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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Hospital
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Hospital

The old Invergordon Hospital in its original form and how it must have looked in the 1920s and 30s. This is a fine postcard but the date of the picture is not known. Can anybody suggest who the members of the nursing staff in the picture may be?
Picture added on 26 February 2005
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My Mother was Sister Jean Beattie who nursed there in the early 1930s. She married and became Mrs Jean Mackenzie of 4 High Street Invergordon.
Added by Norman Mackenzie on 13 March 2005
My husband's uncle died at Invergordon RN hospital in March 1919 - one of the many casualites of the 'flu epidemic. We have a letter written to his parents by the (male) nurse who was with him when he died. His name was William J. Boakes, or Billy as he signs himself. I am going to contact the Invergordon Museum to see if they would be interested in a copy of the letter and a photo of the uncle. He served on HMS Sobo and came from Glasgow. His older brother died in the Dardanelles in 1916. This photo presumably shows the hospital as it would have been in WW1 unless there was a separate hospital for the Royal Navy. Any information gratefully received!
Added by Sheila Roy on 15 September 2006
Sheila, I think there was a naval hospital also. I believe it was in the building that became the old Infant's school.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 15 September 2006
My dad Hamish Askew was in the hospital with scarlett fever as a child. As I teenager I remember the young girls training as SEN's passing along Saltburn Road on their Saturday nights off. There was a nurses' home at the hospital then. My late stepmother Jessie (Pat) Askew (Chlodek) was a nursing sister there.
Added by Liz Askew on 15 July 2008
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