Peesweep Sanitorium - Lapwing Lodge

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Cailin
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Peesweep Sanitorium - Lapwing Lodge

Post by Cailin » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:38 pm

I am looking to try to contact anyone who may be able to give me an insite into Peesweep while it was operating as a TB sanitorium.
This year we are celebrating 100 years since the building was first opened and I'd love to have some information on what it was like to work or be treated here.

Any information anyone has on this would be much appreciated,
Thanks.

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Re: Peesweep Sanitorium - Lapwing Lodge

Post by paddyscar » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:38 pm

Hi Cailin, and a Warm Welcome to TalkingScot!

Although there may be some who will be able to give you first-hand experiences, there may also be some written testamonials at the Mitchell or AskScotland ....

www.mitchelllibrary.org

http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/ilwwcm/p ... onHomePage

Hope this helps,
Frances
John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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Re: Peesweep Sanitorium - Lapwing Lodge

Post by Currie » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Hello Cailin,

A previous comment on this forum:
“Can remember when I was small,people talking about"someone being in the Peesweep"and the look on their face said it all!”
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=9913&start=0

Some Peesweep odds and ends:

1911 established?
http://books.google.com.au/books?ei=Tjs ... rch_anchor

1933 gift
http://archive.scotsman.com/search.cfm? ... tyType=all

1935 more about gift
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7rY ... CC4Q6AEwAQ

(This reads “Paisley have received a gift of Peesweep Sanatorium from Messrs. Coats, Ltd., which increases the Burgh's tuberculosis accommodation by 17 beds.” From Sixth annual report of the Department of Health for Scotland 1934.)

May 1943 shooting
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Zj ... weep&hl=en

June 1955 wireless?
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vn ... sley&hl=en

Dec 1957 future
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=53 ... weep&hl=en

April 1958 protests
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9w ... rium&hl=en

April 1958 temporary sister required
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=T3 ... rium&hl=en

May 1958 closing
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3R ... rium&hl=en

Hope that’s interesting,
Alan

LATER.

The Scotsman items referred to can be seen in the Glasgow Herald here:

Nov 8, 1932, Page 7, column 3
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=G ... =frontpage

May 2, 1933, Page 7, column 2
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=G ... =frontpage

Alan

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Re: Peesweep Sanitorium - Lapwing Lodge

Post by lodgebabs » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:05 pm

Hi, I lived at peesweep as a child from 1960 to 65.my mother was a nurse there and my father was the caretaker.if anyone has any memories to share, I would post again

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Re: Peesweep Sanitorium - Lapwing Lodge

Post by StewL » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:45 am

Hi Lodgebabs
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