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Jan 20, 2020

Enduring hospital legacy of WW1

Many buildings were turned into Red Cross auxiliary hospitals to treat wounded servicemen in the First World War but the one in Machynlleth is a rare example which remains a hospital ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

today, as part of the NHS. The town's Workhouse was on the site but a decision was taken a few months before the war to close it. The Board of Guardians offered it as a hospital soon after the war began but it wasn't until 1917 that the Red Cross facility opened, with 48 beds and local medics providing their services free of charge. For more on the site's history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the Garth Road entrance to the hospital grounds. Or click here