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    Red face Treloar Hospital, Alton, Hampshire UK (2)


    Originally built by public subscription and the Daily Mail in 1901 for sick wounded soldiers returning from the Boer War. It was called "The Princess Louise Hospital" then, but was more commonly known as "The Absent Minded Beggars Hospital". The war ended in 1902 and the hospital was handed over to the government. It then became an Army Hospital under the command of the G.O.C. Aldershot, Hampshire.
    Once again, the hospital became disused in 1905 until Sir William Purdie Treloar, Lord Mayor of London, took over the hospital and it's vast and beautiful grounds and woods.
    Sir William and his wife did not have children of their own, but had such big hearts, they adopted two. And then, saddened by the poor children of London, William Treloar went about raising funds for a hospital in the countryside where sick children could recover; receive a good education and learn a trade.
    1937 saw the hospital rebuilt.
    On the 8th of September 1908, Lord Mayor Treloar and his wife received the first children from Alton Station.
    In 1910, the hospital's very own platform was built by LSWR on the Alton to Basingstoke Light Railway Line.
    The hospital closed in 1994 and was demolished in 2000

    The wards - taken between end of 1999 and Jan 2000

    Back in the day....








    Newly built.....









    Alexanda House - Nurses Home




    Robertson House - Nurses Home (still standing)



    2019


    Demolition begins in 2000




    The White House (Doctors House) 2000

    2017

    2019


    The large Water Tower 2015 (still standing)



    The small Water Tower (still standing)


    The Hospital Platform



    I have loads more photos taken from over the years but I think I better call it a day! I do have another album which have pics taken inside Robertson House so if you want to see those, take a look! I hope you have enjoyed these pics


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    Welcome Mandy. Nice to see the before and after photos, they're a great collection for the local history album.
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    This is really interesting stuff. Liking those water towers. Thanks for documenting this and sharing it Mandy...

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    Yeah thats a good fully loaded report, thanks for sharing
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    A very nice report. As was the usual (and still is) they put a name to all the wards. The doctors house seems to be the worse.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Its fascinating to see old photos like this. If only places like this now days still looked this way 5 years after closure!

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    Great to see some old pics of the hospital! I have to admit I do love the old names they gave to some of these places, long before political correctness paralysed our vocabulary, not that is was very nice to call such places "The Absent Minded Beggars Hospital" or "The colony for imbeciles or mental defectives", the naming procedure must have been quite a task Thanks enjoyed that.
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    great to see
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