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Smallpox hospital...


Roy C..

There was an isolation hospital in Catherine de Barnes, we used to call it the "Small-Pox Hospital" . Anyone throw some light on it?


master brummie
I don't know if this has been on before, but I was browsing the interesting 'British Pathe' site and came across 'Witton Isolation Hospital' which I thought was in Kingstanding/Perry Common near the Mayfair Cinema. Anyway the council decided it had to be burnt down in 1967 to eradicate any chance of smallpox as shown here -
They didn't mess about in those days...:)