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St David's Retail Park, Bangor - 20150919 - 01

St David's Retail Park, Bangor - 20150919 - 01
In 1837 the Bangor and Beaumaris Poor Law Union was established and the following year it proposed the setting up of a workhouse in Bangor. The plans, however, were not realised until 1845 when the Glanadda Workhouse was opened on the east side of Caernarfon Road. The workhouse closed in 1929 and the premises were sold to The Bangor Ice Company. The building was demolished in the 1960s to make way for a supermarket and the site is now occupied by Home Bargains.

On the opposite side of Caernarfon Road a new workhouse infirmary was built in 1913-14. It was soon after requisitioned as a military hospital during World War I, when additional hospital accommodation was provided by tents erected in the grounds. The hospital was... [more...]


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