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Report - Barnes Convalescent Home, Cheadle, October 2010

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by ZerO81, Oct 9, 2010.

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    A donation of £26,000 for the founding of a new convalescent hospital in Cheadle was made in 1869 by Robert Barnes. Construction of the hospital, named the Barnes Convalescent Home, started in 1871 and was completed in 1875. It was constructed of bricks, the clay for which was provided locally.

    The main use for the hospital in its later life was for geriatric care and stroke patients. It closed in September 1999 while Manchester Healthcare Trust was undergoing a £2 million cost cut.

    The hospital was sold in 2001, and is now owned by Reality Estates. The main building is currently being converted into 42 flats, with the other buildings on the site having been demolished for the construction of 18 houses and 77 more flats.

    During World War II the hospital was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. Following its closure the hospital temporarily housed a large group of refugees from Kosovo.

    The Visit

    Continuing on with the rehabilitation, we arranged to visit Barnes, interesting start to the day, we went up to the first floor, started to walk down the corridor, then turned round, there was someone stood at the other end, this person was wearing no top and appeared to have something over their face, they started to walk towards us, speeding up quickly, then started to run towards us, we all legged it back down stairs and took refuge in one of the rooms, HS picks up a piece of wood on the floor, then the person appears from around the corner.....Turns out it was Shadow_Play - him and HS had decided to give us an extra welcome to Barnes!

    Visited with hiddenshadow, Shadow_Play, Chaoskid2107 and a none-member.









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