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#1 aglastonbury

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

Hi all,

Usual story of doing the family tree. Just found out that a relative died in Aberdare Red Cross Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil.

Does anyone have any info on the place its self or where I might find any of it's records?

Thanks,

Alex

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:48 PM

Thats all I could really find, its quite mad, I live 10 minutes away and never knew there was a hospital there :blink:

http://webapps.rhond...cial_street.htm

Could try the Glamorgan Records Office.

http://www.glamro.gov.uk/

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:55 PM

Gaz,

Thanks for the pointer on the local records office, however I'm told the records aren't great but you never know.

From another post that went up earlier Suppose I could try the red cross directly.

I bet I've started that "it's just up the road, what can I found out?" ball rolling now haven't I?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:11 PM

Theres a bit here on Rootsweb - http://archiver.root...6-02/1138821972

Seems there are no records at the Red Cross,

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:03 PM

From the link I've given it would seem the building was Hospital then a school then back to a hospital during ww1. Its now called Tegfan Old peoples home so that gave me the location via google maps and I had a look at an 1885 and 1900 map and that location is listed as a Union workhouse then Industrial school which tallies up nicely. Its certainly the right area as there is a Windor street and a Lord Windor Public house near by too :)

Heres how it looked back in the day

http://archive.rhond...Bob3VzZSI7&pg=1

Its location via google maps.

http://maps.google.c...=N&hl=en&tab=wl

From the link I posted :)

The Soldiers were probably resident at Windsor House in Trecynon that was used during the war as a hospital for wounded servicemen. The military hospital was opened in September 1915 by Lord Aberdare, staffed by the Red Cross there was accommodation for 60 patients.
This site was originally used in as a hospital in 1875 but had been
converted by the Merthyr Board of Guardians for use as an Industrial School. The industrial school had accommodation for 120 pauper children and orphans who would have been taught skills including agriculture and shoemaking to enable them to find gainful employment after leaving



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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:47 PM

Soliders and staff at Windor house
http://archive.rhond...189&r=2&t=4&x=1

http://archive.rhond...188&r=2&t=4&x=1

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 12:03 AM

That rootsweb post threw up another possibility, I'll get back to you on that :)

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:37 AM

Grant,

Shame about the lack of records.

Gaz,

Two great pictures, any idea on dates?

Alex