Come and join the 80th birthday celebrations!

Volunteer Denys Barbour

Volunteer Denys Barber

GREAT events have been planned as part of Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s 80th birthday celebrations.

An exhibition of vintage photographs, equipment and uniform will be displayed on September  26-30 between 11am and 2pm.

A local tour guide and volunteer at the hospital, is set to run history tours around the hospital site too.

Denys Barber, who also runs regular tours as part of The Friends of Layton Cemetery, will be conducting the tours for three days.

The route will encompass original features and will describe how the hospital has changed over the years.

The historic tours will start at 2pm on September 28, 29,and 30 and should last approximately one hour. Denys will greet those interested on the mezzanine floor. For those who can’t attend the midweek tours, there will also be one running on Saturday 1 October at 2pm, again meeting at the mezzanine.

For staff only, former and current nurses who lived in the quarters on the hospital site over the years are being given the opportunity to have a tour of  the modern accommodation.

A nurse outside the accommodation block in the 1970s

A nurse outside the accommodation block in the 1970s

The accommodation department will be offering tours from 1.30pm until 2.30pm on Friday September 30.

Please report to the Accommodation Office in Home 6 on Victoria Court between these times, to be directed to tour guide Carol Gibson.

The Restaurant will also be serving a 1930s themed menu on Wednesday September 28.


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