April Meeting

The April meeting of Peterborough Local History Society is on Thursday 11th, at 7.30pm, at St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Ledbury Road, Netherton, Peterborough PE3 9RF .

Dr John Norton Collins and the Peterborough District Memorial Hospital

By Dr Martyn Thomas

This talk tells the story of the building of Peterborough’s first purpose-built hospital which was also a war memorial and the role played by Dr John Norton Collins. The need for a new hospital is covered together with the opposition from well-known people of the day. Information is also included on the plans put forward for an extension of the hospital in the 1930s with the expansion of the Peterborough and District population.

Visitors are very welcome to attend, for a fee of £3.

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