Archive for September, 2009

Civilian Nurses

September 14th, 2009

Last Friday in the South Wales Echo there was an article on Betty Barker who worked in the hospital during the Second World War as a staff nurse. During those War years there were more than 100 men to a ward and as many as 500 casualties a day. Thanks to Julia for pointing out the article.

Does anybody else remember working in Whitchurch during these times or since?

We would like to hear from you

Reasons given for leaving employment at Whitchurch

September 12th, 2009

Untidy, needed much supervision

Death of a relative. Good worker and well behaved

Bad conduct

Went home on leave and did not return

Head dirty

Not much good, very sensitive

No use at all.

Unsuitable as nurse

Found to be married

Did not like work

1911 Census

September 7th, 2009

The 1911 Census is available and it is possible to view those that were patients and those that worked at the Cardiff City Mental Hospital.

The Hospital Hall Boy and one of the General Domestic Servants were just 16 years old.

One of the youngest members of staff was just 15 years old and worked as the Pathological Chemist’s Assistant.

The Piggery, Whitchurch Hospital, Whitchurch, Cardiff

September 7th, 2009

On Thursday, 27th June, 1968 there was an auction of equipment and livestock by Seth Phillips & Son.

Commencing with implements. Terms: Cash.

Included in the sale were the following:

Quantity of Old Iron

Feed troughs

Pig weighing machine to weigh 300 lbs

Infra red lamps

2 Ton Ford Van

Sows, gilts and boars

A Brilliant Career – New Pathological Chemist for Cardiff

September 5th, 2009

From the Western Mail, February 18th 1910

Mr. Morgan Thomas presided at a meeting of the Cardiff Mental Hospital Committee on Thursday when Dr. R. V Stanford of Dudley, Worcestershire, was appointed pathological chemist at the mental hospital at a salary of £200 a year, with board and lodging.