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From: "Pauline James" <>
Subject: Re: [Cmn-L] Hospital location
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:00:47 +0100
The new Carmarthenshire Infirmary was built in 1857 the foundation stone
being laid on 14th May 1857 on the site formerly occupied by the old grammer
school. On the 1st July 1858 the infirmary was opened. It was a handsome
and commodious building erected to contain between 30 and 40 in patients and
was well deserving the support and interest of a humane and benevolent
public. The Infirmary continued on a voluntary basis until 1948 when the
National Health Service was born and the state took over the control of all
such hospital services.
West Wales General Hospital Glangwilli.
Today the infirmary is part of the West Wales General Hospital, a
prestigious and highly sophisticated complex built on an extensive site at
Glangwili. At the end of the 1939-45 war Glangwili Hospital was little more
than a collection of Nissan huts which had ben constructed to provide
hospital accommodation for the American Army, in anticipation of casualties
following the invasion of Europe. In the event, the large number of
casualties never materialised and the huts were quickly surrounded with
barbed wire and used as a prisoner of war camp until hostilities ceased In
the years since the huts have been gradually replaced with the present
buildings and the hospital has been transformed into an ultra modern general
hospital with many specialist departments...
It does not state when the Infirmary in Priory Street closed, or Glangwili
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald John Saunders" <>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 10:01 AM
Subject: [Cmn-L] Hospital location
> What was the location of West Wales General Hospital
> in June 1952?
> Would a child be born there or Priory Street?
> Thanking you in anticipation for your help.
> Ronald John Saunders
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