The original Fairfield Hospital consisted of two main wards -
Below is a short explanation of the attached photos.
(1) is a view looking up to M9 from an upstairs window in the Villa.
(2) is a view of the London Chest Hospital taken from the same window.
(3) is a picture of one of my friends and I leaning on the notice board of the London Chest.
The right hand side reads:-
The left hand side reads: WARDS A B C D
PRIVATE BLOCK D
X RAY DEPT
I am on the right hand side and my friend is Joe Joyce who now lives in Ireland.
(4) is a signpost pointing towards Three Counties, the London Chest and Fairfield. It can't be seen but Dr. Ford's house is at the back. He was the medical superintendent at the time.
Finally is a photo of Bury House where many staff were housed and which I understand was demolished. It was at the top of Arlesey adjacent to the War Memorial. Some of my mates and I lived there for a time when we moved from Manchester.
This is a great set of photo’s sent in by Mike O’Donovan
Mike worked at TCH form 1957-
Looking up to M9 from an upstairs window in the Villa.
View of the London Chest Hospital taken from the same window.
Picture of one of my friends and I leaning on the notice board of the London Chest
Signpost pointing towards Three Counties, the London Chest and Fairfield
Bury House where many staff were housed
Two more very nice photo’s, one showing Mike with his late wife Kathleen Kelly
The colour photo shows Mike and Kathleen before they married
This photo was taken in October 1959, They met in May 1959 when she first came to England from County Roscommon.
The black and white photo shows Kathleen standing proud in her uniform. Both were
taken in the grounds of the hospital.
Thank you Mike for sharing these very personal photo’s with us.