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    Arrow Chesham Cottage Hospital Feb 2011

    Went to visit some friends in Aylesbury for the weekend so thought i'd go for a mooch around. Quite badly fire damaged but still enough to entertain me for a couple of hours!

    Chesham Cottage Hospital, built for 865 17s 11d, [about 39,571.44 in today's money] on land donated by Lord Chesham, who continued to donate 200 every year until his death. The historic building in Hospital Hill, was used as a medical facility for 150 years after being opened in October 1869 and just ahead of an outbreak of typhoid in 1871.

    This small hospital originally had only seven beds, by 1924 the bed count reached 24. The hospital had an extension built at an unknown year, possibly during the 1940's.

    Sadly, threats of closure arose in the early 2000's and despite a local campaign to save the hospital, patients were last treated at the site in 2004 before it was finally closed down in 2005. In September 2010 the derelict hospital building was severely damaged by fire.

    According to a local I spoke to, there are plans to build another health care unit on this site in the future. Heres the pics...


    This is the Chesham Hospital Xmas dinner in 1986 and below the same room now...


    Thanks for looking
    Last edited by astro23; 28-02-2011 at 12:23 AM.

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