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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 Lane2274 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 c1947-491703 viewsA 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 19461616 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 1970s1394 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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Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 19531198 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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Treetops Playground 19851161 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 Hospital1090 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 Hospital1043 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 1953Two 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 StaffStaff at the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital, thought to be in the summer of 1950. See comments for a full list of known names and the periods they worked at the hospital. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Children's Orthopaedic HospitalExercises in the grounds of Treetops Hospital in the early 1950s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Treetops Hospital c2003One of the ward names carved into the brickwork at Treetops. By Coral Dranfield shortly before demolition.
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Children's Orthopaedic HospitalThe Plaster Room at Treetops Children's Orthopaedic Hospital. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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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.
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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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Treetops at Senior Citizens Hall?The location of this photo from Marple Local History Society's "Treetops" archive has been identified as inside the Senior Citizens Hall in Memorial Park. The mayor and mayoress are chatting to Mr & Mrs Sanderson. If you have any information about this photo, please get in touch.

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