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Bridge Section Give Sweets for Children 1957The bridge section of the Bramhall Community Club held a special Easter evening (1957) in the parish hall. Members each took to the meeting a qtr of sweets and these made a total of 17.5lb which were presented by the club leader Mr. J. H. Douglas, to Miss Mary Wallace (2nd right), a pre-nursing student at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Blackpool Trip June 1957Pre-nursing student Mary Wallace with Roy and Geoffrey at Blackpool beach in June 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Patients in 1957Geoffrey (left) with another patient at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Blackpool Trip June 1957Roy and Geoffrey at Blackpool beach in June 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Patients in 1957Roy (left) with a nurse and another patient at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Nurses and Patients 1957Nurses and young patients at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Mavis Henderson 1957Mavis Henderson at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021
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Blackpool Trip June 1957Pre-nursing students Mary Wallace (right) and Mavis Henderson with Vinnie at Blackpool beach in June 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).Feb 12, 2021


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 Lane3637 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 c1947-492878 viewsA ceremony outside the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital some time between 1947 and 1949.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 19462809 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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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 19532359 viewsTwo young girls play with a rabbit when Belle Vue Zoo visited Treetops hospital in 1953. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1970s1803 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 19851407 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 Hospital1342 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 Hospital1309 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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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital StaffMatron Miss W. Parkinson with other staff outside Treetops Hospital. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Inside 'Treetops' HospitalA cheerful patient in Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital during a 1930's Christmas.
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Inside 'Treetops' HospitalA c1930's Christmas in the boys' ward at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital.
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Open Day at Treetops in 1982An Open Day at Treetops during Mencap Week in 1982. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Treetops at Senior Citizens Hall?The location of this photo from Marple Local History Society's "Treetops" archive has been identified as the drive to Memorial Park, outside the Senior Citizens Hall. If you have any information about this photo, please get in touch.
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Nursing student and patients 1957Pre-nursing student Mary Wallace with Les, Vinnie and Geoffrey at Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1957. Provided by Mary Dovey (nee Wallace).
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1953A young girl cuddles a rabbit when Belle Vue Zoo visited Treetops hospital in 1953. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Exterior of 'Treetops' HospitalMarple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital, during 1930s.

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