The original Longton Cottage Hospital was built in 1868 in Lawley Street, Longton. Local working class people collected a then massive £130 towards the total cost of £600 to build it. And a bigger and better equipped new Longton Cottage Hospital was built on it’s present site in Upper Belgrave Road in 1890.
This plaque can still be seen in Longton Cottage Hospital. It says,
“This tablet commemorates the gift of £1000 towards this building as a war memorial offering from the Longton manufacturers”.
Local miners have also collected money for the hospital along with other local people.
It belongs to the community and we don’t want it closed!