Friday, 28 May 2010


Hesketh WardConvalescents' Dining HallOpen air treatmentBoys' balconyMurray Browne WardSalt water bathHere are more items from Diana Davies in Canada. These relate to previous posts about Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl. They are postcards of photos by Rae Pickard and would be from the early 1900s when the Alex was a children’s’ hospital.

From the top: (a) Hesketh Ward (this picture was sent in by John Powell as well - thanks John); (b) convalescents’ dining hall; (c) open-air treatment, the intended use of the balconies; (d) boys’ balcony; (e) Murray Browne Ward; and (f) the salt-water bath – so much safer than the sea.

There are more pictures from Diana in the pipeline.