Pilkington Special Hospital, St Helens, Merseyside

Pilkington Special Hospital, St Helens, Merseyside
Photograph taken September 1918 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL24370_017

Men woodworking in one of the re-educative workshops at Pilkington Special Hospital. The Pilkington Special Hospital was set up by James R Kerr along with Pilkington Brothers, glass manufacturers. It was established in 1916 for the treatment and rehabilitation of servicemen disabled during the First World War. This photograph is part of a set. Some of them appear in the publication 'Orthopaedics in Relation to Man-Power: with description of the Special Orthopaedic Hospital' written in 1919 by James R Kerr, Surgeon-in-charge.

Location

Merseyside St Helens

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

hospital education work interior wood men soldier welfare health world war one first ww1 wwi disability