Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Wigan Album

Billinge Road Hospital, Newtown


Billinge Road Hospital Newtown 1962ish
Photo: Enidan
Views: 3,108
Item #: 22130
I came across this photo of my grandparents and cousin. Interesting, as the building in the background is Billinge Road Hospital, now long gone and forgotten. Replaced by a cul de sac of detached houses!

Comment by: Al.C. on 18th December 2012 at 10:34

Remember going to visit an elderly relative at Billing Road Hospital, would have been around the time of the above photo.

Comment by: tricia on 18th December 2012 at 12:27

I lived near here. The grounds were lovely and very well kept.A memory of much better days, a gentler time. We all have to move on but people seemed nicer in those days..My lifelong friends in Wigan are still my very best friends although I have lots of new ones now.You just cannot beat Wiganners....

Comment by: JohnB on 19th December 2012 at 20:15

My birthplace in 1941, nice to see it as it was then - thanks for posting. I lived in Wigan for the next 26 years and then moved on with my job.

Comment by: anthony highton on 24th December 2012 at 10:03

great pic my grandma was in for a time went to visit around 1964 what websites about

Comment by: alan wink on 1st January 2013 at 16:22

tricia is it you from 93 /95 billinge road (gaskell)

Comment by: Judith Simmonds on 26th August 2013 at 13:16

I remember it well. Lived in Billinge Road from 1950 when I was about 2 years old.

Comment by: fred foster on 8th March 2014 at 19:17

the proper name for it was Pemberton Cottage Hospital It started life as a scarlet fever hospital, then TB and lastly an old folk's home

Comment by: dorothy clarke on 14th January 2015 at 23:05

my grandfather (giles Lowe) spent time in here in the late 30's/early 40's. he had T.B and had spent a lot of time in the sanitariam in Delamere Forest. my grandma had photos of him in Billinge road hospital that got accidently thrown out one time when she was decorating. She was devastated and cried for days. (wish we still had them)

Comment by: terrygus on 27th November 2015 at 19:46

lived in little billing rd recall demmings garage on corner and had big party In 1953 there we sort off give the hospital a wide berth or was it just respect what we were taught then

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.