Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them. Please click thumbnails for full size picture. Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The manufacturer of the card is shown in brackets (where available).
From the Royal National Hospital (Ventnor Botanical Gardens) to Steephill Cove
The Royal National Hospital
"The National Cottage Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest on the separate principle" may be said to have been conceived in 1867, founded in 1868 and opened in1869. It was closed on April 15th 1964 by which time it had changed to the "Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest"
The Story of the Royal National Hospital Ventnor by E.F.Laidlaw (1990)
After remaining derelict for some years, the buildings were demolished and the grounds developed as Ventnor Botanic Garden.
Freshwater | Totland | Alum Bay and the Needles | Yarmouth | Shalfleet | Newtown | Calbourne | Carisbrooke Castle | Newport and Carisbrooke | Cowes and Gurnard | Osborne House | Wootton, Fishbourne and Quarr | Ryde | Seaview | Bembridge | Brading | Sandown | Shanklin | Godshill | Arreton Valley | Ventnor | St Lawrence and the Undercliff | St Catherine's Lighthouse's | Niton | Blackgang Chine | Blackgang and Chale | Brighstone and Shorwell | Mottistone to Compton
5 November 2008