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Aitken Sanatorium b04084

"This building was constructed in 1846 to be used as
a house for the Aitken family. It was a high gabled stone and slate building typical of the early Victorian period. .. For a while the main building was used as a tuberculosis isolation hospital but from 1970 to 1974 the building was derelict and was badly vandalised. In 1974 it was acquired for use as an Islamic Training Centre, and is known as the Darul Uloom Islamic College." Bury MB.
The photo shows the verandas superimposed on the outside of the building. My own parents who came from Radcliffe told me of their memories of seeing consumptives on the verandas in wheelchairs and seats wrapped up against the cold. The theory was that clean air away from the mills and factories would somehow lesson the action of the disease. KH

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Aitken Sanatorium b04084