The Hampshire Archives and Local Studies website has a wonderful article entitled The Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital and College: A Life and Legacy on Film, which includes some of the history of the Hospital, along with archive film footage.

“It was on this Chawton Park premises that the Lord Mayor Treloar’s Cripples Hospital and College was founded, fifty-five years after the first paediatric hospital was opened in Bloomsbury, London at an address of little importance at the time: Great Ormond Street.”

Footage available include “Father Christmas at Treloar Hospital” and “Lord Nuffield Gives Lungs” – the former a wonderful illustration of life, and the latter a harsh reminder of what life was like before the NHS, vaccines and modern medicine.