Friday, 30 March 2012

Clayton Auxiliary Hospital

Clayton Auxiliary Hospital opened in April 1917 it was the female Infirmary block of the North Bierley Union Hospital. It accommodated 114 soldiers brought from the Bradford War Hospital. Prior to this it had been used to train nurses and to accommodate patients displaced by the utilisation of the whole of the whole of the Bradford Union Institution as a War hospital.

In July 1918 it was expanded by the utilisation of 3 hospital tents accommodating 30-40 soldiers.

For more information read the full article.


If anyone has any further knowledge of the use of Clayton Auxiliary Hospital or North Bierley Union during WW1 or of nurses who lived there after this time it would be lovely to hear more.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bowling Park Colony


Bowling Park Auxiliary Hospital opened on 16th April 1915. It was used until St Luke’s War Hospital was opened in December 1915. It accommodated 80 soldiers brought from the 2nd Northern War Hospital at Leeds and later the East Leeds War Hospital.

The grounds of Bowling Park was also used as a camp for the Second Pal’s Battalion in May 1915 before they moved on to Ripon.

For more information read the full article.


If anyone has any further knowledge of the use of Bowling Park Colony during WW1 or of nurses who lived there after this time it would be lovely to hear more.