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blackwell sanatorium bromsgrove

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greyghost

greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 14:56

Thanks for your comment Zena - no not my first post, but have a long way to go to catch up with the "big names" on here. Still count myself as a rookie and can still make mistakes..............

zenawarrior

zenawarrior Report 5 Jan 2013 14:51

thanks for your help and if this was only your first time then i think a lot of people will benifit from your help in the future
thanks again
zena x

greyghost

greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 14:36

Googling found a family tree re a William CLews b 1862. It notes him to be a patient in Blackwell Road Sanatorium, Bromsgrove on the 1881 census. Hopefully the correct address - yes, found the census.

National Archives Hospital Records Database gives present name (can't tell when info dated) as Blackwell Hospital, previously known as Blackwell Convalescent Home for Birmingham and Midland Counties; Blackwell Convalescent Home; Blackwell Recovery Hospital - address Station Road, Blackwell nr Bromsgrove

The scout camp address is Agmore Road

google maps shows a large green area bounded by Blackwell Road, Station Road and Agmore Road

I read my first post , taken from the web as the Sanatorium became a Recovery Hospital became a convalescent home.

It looks as though they are all in the same area and perhaps as well as the small housing estate being built in the 80's, green area was left over for the scouts??

zenawarrior

zenawarrior Report 5 Jan 2013 14:21

i had found that stuart but i also found a site showing photos of old bromsgrove and it has pictures of the sanitorium and a convalescent home so i am wondering which was knocked down and which became the scout camp
david died there 1895
thanks zena

greyghost

greyghost Report 5 Jan 2013 14:14

Found on google. You can also google the scout camp

Re: Blackwell Convalesce Home
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009, 09:19:30 PM »
Hi, this is my first post on here. Yes Blackwell Convalescent Home (also known as Blackwell Recovery Hospital and a long time ago Blackwell Sanatorium) was in Blackwell, Bromsgrove. Now it is a small housing development having been demolished in the late 1980s. During WWI it served as a recovery hospital for wounded servicemen, later Birmingham kids were sent there to recover from the ailments of the day caused by poor diet, soot, smoke and poverty etc.

zenawarrior

zenawarrior Report 5 Jan 2013 13:57

hi all
is there someone who could tell me if this sanatorium is now blackwell court scout camp site? please.
my great great grand father died there. and having taken my cub pack there to camp. got me wondering if the same place.
thank you zena