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Mar 28, 2024

Conwy sea air for city kids

After Manchester GP Dr Thomas Garrett moved to Conwy in 1916, it wasn't only his health that benefited. He and wife Catherine set aside rooms in their seaside house for children to escape temporarily from the polluted ...

air of English cities. The children's home quickly expanded to cover multiple buildings and was run by Manchester City Council for 50 years from 1939. For more about the home and to see photos, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the street sign for Dr Garrett's Drive. Or click here