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Hospital St G. Midlands, June 2013

nickynackynoo

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Been on about doing this place for a while. Judderman and ZerO81 fancied a quick trip to Sandwell, so I thought I'd bob in here first for a wander before meeting the guys.

Not a massive amount of history, St Gerards was the result of Father Hudsons vision for a purpose built infirmary for both the boys of St Edwards and the wider community in the Diocese.

When plans so set up the NHS were being made there was considerable anxiety about the future of St Gerards, that was overcome when the regional board agreed to pay hospital expenses and thus the site took in patients according to disability, rather than religion.

It started as a TB treatment centre in the main, before specializing in Orthopedics. The hospital closed its doors in 1998.

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Had a few minutes to spare so popped into St Philomenas and Old St Josephs.

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mookster

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The care home building on the same site was burnt down yesterday, luckily the other buildings weren't affected.

You'd think if it was someone wanting to burn down the boy's home for all the bad nasty stuff that went on there they'd pick the right building...

 

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Nice pictures chuck shame about the fire!

 
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I do love the look of this place, it's on my list for this year, as are a few other places dan saff. Very well composed shots :)

 

SuZyQue

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Very nice, liking the record player/ stereogram, my dad had one. :)

 
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