Stamford Hospital celebrates 100 years of photography

Dave Baxter

Stamford and Rutland Hospital is celebrating 100 years of photography through the Trust’s National Lottery heritage programme, ‘Looking to the past to inform our future – Celebrating our hospitals’ heritage’.


The display of photographs, which is located in the main corridor will look at Stamford Hospital from 100 years ago.

The photos were discovered over 30 years ago and are from the large treasure trove of archives and artefacts that currently comprise Stamford Hospital Museum. One of the photos shows what was known as ‘the hut’, to the left of the main entrance of the hospital, which provided rehabilitation to soldiers who had returned from the First World War.

Shan Barcroft, Heritage lead for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This year we are celebrating the year of the nurse and midwife and these pictures are such a valuable addition to our heritage as they bring to life the daily lives and work of our nurses 100 years ago.”

Thought to be taken by a travelling photographer, the pictures have been mounted by resident Hospital Heritage expert at Stamford Hospital, Dave Baxter, who is a retired pathology manager and volunteer at the Hospital.

Dave said: “We are delighted to be showing these pictures because they so vividly illustrate the life of the hospital 100 years ago.”

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