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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 Lane3400 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 c1947-492693 viewsA ceremony outside the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital some time between 1947 and 1949.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 19462656 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 19532228 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 1970s1650 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 19851291 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 Hospital1210 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 Hospital1185 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 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 Hospital c1947-49A ceremony outside the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital some time between 1947 and 1949.
See comment for names. Click the photo for a larger version.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1949-51This is Ken Chaisty, who stayed at Treetops between 1949 and 1951. He would love to hear from anyone who was there at the same time.
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1912 Home for Crippled ChildrenThe first sod is cut in 1912 by Mrs C. B. Holmes for a Crippled Children's Home on Dale Road. In 1937 this became the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital "Treetops".
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Inside 'Treetops' HospitalA patient and young visitor in Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital during a 1930's Christmas.
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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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Children's Orthopaedic HospitalThe girls ward, which later became Ash Ward, at Treetops Hospital c1950. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 1949-51Ken Chaisty, who was at the hospital between 1949 and 1951, on the veranda at Treetops with his mother.

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