From 'Spytell Hous' to Hospital - Caring for the Poor and Sick of Whiston, by William K. Blinkhorn

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From 'Spytell Hous' to Hospital - Caring for the Poor and Sick of Whiston, by William K. Blinkhorn



From 'Spytell Hous' to Hospital - Caring for the Poor and Sick of Whiston, by William K. Blinkhorn

Booklet published by Leonie Press in 2004, 26 pages. A5 size booklet (N6760)
From the rear side cover: Local historian William K Blinkhorn has traced how the poor and sick have been cared for in the town from the days of leper hospitals to the advent of the massive present-day Whiston Hospital. He looks at medieval hospitals, the effects of the Plague, the treatment of the insane, almshouses, charities, the isolation hospital, the Chapel House, and life in the workhouse and its infamous "Spike" or tramp ward. Sections in the slim booklet include:

The Spy tell House
Leper Hospitals
Medieval Hospitals
The Plague
Insanity
Almshouses and Charities
Whiston Hospital
The Isolation Hospital
The Union Workhouse Chapel
The Chapel House - old and new
"The Spike" at Whiston
Recollections of Whiston Hospital 55 years ago
Excerpta
Census entries for Prescot Union Workhouse 1851-1891
Sources consulted


Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.
Condition New