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Slide set: [Alderley Park Hospital during World War I] (lecture: privately made, 21 slides, 1914-1919)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
[1]
[Nurse standing in hallway of Alderley Park]
[2]
[Three nurses standing in hallway of Alderley Park]
[3]
[Nurse standing in hallway of Alderley Park]
[4]
[Two nurses standing in gardens of Alderley Park]
[5]
[Nurse playing with dog in gardens of Alderley Park]
[6]
[Nurse and wounded soldier in room used as hospital ward, Alderley Park]
[7]
[Nurse and two wounded soldiers in room used as hospital ward, Alderley Park]
[8]
[Group of nurses and wounded soldiers, Alderley Park]
[9]
[Nurse and group of wounded soldiers, Alderley Park]
[10]
[Group of wounded soldiers, Alderley Park]
[11]
[Wounded soldier sitting in chair in room used as hospital ward, Alderley Park]
[12]
[Two wounded soldiers in room used as hospital ward, Alderley Park]
[13]
[Three wounded soldiers lying on sofa, Alderley Park]
[14]
[Three wounded soldiers in beds in room used as hospital ward, Alderley Park]
[15]
[Three wounded soldiers in gardens, Alderley Park]
[16]
[Wounded soldier in wheelchair in gardens, Alderley Park]
[17]
[Wounded soldier sitting in deckchair in gardens, Alderley Park]
[18]
[Fireplace in large room, Alderley Park]
[19]
[Hallway used as hospital ward, Alderley Park]
[20]
[Flowering bush in unidentified location]
[21]
[Three barefoot children playing with toy wheelbarrows in street]
Main type of image
photograph
Main usage of set
lecture
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1914, latest possible 1919)
Notes

This group of slides appear to have been made by an amateur photographer associated (possibly as a staff member or patient) with the temporary military hospital set up at Alderley Park, a private estate in Cheshire, during the First World War. With two exceptions (see below), the images appear to have been taken on the same occasion, probably as a souvenir of the group of people the photographer met at the hospital.

Two of the slides found in the group (slides [20] and [21] here) appear to be from different sources, but have been included with the hospital photographs as they were found in the same box.

The location and subject are identified in a handwritten label on the box in which the slides were found, which also has the inscription 'J. Whalley Jones, Nether Alderley, Near Chelford' handwritten inside the lid. This is almost certainly Joseph Whalley Jones (1896-1976), recorded in the 1911 Census as the son of the gamekeeper of Alderley Park estate. It is not known whether Jones was the photographer of these particular slides, or just a later owner.

For an excellent short account of the use of Alderley Park as a WW1 hospital see http://www.stmarysalderley.com/ww1-2/hospital/ 

Many thanks to Professor John Prag for making these slides available.

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Lucerna ID  3010647

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 March 2020

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