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From: Joe Nightingale <>
Subject: Re: [STS] West Bromwich Union Workhouse
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2000 01:26:13 +0000
Suggest you go along to, or get in touch with the Sandwell Community
and History Archives Service based within the Smethwick Library, High Street
Smethwick and talk to Maureen (Mo) Waldron?. Tel 0121 558 2561. They reopen
on Tuesday I think. She is responsible for collecting and maintaining
photographic records of Sandwell which includes West Bromwich. The West Brom
Central library will more than likely refer you to Smethwick.
Re the Edward Street Hospital a p.c of this (No 12) is also included in the
book of old W Brom Pcs previously referred to. Known as the District
Hospital it was erected in 1869-71. In August 1981 a fire destroyed part of
the site shortly before demolition work was due to commence. I beleive parts
of the original buildings still exist.
At 21:59 31/12/99 -0000, you wrote:
>Yes, you're absolutely right - I've been there for a look and as soon as
>something ..... anything ..... opens, I'll be there to question them. I
>tried West Brom library today but it was shut!!
>If you could send the scan I will try to match it when I go tomorrow
>As soon as it opens I'll be bombarding them with questions. It takes me
>about 20 minutes to get there from where I live.
>I'm taking my camera to photograph Hallam Hospital which as you say is on
>Hallam Road, and if there are any oldish looking buildings at Sandwell
>District Hosp then I'll photograph them as well, just so I get everything
>ready for when the library opens.
>2 hours to Millenium!!
>All the best
>PS Do you know any history of Edward Street Hospital, that was the old
>District Hospital? or should I just tie the librarian in knots?
>----- Original Message -----
>> As a limited edition, I cannot make the offer open to everyone otherwise,
>> well you can imagine the financial consequences, I will send over the next
>> few days an attachment which I hope will prove to you, Bryan and Jan. That
>> NOT ALL OF THE FORMER HOSPITAL COMPLEX WAS DESTROYED. I'm not absolutely
>> of the former function of this part of the structure BUT I was told during
>> telephone call this morning that it had been part of the maternity unit.
>> Is there no one on this list (I live in Wales) who could pop round to
>> to the current hospital administrators in Y2K? No point doing immediately,
>> they are all probably busy waiting for the first second millennium birth!!
>> The only thing that bothers me is that it has the appearance of a chapel,
>> appropriate setting for a birth at this time! Even so the windows in
>> appearance are nothing like chapel windows.
>> Tony C.
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