WW1 Caldergrove Nursing Staff

Hopefully this is a brand new photo for you all! Pictured in World War One, a hundred years ago are the nurses and doctors , the medical staff of Caldergrove House, which at that time had given itself over to becoming an Auxiliary hospital on the outskirts of Blantyre.

1917 Caldergrove nurses wm

As well as being a fantastic picture showing the uniforms of the time, it also shows just how well manned the small hospital was and indeed is also a great photo of the former 4 storey house too!

Shared to Blantyre Project in high resolution by Gordon Cook, I’ve zoomed in on some of the staff and hope to use this photo when I come to properly write up Caldergrove.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Jean Gill Fantastic photos

Sandy Wilkie Brilliant photos! And just how I remember the house when we delivered milk to the Miss Waddells in the 50’s and 60’s!

Blantyre Project Was it still looked after in the 50s and 60s Sandy? I remember seeing some of the photos before it got demolished and it looked as if many original old fittings were still inside it, some of them looking surprisingly in good condition.
Sandy Wilkie It wasn’t till the Seggies moved out that it deteriorated – Mrs Seggie was housekeeper to Bertha and Jenny Waddell, her husband was a school teacher and their only kid, Helen, I believe still lives in the bungalow they moved into at the Dalton.

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