The Dilke Hospital, Cinderford.
Peter wrote: "... I have been referred to you by the FoDLHS who have kindly advised me on the attached photograph. This is confirmed as the Dilke but I was hoping to date it to the opening in 1923. I believe it was taken by Alfred Quinton Barton the chemist in Cinderford and is in the possession of his daughter, who believes that he took the photos of the staff for the opening and this started his long association with photography".
"The man at the back right is Dr. M L Bangara who operated the x-ray equipment and who died in 1927. I would be interested to know if others can be identified and whether this does date from the opening as we suspect".
A report from the Gloucester Citizen 29 June 1923 is shown left and mentions some of the people present on the opening day.
Can anyone help Peter with this?.
John Edwards added: "... The photographer Barton, mentioned here, was the father of Margaret Barton who was in the 6th. form with me at Lydney Grammar School in the early 1940's. I met her father and mother at an LGS Speeechday in 1943. When I returned to Cambridge after WW2, Margaret was already there at Girton College. Occasionally she would invite me to have tea with her at Girton. The invitation from Girton emphasized that the door to the room should be left open! Margaret went on to become a doctor in the Birmingham area, and in due course retired to Staunton, where I had lunch with her a few times. She eventually moved to a home in Caerleon, where she passed away in 2010".
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