Workhouses, smallpox sanatoriums and maternity units with familiar names all feauture in this fascinating photo gallery.
5. Victoria Hospital
The Victoria Hospital, taken from Thornber Gardens, shortly before its demolition in about c1990. Photo: S
6. Victoria Hospital
An image of Burnley’s first hospital, the Victoria, which was published by the Burnley Gazette in 1886 when the hospital was opened by Prince Albert Victor. Photo: S
The Victoria Hospital from a postcard. The main hospital building is on the left of the photograph. One of the two round wards, very modern for their time, can be seen to the right. Photo: S
The Burnley Union Workhouse, which opened in 1870, on Briercliffe Road, was built with an Infirmary, so this building has a claim to be the first hospital, but the Infirmary offered very limited medical services. Photo: S