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Sue H
Address Walton Institute

Morning All

Couldn't sleep so messing around with my Davies tree.

I came across an address.......not 100% sure it's my Sara and Norah Davies but can anyone tell what this address means please?

Rooms, Walton Institution Rice Lane.......I have found them possibly in 1923-1925

 

Thank you

Suex

 

 

 

bertieone

Formerly Walton Workhouse, later, Walton Hospital.

Bert

MaryA
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Formerly Walton Workhouse, later, Walton Hospital.

You've edumacated me there Bert, I never knew it was known by that name, thanks. 

MaryA

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Andy J

Lots more background detail here. http://www.workhouses.org.uk/WestDerby/

Sue H

Morning all

Dont know why but had difficulty posting reply for a few day.

Anyway thank you all for your replies.

I did know the that Walton had been a Workhouse before becoming a hospital. What has shocked me is the fact that my family could have been there in 1923 maybe up to 1925. I know Auntie Norah had become a nurse from a very early age and at first I thought it was the fact she may have been in nursing quarters.  However going further back I discovered my nan. At present these are just names.......I obviously have to try and find out are they my relatives for definite.

I know there is a gap in my family history from 1918 until possibly 1926. I know in 1926 my grandfather is living with my great grandmother.......the reason he and nan had married......but nan would have been under age to appear......if I'm right. 
 

Having found them altogether 1926 I dismissed the fact that my great grandmother had left them to live with her new husband. My nan never talked about her mother........infact I always believed her mother was called Sara not Norah. Thanks to this group that notion was but right.........but it's still a shock to maybe find them there.

Suex

Davis,Prendergast,Jones,Armstrong,Monahan

bertieone

Correct titles,

Founded, 1868, West Derby Poor Law Institution (to 1913); Walton Institution Infirmary (1913-1930)  Walton Hospital.

Bert

Sue H

Hi Bert 

Going to see if it ties in with her training

suex

Davis,Prendergast,Jones,Armstrong,Monahan

Shelagh_B
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I too was shocked to find so many ancestors in the workhouse until I discovered that they were also infirmaries. Quote from wikipedia - 

As the 19th century wore on, workhouses increasingly became refuges for the elderly, infirm, and sick rather than the able-bodied poor, and in 1929 legislation was passed to allow local authorities to take over workhouse infirmaries as municipal hospitals. Although workhouses were formally abolished by the same legislation in 1930, many continued under their new appellation of Public Assistance Institutions under the control of local authorities. It was not until the National Assistance Act 1948 that the last vestiges of the Poor Law disappeared, and with them the workhouses.

Shelagh x

 

bertieone

Sue,

On this occasion my best guess would be, "Rooms" would refer to, Lodging, Boarding or perhaps Nurses quarters as opposed to an inmate or patient, I suspect wards or similar would have been used.

Bert

MaryA
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On this occasion my best guess would be, "Rooms" would refer to, Lodging, Boarding or perhaps Nurses quarters as opposed to an inmate or patient

I would agree with that and if you ever go past the site you can see the nurses quarters which I believe are now flats, as are the older buildings around the clock tower.  

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4519546,-2.9644981,3a,75y,321.39h,83.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP71vrfinmlfRAF28eo18gA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

MaryA

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