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Offline lisalisa

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1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:08 BST (UK) »
Hello,

please can anyone tell me if the 'institution' at 56 Church Rd, Birkenhead  in 1939 was the workhouse?

thanks,

Lisa

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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Lisa

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Birkenhead/

It was originally the Workhouse but later became Birkenhead Municipal Hospital.

Not sure when that happened?

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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:31 BST (UK) »
Sounds like it - see http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Birkenhead/ which refers to the workhouse becoming
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56 Church Road, Tranmere. The workhouse later became Birkenhead Municipal Hospital then, in recent times, was known as St Catherine's Community Hospital

The Tranmere and Birkenhead addresses appear to be the same both from this link http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=482051.0 and looking at the maps.

Thanks to the contributors on the other links, especially Peter Higginbotham - note that towards the end of his page, there is a list of addresses used as children's homes in that Union.

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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead - completed
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
Giggsy and Adrian,

thanks very much for the help and links,

Lisa

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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
From a 1938 directory:

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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:44 BST (UK) »
There's a bit more info in a post on the Liverpool FHS Forum:

"It had ceased to be a 'Workhouse' in the 19th and early 20th century tradition but continued to operate a Public Assistance Institution until the abolition of the Poor Laws in 1948. The Workhouse Infirmary had become the Birkenhead Union Infirmary until 1934, then it was known as the Birkenhead Municipal Hospital until 1948, and thereafter St. Catherine’s Hospital. "

https://www.lswlfhs.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10626
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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 17:13 BST (UK) »
There's a bit more info in a post on the Liverpool FHS Forum:

"It had ceased to be a 'Workhouse' in the 19th and early 20th century tradition but continued to operate a Public Assistance Institution until the abolition of the Poor Laws in 1948. The Workhouse Infirmary had become the Birkenhead Union Infirmary until 1934, then it was known as the Birkenhead Municipal Hospital until 1948, and thereafter St. Catherine’s Hospital. "

https://www.lswlfhs.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10626

thanks Shaun,

Lisa

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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 10:29 BST (UK) »
There was a hospital attached to the workhouse and Birkenhead Archives have admission and discharge books  It also says who took them in to the hospital and the dates. Its well worth a look as the names are in alphabetical order
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Re: 1939 address of workhouse Birkenhead
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 01 July 18 18:45 BST (UK) »
I was born there at Ste. Catherine’s in 1943.  In one if the comments I recognized the name of Provost Hazlehurst, he was the parish priest at St. Joseph’s Church, my parish.