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PHOTOGRAPHS RELATED TO CALDERSTONES HOSPITAL IN WHALLEY


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Reference 2183
Covering dates 1914 - 1917
Held by Greater Manchester County Record Office
Extent 85 PHOTOGRAPHS
Creators Fell, Jimmy, fl 1985, of Whalley, Blackburn, Lancashire

Administrative history:
The donor started work at the hospital in 1932 and stayed there for 44 years, rising to Senior Assistant Chief Male Nurse. After 37 years on the nursing staff, he worked part time as a Public Relations Officer. With the appointment of a full time Public Relations Officer, the donor became a special duties officer. The enclosed Brief History of the hospital was compiled by the donor. One of the reasons for siting the hospital at Whalley was the proximity of the site to the Hellifield railway line from which it was possible to make a cutting to the hospital for the conveyance of goods. In World War I a temporary station was built in the heart of the hospital for the conveyance of patients. By World War II the longer rolling stock was unable to negotiate the bend in the line, and patients were disembarked at Preston or Blackburn. The clay from the cutting was used to make the bricks for the hospital building.



A group of soldiers gathered outside the cricket pavilion in the hospital grounds. On reverse in manuscript: The K'nuts No. 11 Hut. Yours Sincerely J.S. Hodgson.  2183/1  No Date

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Party for the military on Whalley Cricket Field.  2183/2  No Date

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Party for the military on Whalley Cricket Field.  2183/3  No Date

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Donor believes these are members of the R.A.M.C. newly arrived to equip and furnish the hospital. Possibly ward E1 dormitory.  2183/4  No Date

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The temporary station in the stores yard in the heart of the hospital which enabled the wounded to be brought directly to the hospital.  2183/5  No Date

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An outing for the military.  2183/6  No Date

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Sports day for the military on the local cricket field at Whalley.  2183/7  No Date

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As 2183/7.  2183/8  [n.d.]

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As 2183/7.  2183/9  [n.d.]

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Sports on the cricket field at Whalley.  2183/10  No Date

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Ward E2.  2183/11  No Date

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Ward B2.  2183/12  No Date

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One of the hospital wards. Postmark: Blackburn 11.45 P.M. 20 OCT 15 (?). Addressed to Mrs. Wright, Oakbank House, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire. Message reads: The parcel arrived today (Tuesday) thanks so much. I have just written D., your letter will go off to-morrow I hope. No, I did not have to go without as we got face towels to go on with. Miss W. comes from Wigton so she is nearly Scotch. I think Dr. W. had better send the stuff back to D.H. and explain why, as I believe I can be done here. This is not my ward. Love Helen. Please add: Administration Block to my address.  2183/13  1915

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D2 ward. Postmark: Blackburn 8 ? ? P.M. 27 OCT ? Addressed to: Miss Wright, Oak Bank House, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire. Message reads: So sorry I have not written to you. We are so busy and full up, been up several nights for convoys and all tired. Going on leave on Mon for one week, will try and write to you from home. This is D II where I am. Sister McAdam, S.N. Kelly and Carrick, going to France next month. Love Knit.  2183/14  No Date

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Details unknown. On reverse in manuscript: Wounded at Loos. 25th Sept. 1915. L/Cpl F.A. Pryke, 12th Batt. Middlesex Regt. No. 5578, Queen Marys Military Hospital, Whalley, Lancs.  2183/15  1915

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The first X-ray machine used at Calderstones during World War I.  2183/16  1914-1918

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Band concert in front of the main Administration Block.  2183/17  No Date

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Part of the audience at the band concert in 2183/17.  2183/18  No Date

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The group of soldiers drawn up in front of the building had completed their training and were about to go on active serivce. They would march to Whalley Station behind the military band. On reverse in manuscript: This is the draft I went with being inspected by Col. Robinson in front of the Main Entrance. You will notice Capt. Norman just at the Bottam of the steps. "Some Band in Front".  2183/19  No Date

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A military band in the hospital grounds. Colonel Robinson (centre front).  2183/20  No Date

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Rehearsal for an entertainment in the hospital theatre.  2183/21  No Date

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As 2183/21.  2183/22  [n.d.]

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The audience at an entertainment.  2183/23  No Date

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As 2183/23.  2183/24  [n.d.]

The 'bed ridden audience at an entertainment'.  2183/25  No Date

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A group of nurses.  2183/26  No Date

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Peeling the potatoes.  2183/27  No Date

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The main kitchen.  2183/28  No Date

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The butchers shop adjacent to the general stores.  2183/29  No Date

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The main kitchen.  2183/30  No Date

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The laundry. A number of Belgian refugees found work in the laundry.  2183/31  No Date

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Ambulance 'Presented by the Lancashire Automobile Club'.  2183/32  No Date

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Inspection of R.A.M.C. prior to 'posting' on completion of training.  2183/33  No Date

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These huts were the barracks of the R.A.M.C.  2183/34  No Date

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Huts used as barracks for R.A.M.C. personnel, sited on present day football field, west of Mitton Road.  2183/35  No Date

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R.A.M.C. Barracks.  2183/36  No Date

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Details unknown. The men are posing at the rear of ward BI with the hospital church in the background.  2183/37  No Date

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A football team comprised of either patients or R.A.M.C. personnel.  2183/38  No Date

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Details unknown.  2183/39  [n.d.]

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Details unknown.  2183/40  [n.d.]

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Details unknown. In the hospital grounds.  2183/41  No Date

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Details unknown.  2183/42  [n.d.]

