Local historian and Chair of Beeston Local History Society, Jill Oakland, traces steps through aspects of Beeston’s community health heritage.
Including notable ‘firsts’ for the town, and private houses which provided care services to the local community prior to the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS), we’ll learn about Oban House, various premises on Devonshire Avenue, the former West End Surgery, Mrs Littlewood’s infant welfare clinic, Beeston’s Neurasthenic Hospital, and The Cedars – Beeston’s WWI Red Cross Hospital.
An interesting guided walk, and opportunity to share family experiences and memories, and exchange ideas with other members of the walk group.
90 minutes approx.
Parking:Foster Avenue, Beeston / Tesco car park
Bus / Tram stop:Beeston Interchange
Accessibility:Fully accessible throughout
Refreshments:Various outlets in Beeston
Members of BCS or BLHS / Kids: FREE
Non-Members: Pay what you can*
*Suggested donation of £3pp to help fund our work, but please pay what you can afford.
Donations are always welcome, on the day – or anytime online.