Though named as Primrose Bank Hospital, on the card from which this image is taken, this is the Briercliffe Road Workhouse Infirmary of 1870
Though named as Primrose Bank Hospital, on the card from which this image is taken, this is the Briercliffe Road Workhouse Infirmary of 1870

A look back through time at the history of Burnley hospitals from workhouses and smallpox sanatoriums to maternity units

Historian Roger Frost delves into the Burnley Civic Trust archives to take a fascinating look back at the history of Burnley’s various different hospitals.

Workhouses, smallpox sanatoriums and maternity units with familiar names all feauture in this fascinating photo gallery.

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