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Exterior of 'Treetops' Hospital A postcard showing "Treetops" soon after it was built. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 19, 2014
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1950-52Susan Harding is is the young girl with Matron Parkinson in the grounds of Treetops between 1950-52. The young boy is not known. Provided by Susan Magee (nee Harding) in 2013.Oct 28, 2013
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1950-52Susan Harding with an unknown nurse in the grounds of Treetops between 1950-52. Provided by Susan Magee (nee Harding) in 2013.Oct 28, 2013
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1950 Susan HardingA photo of Susan Harding at Treetops taken for her grandparents in 1950. Provided by Susan Magee (nee Harding) in 2013.Oct 28, 2013
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Syddall, Jennifer 1961Jennifer Syddall (in red) aged 12 at Treetops in January 1961 when she was a patient. Jenny (now Daniel) was being visited by her best friend Irene and says that she had her hair done the night before.Feb 22, 2013
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital StaffStaff at Treetops: front Mrs Dibbs, L to R, Susan Myers (nee Dawson), Staff Nurse Cherry, Elsie (nee Kirkpatrick) and an unknown student. Provided by David Myers.Jan 24, 2011
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1970sA retirement presentation at Treetops Hospital for Miss Swinfin, with Matron Hamilton and Admin Matron Howie. Other staff names include: Sisters Brierly, Siddall, Heyes, SEN Bradbury, Aux Winrow, Aux Howard, May Garrett (kitchen) and Mary (sewing lady). Provided by David Myers. Jan 24, 2011
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Treetops at Senior Citizens Hall?A photo taken at the same time as another in the Treetops folder. Mr & Mrs Sanderson are seated far left. The man with the chain is Chairman of the Council Cllr. Edward Sandall, behind his wife Gertrude(?). From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 28, 2010


Marple Childrens' Orthopaedic Hospital


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Treetops had its own X-ray facilities, plaster room and even an iron lung for polio victims. Many of the children were long term patients, some staying for up to two years. Most of the photos in this album are believed to be taken during a 1930s Christmas. Treetops closed its doors for the last time towards the end of 2001 and homes are now built on the site.

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1905 Crippled Children's Home on Cross Lane1478 viewsA holiday home for crippled children was started in a cottage on Cross Lane in 1907, which led to the building of the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in Dale Road. But this postcard is dated 1905 on the back! From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1970s1029 viewsA retirement presentation at Treetops Hospital for Miss Swinfin, with Matron Hamilton and Admin Matron Howie. Other staff names include: Sisters Brierly, Siddall, Heyes, SEN Bradbury, Aux Winrow, Aux Howard, May Garrett (kitchen) and Mary (sewing lady). Provided by David Myers.
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Treetops Playground 19851025 viewsPart of the playground presented to Treetops in 1985 by New Mills, Marple and District Round Table. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital c1947-49983 viewsA ceremony outside the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital some time between 1947 and 1949.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital975 viewsMatron with the Orthopaedic Hospital's portable X-ray machine in old Air Raid Shelter, accessed from outside. Taken in the 1950s. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 20 August 2010.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1946916 viewsA live radio broadcast from the Orthopaedic Hospital in 1946 including Wilfred Pickles, Violet Carson, Doris Groves and Hugh Morton. The program was called 'Stuff and Nonsense'.
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Orthopedic Hospital895 viewsMarple Childrens' Orthopedic Hospital, later to become Treetops, and now demolished for housing.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital874 viewsDale Ward at the Orthopaedic Hospital, used as a classroom for the pre-registration nurses 16 -18 year olds. Miss Parkinson demonstrates anatomy on 'Jimmy' in the 1950s. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 20 August 2010.

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Exterior of 'Treetops' HospitalMarple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital, during 1930s.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1950 Susan HardingA photo of Susan Harding at Treetops taken for her grandparents in 1950. Provided by Susan Magee (nee Harding) in 2013.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1949-51Ken Chaisty (left) during his stay at Treetops from 1949 to 1951 with a friend he made there called Roger Waters. Ken wonders if his pal became the famous singer / guitarist with Pink Floyd, or if they simply shared the same name.
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Children's Orthopaedic HospitalThe boys ward, which later became Cedar Ward, at Treetops Hospital c1950. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Treetops Hospital c2003The front door of Treetops, showing the 1953 fountain. By Coral Dranfield shortly before demolition.
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Inside 'Treetops' HospitalPatients in the girls ward of Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital during a 1930's Christmas.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1953In 1953 during the Queen's Coronation the first TV arrived at Treetops Hospital. Mr. Newton of the Entertainment Committee is in the pinstripe suit and the young boy in braces is Johnny Bailey from Bolton. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Children's Orthopaedic HospitalDale Ward at the Orthopaedic Hospital, used as a classroom for the pre-registration nurses 16 -18 year olds. Miss Parkinson demonstrates anatomy on 'Jimmy' in the 1950s. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 20 August 2010.

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