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Barnes Convalescent Home, Cheadle, October 2010

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 […]

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Dingle Railway Station, Dingle, Liverpool, May 2010

Dingle railway station was an underground station located on the Liverpool Overhead Railway (LOR), at the south end of Park Road, Dingle, Liverpool. It was the only below ground station on the line. Trains accessed the station via a half […]

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Denbigh Asylum (North Wales Hospital), Denbigh, May 2010

With the Lunatic Act passed in 1808 every county in the country was to provide an institute for the mentally ill, but by 1840 North Wales was still without such an institution because the poor rural communities could not afford […]

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Huncoat (Padiham B) Power Station, April 2010

The The Lancashire Electric Power Company proposal to build coal fired plant at Padiham (known as Padiham ‘A’) was approved in 1924 for a 12,000kW station. By March 1925 two 6,000kW alternator sets had been ordered, the sidings for delivery […]

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