21st November


Board of Management Minutes: Nov 1859 – Jan 1865 NHNN/A/4/1

Mr Chandler suggested that in order to perpetuate the memory of the late lamented Mr Alderman Wire that a pension be called the “Wire Pension” in perpetuity.

Mr Mears having kindly offered to present the Hospital with a grant of books from the Religious Tract Society, it was resolved that Mr Mears’ kind offer be gratefully accepted and that a small Library be fitted up in both wards.


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd, Michael Clark and Liz Yamada

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