The Gymnasium, Pilkington Special Hospital, St Helen's, Merseyside

The Gymnasium, Pilkington Special Hospital, St Helen's, Merseyside
Photograph taken Sept 1918 © Historic England Archive Archive ref: bl24370_016

This was known as the room for 'remedial' gymnastics at the Pilkington Special Hospital. The Pilkington Special Hospital was conceived 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.

Location

Merseyside St Helens

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

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hospital soldier health welfare philanthropy interior rehabilitation war