When the place first opened the nurses used to live on site in the wards along with the patents, they used to only get a half day off each week and if you ever wondered where on the ward they lived it would have been in a room like this which as you can see is not very big and most likely cold though this one looks like it has a fireplace which has been blocked up.
Must admit I never did.
White Cross in Winterbrook, this was at the bottom of the Wallingford Road and the junction was known as white cross. The place was an hotel but during the war was used as a convalescent home for wounded forces personnel. Berkshire heath authority hung on to it and it became a nurses home.
Some of the single nurses also lived in accommodation which was on site, I remember visiting one and the loom they lived was quite small with just a single bed a wardrobe chair and basin for washing, the bathroom and kitchen was shared with the others living there.
This was I sure the male block
This was most likely used as a female block.
Doctors were provided with their own places as well and there were a couple of sets of semi's set aside for them.
Other places on site were the two houses by the main gate.
And another pair by the farm entrance
During the 1960's it was realised that more local houseing was needed and so Celsea place was built and it provided more up to date accommodation for many staff who were even given their own allotment gardens along Papist way. These were sold off and Weedon Close was built there in the 1990's
Some of the students being taught
Some practical lessons going on here