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Details unknown. On reverse in manuscript: Yours sincerely Pte. J.W. Cooper, 29666 R.A.M.C. Q.M.M.H. Whalley.  2183/43  No Date

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Details unknown.  2183/44  [n.d.]

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Celebration on the cricket field at Whalley. Details unknown.  2183/45  No Date

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Details unknown. Colonel Robinson in the centre of the front row.  2183/46  No Date

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Stalls at the hospital gala day.  2183/47  No Date

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As 2183/47.  2183/48  [n.d.]

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As 2183/47.  2183/49  [n.d.]

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Possibly an officers' cricket team.  2183/50  No Date

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On reverse in manuscript: Pte. F. Fenner 1/5 Suffolk Regt. Drummer R. Payne 1st City of London Royal Fusiliers. Pte George Rankin 1/6th Essex Regt. BII ward Feb. 1916.  2183/51  1916

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On reverse in manuscript: Pte. Fraser 57112 27 Div. R.A.M.C. 2312. Pte. Bigg 1/4 Cheshire Regt. Pte. Lee, J. 8th Batt. North ? Fus.  2183/52  No Date

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On reverse in manuscript: With best wishes. From L Cpl Briscoe.  2183/53  No Date

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On reverse in manuscript: Yours most sincerely Agnes L McLane Q.M.M.H. November 1916.  2183/54  1916

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On reverse in manuscript: Horsfall ("Ginger") CI. Feb. 1916.  2183/55  1916

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On reverse in manuscript: Respectfully Yours Peter Wynne. T. Connolly. Printed on reverse: Hargreaves, Photographer, Clitheroe.  2183/56  No Date

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On reverse in manuscript: 16/12/15. With Kind Regards From Pte. J.W. Parker, Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Whalley.  2183/57  1915

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Details unknown.  2183/58  [n.d.]

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On reverse in manuscript: Kathleen N. Thompson. December 1915. Impressed bottom right: Sharples, Blackburn.  2183/59  1915

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Details unknown.  2183/60  [n.d.]

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Details unknown.  2183/61  [n.d.]

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Details unknown. Printed on reverse: Hargreaves, Photographer, Clitheroe.  2183/62  No Date

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Details unknown. Bottom right corner: Hargreaves Clitheroe.  2183/63  No Date

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Main entrance to the hospital. Printed on reverse: Entrance Gates - Visitors Day - Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Whalley.  2183/64  No Date

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Administrative Block, Calderstones, Whalley. Printed on reverse: E. Pye, The Studio, York Street, Clitheroe. Postmark: Clitheroe 9.45 AM 23 SP 25. Addressed to: Miss Greta Dugdale, c/o Mr. J.H. Hitchen, 127 Acre St., Lindley, Huddersfield. Message reads: Dear Greta, We received your Big Feet this am and are glad to here you are enjoying yourself. Be a good girl and Help your aunt Lizzie. Love from all Dad and Mother. This postcard was sent by a cousin of the donor's mother, T.E. Dugdale to his daughter, Greta Dugdale.  2183/65  1925

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"Calderstones" Whalley No. 2. Showing male staff block (i.e. Nurses Quarters) with recreation hall and theatre to the rear.  2183/66  No Date

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The Church, Calderstones, Whalley. Printed on reverse: E. Pye, The Studio, York Street, Clitheroe. According to the donor, this is a post war photograph.  2183/67  No Date

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The Drive, Calderstones, Whalley.  2183/68  No Date

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Female wing looking north west from ward J.1.  2183/69  No Date

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Whalley. King Street. Printed on reverse: E. Frith and Co., Ltd. Reigate. No.? Postmark: Blackburn 11.45 AM 18 ? 15(?). Addressed to: Mrs. Wright, Oakbank House, Alexandria, Scotland. Message reads: This is the one and only street in Whalley, so far as I can see! This shows you one of the hills around - I am not climbing it today, but am spending the afternoon off writing. Your papers arrived to-day Sunday. Yes thanks I did sleep well. Helen.  2183/70  1915

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Comic postcard.  2183/71  No Date

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Comic postcard.  2183/72  No Date

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Comic postcard.  2183/73  No Date

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Comic postcard.  2183/74  No Date

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Comic postcard.  2183/75  No Date

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Christmas postcard.  2183/76  1916

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As 2183/76. On reverse in manuscript: Wishing you the Compilments of the Season. H.W.  2183/77  No Date

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Christmas postcard 1916.  2183/78  1916

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Christmas postcard 1917. This card was sent to a cousin of the donor's mother, a member of the R.A.M.C., Lance Corporal T.E. Dugdale.  2183/79a  1917

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Reverse of 2183/79a.  2183/79b  [n.d.]

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Christmas postcard 1917. Postmark: Blackburn ? ? 21 Dec. 17. Addressed to: Miss Wright, Oakbank House, Alexandria, ?, Dumbartonshire. Message reads: Wishing you a Merry Xmas and peaceful New Year. I am off duty with septic finger right hand still very painful, rotten luck at Xmas time. Dougill goes on light duty tonight. Awfully fed up about it. Lots been moved this week. Love Tommy.  2183/80  1917

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Postcard printed with the words of "Florrie". A song in honour of the Red Cross Nurse. Proceeds from the sale towards the Red Cross and War Relief organisations.  2183/81a  No Date

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Reverse of 2183/81a.  2183/81b  [n.d.]

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Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Whalley. One Day Pass.  2183/82a  No Date

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Reverse of 2183/82a.  2183/82b  [n.d.]

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