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    Arrow Rossendale General Hospital, Lancashire - May 2010




    Rossendale General Hospital started life as a workhouse in 1868.
    inmates of all ages mostly took part in hand weaving.






    it changed into the Rossendale Hospital in the 1930s.
    it was further extended with an annexe to the east.
    some parts of the hospital are still live.
    the hospital radio was brought to a close not too long ago.
    the hospital is now just used for day patients.
    a new health hub in Rawtenstall might just take over from the hospital altogether.




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    Some great pics there, love a little bit of history too!

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    Lovely pictures. I love seeing hospitals, they always do it for me. And it's a great looking building to boot. Top stuff.

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    Thanks both :)

    i was expecting it to be a bit more old inside than what it was, but the exterior made up for it

    forgot to put this link in the report, but here's an interesting page on the place back in the workhouse days :)

    http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.h...slingden.shtml


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