The Museum Collection: Health

A large part of the Museum’s collection is concerned with health, in the form of the Christopher pharmacy collection, but there are other items as well.

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T.J. Head dentist signThe dentist’s sign (left) was found in a garden in Trowbridge Road. It is carved from a slab of Carrara marble and records that Mr. T.J. Head’s dental surgery was open from 1 to 5 on Tuesday afternoons. He had his main surgery in Bath and only visited Bradford weekly.

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H.C. Willson chemist productsThe Christopher shop was not the only chemist in town. The medicine bottles and pillbox (right) came from the shop of H.C. Willson near the Town Bridge. The building was acquired by the Avon Rubber Company and demolished in 1958 to make a vehicle entrance to their factory.

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Winsley Sanatorium chamber potThe chamber pot (left) came from the Winsley Sanatorium chest hospital and was part of a batch that was purchased in 1905.

The regime was rigorous at the Winsley hospital, but there was still plenty of time for the patients to fill up. The inmates used some of this time to produce their own magazines (below).

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Winsley Sanatorium Magazine 1937 Winsley Sanatorium Magazine 1951 Winsley Sanatorium Magazine

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