Description"The building, standing opposite the almshouses, is dated 1909, and is now a private house. It was originally built by John Spencer, son of the founder of the local steel works, as a Wesleyan Sunday School for his work force and local people. It was later converted into a cottage hospital and would have been staffed by district nurses and a few full-time sisters under the charge of a matron. The local General Practitioner would be responsible for medical supervision with simple operations undergone by visiting surgeons from Newcastle." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1986675
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2010-07-28