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The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 4

< Back to Part 3.  The Statutes of the Salop Infirmary. […] 15. That there be a Weekly Board of Directors, which shall consist of three at least, to meet every Saturday at eleven of the Clock, at the Infirmary. 16. That the Weekly Board regulate all Matters relating to the Admission and Discharge of Patients, enquire into the Behaviour… Read more »

The Atcherley-Symes story – Part 5

< Back to Part 4. We regret to announce that Mrs. Symes, of Gorphwysfa, Bangor, died on Saturday last, after a painful illness. The deceased lady had of late years become widely known by her noble benefactions to the Church and Church institutions. […] — Gloucestershire Chronicle, 14 June 1890. Elizabeth Atcherley Symes, née Holt, granddaughter of the Rev James… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 3

< Back to Part 2. Salop Infirmary. […] A Legacy of £50, bequeathed by the late Mrs. Matthews, of Dogpole Court, was reported to the Directors of this Charity on Saturday last; as also a reversionary bequest of the like amount under the will of the late Rev. James Matthews. — Salopian Journal, 12 August 1835. The Rev (and Mrs)… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. The edifice is a plain handsome brick building, well adapted to the purposes of the institution, being situated on the verge of an eminence, which commands every advantage of salubrious air, and, what is, perhaps, in no small degree favourable to convalescents, delightful prospects. Its internal economy, and the gratuitous attendance of its medical supporters,… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 1

“THE unhappy Condition of many People, who labour under the double Distress of Sickness and Want, hath occasion’d an ENQUIRY, Whether some Publick Provision may not be made for their Relief, in Imitation of the HOSPITALS and INFIRMARIES in LONDON and WESTMINSTER.” So began a printed address – A Proposal for Erecting an Infirmary for the Poor-Sick and Lame of… Read more »

A Ruby Anniversary and an Award of Excellence

Last weekend (29 – 31 March) I attended the 40th conference and AGM of the Guild of One-Name Studies. Appropriately, for a gathering to celebrate the Guild’s Ruby Anniversary, the theme of the conference was ‘Past, Present and Future.’ The range of subjects covered by the speakers certainly ensured that all aspects of the theme were covered! To learn more… Read more »