled out into the sunlight to receive a hearty top-up of Vitamin D. Date: circa 1916
Sister and patient, Convalescent Police Seaside Home, Hove
A nursing sister and her patient in the surgery of the Convalescent Police Seaside Home at 205 Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex. Sister Jean Montgomery gives a fresh dressing to PC Andrew Barrie of the Metropolitan Police D Division (Assistant Warrant Officer, Court) who has had a cartilage operation. Date: late 1960s
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A Fish Auction in Columbia Market
In 1869 Baroness Burdett-Coutts paid for the building of the great Columbia Market (for fish) between Hackney and Bethnal Green Roads on the site of Nova Scotia Gardens, a squalid area of tenements and hovels and dust heaps. The cost of building the market was estimated at 200, 000. It was a philanthropic enterprise to make a clearance of the slum dwellings which clustered so thickly in the area but also to help the local people to have supplies of cheap fresh produce. Lack of support from wholesalers and small traders who preferred the open streets ensured its failure and it closed in 1885 and eventually became a bit of a white elephant and was demolished between 1958 and 1966"
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