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Stunning photos show the rise and fall of Booth Hall -Manchester's much-loved children's hospital

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For decades Booth Hall was at the heart of Manchester's NHS, a children's hospital that cared for generations of sick children.

Being in hospital can be tough for anyone, particularly little ones. But the kindness and dedication of staff mean former patients have fond memories of Booth Hall.

It opened in 1908 after a site was purchased by the Prestwich Poor Law Union. READ MORE: Walter Rowland: The strange case of the Stockport pubgoer sentenced to death twice...

after a murder at Deansgate The original Booth Hall had been built in Blackley during the 17th century by one Humphrey Booth, a noted Salford philanthropist whose name lives on in buildings across the city.

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