- West Town, Peterborough
West Town is residential area of the city of
Peterborough, Cambridgeshirein the United Kingdom. For electoral purposes it forms part of Peterborough West ward.
The War Memorial Hospital, which opened near here in 1928, was transferred to the
National Health Servicein 1948, coming under No. 12 Group (Peterborough and StamfordHospitals Management Committee) of the East Anglian Regional Hospitals Board. Also transferred were Thorpe Hall(maternity 1943–1970), The Gables (maternity 1947–1970), the SmallpoxHospital (1884–1970), Isolation Hospital (1901–1981), and St. John's Close (mentally ill c.1930–1971). The Memorial Hospital was enlarged by the massive addition of Peterborough District Hospital, built in continuous phases between 1960 and 1968. [Beatty, Gwendoline Peterborough and District War Memorial Hospital 1928–1968 in "Peterborough's Past" vol.3 (pp.45-56) Peterborough Museum Society, 1988]
West Town County
Primary Schoolis located in the area; secondary pupils attend nearby Jack Hunt Schoolin Netherton.
* [http://www.peterboroughhospitals.co.uk/ Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust]
* [http://www.millenniumschools.co.uk/pub/peterb/west-town/ West Town School]
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