The original Fairfield Hospital consisted of two main wards - Male 9 and Female 11, know as M9 and F11. In addition there were two villas on either side, separated by a few yards. The female villa no longer housed patients but was a staff house and the male villa housed a number of patients and a small number of staff. I stayed there with some of my mates.
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:-

FIRST LEFT
ADMISSIONS
ADMINISTRATION
MATRON
ENQUIRY OFFICE
The left hand side reads: WARDS A B C D
PRIVATE BLOCK D
VISITORS
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 1957-1973

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.

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