Middlewood Hospital 1872-1996

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The next four images relate to the hospital, no further information was supplied by the contributors.

 

Wadsley Asylum

 

Post card

 

Hospital

 

Post card

 

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This is the First World War memorial held at the church of the hospital.
It was made in the hospital’s carpentry shop to honour the servicemen who die at the hospital,
and members of staff who had enlisted and lost their lives on active service.

War memorial

 

War memorial

 

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Painted Fabric Limited was founded by Annie Bindon Carter who had volunteered at the hospital during the WW1 to help
injured soldiers with drawing and painting classes. After the war, she adapted the project into a company selling products
made by injured war veterans to provide them with work. Most of the men had lost at least one limb and finding employment outside
the hospital became difficult. The men were trained in various sewing and fabric techniques and made a wide range of merchandise.
Annie promoted the company and its work, especially to the wealthy who could afford hand-crafted textiles.

Textile

 

Textile

 

Textile

 

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Artwork

This sculpture was placed in the new play area created on the former hospital ground. Photo taken 2012.

 

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Rosamund John

Paul Campbell’s photo taken on the steps of Kingswood building: Paul explains “my mum, second right,
at Wharncliffe during the war. The guest is the 1940's film star Rosamund John, who married the cabinet minister John Silkin"

 

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David Oxley (right)

Photo sent by David Oxley (right) who trained at Middlewood Hospital in the mid 1970’s and never been back since 1981.

David explained “It was summer 1979 we were student nurses at Middlewood in our final year and the
class decided to hold an informal “sports day” - I guess it was suppose to have been a private study
day on the School of Nursing Calendar. Myself in the class “Tennis final” hospital tennis
courts looking towards the nurses residence.

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The records of Middlewood Hospital (1872 – 1996) are at Sheffield Archives. These include patient admission registers dating back to 1872 which list the names of the many thousands of people who passed through the asylum, detailing ages, occupations and ‘causes of insanity’. Also, hundreds of photos, illustrations, old documents etc can be found in the archives.

The names of all patients admitted to Middlewood Hospital between 1872 and 1910 have been transcribed and can be searched on-line too. To view the records and about sources for the study of Lunatic Asylums and mental hospital in Sheffield. click here

 

Also a short video about Middlewood Hospital on YouTube, by Sheffield Archives.

You Tube

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Middlewood on FACEBOOK
You may also see more pictures of the hospital on my FACEBOOK page
(Please note you may need to register with Facebook first)

 

If you wish to contribute to this project, my e-mail is  luis@rotherham-images.co.uk

 

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